Archives for: June 2007, 14
If you are uncomfortable with descriptions of female problems, skip this blog.
However, if you have tried to battle a urinary tract infection with the BTD, read on.
I blogged last fall, that the thinner, drier skin that comes with menopause had left me susceptible to urinary tract infections. It has been several months since I had one, but suddenly Sunday night I had all of the symptoms again.
My rule of thumb is that I will try to fight them until I reach the point where the water in the toilet bowl is pink and I have tears in my eyes from the burning. It is now Thursday and I am still fighting. This is the most success I have ever had, but I haven't won yet.
The Antibacterial Protocol in the Blood Type Encyclopedia recommends Astragalus, Kutki, and Polyflora O for Type Os. I had Astragalas on hand. I had another probiotic that contains most of the strains recommended for Type O. I started both of those. The Urinary Protocol recommends Bromelain, Bearberry, Horsetail, and Polyflora O. I had Bromelain and Horsetail. Vitamin C is also recommended. I started those three as well. My doctor, who isn't oriented toward nutrition, natural health, or the Blood Type Diet at all, recommends cranberry juice, so I'm drinking lots of that as well as lots of water.
I have been almost symptom free at night. The time of day that I know I still have the infection is late afternoon. That is interesting because when my children were little and getting over a virus, they were often fever free most of the day, but would pop a fever in the late afternoon.
I will not kid you. It would have been less expensive to take antibiotics than to take all of these supplements. The only reason I am hanging in the fight is because I believe it would be the best if my own immune system could conquer this.
I am encouraged because this is the most success I have ever had in even trying to fight a UTI. I am discouraged because 4 days is a long time to drink huge amounts of fluid and still know that I'm not entirely normal. For now, it's still worth the fight.