I'm starting to notice my gums slipping further and extending lines on my face now, which is becoming very, very scary. I'm trying not to let it feed into anxiety, but that's pretty difficult, as you can imagine.
I'm considering going with Lam as soon as possible, even though I'm waiting for the ARL results. I have a feeling that Lam's protocol may be a quicker route at the moment to stemming my problem.
It's possible that my gut is completely deranged, plus low stomach acid may be hindering protein digestion, because I just tested positive for h. pylori.
I don't really know what to do anymore because my body is breaking down so quickly. I really wonder how long I will last if this is happening like this. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of problem, especially recovering with Lam's protocol? I recall NoUnicorns and Klauss experiencing similar things - did the vitamin C and amino acids stem the madness?
Please help because I don't know how long I can allow this to continue before there's nothing left of me worth saving (or that can be saved).
The most common deficiency that leads to breakdown of collagen and elastin is silica, followed by vitamin C. Silica is hard to absorb to begin with, but low stomach acidity inhibits the absorption even more. This is the basis for many conditions we associate with aging such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diverticulitis, atherosclerosis, emphysema, wrinkles, etc. This is because stomach acid tends to naturally decline with age.
I was going to say that a blood test was positive for "h. pylori", so maybe my stomach acid is low and I'm not digesting protein - hence a deficiency of amino acids on which the adrenals feed. Maybe this is how it precipitated to some extent. Low stomach acid can cause SIBO and I suspect that I have that too.
The question is, should I take antibiotics offered by the doctor or is there some alternative means that I could remove the infection.
The flora from cultured foods like kefir, sauerkraut, miso and tempeh kill pathogenic bacteria with the acids, peroxides and bacteriocides they form. These good bacteria also compete for food and space with bad bacteria and Candida. Don't forget fibers to feed the good bacteria.
I read that h. pylori can inhibit stomach acid production.
Yes, H. pylori secretes alkaline ammonia to neutralize the stomach acid to help protect itself.
There is some evidence that cultured foods again help to kill H. pylori as does mastic gum or licorice root.
Also, undigested protein creates acidosis, I believe.
You should read this on acidosis: