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Cystitis is one of those diagnoses that people don’t like to talk about. Unfortunately, this works to our disadvantage. If we receive a taboo diagnosis (like cystitis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, for example) with no known cause and no known cure you are most likely to learn about a cure through word-of-mouth (not your doctor). But if you don’t talk about what ails you, it’s less likely that someone you know will tell you how they cured cystitis.
It took me many years to discover the root of my cystitis problems and it was not just one thing. It was combination of different problems. There was no magic pill or surgery for me and I can all but guarantee that there is no pill or surgery that will cure you either. That may sound like bad news, but it’s not. I say that with confidence because, if you begin by working on cystitis and you use some of the treatments I suggest in my series of articles about cystitis, your overall health will become better. You won’t just cure cystitis, you’ll cure other ailments that have plagued you for years and you’ll avoid developing other series diseases years down the road.
Below are a list of lifestyle changes I made over about a decade’s time to help relieve my cystitis. The ones listed below made the biggest difference in my symptoms:
-Taking D-Mannose powder every day
-Drinking plenty of water
-Doing yoga every day (for 5 to 60 minutes, depending on my schedule)
-Eliminating dairy (dairy caused swelling in my intestines which put pressure on my bladder)
-Eliminating gluten (gluten caused swelling in my intestines which put pressure on my bladder)
-Eliminating trans fats (also known as trans fatty acids, they cause increase the acidity of urine)
-Taking Vitex Berry (also known as chaste berry. Vitex Berry helps regulate female hormones which seems to help)
Below are alternative medical treatments that I’ve used to help relieve cystitis. All were effective though they didn’t cure the problem:
My acupuncturists was a magazine editor who suffered from cystitis. Her doctor couldn’t find a cure, but she went to an acupuncturist and finally found relief. It made such a huge difference in her life that she decided to quit her job and study acupuncture. Her name is Robin and she works at Acupuncture Boulder in Boulder, CO.
-Steam Room or Temazcal
If you drink plenty of water, the steam room (known as a temazcal in Mexico) can help your body eliminate toxins. This treatment is also worth considering if you suffer from other inflammatory problems like fibromyalgia or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My favorite temazcal is in Guanajuato Mexico.
One of the most profound changes for me occurred after I did a parasite cleanse using pyrantel pamoate. Apparently, my husband, daughter, and I had been host to hookworms and pinworms, probably for many years. These worms primarily live in the intestines, but they crawl out of your anus at night and, in women especially, they sometimes crawl back up inside the wrong hole. Women may suffer from cystitis, menstrual irregularities, infertility, or all of these problems as a result of parasites. Doctors in the United States aren’t educated about intestinal parasites and they laugh at patients who claim to have them. Meanwhile, just across the border in Mexico, anti-parasitics are sold over-the-counter. In fact, anti-parasitics are sold over-the-counter in most nations of the world outside of the U.S. Diagnostic tests are primitive and unreliable and unnecessary since most patients have parasites. The idea that Americans would be immune to parasites is laughable. We deworm our pets, but we don’t deworm ourselves! A little bit of overseas travel brings the problem into focus…the U.S. is one of few places in the world where people bring animals into the home as pets. And we acknowledge that most of these animals have worms and need to be dewormed annually. But at any rate, many patients who believe they may have parasites get tested by their doctor, but the tests come out negative (even though they do, indeed, have a parasite infection–the tests are unreliable). Many patients with diseases like IBS or Lupus just have to live with their symptoms and hope for the best, but anti-parasitics could cure them completely of their disease. Read more about why doctors don’t tell patients about parasites here.
UPDATE 2020: Reading this post really brings back memories! Three years ago, my daughter and I wrote a series of books called The Cancer Cure Catalog about cures for cancer that we’ve seen all over the world. (Indeed, we used some of these cures to cure my husband of melanoma in 2018). I now know that parasites are often the first thing that people discover on the quest for better health. Beyond parasites is Candida albicans or yeast. Many people develop a systemic yeast infection after they use anti-parasitics like pyrantel pamoate to rebalance their gut flora. And Candida is a scary problem for people because its very draining and it can be difficult to cure it without doing a Candida diet. But diet isn’t the only cure for a systemic yeast infection. Bentonite taken up to 5 times a day can make a big difference in curing Candida over time.
I invite anyone who would like to cure cystitis to continue reading the other articles I’ve provided on this topic. Don’t shy away from following links that lead from the cystitis articles to articles about cancer because many of the cures for cancer that are presented at this website can also be used to cure other issues like Candida or parasite infections. And feel free to contact me for coaching to overcome cystitis. Below are links to other articles about cystitis cures with additional information about products you can use to treat yourself of this disorder at home.
Contact me by clicking GET COACHING if you have questions or if you’d like coaching to overcome your cystitis! And keep reading…you can, in fact, cure cystitis yourself using home-based treatments.