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Didn’t think UTIs could start on your plate? Well, we’ve got some bad news for your belly. The term FUTI — or foodborne urinary tract infection — is gaining attention thanks to mounting evidence that E. coli-contaminated food could be causing widespread UTIs around the world, according to New Food Economy. Unlike other strains of E. coli that cause gastrointestinal problems, uropathogenic E. coli — the kind that cause UTIs — aren’t monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. So, the problem has flown under the radar for decades.
That’s right — this is nothing new. The hypothesis was first posed back in the 1970s, and it gained traction in 2001 when researchers found the same strain of multidrug-resistant E. coli bacteria in the urine samples of college students at three different U.S. universities. How’d the bacteria travel so far? According to the researchers, contaminated food products were likely to blame. What’s more, animals are often given the same antibiotics used to treat UTIs. That means the meat and poultry we eat could be the source of our UTIs and the reason we’re developing a resistance to the drugs we need to treat them.
“UTI is a gateway disease, meaning it can often lead to more advanced forms of life-threatening drug-resistant infections. That’s why monitoring the spread of drug-resistant UTIs is so important.” - New Food Economy
The fat-cutting, mind-enhancing fad may come with some more unpleasant side effects. While “keto breath” is well documented, women on the keto diet are now reporting an unpleasant vaginal odor too, according to mindbodygreen. What’s the link? The high-fat, low-carb diet can throw off vaginal pH, which leads to a whole array of issues down under.
Keto dieters traditionally go hard on meat, poultry, dairy, and caffeine, which are all highly acidic. And high acidity in your diet can alter the pH of your vagina, making it more alkaline — and more susceptible to infections like bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and (you guessed it) urinary tract infections.
So what’s a keto-er to do? Dr. Anna Cabeca recommends counterbalancing acidity by adding more alkaline and probiotic-rich foods to your diet. This can help rebalance vaginal pH and add good bugs to the mix to keep the bad guys in check. Taking a vaginal probiotic daily can also give your body the added boost it needs to fend off vaginal infections.
"... because the gut microbiome may function as a sort of "reservoir" for vaginal microorganisms, it's thought that keeping the gut healthy and balanced will help keep your vagina healthy and balanced, too..." - Dr. Anna Cabeca
idk which one of you needs to hear this but: that bath bomb isn’t good for ur pussy.— h (@halsey) August 11, 2019
"I suffered from CHRONIC UTIs and have had some pretty
serious repercussions from taking mass amounts of antibiotics.
I have not had a UTI since I started taking uqora. I drink it after things that are my triggers (sex in particular) and it stops it in it’s tracks!"
Lacey, Uqora customer
This is for you if:
You want to stay fresh and maintain a healthy pH.
How does it work?
As you know, hygiene is a key part of UTI prevention. But not all wipes are created equal. Some can mess with your body’s natural chemistry and do more harm than good. Our wipes keep you clean, fresh, and balanced — without any nasty ingredients.
Use any time you want to freshen up. That might be after sex, exercise, long plane rides — you know your body better than anyone.
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Water, triethyl citrate, sodium benzoate, allantoin, lactic acid, carprylyl/capryl glucoside, glycerin, fragrance, sodium dehydroacetate, tetrasodium EDTA, citric acid, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, sodium citrate, potassium sorbate.