A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your water works, from your bladder, all the way to your kidneys …
Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men.
Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics and today, we are sharing some tried and true alternatives.
Urinary tract infections don’t always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do they may include:
- A strong, persistent urge to urinate.
- A burning sensation when urinating.
- Passing frequent, small amounts of urine.
- Urine that appears cloudy.
- Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine.
- Strong-smelling urine.
- Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone.
UTIs may be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions in older adults.
If the infection has travelled up to your kidneys, you may experience:
- Back pain or side (flank) pain
- High fever
- Shaking and chills
Globally UTI’s affect 150 million cases yearly, which results in $6 billion in expenditure in the US alone.
Recently, we have seen a lot of clients with UTI’s or suspected bladder infections.
This is what we recommend.
1. Increase your water intake to one litre of water for every 30 kg of bodyweight.
For instance if you weigh 90 kilos, you need to drink 3 litres of water daily.
Also make sure you add ¼ teaspoon of Himalayan Salt per litre of water.
Himalayan Salt contains all the minerals your body needs in the right proportion, and salt is also a natural purifier and alkalizer.
2. Have half a teaspoon of Vital All-In-One in water or in a smoothie, morning and night.
The greens in this green powder help to absorb and neutralize toxins and heavy metals, reducing symptoms of bladder pain.
Heavy metals irritate the lining of the bladder, resulting in symptoms of a bladder infection, and when the Dr tests your urine, there is no infection.
The problem is real though, and you can relieve these symptoms by taking extra green powders, like the Vital All-In-One.
This also supplies your body with vital nutrients for energy and a hefty amount of probiotics.
Also supplement with EDTA to remove heavy metals, like lead, cadmium, arsenic etc. from your body.
3. Increase your iodine intake.
Have 10 drops of iodine in water.
Any surplus iodine that your body doesn’t need will end up in your bladder.
This will get rid of any viruses, bacteria, and toxins, they all end up in the toilet.
4. Rub magnesium oil on your tummy, over the bladder region.
Magnesium is a natural pain killer and immune booster.
5. Increase your intake of zinc.
Zinc keeps the mucous membranes of the body sterile.
6. If you are suffering from yeast infections, your bladder could be irritated by Candida.
Also, remember to have a pinch of boron per day, to kill Candida and help flush out heavy metal toxicity.
7. Last but not least: supplement with D-Mannose.
D-Mannose is extracted from cranberries and has an affinity for the bladder lining.
It will set up home in your bladder and keep it free from nasties and bugs.
Many of our clients take D-Mannose as a preventative, with great results.
D-Mannose will help you recover when your UTI is caused by E-coli, and this takes care of nearly 99% of all bladder infections.
If you fail to do this, it can take your microbiome 5 years to repair itself, leaving you open to catch infections.
Your immune system depends on your gut bacteria to fight off bugs and viruses.
Upgrade your diet by eating a tablespoon of Love your Guts sauerkraut or Kimchi daily.
Hot magnesium baths at night are another must!
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