After using antibiotics (especially prescription ABs) you will need to repopulate the healthy, infection-fighting bacteria in your gut by taking probiotics or you will “Win the Battle, but Lose the War”. Taking prescription, or even some natural / alternative, antibiotics will kill a bladder infection, but will also kill the body's healthy bacteria (i.e. normal flora that prevent pathogenic bacteria from growing), setting you up for yeast overgrowth, development of antibiotic-resistant strains of infecting bacteria, and other problems, cumulatively compromising your long-term health. After infection is gone, take a good probiotic supplement (containing at least 50 BILLION CFU of several different bacteria / daily dose) for at least a month or two. This should restore natural flora destroyed by antibiotics. However, if you did not prolong your use of antibiotics, you may regain balance to flora by simply using “kitchen” probiotics, such as yogurt and fermented foods
• For example, the good bacteria known as Lactobacillus plantarum (in fermented foods, such as pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, sourdough), naturally protects the urinary tract (does not include vagina or anterior urethra). L. plantarum produces hydrogen peroxide, which destroys bacteria that cause infection;
• Some prescription antibiotics have been reported to breed super-resistant strains and more saliently, DESTROY the body's microflora. These exist as the first line of defense against such infections. Unfortunately, we face a huge exposure to antibiotic residues through meat and poultry consumption. In 2017, over 24 million pounds of antibiotics were sold for use in food-producing animals in the U.S. to promote economically efficient growth (about half of the antibiotics sold for use in livestock are also used in human medicine).
Grapefruit Seed Extract
As soon as you feel the symptoms coming on, take 250mg GSE (tablet or liquid form) 3 times daily. ( 250mg GSE is equivalent to 7 drops of maximum strength GSE Citricidal® liquid). GSE kills UTI-causing bacteria by preventing them from breathing. (Ionescu, 1990)
Potassium Iodide Solution (SSKI)
Take 8 drops saturated potassium iodide solution two times / day in water or juice.
Ionic Colloidal Silver
Bactericidal agent that is safe, won't kill the good bacteria, and has been shown effective against antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria that cause UTIs.
Oil of Oregano
Olive Leaf Extract
Ionescu G, et al. (1990) Oral Citrus seed extract. J Orthomolecula Med.
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
"The medical kit of the future"
General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|