Helicobacter Pylori is found in 50% of human beings. Sometimes it causes problems and at other times it is protective. It is associated with type 2 diabetes, ulcers, and gastric cancer but is protective against asthma, colitis, and intestinal infections. Managing its presence is tricky. Mainstream doctors tend to use triple therapy (two antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, and Pepto Bismol) and nutritionally oriented doctors tend to support the integrity of the GI tract so it can deal with it more flexibly and safely.
Some doctors are considering treating people at risk for diabetes with triple therapy. However, it is important to consider each situation carefully before starting a treatment that has potential serious consequences.