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Haunted by Waters

Posted in Cleansing, Morale, and UTI Causes

Or, “Your Bladder Isn’t The Real Problem”


Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.“–Norman Maclean

Today I lolled beside a river all afternoon, lying in the shade with my hat pulled comfortably over my eyes. I was listening to my children play a little ways upstream while keeping one eye open and fixed on the “Thou shalt not pass” line I’d fixed in my mind (because no mother ever completely relaxes while her children are playing in a river, though the water be shallow and her husband present), and I thought about what a long and clunky sentence it would take to describe the scene.
I was right.

I also thought about how the urinary tract is like a waterway, because you can’t listen to water run for hours on end without thinking about peeing, even if you’re not obsessed with the subject, like I am. It’s an excellent analogy I’ve used a number of times when explaining how these protocols work and why antibiotics are a temporary patch instead of a permanent solution.

People are always asking me how they could have gotten an infection, when they were so careful. One lady cleaned herself with rubbing alcohol every day, in her desperation to avoid a new infection. She’d been told her hygiene must be at fault, so she basically took a blowtorch to the area.

 

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Troubleshooting: Constant UTI Symptoms, Tests Come Back Clear

Posted in Cleansing, and Troubleshooting

To throw in an extra complication, taking antibiotics makes you feel better! This is one that’ll really throw you for a loop, because your bladder is driving you nuts, but no matter how many test strips you pee on, or how many cultures you have done, there’s nothing there, and when the doctor gives you antibiotics just to shut you up, you feel better…but it comes back with a vengeance every time you stop.

You don’t have a UTI. And you’re not crazy, either.

What you have is a Candida overgrowth in your gut that is irritating the bloody hell out of your bladder. You may also have an undiagnosed co-infection of the surface tissue (click here to find out what to do about that part).

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Self, if it’s Candida, a fungus not directly affected by antibiotics, why would antibiotics make my bladder feel better?”.

I’ll get to that in a minute.

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Curing Cellulitis Permanently

Posted in Cellulitis, and Cleansing

Since my bout with cellulitis, I searched online for a place to share my experience, and ended up posting on a website called patient(.)com. I made one post detailing what happened to me, and how I fixed it, and then made a few supportive comments on someone else’s post. I was banned from the site 5 days after I signed up. Without warning.

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I e-mailed them to ask why, and was curtly informed that I was endangering people’s health. I didn’t tell anyone to go off their meds (which I’ve never done and never would do): I just suggested adding ascorbic acid to what they were doing. I guess that was too radical. (Yes, I did just roll my eyes.)

Sooooo, then I searched Facebook for a cellulitis group: what I found was horrifying. In a way, I should have seen this coming, because with all my UTI experience, I know how antibiotics destroy the gut biome and lead to recurring infections. Still, it was shocking.

Profiles in Power: Horseradish

Posted in Cleansing, Infection Killing Protocol, Profiles, Supplements, and Troubleshooting

If you’ve been working the UTI protocol, and either your intestinal Candida is barely budging, or the bacteria in your bladder seems oddly unaffected by the natural meds, you’re dealing with a biofilm, whether produced by Candida, or the bacteria.

The presence of Candida biofilm is relatively easy to determine, as I’ve already mentioned in this Troubleshooting post. Many cases are easily eradicated by an activated charcoal cleanse, as outlined here, but in cases where there’s a significant past history of prolonged anti-fungal or corticosteroid use, the treatment is going to be somewhat more complicated. First of all, you want to stay on the Quick and Dirty Cleanse protocol, and you want to get horseradish root (benefits for the bladder and other systems found here) from your local grocery store, and a digestive enzyme supplement like this one. I haven’t observed enzymes to be very efficacious on their own, but paired with horseradish, they may be more effective. (take according to label instructions)

Never Get Another UTI

Posted in Cleansing, Useful Tips, UTI Causes, and Vaginal Health

This is for those of you who’re UTI-free or about to be, and want to stay that way. I’m not going to waste time telling you to wipe front to back, or to pee after sex, because I know you’re not a Neanderthal, and I doubt you’re sleeping with one, either.
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Though if you have recurrent yeast, BV, or UTI’s, you should hold him down and feed him OLE.

