Urinary tract infections.

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 10:54:22 -0400
Subject: urinary tract infections

i've been suffering from what seems almost constant urinary tract infections since august. i've been to several doctors, and they give me the same antibiotics, which seem to help for a while, but often trigger other things. last time i went, they told me that i didn't have an infection, despite my discomfort. i came close to going to a urologist, but backed out at the last minute, hoping there was something less extreme that i could do. it seems as though i've tried almost everything at this point. the only herb i've taken has been uva ursi, but it doesn't seem to do much. i was just wondering if someone could give me some [friendly] advice.

From: Robert L Dyer <DYERMULE.AOL.COM>

Get off all sugar and any food that contains sugar. Should solve your problem in a hurry.


From: Deb Phillips <ARmidwife.AOL.COM>

You can buy Cranberry concentrate from Tree of Life and make your own. It is strong enough to knock out a UTI in one glass.

From: Karen Rhoda <Itype.AOL.COM>

I have had great success with cranberry fruit capsules. That way there's no sugar involved and you get to drink lots of water taking the capsules.

From: Jana Nielsen <JanainFL.AOL.COM>

I am very prone to urinary tract infections. I've found that unadulterated cranberry juice really helps. It can't be the cocktail kind, has to be the real kind. Then I don't need any antibiotics at all.

From: Karen Rhoda <Itype.AOL.COM>

In addition to the fresh cranberries, cornsilk in either tea form or capsule is very nourishing to the urinary tract. I have found this in combinaton to the cranberry and also buchu which is also very nourishing to the urinary tract to be very helpful during a urinary tract infection and at the very first sign of a possible recurrence.

From: Karen Rhoda <Itype.AOL.COM>

If you for whatever reason do not like the taste of cranberry juice, cranberry fruit can be purchased in capsule form. Does the same job.