Some doctors are prescribing at least 5,000 mg or more of vitamin C a day for patients who develop recurrent urinary tract infections. Vitamin C keeps the bladder healthy by acidifying the urine, essentially putting up a no-trespassing sign for potentially harmful bacteria.
If you tend to get urinary tract infections, be sure to drink plenty of water -- about 8 eight-ounce glasses a day. You should be urinating at least every four to five hours. If you are currently dealing with an infection, drink buckets of water to fight it off. Drink a full 8 ounces of water every hour. The river of water in your system will help flush out bacteria by making you urinate more frequently.
Baking soda is a very effective remedy for UTI because of its property to neutralize the acidity in the urine. Consuming one teaspoon of baking soda added to a glass of water not only eases the symptoms but also prevents the disease.
Blueberries and cranberries are from the same plant family and seem to have the same bacteria-inhibiting properties. In one study, blueberry juice was found to prevent UTIs. Since you're not likely to find a gallon of blueberry juice at your local store, try sprinkling a handful of these flavorful, good-for-you berries over your morning cereal.
Cranberry juice is another very effective natural medicine which does not allow the bacteria to stick to the cells that line the tract of the urinary passage.
Pineapples contain an enzyme called Bromelain. Eating a cupful of pineapple in regular doses can help cure the urinary tract infection.