Or just tell him, “It puts the OLE in its mouth, or it gets NO MORE NOOKIE, EVER.”
That’ll fetch ‘im.

Okay, ready for the tips?     *ahem*

 

A Quick and Dirty Cleanse

Posted in Cleansing, Infection Killing Protocol, Morale, and Useful Tips

For those of you who really need to do a cleanse but feel overwhelmed by the whole process, here’s something you should be able to manage more easily.

If you don’t suffer from chronic constipation, you can simply wake up 2 hours early and drink a teaspoon of charcoal stirred into 12 oz of water, go back to bed till your usual rising time, and then go about your day, making sure you don’t eat anything, or drink anything but water within 2 hours of having taken the charcoal. Make sure to drink 8 oz water per waking hour the rest of the day.

Supplies You’ll Need

Posted in Cleansing, Immediate UTI Treatment, Infection Killing Protocol, Spending Wisely, and Supplements

I’m putting this in a pinned blog post, since I realized that it isn’t very noticeable as a page when you’re on a mobile device.

Olive Leaf Extract: My favorite is Vitacost, because it’s the best quality and price. Here’s the Vitacost link. This Swanson Super Strength is the best one sold on Amazon, next to Vitacost, which is more expensive there than on the Vitacost site.

Raw garlic: (Any grocery store produce section: buy the heads, not the stuff in the jars)

Fresh baking soda from the store: The stuff you have lying around the house is almost guaranteed to taste horrid, because it absorbs odors.

Lemon juice: You’re going to want a big bottle, or lots of lemons and a juicer.

Cayenne pepper: (Any grocery store spice aisle: the capsules are unnecessary. Mix the loose powder into a spoonful of honey, instead. If you take this and feel increased irritation, discontinue use; it’s not helpful against the type of bacteria you have.)

Oil of oregano: I used the Vitacost liquid and filled empty capsules with it, but they’re out of that, as of this writing (4/5/17). I should think that the stuff in the capsules would work, too. Use for E. coli infections AFTER a cleanse, alongside OLE. It’s much more effective in the bladder once you’ve gotten any intestinal Candida out of the way. Here’s a reputable brand, on Amazon.

Vitamin C: I’ve had recent experience with this absolutely slaughtering a staph infection deep in my skin: if you have a staph UTI, go for it. Any standard ascorbic acid from the grocery store is fine: look for 1000 mg capsules like these.

Activated charcoal: ⇐ Click for the good stuff. You can get these in capsules from a local store, but in the quantities you’ll want to take to cleanse your gut and prevent future UTI’s, the loose powder form is far more cost-effective. It’s completely odorless and tasteless: all you have to do is stir it into a glass of water and chug it. You can also make poultices from it for skin infections, wounds, and for a sore urethra. If you’re determined to buy the capsules, these are the best ones: they’re 500 mg, when the store ones are generally 260 mg.

Coconut oil: This is what you want to use as a base for vaginal treatments for current infections, and for preventive maintenance.

Cinnamon/Ginger: (You can grate a fresh ginger root from the store, or get a jar of powdered ginger or cinnamon in the spice aisle. Warning: About 4% of UTI’s are caused by a strain of E. coli that responds very negatively to ginger and turmeric. If you take either and feel increased bladder pressure, discontinue immediately. That strain also responds badly to cayenne pepper.)

UTI tests: These are so much cheaper online than in the store, it’s ridiculous. You can get 25 for around $12, or this kind right here if you want to be a total UTI data nerd.

Here’s the link for 8 parameter strips for those of you in the U.K. 

Probiotics: Ladies, I tried this kind right here, and I’m IN LOVE. I talk about what it has in it in this post, and I wasn’t kidding. It’s awesome sauce, with a side of fanfreakin’tastic. It went Search and Destroy on bad guys in my hoohah that a coconut bullet didn’t reach, because those two Lacto strains go all Delta Force strike team up in there. Place it high at bedtime, because you want them staying in your lady cave and not going spelunking in your urethra.

 

For gut repair after repeated antibiotics: L-glutamine to regenerate your gut lining, and pair this probiotic with Femdophilus.
Also, licorice helps your stomach lining, your acid production, and your adrenals, all of which benefits your gut.
Digestive enzymes would also be a good idea until you’ve re-established a healthy probiotic population in your regenerated gut lining.