The bacterium was initially named Campylobacter pyloridis, then renamed C. pylori (pylori being the circular opening leading from the stomach into the duodenum, from the Ancient Greek word for gatekeeper). in 1989 it was placed in its own genus - Helicobacter from the ancient Greek "spiral" or "coil".
Why is this so difficult to treat?
Once H. pylori is safely ensconced in the mucus, it is able to fight the stomach acid that does reach it with an enzyme it possesses called urease. Urease converts urea, of which there is an abundant supply in the stomach (from saliva and gastric juices), into bicarbonate and ammonia, which are strong bases. This creates a cloud of acid neutralizing chemicals around the H. pylori, protecting it from the acid in the stomach. The reaction of urea hydrolysis is important for diagnosis of H.pylori by the breath test.
This ammonia not only protects it from acids but also prevents antibiotics and other treatments getting at the organism.
A way to combat Helicobacter pylori
So, remove the ammonia and the organism is vulnerable.
That is what we have created with KiB®AMM – first remove the ammonia with charcoal then send in the troops to attack the Helicobacter pylori.
For suggested protocol on how to fight H.pylori see How to use KiB®AMM here.