Enjoying a Healthy Pee

To learn about the latest study on cranberries and the urinary tract, please read –

STUDY SUPPORTS URINARY TRACT INFECTION PROTECTION FROM CRANBERRIES’, by Genevra Pittman, Reuters Edition, July 9, 2012.  The study shows up to a 47 percent reduction in UTI in a group of women with chronic infections by drinking cranberry juice daily.
To support a healthy urinary tract, drink clean water (filtered or bottled), when you fly only drink bottled water, never use a bath sponge (they collect bacteria and fungi), and don’t use bubble baths.  Try a natural soap – I like INDIGO WILD, ZUM WASH NATURAL LIQUID SOAP, with lemongrass essential oil, organic oils of olive, coconut, and jojoba.  (free of parabens and sulfates, with no sodium lauryl sulfate).
 
For kidney and bladder health, make sure potassium, a crucial electrolyte, is adequately supplied in your diet by eating –
  1. fruits and vegetables (ex – banana and potato)
  2. legumes
  3. seeds
  4. whole grains
  5. dairy
  6. fish, poultry

To keep potassium from being excreted , lower –

  1. excess sodium
  2. excess sugar
  3. alcohol
  4. caffeine drinks
  5. canned foods and processed foods

Many companies sell cranberry capsules to supplement cranberry juice.  I enjoy cranberry concentrate liquid in vege-gel capsules.  When you buy cranberry juice, please don’t buy it with sugar added.

Gaia Urinary Support  (vege liquid phyto-caps)  is another way to support your urinary tract with the following herbs –

  1. uva ursi – disinfectant, diuretic, urinary antiseptic, also used for inflammation and may help with kidney stones
  2. coptis – contains berberine, fights infections in the urinary tract
  3. echinancea – supports the immune system, may increase white blood cells to fight infections
  4. usnea – anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, diuretic, taken for bladder and kidney health

Caution – Gaia Urinary Support should not be used during pregnancy or lactation.  Consult your doctor before using if you have a medical condition or take prescription drugs.  Do not give to children.

The herb cornsilk  is used as a diuretic, may help with uric acid build-up and inflammation in the bladder and kidneys.

If you take herbal diuretics, remember it is not considered safe to take them continually.

THIS WEBSITE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT.  ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE ADDING ANY NEW PRODUCTS OR CHANGING YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS. 

 

 

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