Monday, February 01, 2010

Always Learning

The upside to a mild UTI for a 5 year old? She figures out the pause button on the TV remote pretty quickly.

For those of you who don't like to rely on antibiotics, I have been very pleased with D-Mannose in treating Bella's UTI.

D-Mannose is a natural occurring simple sugar that's a safe, practical alternative (even for infants) for the treatment of urinary tract infections. D-Mannose is absorbed eight times slower than glucose, and when ingested, is not converted to glycogen or stored in the liver, but rather goes directly to the blood stream from the upper GI tract. Hence, D-Mannose is mostly filtered through the kidneys and routed to the bladder.

It is also 10x stronger than cranberry which is great because Bella refuses cranberry in any shape or form.

I don't consider myself "alternative" or a hippie, but I do like having options for my family's health and well-being!

Happy Monday!


tallulah said...

Did your regular Pediatrician recommend it?

Happy Monday to you too!

Jennboree said...

I did alot of research and asked hubby's aunt (who owns the alternative clinic I've told you about).

Bella had such a MILD case, I couldn't see putting her on yet another 10 days of antibiotics.

MRSA has touched too many lives in my family to make me not jump on the antibiotics train too often!

The Girl Next Door said...

THANK YOU for the alternative!!!! We just had one in our house also, same thing, she doesn't like the cranberry. I got her to drink enough and got rid of the problem but it was a pain. Like you I am anti-antibiotic if I can help it. I just don't see putting something in our body that knocks everything off balance etc when something simple, gentler and easier on the system will do the same thing.

Lisa said...

Please keep always brightens my day and NOW I also learned something. UTI's are the bane of my existence.