Chapter 8: Botanical UTI-Fighters
Proper nutrition and extra precautions are important, but far from ALL you can do about your… situation. Every day with a UTIs can feel like an eternity, so there is no need to play fair. Below, read how you can wage biological warfare on that pesky bacteria with all-natural botanical extracts and compounds.
And the best part, due to the complexity of how botanicals work, means it’s extremely unlikely that bacteria will ever develop resistance to them. Absolutely wonderful news for those chronic sufferers, something that will work for years to come!
Cranberry - We’re not talking jellies and jams
Cranberry should no longer be just a side dish for your Thanksgiving turkey, but the centerpiece for your daily diet, due to its remarkable health and nutritional benefits.
This marvelous berry might be tiny but it packs a huge punch in the fight against UTI’s.
Cranberries are one of the most popular natural remedies for treating UTI’s due to its anti-adhesion effects on the urinary tract. It is scientifically proven that taking cranberry supplements or juice stops E. coli bacteria from sticking to the bladder walls.
This is because cranberry has the unique ability to attach itself to the bad bacteria, leaving no available area for the E. coli to grab onto anything else. As E. coli is the culprit for the majority of UTI cases, many sing its praises as the miracle cure for chronic sufferers.
Cranberries are also a natural anti-inflammatory which means painful urination will quickly subside once taken which means you’ll start to feel better soon, which means you can get back to your normal life.
Cranberry will not only stop the recurrence of UTIs but a shock and delight of those who use this berry have Smaller Waistlines and Lower MBIs!
Now that’s a side effect I can support.
Cranberry even has its own institute! Researchers are only just scratching the surface on what the cranberry is capable of. Over 350 research and review articles have been written with many more in the works. Studies are covering a multitude of topics such as:
- Urinary Tract Health
- Oral Health
- Gastrointestinal Health
- Cardiovascular Health
- Cancer Prevention
- Glycemic Response
Many women like to drink cranberry juice as their natural UTI remedy, which works for some, but there are important facts to know before simply drinking a glass of juice.
Cranberry is a tart fruit and most people dislike the taste of 100% juice. For this reason many manufacturers add sugar to make it more palatable to drink. Remember, sugar is what feeds the bad bacteria allowing it to multiple quicker. So check product labels before you buy.
Unfortunately, some people find that drinking cranberry juice upsets their stomach or give them gas. One of the best ways to counteract this side effect is to take a cranberry extract supplement instead. Be sure to take it before food or two hours after which should help to ease any upset stomachs.