Urinary Tract

The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. It is responsible for producing, storing, and eliminating waste materials as urine.

The urinary tract can be subject to bacterial infections. Although these can occur anywhere in the urinary tract, the bladder is most susceptible. Frequent urination, blood in the urine, and bad smelling urine are the most common symptoms. Medical doctors usually prescribe antibiotics, but natural therapies have been proven to be very effective against urinary tract infections.

Kidney infections are much more serious. In addition to the above symptoms, kidney infections can cause vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and extreme fatigue.

Beneficial Foods

Blueberries Contain compounds that help fight urinary tract infections. These same compounds are also found in cranberries.
Cranberries Fight urinary tract infections. Prevent bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract.
Horsetail Used medicinally to treat adult bed-wetting, bladder infections, bladder weakness, and a persistent urge to urinate.
Nettles Help fight urinary tract infections.

Beneficial Nutrients

Vitamin C Kills bacterial infections by acidifying the urine.