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How to Get Rid of Stomach Bacteria Naturally

By Catherine Colombo ; Updated July 27, 2017

Stomach bacteria is found naturally in the digestive tract and is beneficial in regulating digestive health. This "good" stomach bacteria acts as a natural antibody, keeping intestinal infections under control. Pathogenic or "bad" stomach bacteria is often ingested through foods or antibiotics. Its symptoms are often associated with digestion difficulties. Stomach pain and indigestion are common indicators of excess stomach bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, nausea and dehydration. Once bacteria infects the stomach lining, ulcers may occur. There are several natural ways to rid your stomach of pathogenic bacterias naturally.

Taking probiotics consisting of "good" bacteria stop the growth of the bacteria upsetting the digestive tract while building the immune system. Taking probiotics treats the fungal infection Candida by establishing large, healthy amounts of good bacteria to fight the Candida occupying the intestine. Taking probiotics also treats and prevents vaginal yeast infections. Take probiotics by eating yogurt with live cultures, miso soup, or tempeh. Taking a probiotic supplement will give you a more even dose. Take three chewable tablets daily for easier absorption, or 500 mg a day in a capsule. Make sure the main ingredient is A. acidophilus.

Drinking Kombucha tea as a natural probiotic supports good stomach bacteria and encourages healthy intestinal bacteria by introducing lactic acid-producing bacteria, similar to the A. acidophilus bacteria in live yogurt. Kombucha is produced by mixing yeast and bacterial colonies with sugar and black or green tea. The fermented liquid that is produced contains vinegar, B vitamins and a variety of compounds that aid in digestion and the elimination of bad stomach bacteria. Kombucha can either be home-brewed or bought at health stores. There are no specific dosage instructions concerning Kombucha, and no adverse reactions have been reported due to overuse.

Treat excess stomach bacteria with dandelion. Excess stomach bacteria can result from a lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Taking dandelion raises HCL levels naturally and eases stomach irritation. Use all parts of the dandelion. Press the flowers into a dandelion wine or cook and eat the greens, as well as the root. Make a vinegar, tincture, or roasted dandelion root. Standard dose is 10 to 20 drops of the root tincture prior to eating. After three to six weeks, your symptoms should be well abated.

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