Inside your belly is a thriving bacterial world, an eco-system commonly known as the ‘microbiome.’ It’s filled with bacteria – trillions of them, in fact – all going about their daily business of keeping you well. Without you’re being aware of it, they’re busily breaking down food; extracting nutrients; producing vitamins and brain chemicals; fending off microbial invaders; protecting you from disease; and performing hundreds of tasks essential to keeping your systems functioning optimally.
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For many women, urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are a recurring and painful annoyance whose standard treatment is usually a round of antibiotics, which, ironically can increase the chances of having another one – not to mention boost antibiotic-resistance risk. While every patient in pain wants to stop it as quickly as possible, in the long-term, multiple rounds of antibiotics aren’t the answer – prevention is. To help keep UTIs from taking hold, try a few lifestyle adjustments – and save the antibiotics for a real emergency...
Check out the latest Be Well Workshop with Dr. Lipman, Ken Cook of EWG, and Robyn O’Brien.
Instead of popping antibiotics, pop good food, herbs, and spices instead.