It's day 2 of my battle with bacteria, and I'm winning! Yesterday I bombarded my system with cranberries and blueberries, both proven to prevent UTIs. I also drank 12 cups of liquid by the end of the day. My symptoms got worse, and I knew it had to be because of the old adage, "It gets worse before it gets better." My pee burned so bad yesterday! It was about a 7 out of 10, regarding the burning pain. This morning upon waking after 8 hours of healing sleep, a zero! But...not too soon...I had to put in my new Nuvaring (just ended my period and have to insert a new one into the vagina for 3 weeks). A slight burn came back when urinating, about a 3 out of 10...so I'm not out of the woods just yet. I must remain vigilant.
Here's what I had so far this morning:
My UTI Be-gone morning smoothie:
Blend 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup pure 100% cranberry juice, stevia, 1 cup almond milk, whey protein powder, 1/2 banana...enjoy!
My UTI Be-gone refreshing drink:
Stir 1/4 cup pure 100% cranberry juice, 1 cup coconut water...sip leisurely.
My UTI Be-gone mid-morning snack:
1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries, 1/4 cup chopped or halved walnuts...give it a quick mix with your hand, sit back and munch!
Read what else you MUST do if you want to fight off a UTI (it's what I wrote yesterday): http://www.thedoctorstv.com/GreenFish/posts/14528-Not-Losing-Weight-Getting-a-UTI-but-Will-Solve-Both-Myself-
1.) NYTimes Health Guide about how to prevent UTIs, and the benefits of cranberries, blueberries, lignonberries, as well as probiotics in preventing UTIs: http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/urinary-tract-infection/lifestyle-changes.html
2.) Blueberries fight UTIs, from Lance Armstrong's website: http://www.livestrong.com/article/432336-blueberries-and-urinary-tract-infections/
3.) Benefits of blueberries, cranberries, and strawberries: http://www.naturalnews.com/001505_food_colors_nutrition.html