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Dec 12, 2021

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about chronic UTIs and Interstitial Cystitis.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Ruth Kriz. Utilizing her functional medicine background as well as experience in microbiology and teaching pharmacology, Ruth Kriz, MSN, APRN has spent the majority of her professional career as a Nurse Practitioner working with Chronic UTI and Interstitial Cystitis patients. Her practice expanded to patients from almost all the states in the US as well as from 35 countries who came to her seeking answers beyond symptom management. Through molecular testing, an understanding of the genetics common to these patients, and an understanding of how this contributes to chronic infection and biofilms, she has been able to successfully treat this population. These factors have broad implications for other chronic infections (sinus, prostate, ear infections, wounds, etc.) as well as fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions in which biofilms are an important contributor. She has closed her medical practice, but she has reinvented as a consultant to help practitioners learn how to utilize her approach for curing these patients.

Key Takeaways:

  • How do chronic UTIs evolve into Interstitial Cystitis (IC) over time?
  • What are the primary contributors to chronic UTIs and IC?
  • How is the potential for infection best explored in these conditions?
  • What types of microbes are commonly found in these patients?
  • Do chronic Lyme disease and mold illness play a role in these conditions?
  • What are the key genetic contributors?
  • What role does ammonia play in creating the right environment for microbial overgrowth?
  • How might Nrf2 support be helpful in treating these conditions?
  • What is the role of hypercoagulation and biofilm?
  • How does vitamin D impact these conditions?
  • Is MCAS involved in chronic UTIs and IC?
  • Are oxalates a primary contributor?
  • What are some of the treatment options to explore?
  • Why is detoxification support important?
  • What is the prognosis for those dealing with chronic UTIs and IC?

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Interview Date:

December 9, 2021


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.