When Mary travelled abroad she experienced something that travelers commonly get, a Urinary Tract Infection or a UTI. Unaccustomed to the hot climate, Mary forgot the importance of keeping well hydrated when one perspires a lot. When we are away from home or just plain forgetful, we can easily fall into this situation. Dehydration is a quick way to suffer a Urinary Tract Infection and the associated symptoms of painful urination, some fever, abdominal cramping, bad smelling and cloudy urine. Bacterial contamination from feces into the urethra is also a common cause of UTIs.
Men get UTIs, but they are much more common in women. Typically, when something like this happens people end up undergoing medical protocols where a urinalysis testing reveals white blood cells in the urine, which is promptly followed by a prescription for an antibiotic twice a day for seven days or longer. Mary was not aware that THERE IS ANOTHER WAY and so then came the side effects from the antibiotic treatments. Sadly, there is little awareness that this can be managed by the average person with everyday things found in the grocery store and not the pharmacy. In my past 30+ years as a holistic practitioner I have advised my patents with the following ‘home care” with excellent results.
Cranberry juice may help to prevent UTIs but if you are dealing with one right now, you should drink at least 2 to 4 glasses of cranberry juice a day. If pure cranberry juice is just too bitter for your taste you can try cranberry juice cocktail, its just as effective. Also eat a half a water melon per day. Why a watermelon? Because it is rich in minerals and high in water content. Speaking of water, if you are currently dealing with an infection, drink lots of water to flush it out. Drink a full 8 ounces of water every hour.
Lastly, I advise people to limit their overall food intake, especially keep protein intake small to prevent urine from getting too strong. Avoid the consequences of antibiotic side effects and follow this home solution focus outlined above.
Yours in Health,