A few months ago I was eating 100% raw, mainly bananas, dates and oranges every day. Every night I'd have to get up to pee and right after I'd experience very painful burning that would torment me all night until I drank heaps of water and waited from 30 mins - 1 hour to go away. Then I stopped eating so many bananas, oranges and dates and mainly ate cooked potatoes in the evenings and it went away...
Now I want to go back to raw again and I've been raw for 2 days, mainly eating tons of bananas again and I experienced the same problem last night. It really disrupts my sleep.
This article here says
Why is this happening to me? Any ideas on what to try? Smoothies have been my staple for so long. :/
I think the real sugary bananas are the main problem.. maybe I should just cut those out?
I used to get UTI's all the time and so I am prone to getting them.
Try taking a cranberry pill once a day or if you feel it coming on again.
Or just eat some cranberries.
cranberries are a life saver!
If you suspect you have a bladder infection, the please seek professional medical assistance immediately. You will probably be prescribed some antibiotic to take for a few days, and guess what, possibly told to eat fruits like oranges and cranberries to help kill the bacteria.
I have kidney issues, and on a SAD diet, had frequent UTIs. On raw, and eating a mono meal or oranges everyday, and bananas on many days, no UTIs since 2010.
If you dont have a UTI, then you can relax and try to troubleshoot your diet to your own body's needs.
Myself and many members here are sensitive to high oxalate raw foods which can cause irritation of the bladder and genitalia along with digestive upsets. Dates are actually a very high oxalate fruit, and as a side note, kind of like eating empty calories because they have 0 vitamin C and are low to nil in many vitamins and minerals. I recommend dates only as raw vegan candy treats, nothing else. Other commonly eaten high oxalate raw foods include spinach, kale, and chard too, and many juices are high oxalate as some of the fiber and conutrients are removed in the process (even though the initial fruit used might be low oxalate.)
The site you referred to is not a trustworthy medical site and its sole purpose it to sell you something using FUD methods.
Try to stick to using official medical sites like WebMD or Medlineplus when researching medical conditions.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/urinarytractinfections.html (note the cranberry reference)
Good luck and feel better soon. Peace, PK
Wow, I never knew that about dates. I'd eat tons of them. Maybe that's the problem.