Urinary Tract Infections

It is rather common, especially in women, for bacteria to make their way up the urethra and into the bladder. Though urine can be somewhat bacteria-static, the cells lining the bladder (called the umbrella cells) offer a safe haven for the bacteria to multiply and thrive. Once inside the umbrella cells, the bacteria are particularly difficult to get rid of.

The typical allopathic approach to relieving this condition is through systemic oral dosing with antibiotics. Unfortunately, this has many negative side effects in the form of diarrhea, yeast infections and bacterial resistance. The long-term effects of regular antibiotic use can also include persistent sinus infections and digestive problems. Once again, we have an example of the wrong antimicrobial being prescribed in the wrong manner and applied in the wrong place.

Natural approaches to treating UTIs

Fortunately, there are natural mechanisms for treating UTIs that have demonstrated excellent results in clinical trials. The first is through oral dosing of an enhanced aqueous silver colloid. This antimicrobial is generally benign to mammals and is very broad-spectrum. That means that it kills many different types of bacteria.

Though oral dosing is not really putting the active agent in the desired place (which in this case is the bladder) liquids consumed orally get to the bladder reasonably quickly and efficiently. The oral dosing is also the easiest way for most people to deliver an agent to the bladder.

The success of this technique is dependent upon the dosing protocol. When we first started working with the oral bolus dosing, the excreted urine bacteriology quite clearly showed a profound drop in the pathogen levels in the first few hours after the dose. But then (since bacteria double in population every 20 minutes) in the short period of 8 hours, the numbers were right back to where we started.

Since we couldn’t increase the dose and kill enough addition bacteria, the obvious solution was to take the oral bolus of colloid more frequently. When the dosing protocol was changed to 2 ounces every two hours, a significantly more dramatic reduction was achieved with each dose and the colony recovery between doses was far less than the reduction. This led to an overall decline in the bacteria population and an infection reduction.

Helping the immunity system for UTIs

In all cases of antisepsis, we try to kill as many pathogens as possible and that we can reach. The immunity system of the body can then step in and keep the area under control. We are acting only as a supplemental force seeking to bring the numbers down to where the immunity system can handle the balance. In clinical studies of this technique, normal bacterial titers were achieved within 24 to 36 hours after dosing had begun. UTI sufferers were typically symptom-free within the same time period.

The oral dosing works best when there is no food in the stomach. Food contains many things that can degrade the antimicrobial effectiveness of the enhanced silver colloid. It also tends to slow the absorption. Both of these things reduce the amount of silver particles that are available to fight infection in the bladder.

A dosing protocol with examples is laid out in the appendix section of this Website. It will help you to understand how to administer the doses and schedule sleep and eating. This protocol, when used with an enhanced aqueous silver colloid such as the Digestive and Urinary Tonic, is a simple and effective means for terminating most UTIs. It is particularly effective when the infection is located in the ureter, which is the small tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder.

UTI’s are typically caused by E. coli bacteria. Though they can hide in the umbrella cells, making it more difficult for the immunity system to find and consume, they are not generally difficult to kill. There are times, however, that the infection is from a more robust bacterium.

Alternatives to oral dosing for UTIs

If the oral dosing doesn’t work, there is another method for treatment. The enhanced aqueous silver colloid can be delivered directly into the bladder with a dispensing syringe and a urinary catheter. Urinary catheters can be purchased at any drugstore or online. There are many styles and sizes. They will all work.

If you wish to perform this procedure yourself, insert the catheter into the urethra and work it up into the bladder. This is best done while sitting on the toilet. Once inside the bladder, the cap can be removed and any urine that is inside the bladder should be voided. The syringe is filled with approximately 30 ml (one ounce) of the enhanced aqueous silver colloid and attached to the catheter. The colloid is then gently injected into the bladder. Replace the cap on the catheter.

With the colloid in the bladder, it is in direct contact with the bacteria and the umbrella cells. It will need some time to penetrate the cells and kill the bacteria. As is discussed in more detail in the appendix on how silver colloids work, it is of vital importance here to allow a long enough exposure time. Colloids kill very thoroughly, but not very quickly.

You should lie down in bed with a book and read for 20 to 30 minutes. Change position during this time so that all of the areas of the bladder can be exposed to the colloid. After 30 minutes, the cap on the catheter can be removed and the colloid voided. It is a good idea to repeat this every two hours until you have done it several times.

You can’t overdo it, so don’t worry. The silver colloid is very easy on tissue so it won’t cause any harm at all to your bladder. It is not recommended to substitute any other anti-microbial for direct injection into the bladder. This needs to only be done for a couple of days. Most often, the first 3 applications during the first day will be sufficient. Some difficult cases require re-treatment on the second day.