Urinary Tract Infections, or UTI’s for short, are a no-fun yet common condition that many of us find ourselves suffering from at one point or another. There are a number of causes, and if you find that you are suffering from burning sensations while urinating, or a burning and itching type sensation in the bladder, chances are you might have a UTI. Certainly, the best way to determine this is to see your trusted healthcare provider.
Women seem to be more susceptible to developing UTI’s. There was a recent study detailed in Phytotherapy Research journal that looked at the effects of consuming whole cranberry fruit powder on women that experienced two or more UTI’s over the previous year. There were 182 test participants, and 89 of those were given 500 milligrams of the cranberry powder daily for 6 months, while the other test participants were given a placebo. Those participants that received the cranberry powder reported a drastic decrease in UTI’s than the other group.
So if you are someone that seems prone to developing UTI’s, or you feel that you currently have one, perhaps taking cranberry powder could be a solution for you. Cranberries are certainly a healthy addition to everyone’s diet, as they are high in antioxidants. Cranberries and cranberry juice can help with inflammation as well.
In Wellness and Love,
Dr. Christopher Weaver DC, PAK is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Professional Applied Kinesiologist. He's published two books on health and Wellness.