Monday

How My Sister And I Are Balancing Our PH Levels

My sister has been fighting a bladder and a yeast infection for over a year now.   She had gone to the Dr. in December 2014 for a routine check up.  He put her on Premarin for vaginal dryness.  He told her that was the only way she was going to get rid of it.     She did tell him she didn't want to take it, but of course.... he insisted.   She knew what could happen.  She got off Premarin years ago because of bladder infections.  Why she would agree to take it again is beyond me.

Well wouldn't you know she ended up with the bladder infection.  She then went back to him and he put her on antibiotics to cure the bladder infection.    She wouldn't even tell me this!!!  She knows how against antibiotics I am.   Well those antibiotics caused her to get a horrible yeast infection.
She also has what they call Lichen Sclerosis.

For over 6 months she went to Doctors to try and heal.  They kept putting her on more and different antibiotics.    She was trying to deal with this herself.  She felt so bad that she listened and did what the doctors told her to do.     Then she called me for help.... she was so down, and afraid if she didn't do something, she was going to die.  

I had her get on a diet, pretty much like the Paleo diet, only modified to suit her.   Her problem was, she kept eating kefir.  I told her that wouldn't help her, but she insisted it didn't bother her.   One day, a light went off  and she gave up kefir.
Diet alone wasn't helping and we were doing anything and everything we could think of to heal her.   She was slowing getting better, but kept slipping back.
Then she started working on her ph levels.... nothing she did was helping.  She couldn't keep her PH levels in the alkaline range.

After my colonoscopy, I started having the same issues.  Bladder and possible yeast infection.
I have never been one to just sit back and let things happen, plus I knew after her experience with doctors, I wasn't going to go and let them put me on antibiotics.  No way was that happening.

First I bought some PH testing strips and tested my PH.  It was in the VERY ACIDIC range.  I started searching for ways to make myself more alkaline.    I had already been eating alkaline and obviously  that wasn't working.   I tried liver cleansing.  NOTHING was working.
Then, I thought if my urine was acidic, my whole body was probably acidic.     I started searching uric acid and found a capsule with certain herbs in it that I thought might work, ( Vitamin C, tart cherry juice, celery seed, quercetin, tumeric, artichoke Boswellia, ginger and more),  plus I added some tumeric, rutin, bilberry, and milk thistle.    I also bought a bottle of TART Cherry Juice.  It is very important that I used the tart cherry.

I took 2 capsules in the morning.  Then I would take 2 tablespoons of tart cherry juice, the tumeric, rutin, bilberry and milk thistle in the afternoon about 1/2 to 1 hour before I ate my supper.

Do you know this started working within a couple of days!!   I am now mostly alkaline.  I do have a few days now and then that I run a little acidic, but never VERY ACIDIC like before.
I told my sister about this also so she could try it.   She is no longer having bladder and yeast infections and neither am I.

Also, I have been dealing with a burning tongue for years.  I would get rid of it, but it always came back.  Now, taking the Uric Acid flush pills, I am digesting my foods better and my tongue doesn't burn like before.   I still watch my diet, just like I did before, but now the diet and the uric acid flush pills are working together.   I think most... not all of my problems have had to do with uric acid.


Both my sister and I are doing so much better than we were.  I was blaming most of my problems on Candida.   Now I think it was mostly acid related because our PH was out of balance


24 comments:

  1. Oh. My. GAWD. I can't even imagine how uncomfortable she must have been having the infection for so long. WOW.

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  2. Ouch. You are very clever for checking your PH. Glad to hear everyone is happier and healthier.

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  3. UTIs are no fun. I am sorry that your sister was suffering but I am glad that she is on the path to healing.

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  4. I am glad you found something that worked for you and your sister. I will keep this in mind if I ever have issues.

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  5. Yea doctors try and shove this and that and it only causes more problems. I know I'm acidic, but haven't found anything to get rid of it yet. Awesome you found one that worked.

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  6. I definitely have ph issues. My stomach acid is out of wack! Glad you're better.

