Urinary tract infection
Hello. My five year old daughter's doctor found blood in her urine and a high white blood cound also. They sent it out to the lab and will hear the results Monday. I'm assuming it's a urinary tract infection, but I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT want to give her antibiotics. Does anyone have any suggestions? She is not raw, but is a vegan and eats only healthy and mostly organic vegan foods. She also has allergies in the fall and spring with post-nasal drip and is suffering a lot from that. It is VERY hard to keep her raw since her father and his family love to feed her junk food (even thought it's vegan and may be organic packaged "snacks," to me it's junk food.) I also don't want her to be an outcast and resent me for saying "NO" all the time to foods other people have. I'm always the bad guy because I'm always saying no. When in fact, everyone else is the bad guy because they're the ones giving her the crap! If they wounldn't give it to her, then she wouldn't think anything of it, you know!? Anyway, sorry to rant. Does anyone have any natural ways of curing a UTI (and also allergies) without antibiotics? Those things RUIN your immune system. Thank you, Nicole
Pure, unfiltered cranberry juice. IF you can get the cranberries and make it yourself ~ so much the better. If not, then get it from Trader Joes (without the grape juice) or a health food store.
As far as being the "bad" guy and not giving her foods you consider junk, I considered my mother that way because she got into healthier eating before it became popular. When I was young, I'd go to my neighbor's house where I could get cookies with sugar and Kool-Aid (I have NO idea what it aided anyone in as it's mostly sugar, artificial flavors and colors). By the time I was a teen, my skin was broken out and my favorite drink was root-beer floats.
By the time I hit my twenties, my health was steadily declining. In my late 20's I went home for a visit. I was sneezing from hay fever. My mother gave me Vit. C tabs. THAT made a difference. After many years of being vegetarian and now raw, I've realized my mother gave me somthing good.
Here's something to consider. Feed your daughter the best you can at home; leave her to her otherness when out with friends. When she comes home with a stomach ache, be kind yet, it's education time ~ without the negative stuff my mom use to give me.
Be gentle. Easier on the both of you. Point out how she feels when she eats the food you give her; then the food "they" eat. Have her bring friends over and have them prepare some good, raw foods. Make it a game! How can we do this... or that? What fun!
Oh! You might wish to (if you've not done so), get the book the Butenko children wrote ~ Eating Without Heating.
btw ~ being a parent is not a popularity contest. Others' parents are almost always the good guys. So MANY times I wished my neighbors' mom was my mom because she would listen to me, give me the junk food I wanted, etc. Now, as an adult, I appreciate what my mother "tried" to do for me and how my neighbor's mom knew what my mother gave me and, instead of supporting her ~ undermined her efforts.
My neighbor always wished she had a different mom than the one I wished was mine. Ironic, huh?
Hi, so sorry to hear your daughter's challenges.
Well, I used to get Urinary tract infections frequently, and the doctors gave my anitbiotics, then a couple weeks later I'd be in there with a Yeast infection, then I'd be in there with something else.
So 20+ years ago, I quit seeing doctors, when I got my first Urinary tract infection, I made the committment to figure this whole thing out, so I drank cranberry juice, not the bottled kind, the natural kind, I made my own juice, and mixed it with other fruit juices to add some sugar to it, at first, I also made juniper berry tea, that works really well.
I also cut out ALL startches and sugars,except apples, and that helped too.
Once, I was done, I only once again had a Urinary tract infection, only once, and I've only once had a yeast infecton since too.
So, did the doctor's antibiotics cause all of these re=occurances? Who knows, but all I know is, I only had them once more, after I quit going to doctors for it.
Once, this happened, I started drinking juniper tea and fesh "real" unsweetened home made cranberry juice each month or so, and I feel wonderful.
I also dring alot of fresh non-chlorinated artesian water (I have an artesian well) every day, and I've been a vegetarian for 10 years+.
So, you might like to try those out.
Also, ONLY white cotton underwear, no baths only showers, no soaps with perfume, only honey instead of soap, or only fresh castile soap, no detergents, you might also check out your laundry detergent If you use any, (I don't ) and no fabric softener,
Basically no chemicals or perfumes in or around her genital area.
This also helps alot.
Personally I don't wear ANY kind of underclothers, and I only wear all natural cotton clothes when I have to wear clothes (I'm a nudist)
I think this helps alot with infections of the body.
If nothing else, your genetals need fresh air, and not to be constricted in tight ill fitting clothes with elastic, and nylon, and perfumed soaps.
Hope she gets better quickly.
blessings to you, to care about your daughter's health enough to not allow her to take anitbiotics.