BLADDER INFECTION

Also known as urinary tract infection or simply as cystitis. An inflammation of the bladder much more common in women, caused by some type of bacteria. Allergies sometimes mimic bladder infections.

Diet:
Drink plenty of liquids, especially cranberry juice. Avoid caffeine, carbonated beverages, coffee, and alcohol.

Nutrients:
Acidophilus, maxidopilus, vitamin C and B complex, garlic, L-cysteine. Do not take iron and zinc supplements until healed (they promote bacteria growth).

Herbs:
Horsetail, uva ursi.