D-Mannose for Chronic Urinary Tract Infections

Recurrent UTI are common among 20% of women, with many women experiencing three or more infections a year. The typical treatment is antibiotics, but long-term use increases the likelihood that those medicines won't work against future infections. A natural and effective option is a supplement called D-Mannose, a naturally occurring sugar found in a variety [...]

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Maintain Your Health With Buchu (Barosma betulina, Agathosma betulina)

The medicinal properties of the South African herb buchu are derived from the leaves, which have been used in tribal and modern European herbal medicine for centuries. Buchu has antiseptic properties, making it helpful for destroying bacteria. Tinctures of buchu can also have an overall tonic effect, helping to strengthen vital organs. Among its many [...]

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Soothing Sitz Bath

A sitz bath is a warm, shallow bath that cleanses the exterior areas of the reproductive organs including the perineum (the space between the rectum and the vulva or scrotum) and provides soothing relief from pain, irritation, or itching. Common reasons why you might want use a sitz bath: Recent surgery (e.g., hemorrhoids) Recent childbirth [...]

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Berry-Fennel-Ginger Herbal Tea

Infused with dark berries, this herbal tea provides an abundance of antioxidants. A spicy hint of ginger, along with tummy-taming fennel, supports digestion. It's also quite pretty in a clear glass tea mug. Ingredients 1 oz dried blueberries 1 oz dried bilberries 1 oz dried elderberry 1 oz dried blackberries 1 oz fennel seed 1 [...]

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Darker Berries have Exceptional Health Benefits

We all know that berries are good for us. But did you know that dark berries can have as much as 50% more antioxidants compared to their lighter colored cousins? Antioxidants, which includes vitamin C, help protect against free radicals (scavenger molecules that damage healthy cells in your body). Eating berries can lower risk for [...]

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A Healthy Urinary Tract

There are times when it feels like biology is destiny. And when it comes to women and urinary tract infections (UTI), there's some truth to that age-old observation. A woman's chance of contracting at least one UTI over her lifetime is close to 50%; once you've had a UTI, you know exactly what it is, [...]

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