Urinary tract infection is common amongst those of us who have a history of antiobiotic use. UTI is closely tied to an imbalance of intestinal flora.
There Are 3 Things To Look For If Dealing With Re-Occurring UTIs:
1. Food allergies: Most commonly are allergy to wheat, dairy, eggs and soy. If we ongoing eat things that our body is sensitive to, we will struggle with indigestion and toxic fermentation leading to imbalanced gut bacteria.
2. Antibiotic history: It takes minimum 1 year to re-establish a healthy bacteria flora after even just 2 weeks of antibiotic use. In most cases of bacterial infections, I much prefer nature's stronger and broad-spectrum antibiotics such as oregano-oil. However, dosage and herbal remedy will depend on the type of bacteria targeting.
3. Probiotics and prebiotics: Are you getting foods daily that contain a natural variety of good bacteria (probiotics) and also the substances that the good bacteria feed on (prebiotics)? Think yogurt with LIVE cultures, ghee and butter, fermented vegetables such as kimchi and sauerkraut, kombucha, natto etc. If not, consider supplementing with a high-quality probiotic with at least 8 different strains and a daily dosage of 12+ billion bacteria. Any lower dosage supplement is a waste of money.
After You Have Looked Into The 3 Main Causes Triggering Re-Occurring UTIs, I Recommend doing 1 Of Following 2 Natural Remedies To Combat UTI Without Medication:
1. A tall glass daily of natural cranberry juice in the morning or between meals.
Cranberry contains substances that defer the UTI causing bacteria from attaching to the bladder. If you have tried cranberry previously without luck, then I recommend Bearberry.
2. Uva ursi (bearberry) 500 mg daily or a couple tea cups (do NOT use if taking cranberry, as this herb only works when urine is alkaline, and cranberry makes your urine acidic!)
Uva ursi is a diuretic herb containing antibiotic factors. It also has mild astringent properties and is very cleansing to the entire urinary tract. This herb has a long history of effective use against both kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Just like with any regular prescription medication, this herb is toxic in high dosage, so only use under guided supervision.
Reference: The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements and Herbs by Nicola Reavley