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Feel Better Fast: Alkalize Your System

Posted in Diet, Infection Killing Protocol, and Useful Tips

I explained the reasons behind why you want to increase your pH when you have a UTI in The pH Connection post, and this one is specifically about how to change your diet to help make that happen.
Stop all the processed food, ladies, and soft drinks and coffee/black tea and sugar and chocolate and tomatoes and salsa and steak. Red meat is highly acid-forming in your system, and so are sugars and starches and most dairy. Dairy and caffeine are bladder irritants in their own right: it’s just that you don’t notice it when you don’t have an infection. Members of the nightshade family are alkaline-forming, but they’re still upsetting to a bladder infection more often than not. Also, fermented food/drinks should be avoided in most cases.
Now for the good news…

Everything in the green and yellow zones is fine, just keep the fruit to a minimum lest you overdo it on natural sugar. Super sweet alkalizing fruit like banana and pineapple aren’t on here because they’re too sweet, but a serving of melon, or one apple a day shouldn’t set you back. My favorite snack is slices of Granny Smith apple dipped in almond butter.
For a good protein source, you can get unsweetened whey protein powder and make alkaline shakes. Here’s a basic recipe. Most of the ‘alkaline shakes’ recipes I can find on the ‘net have a bunch of specialized ingredients, and this doesn’t need to be that complicated. You use those proportions and the ingredients listed below in the chart: mix and match to make your own flavors. You can use almond milk in place of the water for extra protein and creaminess. Honeydew, lime, and mint would be a refreshing blend of flavors, for instance. Watermelon, strawberry, and lime, cantaloupe and spearmint, or lemon thyme…the combinations are endless!
For those of you with thyroid issues, this is a good source of info and suggestions.

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As I’ve explained in other posts on the protocol, you should be drinking water that has a squeeze of lemon/lime juice in it (Check out these fruit-infused water recipes! All the ones with lemon or lime in them are alkalizing), or a pinch of baking soda (a rounded1/8 tsp per 8 oz) once an hour (keep the soda water to a minimum, especially at mealtime, so your food digests properly) to keep your urine pH high enough to discourage bacterial growth. When you combine this with eating mostly alkaline-forming food, your pH will stabilize at a comfortable level that keeps you out of UTI pain while you work on cleansing your gut of Candida and finding the right combination/dosage of UTI killers. This will also help kill your infection if you’re taking antibiotics for it, and while you’re killing your UTI you’ll lose weight and gain energy.
I promise you, this makes all the difference in how quickly you kill your infection, and how you feel while you’re doing it.

Alkaline-forming recipes can be found by clicking on the image…


Here you’ll find a Pinterest board devoted to alkaline recipes: remember, no nightshades or fermented foods!

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Once you’ve killed your infection, you can maintain your newfound health and energy and well-being with a 60/40 balance of alkaline to acid-forming foods.

Don’t freak out: I’m NOT saying that you’ll be forced to eat a certain way for the rest of your life just to avoid a new bladder infection. Not at all.

The point of this is to kill your UTI quickly, and in the process you get your whole body into a healthy balance where you can eat/drink anything in moderation when your infection is dead, and feel better on a daily basis than you did before your Epic Bladder Saga ever started.
No more reflux, indigestion, diarrhea/constipation, sugar cravings, or morning blahs. More energy, sharper mental focus, decreased appetite all adds up to feeling and looking great!



  1. I am so grateful to have found this site. I have been dealing with monthly UTIs, a bladder stone and Urologists who haven’t help a whole lot. Just have given me antibiotics and more antibiotics and guess what? they don’t help me one bit.
    I will be reading and re-reading this site and doing what it says.
    Thank you so much.

    August 23, 2016
  2. So glad to have found this site. I have been dealing with UTIs almost monthly, bladder stone, Urologists and way too many antibiotics.
    I will be reading and re-reading this site and doing what is said.
    Thank you

    August 23, 2016
  3. Bettie Scott
    Bettie Scott

    This is the best site ever! A friend sent it to me as I have been battling a UTI for a week. I am so glad to get some relief from the pain that keeps me awake at all hours of the night. I have been using OLE but found out why it was not helping right away as I hoped. I will begin using the Charcoal as soon as I receive my order. Now I am taking the Lemon Water to keep the pain down. I started taking the Garlic pieces this morning , but I have a question….how often do I take the Garlic? 3 times a day? I have taken an Oxygenated Drink for years to help my system to be Alkinalized and it has been a great help to keep the UTI’s away, but now the Candidia must be taking hold strong as it does not help.

    October 13, 2016
  4. Brenda

    Thank you for sharing and for your help and time!! Are you saying that we should always avoid homemade kumbucha since it’s a fermented drink? Was wondering as it has helped alkalinize my body since I added daily.

    January 5, 2017

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