Saturday, June 02, 2007

Keeping the Genitourinary Tract

Keeping the Genitourinary Tractin Balance

Urinate when you feel the need. Avoid holding in urine.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.

Eat sweet, juicy fruits (daily if possible).

Avoid drinking coffee and alcohol, and stay away from spicy foods.

Avoid exposure to cigarettes, chemicals, water and air pollution, and other environmental toxins.

Women should wipe from the front to the back after using the restroom. This helps to prevent bacteria from the colon from entering the bladder.

Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse. Urinating after sexual intercourse can also help avoid infection.

Avoid bubble baths, feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches. These can irritate the urethra.

Avoid eating foods that are old or contain preservatives and chemicals — including leftovers, fermented foods, non-organic foods, canned foods, and packaged foods. These overload the liver and make it less effective in screening out toxins.

Avoid cold drinks, which reduce the digestive fire.

Stress can upset the normal functions of the body. The Transcendental Meditation® program has been shown in over 600 scientific studies to be the most highly effective technique for reducing both mental and physical stress.

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