A few years ago I read the book “Breakthrough-Eight Steps to Wellness” by Suzanne Somers and in it she has a conversation with a doctor about bladder infections and that is when I learned about D-Mannose! It is a safe, simple sugar that comes from plants such as cranberries, currants, gooseberries, soybeans and cayenne pepper. Why does it work? Over 90% of Bladder infections are caused by the bacterium E.coli. Which is in everyones colon but when the E.coli strays and ends up where it shouldn’t be, such as the bladder, it causes an infection. E.coli happens to love the simple sugar D-mannose. So what you want to do is take about 1 teaspoon of D-mannose powder with a bit of water and because your body metabolizes very little of the sugar, most of it will get flushed out into your kidneys and bladder. Then the E.coli with stick to all the D-mannose coming into the bladder and just get flushed out the next time you have to go to the washroom!
He told a story about a 4 year old girl that had seen 74 doctors and was going to need a kidney transplant by the age of 7 because her kidneys were starting to fail from all the infections. She had been on so many antibiotics that she had become allergic to most of them. All of her infections were caused by the bacteria E.coli. Her mom put her on the D-mannose right away and she stayed on it until she was 10 and only had one bladder infection and was able to keep her kidneys.
Remember- Take 1 tsp of D-Mannose with water every 3-4 hours while awake. If symptoms don’t improve in 24 hrs see your doctor.