How to Get Rid of a UTI (Plus, a DIY Bladder Soothe Recipe!)

How to Get Rid of a UTI (Plus, a DIY Bladder Soothe Recipe!)

Hi, I’m Jordan Rubin and this is Ancient Medicine
Today, brought to you by Ancient Medicine Today is here to teach you
how to use food as medicine. And speaking of medicine, the topic today
is going to help you out a great deal. We’re going to talk about the urinary tract,
more specifically, urinary tract infections. UTIs affect millions and millions of people
a year. Women are more affected than men certainly. But men can have bladder infections and prostate
infections as well. And they’re painful. I’ve had them. I know. I want to tell you though that you can prevent,
and even better yet, treat urinary tract infections naturally. Now let me say this right up front. If you are experiencing a urinary tract infection,
if you have chronic urinary issues such as cystitis, interstitial cystitis, we are not
suggesting to replace your medicine with what we’re going to share today. If you’re dealing with a UTI you got to be
very careful because you can develop a kidney infection which can be much more damaging. If you’ve got a urinary tract infection I
recommend you consult your physician and we’re going to give you information that can help
alongside the medicine, particularly the antibiotic you may be using. Or if you are very early on in the process,
maybe give these natural remedies a try. So we’re going to tell you how to treat and
avoid urinary tract infections. And we have a Bladder Soothe formula to help
you overcome the condition once you’ve got it. And if you have frequent UTIs you’re going
to love this information because you can help prevent them. And after all, an ounce of prevention is worth
a pound of cure. Folks, if you’re somebody who’s watching and
knows right now five people that need to hear this information I want to encourage you to
click that Share button and click this link. Share the video with others, particularly
women, that you know need this information because I personally know people who have
four, five, even six UTIs a year. And they are really damaging to life and health,
etc. So let’s get started. Number one, avoid factory farmed meat. Now you might know that organic can be more
nutritious and have less pesticides, etc., maybe less GMOs, but did you know that factory
farmed meat contains small doses of antibiotics? That’s right. Most of the antibiotics in America are given
to livestock conventional chickens, beef, turkey, etc., eggs as well. When you consume factory farmed meat or when
you consume conventional meat in general, you are getting small doses of antibiotics. And what that does is it trains your microbes
to become resistant. When you have a UTI and it’s severe you might
need an antibiotic. The antibiotics won’t work as well with resistant
bacteria. So avoid factory farmed meat. Go for grass-fed. Go for local. Always ask about what the animals eat, and
if you want to be sure-sure, go for organic. Best of all, pasture raised organic. Grass-fed organic would be the ultimate. Wear loose clothing. This is probably obvious, but when you’re
dealing with a UTI and you’re dealing with bacteria and then there can also be yeast
as well, especially if you’re on an antibiotic, you want to wear loose clothing. Particularly when you’re dealing in the crux
of it because very tight undergarments and garments can create a warm moist environment
which is ideal for bacteria to thrive and that can cause UTIs. And think about the urogenital system. There are a lot of ways to contaminate that
area. So you want to be very careful when you’re
dealing with something. Some people that have recurrent UTIs know
that, “Oh, I’m starting to feel it. It’s burning when I urinate. I know what’s happening.” You want to immediately try to get loose clothing
on. Definitely utilize some of the principals
we’re going to share today. Number three, stay hydrated. People say to me, “Jordan, if I have the first
onset of a UTI what should I do?” I can tell you what to do. This is a great kidney cleanse, urinary tract
cleanse, and it works in minutes. I encourage you to get distilled water. You want water that has very little minerals
in it and you want to drink a quart or liter, those are basically the same size, of pure
water as quickly as possible. Now some people are small and drinking a quart
or a liter or water is cumbersome. It makes you feel super bloated, but here’s
the deal. Even if you’re starting to burn a little bit,
drink a lot of water, get that stuff out. You will do a great kidney and urinary tract
flush by drinking a quart of water as quickly as possible. Number four, consume probiotics. Probiotics are critical to balance the gut. When the gut is balanced the urinary tract
is balanced. If you have a UTI, and you are on antibiotics,
you definitely want to take a probiotic at the same time to prevent yeast infection or
to prevent something systemic. I recommend a probiotic with Sob’s, or Soil
Based Organisms because they are very effective at keeping yeast at bay and can be highly
antimicrobial. Look for a probiotic with fermented foods
included. And also eat some fermented foods. You’re looking right now at yogurt, cured
cheese, kefir, kavas, kombucha, cider vinegars are great. Probiotic foods are wonderful. If you’re intolerant to dairy obviously avoid
that. I’m Jordan Rubin here for Ancient Medicine
Today and we’re teaching you how to naturally treat urinary tract infections, how to avoid
them and we’re going to give you our Bladder Soothe formula for people who have recurrent
UTIs. Or they are dealing with one right now. Number five, garlic. Garlic is nature’s antibiotic. Consume garlic raw, roasted. You can make a tea out of it. Sure it stinks, but it doesn’t stink nearly
as bad as having a UTI because man, is that painful. Consume a few cloves of garlic a day. You can even consume up to seven cloves a
