When I received the following message from Chris about how my Just For Tummies ‘For Women’ capsules had made such an enormous difference to her urinary and gut health, it really struck a chord with me.
Anyone who knows me or reads my blog posts and newsletters on a regular basis will know how strongly (to put it mildly…) I feel about how very crucial it is to take live bacteria after a course of antibiotics, to help replenish gut flora after antibiotics have wiped out both bad and good bugs. Those good bugs need replacing pronto! Without them, the gut microbiome is out of balance. In fact antibiotics can have a detrimental impact on all the biomes in the body and this includes the bladder, lungs and skin. We can be left vulnerable to picking up further infections and developing several other digestive and gut disorders and diseases.
The link between antibiotics & recurring UTIs
Did you know that taking antibiotics for, say, a strep throat, chest infection, or skin infection can put you at more risk of developing a UTI? That’s because broad-spectrum antibiotics can’t tell the difference between bad bacteria and good. They wipe out the lot including the billions of beneficial bacteria located in your bladder. These are keeping the gut healthy and protecting it against infections from e-coli.
In my many years of experience, I have treated thousands of people for digestive and gut issues that have been caused by a history of antibiotic use. Don’t get me wrong. I am not against the use of antibiotics. They do a great job and have saved countless lives since they were developed. However, there are many conditions that can be treated without them. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led to a worldwide problem – antibiotic resistance. In 2019, the WHO listed antimicrobial resistance as one of the top ten threats to global health.
Feedback from Chris
Before I continue, please read Chris’s message:
If you suffer from recurrent UTIs, as I have for the last ten years after needing a total hysterectomy. These capsules are like magic. I’ve been prescribed so many full courses of antibiotics, as well as two years of prophylactics* – all to no avail. That old e-coli kept winning the battle.
I had a cystoscopy** where the consultant found nothing intrinsically wrong with my bladder, but he did describe it as a war zone! Please, please if any of this resonates with you, give the For Women probiotic capsules a try.
I pair mine with the Live Bacteria probiotic capsules to give my poor gut an extra boost after years of antibiotics that have wiped out all my beneficial gut bacteria. The two together are transforming my life. Thank you, Linda.
Why all the health professionals I have seen over the years have never once mentioned gut health is beyond my understanding, but I am just glad that I found Just for Tummies. I am telling as many people as I can about these supplements because nobody needs to suffer the misery of recurrent UTIs if my experience is anything to go by.
*prophylactics – continuous low-dose antibiotics used for the prevention of UTIs
**cystoscopy – a test to check the health of your urethra and bladder
Why do you need good bacteria?
Chris is a classic example of someone who has undergone every test and tried every drug in the book to get rid of her recurrent UTIs. The ten – yes, ten – years of Chris’s quest to sort out her UTIs and the multiple courses of antibiotics have wreaked absolute havoc on her gut and I know she is not alone.
Your body relies on good bacteria to
- regulate the digestive system,
- manufacture important vitamins and hormones,
- crowd out pathogenic strains of bacteria,
- reduce the risk of gut infections,
- support immunity,
- aid serotonin production and much more.
So rather than figuring out how to get rid of bad gut bacteria, Chris needed to restore gut flora and replenish her good bacteria to manage her UTIs. Gut health is non-negotiable when it comes to achieving overall health. Maintaining levels of good bacteria in the gut and in the bladder can be done through a number of ways, including diet and the use of specific strains of beneficial bacteria.
Introducing ‘For Women’ capsules
My ‘For Women’ capsules contain female-specific strains that help reduce the symptoms of UTIs, thrush and bacterial vaginosis, and prevent recurring cases. They can help prevent the harmful bacteria (in most cases E.coli) which cause the UTI, from sticking to the bladder wall and creating an infection. Take our capsules daily as they can help prevent recurring UTIs. However, I have also added an extra strain of bacteria to my For Women capsules, one that helps to maintain a healthy digestive system and gut.
Studies have shown that the live bacteria contained within my For Women probiotics, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri, are a safe and effective treatment for recurrent UTIs.
As Chris has discovered, the gut microbiome is very adaptable and responds to positive lifestyle choices. So, if you eat a diet with lots of fibre-rich whole foods, ensure your foods are rich in essential fatty acids (vitamin E and omega 3s), and supplement with specific strains of beneficial bacteria, you can speed up your gut biome and bladder biome restoration. Plus, getting regular exercise, especially cardio, adequate sleep and measures to control excessive stress is associated with higher diversity in your gut.
To learn more about my For Women capsules, please visit our product page: https://justfortummies.co.uk/product/live-bacteria-for-women/#description.
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