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How Yoga can Help Bladder Disorders and Other Chronic Conditions

Yoga is a type of mental and physical exercise that has been used in traditional Indian medicine since ancient times.

In recent years it has become more and more popular as a form of exercise and relaxation technique in the Western world.

Its use as a therapeutic intervention to accompany other forms of medicine has also grown in the West.

Today I would like to take a look at how yoga can be used as a therapy for chronic urologic conditions such as interstitial cystitis and chronic UTIs and chronic illness in general.

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Protocols

Natural Contraception: The Method Every Woman Needs to Know

When we think of natural contraception most people think of unplanned pregnancy. Why? Because there are several ‘natural’ methods out there that simply don’t work. These methods are based on false assumptions and are not thorough enough to be reliable.

But what if there was a method that was as reliable as the pill, completely natural and didn’t mess with your hormones?

Well this method does indeed exist. Let me introduce you to the ‘Fertility Awareness Method’ or ‘FAM’.

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Protocols

How to Support Hormone Balance Naturally

Hormone balance means equilibrium. If hormones are in balance with each other, mood, energy, drive and libido are in balance.

Hormone balance is very important for women’s overall wellbeing.

But more specifically, hormone balance is also important for bladder health as I talked about here and here.

Unfortunately, modern life does not make it easy to maintain hormonal balance.

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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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