UTIs are common during detoxification and in some cases can become quite persistent. Symptoms may even be presented as blood in the urine. Don’t be alarmed and most importantly, do not take antibiotics, as this will set you back. UTI’s are a sign that the body is healing and bringing up “unfinished business” will result in physical and emotional healing. Trust your body, lean into the pain that may arise and try the following. If you missed Part 1, click here.
TIPS TO DEAL WITH UTIS
- Dry fast: Jump into a 24/36 hour dry to jump-start the body’s self-healing mechanism
- Start your day right: Drink a glass of “alkalizer” water or grape juice with 1 tsp of bicarb, 1 tbsp acv (apple cider vinegar) and the juice of one or two lemons. End your dry fast with the same drink. This should help a lot!
- Oil of oregano – take a high dose in caps or drops
- Olive leaf will kill the fungus and co-infections that often coexist in the body
- Probiotics will help balance your gut flora until your body is clean enough to self regulate. The product linked here will go a long way.
- D-Mannose and Hibiscus Extract will help to clean and clear your system fast
- If you suffer from chronic UTI infections, Bladder Support is a good product to use until your body is more balanced
- I do not recommend cranberry juice but rather suggest taking sour cherry juice since this also helps with pain management.
THE EMOTIONAL REASONS BEHIND BLADDER INFECTIONS
Have you ever been so mad at someone that you were totally “pissed off”? Some experts believe that this intense emotion is linked directly to the bladder.
Think about it, the word “pissed” is basically just slang for urinating. So, when you are “pissed off” in a relationship not just your mind is fed-up and irritated but your bladder is too. It is not that easy to get toxic people to get out of your life, and yet the residual stress of a toxic relationship can have serious health effects. When it comes to the bladder, we are specifically talking about Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
According to Louise Hay, in her book You Can Heal Your Life, the emotions that are attached to toxic relationships such as anger, anxiety, dwelling on past issues and being pissed off, are connected to the occurrence of UTIs and kidney stones. Hay believes that this is related to a fear of letting go. It is hard to let go – yet important to deal with the underlying issues.
Try the following affirmation:
“I release the pattern in my consciousness that created this condition. I am willing to change. I love and approve of myself.”
Every time you have a negative encounter with someone (whether it be your partner, friend, parent, co-worker or neighbour), you release a cascade of hormones in your body. These hormones change your body’s chemistry and cause your body to go out of balance physically and emotionally. This is also true when we re-live situations in our minds and dwell on the negativity of that experience. Stress and your reaction to it may cause a relaxation of the bladder, making it easier for a UTI to take root.
STEPS YOU CAN TAKE
- Face your fear of letting go.
- Healing begins with you. You can’t force the other person to change, but you can work on how you deal with and respond to the situation.
- Be honest with yourself and seek support from those around you.
- Contact me for a personal consultation