BLADDER INFECTION

This painful condition affects many women in America. Over 75 percent of American women have at least one urinary tract infection in a ten-year period. Many women suffer at least once a year from the infection. There are several causes, which include staph, strep, E. coli bacterium, overuse of antibiotics, menopausal tissue changes, lack of fluids, poor elimination,and stress. But most often, the E. coli bacterium that travels up the urethra is the culprit. If the infection is not addressed, the kidneys can be infected as well, making it a much more serious condition that can even lead to kidney failure. It is essential to begin attacking the infection at the first sign of infection.

Bladder infection is an inflammation of the bladder usually associated with E. coli bacterium.

Symptoms
Symptoms include painful, frequent, and urgent urination with pain in the lower back and abdominal area, chills, and fever as the body tries to fight the infection. The urine is usually cloudy with a strong smell and,occasionally, with traces of blood.Symptoms are very uncomfortable and life disrupting.

Dietary considerations
During the acute stage, take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and honey in water in the morning.To alkalize your system, changing your body’s pH, eat watermelon and drink Kyo-Green (a green drink), celery juice, and cucumber juice. Avoid chocolate,spinach, sugar, dairy, and red meat, which acidify the system.Drink eight to ten glasses of purified water and diluted fruit juice(especially unsweetened cranberry) daily to flush your system. Eat a yeast-free diet. (See the section on candida).

Supplement support for bladder infection
• Uva ursi capsules
• Vitamin C
• Acidophilus liquid
• Goldenseal-echinacea extract
• Cranberry capsules
• Grapefruit extract capsules

Lifestyle choices
• Limit the use of a diaphragm.
• Urinate as soon as possible after intercourse.
• Drink a glass of water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda added.
• Place a warm castor oil pack on the abdomen.
• Place a ginger pack on the kidneys.