When I woke-up yesterday I went into the bathroom and WHAM… I thought, “Uh oh… I am getting a UTI.” The first half of the day was VERY uncomfortable. I had to take the time to pee during pilates class despite the fact that I used the bathroom when I left my house to drive there AND when I got there (the studio is only 2 minutes from my house).
I have clearly crossed into the “TMI” category with this post, but I really want to emphasize that it is possible to fix a UTI under certain circumstances without antibiotics. I work hard to keep all the good bacteria in my gut and I don’t want to take antibiotics that would wipe all the bacteria out of my body if I don’t have to.
Point being, I feel AWESOME today!!! Trust me, I worked at fixing the problem yesterday and I am still working at it today, but it seems as though everything is under control now. PLEASE NOTE – If I wasn’t feeling better this morning, I would have called my doctor.
This is what I did yesterday to try and heal my UTI naturally:
- Took 1 dose of D-Mannose powder EVERY WAKING HOUR for the first day
- Drank 4-5 Liters of water throughout the day
- Ate lots of fruits and veggies
For those of you interested in reading more about natural remedies for UTI’s, click HERE to read my column about it over at Chic Vegan.
Now, on to happier topics…
!!!WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
Lola G is the winner of the Mystery Giveaway. Thank you to everyone who entered. This is my favorite giveaway to date. I really appreciate all of the wonderful comments you left for me (talk about an ego boost!). Some of you requested a sneak-peak at the contents, so I opened the box-up this morning and took a quick snap-shot (pictured at the top of the post). Let me tell ya, this box is filled to the brim!
I definitely plan on doing another mystery giveaway in the future. Maybe the next one will be a box filled with some of my personal favorite products??? You will just have to wait and see.
Lola, please e-mail your mailing address to me so I can get the box headed your way gretchen (at) veggiegrettie (dot) com