The water cures protocol for UTI or urinary tract infection requires a glass of water and a half teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate. If you are on any medications or have any chronic health problems, are pregnant or nursing or have kidney disease, you should not use this with out a doctors advice.
Before telling you how to use the water cures protocol for UTI, first review the reasons you may not want to use it. For some it is contraindicated. In other words, you should not take it.
Some of the reactions to taking sodium bicarbonate can include:
- Metabolic Acidosis
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Hyperosmolar Syndrome
- Hypervolemic Hypernatremia
- Milk Alkali Syndrome (for those who take calcium supplements, antacids or drink a lot of milk. It can result in kidney stones and in kidney failure.
Sodium bicarbonate is used because it works as an antacid. Doctors sometimes give it to make blood or urine less acidic.
Do not take on an overly full stomach.
Do not use for period longer than 7 days unless you are told to by a doctor. For best results, follow he directions on the side of the box.
If you are on any prescription medications, always speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking anything that could change your body chemistry.
If you are currently taking...
aspirin or aspirin-containing medicines
iron or holistic treatments to boost your iron for your blood
lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
methenamine (Hiprex, Urex)
...then make sure and speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using the Water Cures UTI protocol.
If you are taking vitamins or supplements, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using the protocol.
In most cases, when it is OK to use sodium bicarbonate with other medications, it should be taken at least 2 hours before other medications and up to 4 hours after if they were taken if taken on a full stomach.
If you have congestive heart failure, kidney disease or bleeding in your stomach or intestines, you should not use this with out speaking first to your doctor.
If you are pregnant, do not use with without first consulting your doctor.
Sodium bicarbonate may cause some bad side effects. Tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms or if they are severe or if they do not go away:
- increased thirst
- abdominal cramping
If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using sodium bicarbonate and water and call your doctor right away:
- severe headache
- vomit that resembles coffee grounds (called coffee grounds emesis
- loss of appetite
- new onset frequent urination or frequent urge to urinate
- slow breathing
- edema or swelling of feet or lower legs
- bloody, black, or tarry stools (blood mahogany or dark colored, not bright red)
- blood in your urine
Note: This works much faster than cranberry juice. To date, it has been reported to work in as little as 12 hours over night. Many stop using it once the desired effects are realized. Most only use it once or twice before getting desired results and discontinuing use.
The Water Cures UTI Protocol(note: the amount taken is based on the Arm & Hammer Company book, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses.
Dissolve the recommended quantity of baking soda in a glass of cold water and and drink it. The baking soda should be completely dissolved and the water should be clear before drinking.
Day 1: Drink 1 glass of water with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 4 times a day (about 4 hours apart).
Day 2: Drink 1 glass of water with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 2 times a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.
Users have noticed that the symptoms have been eliminated in as little as one dose. Even if it works the first time, consider taking a second glass the following day to make sure.