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    Nutrition

    The Scoop On Cranberry For UTI’s

    Who doesn’t love a nice refreshing glass of cranberry juice on a warm day? Or a heaping spoon of cranberry sauce with Thanksgiving dinner? It’s crisp, yet sweet, with a touch of tang. Cranberries really have a lot going for them. Luckily, they’re also packed with all sorts of nutrients that are good for us. You may have even heard that drinking cranberry juice is a good way to fight off the all too common UTI (urinary tract infection). Here, we dig into this power-packed fruit to find out how to get the most benefit from it.  History Of The Cranberry We’ve been eating cranberries for a long time. Native…

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    Incontinence,  Nutrition

    Pumpkin Seeds: The Secret TO OAB?

    The leaves are changing, and temperatures are dropping, which can only mean one thing. It’s that time of year again! I don’t know about you ladies, but I’m in the mood for anything and everything pumpkin. If you’re a big fan of pumpkin like me, and you’re looking to add a healthy dose of crunch to your diet, might I suggest a healthy big dose of pumpkin seeds? One of my favorite snacks happens to be pumpkin seeds, and you would not believe some of the benefits these little seeds can reap! Pumpkin Seeds And Bladder Leaks: What’s The Deal?  Let’s get down to the good stuff, shall we? It’s…

  • fruit juice can cause bladder leaks
    Incontinence,  Nutrition

    You Can Lead Me To Water, But…

    If you’re currently dealing with bladder leaks, it might be tempting to think, “Well…if I limit how much liquid I drink, it’ll help reduce bladder leaks.” The less you imbibe, the less there is to leak out. Seems logical, right? Well…sort of. But not exactly. Unfortunately, skipping your daily dose of H2O isn’t a great idea. Decreasing the amount of liquid you drink can lead to UTI’s, kidney stones, migraines, and a host of other issues that will have you up late on WebMD. And no one’s got time for that. Up to 60% of an adult body is water, and water helps with everything from digesting food to lubricating…

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    Incontinence,  Nutrition

    Don’t Pass The Lemonade: Diet Tips For A Happy Bladder

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But if you get bladder leaks, then you may not want to drink that lemonade. What we eat has a direct impact on how our bladders work. When we eat, food passes through our digestive and urinary system. These systems process what we put into our bodies by eliminating the bad stuff and keeping the good (isn’t the human body amazing?). So, if you eat something that’s a bladder irritant, it can give you an urge, even if your bladder isn’t full. Spicy in, spicy out as they say… If you have an overactive bladder or suffer from incontinence, understanding your diet can…