This is a companion page for my Kindle book, the UTI Healing Manual, which is now available on Amazon.com for only $2.99 (for those of you who haven’t purchased it already).
The knowledge in the book, combined with the products listed here, are indispensable for quickly and naturally resolving UTIs, as well as fostering and maintaining a healthy urinary tract.
You can preview the Table of Contents and the first 2 1/2 chapters for free from here. Simply click on the book cover image once you are on the page the link directs you to.
I have researched the best, highest quality products discussed in the UTI Healing Manual. The Availability Icons quickly alert you to where each product can be found.
* I only recommend and endorse products that I have either used myself or would feel confident using myself.
Before we get started, let me introduce you to the “Availability Icons” KEY below. Each icon represents a marketplace where products may be found. An icon will be present under a product listing if it is available in the marketplace that it represents. Let me provide you some examples for each marketplace.
Grocery Stores | Safeway/Vons, Yoke’s Fresh Market, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Albertson’s
Drugstores | Your local pharmacy, Walgreen’s, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart
Health Food Stores | Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Marketplace, your local food co-op
Supplement Shops | Super Supplements, The Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Vitamin World
World Wide Web | Vitacost.com – Any online retailer
Amazon.com | I’ve always loved Amazon. Cheap, informative, convenient and reliable
D-Mannose | First-line therapy
Nearly 90% of urinary tract infections are caused by E. coli bacteria. D-Mannose is a sugar present in fruits such as cranberries, apples and blueberries. It is not metabolized and does not effect blood sugar like regular sugar. It does, however, bind to the surfaces of E. coli bacteria so their attachment pili are unable to glue themselves to the lining of your urinary tract. D-Mannose packages the bacteria up and sends them packing out through your urine. Dosing information and length of therapy is listed in the book.
For most people suffering from a UTI this is the only supplement you need. If you have an E. coli based urinary tract infection, D-Mannose will wipe it out just as good as any antibiotic prescription.
Click on each photo to be taken to the product’s Amazon listing.
Biofilm Disruptors | For stubborn & recurrent
From the UTI Healing Manual:
“Stubborn bacterial infections are often resistant to antibiotics, fluid flushing, proper nutrition and other practices because they have created a protective shield around themselves. Certain bacteria have the ability to protect their growing colony by creating an external barrier around themselves called a biofilm. Biofilms enclose the bacteria in a matrix of DNA, protein, sugars and can even use your body’s circulating blood cells and fibrin. This “slime” protects them while they continue to grow and infect you.”
The following products use a combination of enzymes to break apart and dissolve biofilm sources, uncovering the “bad guys” and allowing your immune system to wipe them out.
Lactoferrin is quite a remarkable compound, that’s not only been proven to break up tough biofilms but also has been researched to be antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and protective against cancer.
Nattokinase is an enzyme isolated from the traditional Japanese food Natto, which happens to be fermented soy beans. Nattokinase breaks up the fibrin component of the biofilms. It also works as a blood thinner and purifier helping many people with certain cardiovascular concerns. If you are on any anticoagulant therapy (warfarin/Coumadin, Plavix/clopidogrel, heparin, aspirin, etc) do not take unless discussed with and approved by your doctor.
Monolaurin is a monoglyceride found in coconut oil that has been found to be a powerful antimicrobial and able to wipe out gram positive bacteria. E. coli bacteria are gram negative, so infections that aren’t responding to D-Mannose can be tackled by taking a monolaurin supplement.
Turmeric and olive leaf extract work great to clear a UTI individually but they are virtually unstoppable as a team. Turmeric is a powerful biofilm disruptor and anti-inflammatory while olive leaf extract is a powerful natural antibiotic. Many people claim these two products to work wonders.
Turmeric is an orange Indian spice that has a very powerful compound called curcumin. Many of the positive health benefits from turmeric come from the curcumin present. You can take turmeric as a supplement or use it as a culinary spice in meal preparations.
Olive Leaf Extract
The olive tree might just be the most life-sustaining and versatile plant on the planet. You always hear about olive oil which is pressed from the olives but one of the best known secrets is the antimicrobial properties found in the olive leaf. It contains oleuropeins which have been proven to destroy bacteria, cold and flu bugs and yeast.