Healthy with Jodi

Urinary tract Info and Suggested Natural healing approach

    Urinary tract Info:
    Commonly also call bladder infections. There is a disturbance in the bacterial flora that protects the urinary track and anabiotic’s lead to reoccurring infections.

    Doubling probiotics such as L. Acidophilus is highly recommended. At least 20 billion CFU’s. 50-100Billion CFU’s would be more beneficial and HIGHLY recommended.

    Acidity levels are too high in the body when the pH is disrupted there is fermentation of vaginal glycogen to lactic acid. Alkalinity is Key, must add more Green into the diet. ORGANIC EATING is SO Very IMPORTANT!!!

    Eliminating of dairy, yeast, and soy products are recommended to rebalance pH. Limiting grains, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol, and refined carbohydrates.
    At least 64 oz water a day. Decaffeinated tea counts as water. Eliminate food allergens. Allergy Blood work is your best Road map to gut and immune support and healing.  Blood Tests are available and easy!

    Recommended foods:
    Use healthy cooking oil such as olive oil (don’t heat olive oil) or coconut oil.
    Eat Less red meats and more lean meats such as fish, but no soy.
    High fiber foods include beans root vegetables such as yams or sweet potatoes and psyllium husk.
    Antioxidant rich foods including vegetables like bell peppers and squash.
    **Fruit in the morning including cranberries, blueberries,and cherries. If you’re going to drink juice make sure that it is unsweetened. Please eat your fruit, better for you unless you are juicing. Best for digestion if fruit is first thing in the morning and by itself or for your first snack, eaten alone.**

    Recommended Vitamins:
    Probiotics and digestive enzymes ALWAYS!! Double if taking antibiotics!
    Multi Vitamin
    Vit D: 2000-4000 IU
    Fish oils 1000mg and or Flax seed, 3x a day. Could go up to 6000mg
    Super Greens
    Amino Acids
    Vit C: 1000mg a day
    Grape seed oil 100-300mg
    Magnesium 200-300mg 3x a day
    Zinc: 30mg a day

    Recommended Botanicals:
    Aloe Vera: up to 32oz per day
    Gotu Kola is great extract tea to help balance pH. 60-120mg
    Uva Ursi ( upland cranberry or bearberry) is a powerful antiseptic herb.
    Dried leaves or tea: 1.5-4.0 (1-2 tsp)
    Goldenseal herb has antimicrobial agents. Dried root or tea: 1-2g

    Other herbs that are recommended: green tea, cats claw, milk thistle, and reishi mushroom.

    Fresh Cranberry Salsa

      Fresh Cranberry Salsa

      Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar free

      Happily serves 24


      12 oz package fresh Cranberries

      1/4 Cup Green onion (2-3 stalks)

      1/4 Cup Cilantro (handful roughly)

      1 Jalapeño pepper

      1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar or Monk Fruit

      1/4 tsp Cumin

      2 TBSP Lemon or Lime juice

      Himalayan Sea salt to taste

      Rinse cranberries well.  Dry and discard any wrinkled/old berries.

      Add all ingredients except cranberries to the food processor.  Blend well, scrape down the sides. Coarsely Chop the cranberries in.

      Add everything in a bowl and then stir and serve.

      Cranberry Relish

        Cranberry Relish

        Vegan, GF (gluten free), Refined sugar free

        Happily serves 4

        All Organic Ingredients

        1 16 oz package fresh cranberries

        1 pear, diced

        1 apple, diced

        1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup) or 1/4 tsp stevia 

        1 tsp grated ginger

        1 TBSP balsamic vinegar

        Blend cranberries in a blender or food processor.

        In a bowl, combine blended cranberries and rest of ingredients.

        Cranberry Relish Nutrition facts:

        1 serving (219 g)

        Calories: 164

        adapted from

        other great cranberry recipes

        Sweet Potato Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

          Sweet Potato Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

          Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian 

          Happily serves 4


          1 cup Tricolor sprouted quinoa, rinsed

          2 diced Sweet potatoes

          1/2 red onion

          1 crushed garlic clove (cut and let sit 5 mins)

          1 TBSP Coconut oil

          2 tsp Cumin

          3 TBSP Chopped parsley

          1.5 C Bone broth

          Sea Salt & White Pepper to taste

          Optional: 1/2 C cranberries

          Optional: 1/4 C pecans

          Preheat oven to 375 

          Rinse Quinoa.  Heat 1 1/2 cup bone broth, add quinoa and simmer for about 15 minutes until water is absorbed.  Do not over cook.  Remove from heat and let cool.

          On a baking stone, Add sweet potatoes, onions and garlic. Drizzle with Coconut oil and roast for 15-20 minutes, until soft.

          Combine sweet potatoes and onions with cooked quinoa. Stir in cumin, cranberries, pecans, parsley, salt and pepper.

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