Typically, the conventional treatment for UTIs is antibiotics like Cipro (florquinolone), Amoxycillin, or Bactrim: While there are scenarios where antibiotics are appropriate, fo I would not use antibiotics to treat just about any UTI I might contract unless I were convinced that it would be effective in the long term. Not only do antibiotics have the unfortunate side effects of causing major disbiosis (disruption of beneficial bacteria) in the gut, which effects everything, but antibiotics seem to end up doing more harm then good in the long term. 🤷♂️
As you likely know, your digestion is where the majority of solid and liquid enters into your organism from the outside world. So disrupting the colonies of microorganisms in your gut with antibiotics is prone to start a domino cascade that results in worsening health. 😔
On this page, you will find functional and clinical nutrition for treating and preventing urinary track infections. These treatments are generally safe, effective for their purposes, inexpensive, and you do not need a prescription to try them. 👏
Have you ever heard of using cranberry juice to treat a UTI? 🥤
Thies is because cranberry contains a sugar that’s similar to glucose called D-mannose. It is also found in apples and blueberries, but it’s much easier to get a therapeutic dose with supplementation. 💊
D-Mannose alone will usually suffice for uncomplicated UTIs. Unfortunately, it only works with e. coli infections (which account for almost 90% off UTIs), (it is also a fantastic way to prevent e-coli infections).
Chronic or Acute Infection
- D-Mannose 500mg every 3-5 hours for at least 5 days (even if symptoms stop immediately).
- D-Mannose Capsules – 500-1500mg/day
Correct Hormonal Imbalances
While D-Mannose alone will usually suffice for uncomplicated UTIs, Hormonal imbalance accounts for 20-30% of persistent and treatment resistant UTIs. To address hormonal imbalances when typically successful protocols don’t yield the expected results…
a fabulous natural blend of herbs and nutrients can be found in Fem-Gaurd + Balance.
Biofilms are colonies of bacteria and other mucky stuff for them to eat (like sugars) that congregate on surfaces like the lining of your gut or the lining of the urinate tract (hence UTI). 🦠
We want to disrupt these colonies that have set up shop in your body.
When working with UTIs in conjunction with chronic injury/illness or when organ systems are compromised due to trauma, toxicity, nutrient depletion, genetic malady, etc…. Biofilms can be a significant obstacle that requires a tiered approach in their elimination. This is because the disruption of biofilm “kicks up the dust” of these films that then need to be properly eliminated. The body has a limited amount of resources and must prioritizes it’s immediate vital functions over the elimination of toxins.
Unlike many other biofilm disrupters Lauricidin (monolaurin) does not “kick up dust” like proteolytic enzymes and instead simply disolves the lipid bilayer of biofilm, making it much more gentle then other proteolytic based biofilm disrupters.
That being said, if you tollerate proteolytic enzymes, they are powerful for less complex UTIs.
For those without chronic infection, I would give some of these a try.
Dosages may very, so take the recommended dosage on the bottle or consult your functional or clinical nutrition trained practitioner for your individualized protocol.