Trudy Triumph's Neurogenic Bladder Blog

My Quest for Health

After the initial diagnosis of Neurogenic Bladder and the testing done to discover exactly why all I really wanted and still do want a healthy body.  WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?  How can I help myself?  I thought a naturopathic doctor could help me get on the right tract so I gave it a try.  She gave me many tips, here are some;

  • Drink lots of water.  Bacteria have a problem holding on to the bladder wall if you drink a lot.  Drinking throughout the day is important and you don’t need to feel thirsty.
  • D-Mannose, a Sugar found in cranberries is good to ingest. It binds its self to E-coli and is a good measure to fight against bladder infections. Beside eating and drinking anything cranberry, I also buy the D-Mannose in powder form at a health food store.
    • Use digestive enzymes.  They help if you need to take an antibiotic and kill of the healthy enzymes needed to digest food.  Probiotics are found in yogurt

 (Probiotics
Probiotics are bacteria that we eat and they’re good for our health. They are found in a number of foods that are readily available in the supermarket, and they taste good. You can support probiotic growth by increasing the amount of cultured dairy products you eat, such as cheeses and yogurt, and the foods that encourage probiotics from these dairy products to multiply even further: spices, tea, red wine, berries, apples and beans.

  • Use bio-identical hormones to the inner vaginal labia.  For postmenopausal women the labia become this and they become more prone to bladder infections.  The hormones help to prevent infection.
  • Exisercise at least four times a week.  Not easy for me!
  • Other health aids she suggested are; Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, DHEA, Glutamine Powder, and  Berberine plus

        In the morning, I use my bullet blender put in a scoop of veggie protein, yogurt, blueberries, a scoop of D-Mannose, glutamine, a liquid form of b12, and a liquid vitamin mix I get from a mail order place plus a lot of what is listed above.  This mix gets me through a busy morning.

 We only have one body go for it!..More Later…

 

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