Does the Organic Acids Test (OAT) have any markers for H. Pylori?
So the question is, does the Organic Acids Test have any markers for H. Pylori? If not, other labs are not showing variance factors. How do we know if to treat or not to treat? If we use antibiotics or natural approaches? Without knowing variance factors, what do you generally use, natural or oral antibiotics?
Well, the Organic Acids Test doesn't have a direct marker for H. Pylori. You see the gastrointestinal marker for H. Pylori, the GI map test does have the H. Pylori and the variance factors.
Now, H. Pylori can be one of those things that really bugs people. So, if you have clinical evidence and you want to use some stronger things like antibiotics, fine, triple antibiotics and so forth. But what I use, it's very simple and will not hurt anybody. So the risk-benefit factor is all the benefit not the risk, is a combination of toxic (absorbing/chelating), which is Zeolite and Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG, which kind of binds up the H. Pylori. I like to think of it as tying it up and letting it go out.
I've had good results with that. Some people use Mastic Gum and so forth. A lot of natural treatments for H. Pylori, when you're deciding on a treatment and you're unsure if the H. Pylori is there, your deciding factor is the risk-benefit factor. So if you can give somebody something that isn't going to cause them any problems at all, even if the issue is not there, and if it is there, it's going to have a significant effect, then do it.
Antibiotics have their problems, but often, you're going to be treating something gastrointestinally and it's just not getting better and the patient may not have the money for more testing and so forth, and you're clinically suspecting H. Pylori, go ahead and treat it with one of the natural protocols that are out there.