day in food, in tea, some people just chew it up and eat it. Not my taste, but you can do that. Garlic is very antimicrobial and antifungal. Get good sources of Vitamin C. My favorite
is lemon. Limes are great as well. Even though those seem acidic they will help
to change the bodies pH and are very effective for dealing with a UTI. It can also help flush the body out. When consuming Vitamin C, I recommend a whole
food form of Vitamin C or a fermented form, but if you’re someone who benefits from large
quantities of Vitamin C, I would get a Vitamin C that has cofactors and bioflavonoids, etc. And I think a 1,000 milligrams a day is probably
where I would go. I’m not a big 10,000, 20,000 milligram Vitamin
C guy. I’d rather do it through citrus and Vitamin
C rich foods, peppers, broccoli, etc. Lemongrass is amazing. I had some fresh lemongrass the other day. I put it in a cup and I poured boiling water
over it. Lemongrass infusion or tea is amazing. Lemongrass essential oil consumed orally two
to three drops two to three times a day is amazing. Lemongrass diffused, or just inhaling it,
is also soothing to the body. Particularly the urinary tract. And one of the stand by natural remedies for
a UTI is D-mannose. D-mannose is a polysaccharide, it’s a sugar
that actually prevents bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract. D-mannose is found in cranberry and that’s
one of the main reasons cranberry is good for UTIs. So consume D-mannose as recommended. Just buy a powder, consume it as recommended
one to three times a day. If you want more information specifically
on D-mannose or on UTIs, visit for great articles. Here’s the biggest one, essential oils. Essential oils are tremendous to help with
the urinary tract. We’re going to share in a moment a DIY Bladder
Soothe blend, but it’s going to be really based on essential oils. Any of the antimicrobial, think the Italian
spices, thyme, oregano, sage is really good. High antioxidant oils such as basil, etc. Frankincense is great for inflammation and
the immune system. So is turmeric. Ginger is also great, soothes the gut and
the urinary tract, as does peppermint. Essential oils consumed orally and inhaled
are a great way to boost the body to fight the bacteria and ease the pain of urinary
tract infections. So here’s a big one folks, if you’re dealing
with a UTI right now, whether you’re on antibiotics or not, this is what I recommend you doing. Oil of Oregano. Oregano essential oil, particularly organic
oregano is one of the most powerful antimicrobials known to man. It’s also really strong. So we recommend taking a tablespoon of coconut
oil. You can also use honey as well. I think if you try both, and put five drops
of oregano oil, and just take it. You can do it up to seven times a day. Spread it out and it will really make a difference. Seven tablespoons of oil is a lot. But coconut oil is also really good for balancing
microbes, antiviral, antifungal, and make sure when you’re using the DIY Daily Bladder
Soothe that you take a powerful probiotic morning and evening on an empty stomach. We believe probiotics with SBOs, as well as
saccharomyces boulardii, are the most well rounded for UTIs. I’ve had great success coaching people with
UTIs using probiotics, using oregano oil, d-mannose, etc., you really can get great
results. And another good tip, if you’re dealing with
a UTI, definitely take a bath in lukewarm water as well as some soothing essentials
oils. Having a UTI can be really stressful. You don’t completely evacuate the urine. You’re afraid when you’re about to go because
it’s going to burn and it feels awful. You’ve probably felt it if you’re watching
right now. Folks, this DIY Bladder Soothe, also using
essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, etc., it helps to calm the nerves which will
also be really good for you. So I want to encourage you, if you have a
UTI, if you have recurrent UTIs, to follow these simple steps. Avoid factory farmed meat. You want to make sure that you avoid consuming
low dose antibiotics because when you need an antibiotic it won’t help as much. Wear loose fitting clothing at the first symptom
of a UTI. Stay hydrated, remember the Bladder Cleanse
Tonic, distilled pure water, 32 ounces, about a quart, as quickly as you can will start
the cleanse process. Consume a probiotic with SBOs on an empty
stomach. Double or triple the dose if you feel the
symptoms. Garlic is nature’s antibiotic. Consume that cooked, raw, you can even put
it in a juice. Definitely tastes interesting. Or ferment it. Vitamin C, whole food Vitamin C. Make sure
that it has cofactors. If you consume high dose 1,000 milligrams
is the most I recommend. Lemongrass herbal infusion or essential oils
is great for the body. D-mannose prevents bacteria from adhering
to the bladder wall. A great natural treatment for UTIs. And last, but not least, essential oils. You want to consume essential oils. You want to inhale essential oils. Think about the antimicrobial ones, oregano,
thyme, marjoram, hyssop, rosemary, sage, and basil are also good. Frankincense and turmeric are good for the
immune system. All of this can help you stop a UTI in its
tracks. I know how painful they can be. And if you’re somebody who has had UTIs, is
going through a UTI, or knows someone who does or is, please help us. Be on mission with us. Click that Share button. Take this video and send it around the world
because together we can stop the pain and suffering that urinary tract issues are causing. And we can even stop them before they start
because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I’m Jordan Rubin for Ancient Medicine Today,
encouraging you to tune in each weekday where we share information that can help transform
your health by using food as medicine. See you next time.

