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Healing Nutrition for UTI and Bladder Infections

Herbs and Foods for Bladder Health
At the first sign of a bladder infection, drink unsweetened cranberry juice diluted with water and sweetened with the herb stevia. Cranberries are used to prevent the buildup of bacteria on the walls of the bladder and help with healing inflammation. Drink it throughout the day or take cranberry capsules, but avoid commercial cranberry juice sweetened with sugar.

The herb Uva ursi is a bladder infection lifesaver, as is Buchu, especially when there is burning sensation with urination. Diuretic and germicidal in nature, these herbs will help flush the bladder and destroy the bacteria causing the infection. If you are prone to getting bladder infections, keep a bottle of Uva ursi capsules or extract on hand and take some at the first sign of infection.

Drink plenty of water and make some fresh celery and parsley juice to help flush the bladder. When you have a bladder infection a seven-day detoxifying protocol will help to cleanse the bladder of infection and support the herbs you are taking. You will first need to eliminate  refined foods such as sugar, white flour, alcohol, soda pop, and dairy products, which can slow down the healing process and feed inflammation. Replace them with lightly cooked vegetables, raw salads, whole grains, vegetarian protein and fresh vegetable juice. If you catch the infection soon enough and support the healing with diet, herbs, and cranberry juice, you should not have to take  antibiotics.

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Detoxing Your Body written by Delia Quigley.

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Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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7:33AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

Great information on bladder infections and treatments.... A bladder infection can be annoying and sometimes very painful. When bacteria are found in the urine it can herald the presence of a bacterial infection in the urinary tract which often results in, pain, stiffening of the bladder. noticed all the views about bladder infections.

8:38PM PDT on Sep 19, 2014

I loved this blog.

11:00PM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

thank you for the information

3:12PM PDT on Jun 24, 2013

Great info on bladder infections and treatments.... ONLINE HOUSECALLS! Great alternative to wasting time and money on office visits for uncomplicated bladder (uninary tract) infections (UTIs)! No Insurance Needed) Ck this out!

3:54PM PDT on May 16, 2012

thanks for the article

10:45AM PDT on May 15, 2012

Thanks a lot. I didn't know you don't always have to take antibiotics when you have a UTI.

8:51AM PDT on May 15, 2012

I take magnesium because I am low in that. I didn't know it did anything for the bladder but glad it does.

7:33PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Thanks for the article.

6:11PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

good info

3:18PM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

Thank you

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