Urinary tract infections are extremely common. Men, women and children alike can be affected by these pesky little infections, but women seem to be especially prone. I have a funny, yet painful story to share with you. A few years ago I was away on vacation on an island in northern Ontario at a cottage without running water or electricity. The nearest town was an hour away by boat. I’m sure you can guess what’s coming next.
Just a few days into my vacation I was cursed with a very nasty UTI. What’s a girl to do?!? Well, I called upon my arsenal of naturopathic treatments to treat myself. First of all, a quick boat ride was made to the local dock to pick up unsweetened cranberry juice.
The sugar in cranberries (d-mannose) works to remove the bacteria from the urinary tract wall.
Then I increased my water intake to 4 liters in order to flush out as much bacteria as I could. Finally, I employed one of my favorite hydrotherapy tools – a modified Sitz bath.
I boiled water and poured it into a bowl. I then alternated dipping my pelvic region in cold lake water and hot water to encourage healing blood flow to the area. What a mess! But within a day I was feeling much better.
You may not be in the same sticky situation I was in, but it certainly is proof that UTIs can be managed without antibiotics in the appropriate situation.
If you’re suffering from UTIs, whether acutely or chronically, I want to see you. Make an appointment with me so we can discuss ways to make you feel better. I’ve got tons of other tricks up my sleeve!
UTIs healed the natural way – just what the doctor ordered!