100 comments on “How to Get Rid of a UTI (Plus, a DIY Bladder Soothe Recipe!)

  1. nerina d'istra Post author

    here in Croatia people swear by this tea, Uvin H by popular name;  it has uva ursi folium (bearberry leaf) as main ingredient plus a few other herbs.  and it works, even doctors recommend it before issuing antibiotics.

  2. Kay_teeh Post author

    Me: searches "how to remove bladder infection" on youtube Sigh.. I will never get rid of this bladder infection 🙁 IM ONLY 12!
    Me: Sees this video WAIT DOCTOR?! IS THAT A DOCTOR?!?!? Nvm this won't help me…

  3. Maryann Rodriguez Post author

    I have been trying to pass kidney stones for the past 3 weeks , HELP,, do you have any helpful suggestions to help me pass it in a natural way?

  4. Elizabeth carroll Post author

    I have a UTI nearly every 2 weeks. Doctors just give me antibiotics called Trimethoprim and I got very sick with them. Plus l have a second brain tumour. l have seizures due to scar of brain tumour operation ,so am given Lamotrigine tablets and Diazepam and now codeine for head pain and back of neck. Doctors said l have spondylosis in spine?
    But I never suffered UTIs until last few months. I cannot take the Trimethoprim it causes more seizures and I ended up in hospital. So in hospital they gave me Nitrofurantoin 50mg. But UTI is back 2 weeks later.
    I take water, cranberry juice, teas with mint. Actimel probiotics drinks.
    Am deeply distressed can't get free of the UTI. Is the medication am taking causing this? Is it my age… menopause symptoms slightly. Is it my diet?
    Seriously,why am l getting benign brain tumours too. ? GP and consultants never tell me anything.

  5. Evalloan Post author

    would you have any remedies for bladder prolapse for women over 60 please help me out my mother needs help what can she do she doesnt want to goto surgery????

  6. Dede Vaughn Post author

    I have chronic kidney infections. I've seen an allergist to check out my immune system and an infectious disease specialist. my right kidney is colonized with E. coli ( I'm not sure I've said that right) but I'm taking methenamine hippurate. I will wake up with a temp of 103 or 104 out of the blue. The bugs have been resistant to typical antibiotics like cipro and bactroban. as a matter of fact, last week I had three Rocephin shots, one gram a day for 3 days, because I had been running a fever for several days and my urine showed leukocytes, nitrites, and blood. the problem for me is I have advanced ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and Sjogren's syndrome. I've read that inflammatory diseases can cause high leukocytes in your urine as a byproduct of inflammation, is that true? is there a way to not be colonized? I don't know what I'm trying to say, but will this be with me the rest of my life? can you not kill off the bacteria in that kidney? I have tried to research this and there seems to be very little information.

