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Urinary Track Infections

by J.

January 2006

I would like to offer a remedy.

I suffer from many urinary tract infections related to abnormalities from birth. These infections have been getting worse over the years and the last two were extremely painful. Within 2 hours of the first symptoms I could barely walk. Over the last 18 months, I began developing allergies to the antibiotics. So, on the last infection I decided to try herbs and was astounded at the results. No more antibiotics for me.

I took 1 tsp of raw apple cider vinegar every 15 minutes, 2 homemade garlic pills every 6 hours, 2 homemade Cayenne pepper pills every hour, a dropper full of Immune Booster every 8 hours and the infection was gone faster than the antibiotic usually relieves it. Since antibiotics usually take 5-10 days, I decided to follow up the above regimen w/ 1tsp of apple cider vinegar, 2 garlic pills, 2 cayenne pills and Immune Booster 3-4 times a day for a week.

That was October 1st and I haven't had a problem. No re-occurrence, no side effects.

Thank you for your time, your wonderful articles, your wonderful store, and your wonderful herbs.

Gratefully yours,
~J.

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Cayenne powder has been used by researchers in Antarctica to help them bear the extremely cold temperatures. The cayenne powder is sprinkled into their boots before putting them on. As the powder slowly comes in contact with the skin through the socks, it will draw blood to the feet, thus bringing much needed warms to the extremities. The one draw back is the red powder stains light colored socks. From our readings, it seems the stained socks were a small price to pay for the great benefit of being able to feel your toes after a little while out in the blistering cold! After trying this on a number of occasions during the winter near Lake Superior, I'm also convinced the stained socks are worth it.