Urinary Tract Infections

cranberryjuiceWe have all had them….but what can we do in the way of prevention and to heal them naturally? I would have to say the most important aspect of keeping a healthy urinary tract is to drink plenty of pure, fresh water, at least 8/8oz glasses per day. Enzymes and probiotics will keep the digestion process and digestive track to function properly. Calcium and magnesium keep the mineral balance, and potassium acts as a kidney stimulant. Vitamin A and carotenoids keep the urinary track lining healthy, along with providing immune protection. Vitamin E and C can boost the immune system as well as being powerful antioxidants to maintain urinary tract health. Vitamin B complex is necessary for proper digestion. A good multi-vitamin and mineral supplement is always helpful for maintaining optimum health. As always a well balanced diet, plenty of fresh water and sleep, along with regular exercise helps to keep all of the body healthy. Staying away from caffeine, alcohol, and drugs helps to keep the urinary track and the liver in good condition. The condition of your liver directly affects the condition of your kidneys. Cranberry juice is especially helpful to the urinary tract. Celery, parsley, and watermelon (taken by itself), are natural diuretics and cleansers. Juicing is always a good way to get plenty of celery and parsley in your diet. Fresh blueberries can be as helpful as cranberries. Dandelion tea and birch leaves are natural diuretics and are cleansing too. Hydrangea is good for stimulating and flushing the kidneys to clean them. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and would be helpful to fight infection. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so they say!

Submitted by Tricia @ Nutrition by Tricia

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