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Emergency UTI Pain Relief

Posted in Immediate UTI Treatment

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To stop UTI pain starting in an hour:

  1. 1 tsp baking soda (sodium bicarb, for you Brits) in 16 oz. water.
    This raises your urine pH quickly, which slows down UTI pathogen feeding and breeding, and reduces pain dramatically in less than an hour.
    If you have high BP issues, you don’t want to drink more than this one glass because of the sodium, so after the first emergency dose, drink…
  2. Lemon water: 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in 16 oz water.
    Counter-intuitively, this has the same action as baking soda in raising urine pH because lemon and lime juice are alkaline-forming in your body. In my experience, it’s not quite as fast and effective as baking soda, but it’s better for your body as a maintenance measure while you treat your infection, and it’s better than nothing if it’s the middle of the night, you’re in pain, and you don’t have baking soda.
  3. Raw garlic: 2 average-size minced cloves.
    This will powerfully affect your UTI in short order, killing off pathogens and reducing your pain level. It should be taken by swallowing small chopped pieces with water, like pills, with some food, like toast. You can chase it with a glass of half-strength baking soda water. Raw garlic is strong and can upset your stomach, but baking soda buffers it and eliminates nausea. This combination is a 1-2 punch to a UTI.
  4. Cayenne pepper: 1/4 tsp mixed into a glass of water or a spoonful of honey.
    Take with a little food, like the garlic. This has a dramatic positive effect on some gram negative infections: it kills one strain of E. coli outright. This is something that will greatly relieve your pain if your UTI is caused by a certain type of gram-negative pathogen. If you feel a warm tingling in your bladder about 40 minutes after taking, followed by a sharp decrease in UTI symptoms, take 1/4 tsp every 4 waking hours for 3 days, then with every meal for 2 more days. Use urine test strips to make sure they’re clear at the 5 minute mark, and then you’re done.
    If, however, you feel like it irritated your infection, STOP. It can go either way, depending on what kind of infection you have.
  5. Oh, and I beg of you, NO CRANBERRY JUICE. And no ascorbic acid Vitamin C! Please. Just don’t.
    Unless you have a UTI that has cultured positive for staph, against which it’s quite effective.

Killing a UTI: Phase I

Posted in Immediate UTI Treatment, and Infection Killing Protocol

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To Do:

1.  Empty your bladder every waking hour. Set a timer if you have to, but squeeze out every last drop once an hour.

2.  Drink lemon water (1 T lemon juice in 16 oz water) all day long. Do not drink more than 8 oz water per waking hour *as a general rule of thumb*. 8 oz per hour is plenty to stay well-hydrated, but if you’re guzzling water like a camel in the desert you’re just diluting the effect of the supplements. Remember this throughout the wellness process. Also, you can make fruit-infused alkaline water, click here, and take D-mannose for E. coli. Keeping water flushing through in steady stream prevents bacteria from building up in your bladder and swimming up your ureters to the kidneys. Most bacteria are non-motile, but E. coli is the Michael Phelps of the pathogen world. Keep the current flowing rapidly against the bacteria.

3. Take 1-2 cloves minced raw garlic with every meal, swallowing the pieces with water, like pills. Take it mid-meal, so there’s food above and below it in your stomach. (Be cautious with this if you have a Klebsiella infection: it helps with some of them, but certain species/strains can actually eat the oligo-saccharides in it.)

4. Take 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper with every meal. (If you tried it during the Emergency stage, and you feel it helped. It helps wonderfully with some types of infection, and irritates others!) You can mix it into a spoonful of honey to make it palatable. If you don’t think your stomach can handle 1/4 tsp, take 1/8 tsp, and chase it with a glass of baking soda water (1/4 tsp in 8 oz water).