I'm with you. It stinks. No one wants to take antibiotics and wipe out all the hard working good gut bacteria over a silly Urinary Tract Infection...
But, when you've already spent hundreds of dollars on Vitamin C, Cranberry D Mannose, Uva Ursi, Homeopathic remedies, Monolaurin, Lauricidin, Oregano oil capsules, corn silk, Apple Cider Vinegar, and every other supplement out there that promises to work naturally for a UTI, and still leaves you miserable...
You eventually resort to the gut destroying antibiotics. Because, you're desperate, and nothing is working, and you have to WORK and do life and nobody has time for a UTI!!! Plus, it's embarrassing.
I mean, just writing this email is embarrassing.
But, we were sharing our story about PANDAS when it was an embarrassing, unmentionable hushed and questionable diagnosis no one was talking about...
And, then we started milking donkeys. Try introducing yourself as a donkey milker in the Bible belt. We're used to hearing all the "donkey" milking jokes...
And now, sigh, I'm probably going to hear all the UTI jokes.
But, it's worth it to help you all, my friends who struggle in silence, peeing burning razor blades.
I'll suffer the jokes to tell you what worked for me.
It's not donkey milk.
It's not Cranberry D-Mannose or Uva Ursi or Vitamin C, or drinking apple cider vinegar. (Yes, I tried them ALL, and a bunch of other supplements I can't remember.)
It's...another Biblical thing...because, along with raising lots and lots of donkeys...they also grew...flax.
And I'm sure they had UTI's. Because, nomadic, tent dwelling, no showers in the desert, farming, fifteen kids, life.
And I'm sure they used their flax to spin and make clothes (hello, linen.)
And maybe they also used their flax to make this simple remedy for UTI's that I have never ever heard of, until I was so desperate after a serious reaction to antibiotics that nearly landed me in the ER, that I searched through my daughter's herbal books of old remedies, and found this.
And tried it.
All it takes is a strong gag reflex. Because, after you boil ground flax, it turns to slime, and reminds one of...drinking hot snot. And, the snottier consistency, the better. I've tried to drink it before it reaches the full on snot consistency, and, unfortunately, it doesn't work quite as well...
But, I'll drink a big ol' mug of hot snot (boiled ground flax seed tea) any day if it will kick a UTI without resorting to antibiotics.
Now, for those of you who question whether drinking hot snot, I mean, hot slimy flax water "tea" is all I did to kick my burning razor blade UTI, I have to admit, I also took manuka honey and donkey milk. And dumped in some cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.
Because, hot snot is a bit difficult to get down on it's own.
And, yes, manuka honey has "antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It may benefit wound healing, cough relief, ulcer healing, digestion, and oral health. Many cultures have used Manuka honey for wound healing for centuries." Link HERE for more info on Manuka Honey.
And, yes, Donkey Milk is also antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. (Link to published research on all of that up HERE.)
So, maybe it was the combination of the hot snot flax drink, and the donkey milk, and the manuka honey, and the cinnamon...
But, I tried the donkey milk and the manuka honey combo without the hot snot, and it didn't cut it.
Apparently, you need the hot snot for the win. Maybe just the hot snot? (If you try it, let me know if it works without the manuka honey, cinnamon, and donkey milk.)
And no, I'm not selling Hot Snot Flax drinks.
I'm just sharing, because, this helped me avoid the dreaded gut destroying antbiotics, and the misery of peeing razor blades.
And if I have something that I know saved me from hell on earth, I have to share.
Speaking of, have I told you about Jesus? No? Well, let me tell you. He's the way, the truth, and the life. Message me if you want the Good News. It's even better than hot snot flax drinks for UTI's.
And I think he would have a pretty good chuckle over my hot snot email as a conduit for sharing about Him.
I hope so anyway.