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Category: UTI Causes

PSA: The Rise of Group B Strep UTIs

Posted in UTI Causes

Is largely due to going down. ?

Group B strep is commonly found living as a relatively harmless denizen of the gut, vagina, and the mouth. It is not motile, meaning the little devil can’t move on its own, meaning it has to be placed ON the urethra to cause a UTI, if you get what I’m saying, here. *cough*
This is one point I ain’t makin’ with a GIF, so y’all will have to use your imaginations. Put 2 and 2 together and make 4, savvy?

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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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.


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*


Why Can’t I Get Well?

Posted in Morale, and UTI Causes

If I had a nickel for every time I thought this…I’d be basking on a sunny beach in an undisclosed location, being served Mai Tais by a cute guy named Enrique.


..What were we talking about? Oh, yeah. Why you can’t get free of this crap.
What you have to remember about an infection of the bladder is that it’s part of your body’s waste disposal system. Hard to shake/recurring infections aren’t happening in a vacuum, and they aren’t even the problem: they’re the most noticeable symptom of an overarching problem taking place higher up the chain.

The Deadly Duo: UTI’s and Candida

Posted in UTI Causes


Something most people don’t realize is that virtually every case of UTI coexists with and is exacerbated by a case of intestinal Candida overgrowth. The UTI itself may even have been indirectly caused by Candida.

What happens is, you get your first UTI, for whatever reason. Like any normal person, you take antibiotics for it. Presto, infection’s gone. You may or may not get a vaginal yeast infection afterward, which you may treat topically, and you may take probiotics and think you’re fine, intestinally. Especially if you took Diflucan, because if you take that, you’re alright, right?


Hostile Terrain: Vaginal Health and Recurring UTI’s

Posted in UTI Causes, and Vaginal Health


(For obvious reasons, I have to get creative if I want to use any pictures on this blog. That one is of the high-altitude Chilean desert.)

Many of the women who contact me about curing their UTI’s naturally are at their wit’s end because they get a new UTI every time they have sex. Talk about a mood-killer, right?

There are 3 factors at play, here, in order of likelihood:

  1. Bacteria present in vagina
  2. Bacteria present in the region of the rectum
  3. Bacteria present on male, fondly known as the Poison Penis.

I’ve discussed what causes #2 here: this post is about how to deal with #1.
Normally, a pathogen that finds its way to your lady parts is unable to make a happy home there, due to the presence of beneficial bacteria and an overall healthy vaginal environment. After a round or two of antibiotics, though, the balance of vaginal flora is skewed and both Candida and pathogens like Gardnerella (causes BV), Klebsiella, E. coli, staph and many more, are able to flourish there. After that, it’s a hop and a skip to your urethra.
I’m not breaking out the ruler, because my thirst for knowledge goes only so far, but we’re talking about half an inch or so from vagina to urethra. Easy peasy for even a couch potato of a pathogen.

The key to restoring vaginal health naturally and effectively is…