In a previous post I talked about the importance of stomach acid and how most stomach acid problems tend to be due to a lack of it rather than an excess (excess acid, it would appear, tends to be a rare thing). One of the causative factors of excess stomach access is the bacteria helicobacter pylori, but rather bizarrely H. pylori is also linked to low stomach acid, too. So, what exactly is going on? Before I get to that let’s take closer look at the bacteria itself. In the first of two posts I’ll be taking a look at the bacteria, how it can cause stomach cancer and more importantly, to my mind, how it affects stomach acid and the dietary implications of this.