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  7. How aggravating all that must have been! I can see how it would be a vicious cycle with the antibiotic use. Ugh!

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  8. So frustrating! I am so sorry you're both dealing with this. Good move on the PH strips, you can track it easier, possibly find out what's tipping it off worse. I hope you both get it balanced more

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  9. Having an infection is really inconvenient and dramatic. We should really be more careful with our health to prevent infections.

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  10. Oh my goodness. How horrible. Bladder infections are not fun! Amber N

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  11. My gosh, how awful that must have been! Glad you are both doing better. I have never checked my ph balance. I should definitely do that sometime just to see if mine are way off, too.

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  12. I am so sorry that your sister had to suffer with that condition for so long. I am glad that you both found a better resolution.

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  13. Oh, this is so frustrating. It's a good thing you checked on your pH level. I hope you both continue to improve.

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  14. Wow, how frustrating to have an infection for so long. That is crazy. I think it's a great idea to check PH levels and make sure to keep them balanced, I know a lot of people doing it right now! - Jeanine

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  15. I am so glad you found something that is working for you. I can not imagine how uncomfortable it was to have the infection for so long.

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  16. Ugh, bladder infections are awful. Hope she keeps feeling better.

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  17. I've never had a bladder infection before but I've had yeast infections when I in my early 20s and those are NOT fun! I haven't had one since given birth to my son though.

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  18. I'm so glad that you found something to even out your pH levels. Just hearing about it makes my skin crawl.

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  19. I'm glad you and your sister are doing better. It's so hard to figure out what's going on but once we do, such a relief. with any medical condition!

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  20. Hope you got some warm weather and sunshine by now. I was digging around in the stored stuff and I finally found a box of Ph strips in with the stash of candles. Why there, who knows? Now I have 2. I also found 3 more jars of tart cherry juice. I don't see any more candida when using
    the grannie recipe and the frequencies. On the "off" days I break open an Interphase cap and put just a tiny amount in the juice. A whole cap. was way too strong for me.
    AND I'm still drinking the kombucha.
    My dumb phone was not working again...... for at least a couple days if you tried to call. I was soooo involved that I didn't even know it wasn't
    working. Love to you I wish you many days of fun and sun.

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  21. I think Bladder infection has become a common problem these days. I have a cousin who struggles for past few years & I know how hard it is to deal with. But at the end of the day it feels good when you see some thing positive with the treatment.

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  22. Oh my gosh I am so thankful I found time to get online tonight. I can't believe your post is exactly what I needed to read. I have been at my wits end. I have had multiple bladder infections and a yeast infection in the last 4 months. I have been seeing a specialist. He said to try a cranberry extract. Its not working. Where did you find these capsules? What are they?

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  23. I'll have to tell my Dad about this. He has too much acid in his system at times.

    Unfortunately he had to go back on meds for his heart. He's had 2 surgeries for it, and went in for the same issues he's had. :( I'm just glad he's alive.

    I heard tart cranberries help for bladder infections to. Do they not? You could juice those, and just mix them with water, and if they taste way too tart you could add apple to the juice. Some people I know think just cranberry juice helps, nope. It has too much sugar, and not enough real raw cranberries in it.

    I'm so lucky I've never had a yeast or bladder infection. I have had issues when I was pregnant with the boys with dryness and itchiness. Bodies are so funky with pregnancy. Who knows. At least those days are behind me.

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  24. I'll have to tell my Dad about this. He has too much acid in his system at times.

    Unfortunately he had to go back on meds for his heart. He's had 2 surgeries for it, and went in for the same issues he's had. :( I'm just glad he's alive.

    I heard tart cranberries help for bladder infections to. Do they not? You could juice those, and just mix them with water, and if they taste way too tart you could add apple to the juice. Some people I know think just cranberry juice helps, nope. It has too much sugar, and not enough real raw cranberries in it.

    I'm so lucky I've never had a yeast or bladder infection. I have had issues when I was pregnant with the boys with dryness and itchiness. Bodies are so funky with pregnancy. Who knows. At least those days are behind me.

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