Ms. D is a retired elementary school teacher who had been taking a prescribed daily antibiotic for two years to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). The frequency of her UTIs decreased with the antibiotic, but she was still experiencing 2-3 infections per year.
Ms. D had no more UTIs after she stopped cooking chicken. The science behind the discovery of the specific bacteria and chicken is described in this video by Dr. Greger.
The Science – Urinary Tract Infections
UTIs are usually treated successfully with antibiotics. However, complicated cases result in over 400,000 US hospitalizations a year.
Although unexpected, the most common cause of women’s recurrent UTI is exposure to e-coli contamination of chicken.
These four cases beg a fundamental question – “Why is this happening and what can be done?”