Holistc Approaches to Yeast Infections - Consuming Your Urine
By Matthew Bredel
Dec 1, 2008
Can drinking your own urine help you fight off disease and cure your yeast infections? Let's take a closer look at what the potential benefits of urine therapy are and a look at why we get yeast infections and you can be the judge.
Urine therapy is a bit of a controversial subject so you need to make your own decisions about whether or not you're willing to try drinking it or not but in terms of history, you can see from many online sources that urine therapy has been used in many cultures around the world for various reasons.
Candida and Your Immune System
Candida, also known as yeast infection, is caused by many reasons but one of the biggest reasons is that your immune system is low so your body's flora balance goes off kilter. Our bodies are filled with positive and negative flora and when the negative bacteria get overgrown we become ill. Candida albicans bacteria, when it surpasses certain levels in the body becomes a nuisance and causes yeast infections which can manifest themselves in many ways such as vaginal yeast infections, penile infections, oral thrush, skin rashes and other problems in the body. There's a laundry list of symptoms associated with candida that you might not even be fully aware of. IT's more than just a vaginal discharge with itchiness.
Back to UT, or urine therapy....
In UT, you consume your own (not anyone else's) urine. The body rids itself daily of many substances but urine is not dirty. In fact, it's sterile and contains many elements including vitamins, minerals and healthy substances filtered from the blood. Your body excretes what it doesn't need to use and in terms of filtering the blood, excretes hormones and minerals and things that can be beneficial to the body if you needed it at that time.
In the cultures where the urine was consumed, it helped many issues and there are claims it can help with Parkinson's disease symptoms, with Cancer, with the Aids virus, with hair loss, scurvy, conjunctivitis, yeast infections and more.
Drinking Urine and Using It Topically
Not only do some holistic healers suggest that drinking your urine can help your immune system receive a boost but that using it topically can help with candida symptoms also. You can help with rashes on the body, itchiness and irritation and in the mouth you can rinse with it to achieve an effect similar to antibiotics.
A lot of people are repulsed by this idea but there are many recommendations that suggest that you can slowly begin using this practice by diluting the urine or mixing it with something else before consuming it. It can be a mind over matter thing that you can overcome once you see the associated health benefits.
Are You Interested In Trying UT?
Is urine therapy the way you should fight candida? Only you can decide but there is a lot of information available that suggests this might be a therapy worth trying.
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