E coli infection in UTIs come from the gut

E coli infection in UTIs come from the gut

Weill Cornell researchers have shown that once E coli is found in levels greater than 1% of the gut microbiome, patients are more likely to have UTIs; E coli has also been linked to kidney cancer, bladder cancer and colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer. 

Dr. John Lee, Assistant Professor of Medicine studies people who had had a kidney transplant necessitating high levels of antibiotics and antirejection immune suppressing medications. The damage to the gut microbiome meant the E coli met less resistance from commensal (good) bacteria. Indeed different gut profiles were more likely or less likely to encourage E coli growth.

When E coli exceeded 1%in the patient’s feces, the patient was considerably more likely to go on to develop a UTI.

The conclusion was also that such infections could pass from the gut into the urinary tract.

The team also commented that 10 million doctor visits each year in the USA were due to UTIs and standard practice was to use antibiotics. Here the team instead suggested improving the microbiome with probiotics and probiotic foods.

Chris Woollams, former Oxford University Biochemist and author of the book 'Heal your Gut; Heal your Body' said, “We were telling people all of this in Personal Prescriptions 8 to 10 years ago. We have also suggested using artemisinin, oregano oil and Para Free Plus, alongside Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon Juice, unpasteurized cheese, kefir and Probio8 Max. Recent research suggested going vegan to stop E coli entering the body. E.coli isn’t just behind UTIs. There are higher levels in Kidney cancer, Bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and even breast cancer. We have never suggested an antibiotic as the solution. It doesn't make sense.”

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