Symptoms, conditions and causes

What helps with UTIs?

A UTI stands for urinary tract infection. This could be in the lower part, as in a bladder infection, or the upper part, which could be more of a kidney infection. The most common pathogen involved with a UTI is E.coli. Normally, in our bodies, E.coli isn’t harmful—it’s neutral. But, a change in the environment it lives in can cause it to become pathogenic.

A few things that can lead to E.coli becoming pathogenic:

• High glucose

• High estrogen (pregnancy or ovulation)

• Antibiotics (especially quinoline)

• Intercourse (cross contamination)

• Low estrogen (decreased vaginal flora)

• Catheters

Natural remedies for a UTI:

1. Buchu

• Antimicrobial

• Anti-adhesive (may prevent bacteria from attaching and accumulating)

• Decreased risk of infection (in the bladder, prostate, or urethra)

• Can act as a natural diuretic

2. Cranberry

• Anti-adhesive (may prevent bacteria from attaching and accumulating)

• Decreased biofilms

3. Uva ursi

• Can act as a natural diuretic

• Antimicrobial

4. Juniper

• Antimicrobial for the bladder and kidneys

5. Do fasting (1-2 days)

6. Cut out carbs and sugar

Last updated: Feb 14, 2024 15:49 PM