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Cystitis, Protocols

Natural Antibiotics for the Urinary Tract

Today I am going to look at different natural antibiotics for the urinary tract.

A lot of herbal antimicrobials have a much longer track record of safety compared to modern antibiotic drugs.

They often have less side effects and may exert additional beneficial effects on top of their antimicrobial action, such as reducing inflammation and hindering bacterial adhesion.

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Cystitis, Protocols

My 5 Top Tips for Managing UTIs Naturally

If you’re a woman you will probably suffer from a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some point in your life. In fact, UTIs are the second most common reason for hospital visits!

For years I have suffered from chronic UTIs.

They are very uncomfortable and can make life miserable, ruin holidays and your sex-life.

Luckily I managed to get rid of UTIs for good – a lot of which I credit to following the 5 steps I’m going to share with you below.

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Conditions, Cystitis, Cystitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Protocols

Probiotics for the Urinary Tract

Probiotics are ‘live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’ [1]. Historically, probiotics have lacked credibility in the orthodox medical community but with recent scientific advances in the field of the human microbiome the therapeutic potential of different probiotic strains has been recognized.

In my last two posts I have looked into the urinary microbiome and how an imbalance of microbes in the bladder can predispose us to bladder conditions such as urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder and chronic pelvic pain.

Today I would like to take a look at several probiotic strains that have been studied for bladder- and genital health.

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Cystitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Protocols

Treatments for Biofilm Infections

In my last post I’ve looked at biofilm infections and why they could be at the root of bladder problems. In this post I’m going to look at potential treatments for biofilm infections.

If you haven’t read my last post yet it might be a good idea to read it now. It explains what biofilms are.

Biofilms have been recognized to play a role in many infections, yet orthodox treatment options are still limited and research is ongoing.

Treating biofilms is difficult because of the limited ability of antibiotic agents to actually get to the bacteria. Natural antibiotics are no exception.

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Cystitis, Protocols

How to Collect a Urine Sample

When cystitis flares up, it is important to get your urine tested for bacteria as this helps you to determine a) if it is really bacterial cystitis you’re suffering from and b) what type of bacteria are present. In this article I’m going to describe how to collect a urine sample.

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Cystitis, Protocols

Supplements for Cystitis

There’s several natural supplements for cystitis that could be useful for preventing bladder infections and also for fighting off active infections. 90% of bacterial cystitis are caused by E. coli bacteria. The other 10% are usually caused by other strains. Therefore, appropriate supplements should be chosen for the type of bacteria that is present.

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The Cystitis Diet Protocol

The Cystitis Diet Protocol

A body with a healthy immune system can fight off infectious organisms, including those causing cystitis. A healthy microflora is also supportive.

To keep the immune system working efficiently, our bodies need nutrients.

Therefore, it is wise to consume a diet high in fresh, nutrient-dense foods and low in nutrient-poor, calorie rich foods that deplete nutrients and weaken the immune system.

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