  7. jamie barrera Post author

    But how long will it take to get rid of without antibiotics? Also, I am having no burning, stinging, bleeding. Just cramps and going to the restroom a lot. I am taking cranberry supplement, also drinking hybicuss tea twice a day and also drinking cranberry and water. Could it be impending period, but seeing a lot and having pain in abdominal area. So not sure

  8. william osorio Post author

    Tamarind natural antibiotic for kidneys and bladder..i used for 5 months….no more infections. Can buy in mexican. And asian markets…l mix 3 veins on small bottle of water…l take cranberry capsules 1 a day….

  9. Donald Gavin Post author

    I have a UTI specifically enterococcas falcalis – a stronger ecoli – I just heard about oil of oregano — I also heard it burns — I was wondering if taken in a capsule will also burn — I dont need that over a UTI>
    I also read that oil of oregano does help my UTI — I think I should go to a health food store and ask before I take.

  10. moonbabe Post author

    Please make sure the essential oils you're using are food grade and dilute them in a carrier oil beforehand!

  11. J Pol Post author

    I had one of those a few years ago with a fair bit of blood. Turned out to be e-coli (from food no doubt since I wasn't sexually active at the time but they gave me the wrong pills, so the hospital called after the weekend to let me know. Just one of hundreds of mistakes made by medical people which is why hospitals are so terrifying! (And of course no hospital EVER EVER documents mistakes in a patient's record). Four other deadly mistakes were never documented either. If they are, the files disappear and can never be accessed. I'm so terrified of hospitals! I think of doctors as apprentice construction workers practicing on patients.

  12. J London Post author

    … a seldom mentioned .. but effective "herb:" .. corn silk … dried  ( or fresh ) & used as tea … antibacterial / antifungal & dissolves stones …  .. we always throw it away .. but should use it

  13. 13Gladius 2 Post author

    Oregano sold in stores is actually mexican marjoram, NOT real oregano. For REAL oregano you need to shop health food stores or Amazon

  14. Anna Warner Post author

    I found dr. Josh Axe videos today by accident. All of them are extremely useful. Thank you for posting.

  15. Dave Rogers Post author

    Dave Rogers
    1 second ago
    Three 500 mg vitamin c a day plus a drink ok of diet cranberry juice and once every 3 days a anti biotic called Doxycycline hyclate 100 mg that is it. germs don't like that environment in the bladder and it stops their breeding. 2 years no UTI. Doctors I've had love it. Its easy and just do it. Germs have to mutate three ways to stay in your bladder. They don't. Use it and pass the info onn.

  16. cellogirl11RW Post author

    I was told that kombucha can increase yeast and should therefore not be taken with antibiotics.

  17. cellogirl11RW Post author

    My urologist recommends NOT taking a bath while in the midst of a UTI because this can actually irritate the urethra even more and introduce more bacteria to the urinary tract. Instead, she recommends taking a shower on a gentle setting.

  18. cellogirl11RW Post author

    I have bladder infections several times per year due to neurological bladder dysfunction, and one thing that has helped me shorten the length and severity of my infections is drinking a glass of 100% pure undiluted cranberry juice every day, which has a very high concentration of D-Mannose. It is extremely sour, so, I like to put a teaspoon of Truvia's Brown Sugar Blend in it. Don't get processed cranberry juice. It doesn't seem to work as well as the natural stuff.

  19. Truth Be Told Post author

    There are many videos on YouTube advising that baking soda is good for UTIs , can you please advise if that is true

  20. Mona L Post author


  21. Iconic gaming Post author

    UTI is extremely painfull and uncomfortable and they suck and my advice is because I’ve had literally like 50 if them people take care of yourself and try to not come across another one I’m struggling with one now and I definitely not something where u can go ohh that felt good or nothing if you get on do not avoid it please take it to your self and go to the doctor or hospital depending on your pain in no doctor but hopefully this helps I’m 11 and like I said I’ve had 2 many for my age like 30 a year it sucks please get help when you get on the doctors will give you a antibiotic to help it go away you can do these to help side with the antibiotic take medicine every day for it do let this go untreated because it could cause the infection to go feather and increase pain levels this is just my advice I suggest you follow by it

  22. sky bee Post author

    im scared i have a kidney infection ? have a uti for a yr now. just wont go away. ive ordered oregano oil and have changed my diet as i have candida and thyroid issues too so hoping it works. been takifn probiotics, acv, drinking nettle tea etc but nothing really working yet

  23. Patricia Curnutt Post author

    How about. Cranberry juice. How about lemon grass tea . I need this information got it now need help

  24. SP Kelly Post author

    There are some strange videos about UTI but I'm glad I found this one, everything he says makes complete sense.

  25. RICK HAYLE Post author

    I am a man who after having a surgery that removed my tailbone & a third of my sacrum along with my colon & having a permanent cholostomy & being a catheter user since late 2005. I also have to wear a pad in my undies because I have no way to "hold it". I have almost constant UTI's. I'm almost at my wits end! In the first years of using catheters & lots of UTI's, I off the cuff just happened to mention how much pop I drank on the way home from vacation. It was then the doc told me that soda lowers the PH in your bladder & sets me up for infection. I stopped drinking pop & didn't have a UTI for a year & a half. Now, over the last four or five years, I'm back to constant infections.I'm sick of them ( no pun intended). I need help to figure out what to do to stop them from happening…( at least as much)!!!!!!! Can anyone help? I believe that I"m cleaning myself well enough before inserting each catheter& it's caused by another reason.

  26. j yae Post author

    Overflowing the bladder is a miracle cure! I drank 10 oz. of water every ten minutes for an hour and my symptoms were better and I could pee more and more. So, I repeated the overflow for another hour and could tell it was improving so I repeated it one more hour and my UTI was gone!

  27. Grace Gilbert Post author

    Have you checked out They have a great botanically based product for UTIs.

  28. Cherrie Kinsey Post author

    I have UTI now. I get one at least once a year.?doctor can’t see me until next Wednesday. So he call some medicine for me. I don’t eat meat. Only vegetables. Try to drink plenty of water. I do wear loose. Clothing. Probiotics I don’t do. Will start.

  29. Life with Erika Bevilacqua Post author

    Check out these life changing apps: iuflow tracks your input/output of drink and pee so you can share it with your doctor and for people with incontinence issues it also can track urgency and leaking and lastly there is a section where you can add notes or a description of your drink or pee Also Medisafe(

  30. Plantfriendly Post author

    Don't eat meat at all! It's a cruel practice. I don't understand how you say consume 7 Tbls of coconut oil a day! That is insane! It may help a UTI, but it will clog your arteries and then you have a whole other problem! Eeeesh! Ridiculous!

  31. N7Sport Memes Post author

    When i drink energy drink or pepsi something and also when i go on a trip i get uti most of the tym it dont hurt me but i cant pee than or i go again and again what should i do if im on a way on trip nd get uti plz tell me something that be buy anywhere im always worried whenever im goin somewhere with somewhat

  32. Christopher Post author

    Consulting your physician is the worst thing anyone can do……..they have been trained to prescribe medications and their training has been funded by the pharmaceutical companies. That should say it all!!

  33. Libby Medina Post author

    My DR told me that cranberry juice are causinn uti now . I've been throwinn up all day yesterday . I can't sleep . I'm so sleepy

  34. Meghan Remedy, CNP Post author

    I just posted a very helpful video on my top UTI remedies. As a Holistic Nutritionist I offer a helpful protocol! Check it out if anyone is interested!

  35. Emmanuel Anthonia Post author

    I have UTI I have been taking Cipro for a day now but am going to try all the natural remedies u mentioned

  36. Pamela Shinmar Post author

    Avoid tight clothes.
    One of the courses of URI
    Thrown underclothing away.
    Makes a great difference
    Thank You

  37. Shanza Shai Post author

    The FDA says low intake of boron is 0.25 mg per day while high intake is 3.25 mg per day. They recommend, “For vaginal infections: 600 mg of boric acid powder once or twice a day. For prevention of recurring Candida (yeast) infections: 600 mg twice weekly.”

  38. Katharine Davis Post author

    I have a mild infection diagnosed three days ago by my doctor ( i went about something related and she guessed it before i knew and i did a test ). Today I made a drink with a teaspoon of honey, a dessert spoon of braggs apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon of d mannose and a 1/4 clove of garlic. I shall do the same three times more today. I am much better after the first dose 2 hours ago. This will be my go to remedy in furure . Last time i ate a whole clove of garlic straight off. ! It burnt my mouth , but it worked. I put some frankincense on this morning. I've got a turmeric tablet to take now. I'll also add some fresh turmeric in my drink next time. K

  39. Epie Valerie Post author

    Thanks a lot it really help me in just 12 hours. I put garlic and efficascent oil in a 1and a half liter of water and drank it continuously at night, I pissed regularly the whole night and by morning my burning sensation stopped and I didn't wear any underwear at night


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