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Avoiding Chicken To Avoid Bladder Infections

August 17, 2019

[Music] where do bladder infections come from back in the 70s longitudinal studies of women over time showed that the movement of rectal bacteria up into the vaginal area preceded the appearance of the same types of bacteria in their urethra before they infected the bladder but would be another 25 years before genetic fingerprinting techniques were able to confirm this so-called fecal perineal urethral Theory indicating that indeed it’s the E coli strains residing in the rectal flora that serve as a reservoir for urinary tract infections yet it would be another 15 years still before we tracked it back another step and figured out where that rectal reservoir of bladder infecting e.coli was coming from chicken researchers were able to capture these extra intestinal meaning outside of the gut pathogenic disease-causing e.coli straight from the slaughterhouse to the meat to the urine specimens as obtained from infected women we now have proof of a direct link between farm animals meat and bladder infections solid evidence the urinary tract infections can be a zoonosis urinary tract infections as an animal to human disease and UTIs we’re talking millions of women infected a year costing over a billion dollars even worse the detection of multi drug-resistant strains of E coli in chicken meat resistant to some of our most powerful antibiotics the best way to prevent bladder infections is the same way you best prevent all types of infections by not getting infected in the first place it’s not an all meat equally beef and pork appears significantly less likely to harbor bladder infecting strains than chicken can’t you just use a meat thermometer and cook chicken thoroughly however you’ve known for 36 years it’s not always the meat but the cross-contamination if you give people frozen chickens actually contaminated with antibiotic resistant e.coli let people prepare and cook it in their own kitchen as they normally would and poof the bacteria ends up in their rectum ready to cause trouble in fact five different strains of antibiotic resistant e.coli jumped from the chicken to the volunteer and they know was cross examination because the jump happened after the animal was prepared but before it was eaten right not only did it not matter how well the chicken was cooked it didn’t even matter if you eat any it’s the bringing of the contaminated carcass into the home and handling it within days the drug-resistant chicken bacteria had multiplied to the point of becoming a major part of the person’s fecal floor in their gut here’s all this drug-resistant bacteria colonizing this person’s colon yet the person hadn’t taken any antibiotics it’s the chickens who were given the drugs that’s why the industry shouldn’t be routinely feeding chickens antibiotics by the millions of pounds a year because he can end up selecting for and amplifying superbugs that may end up in our body what if you’re really careful in the kitchen the effectiveness of Hygiene procedures for prevention of cross-contamination from chicken carcasses in the domestic kitchen they went into five dozen homes gave them each a chicken and asked them to cook it now I expected to read that they inoculated the carcass with a specific number of bacteria to ensure everyone got a contaminated bird but no they realized that fecal contamination of chicken carcasses so common that they just went to the store and bought any random chicken for people now after they were done cooking it there was bacteria from chicken feces salmonella Campylobacter both serious human pathogens everywhere on the cutting board utensils on their hands on the fridge handle cupboard oven handle door knob but this was before they cleaned up what about after cleaning still pathogenic fecal bacteria everywhere okay fine obviously people don’t know what they’re doing in the kitchen so they took another group of people gave them specific instructions after you cook the chicken you have to wash everything with hot water and detergent they were told specifically wash the cutting board knobs on the sink the faucet the fridge the doorknobs everything okay and the researchers still found pathogenic fecal bacteria everywhere fine okay last group this time they were going to insist that people bleach everything the dishcloth immersed in Bleach disinfectant and then they sprayed the bleach and all those surfaces let the bleach disinfectant sit there for five minutes and they still found Campylobacter and salmonella on some utensils a dish cloth the counter around the sink and the cover definitely better but still unless our kitchen is like some biohazard lab the only way to guarantee we’re not gonna leave infection around the kitchen is to not bring it into the house in the first place the good news is that it’s not like you eat chicken once and you’re colonized for life in this study the chicken bacteria only seemed to last about 10 days the problem is that people tend to eat chicken more than once every 10 days so they may be constantly reintroducing these chicken pathogens into their colon for example if you start feeding people only sterilized meat that’s been boiled for an hour within three weeks there’s a 500 full drop in the number of antibiotic resistant bacteria passing through their bodies [Music] you


  • Reply houndjog June 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Time to go vegetarian!

  • Reply Corneliu Codreanu June 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm


  • Reply qwe098qwe098qwe098 June 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    It would be interesting to test the health of workers who deal with slaughtered chickens.

  • Reply Emerson Berlanda June 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    i love raw chiken cos all that E. coli bacteria develop B12 in the gut

  • Reply Idontunderstandchess June 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    i agree.

  • Reply Emerson Berlanda June 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    a hope you don't believe me of course ahahahah

  • Reply 1Forrest1 June 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Another reason why I'm vegan … Funny how people are desensitized to the word "carcass"

  • Reply groovesme June 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    LOL Don't even get Dr. Greger started on what you would find in an "out-door kitchen"! 馃槈

  • Reply ischguggejedekagge June 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    thank you so much! i always wondered why my chronic bladder infection disappeared as soon as I became vegan

  • Reply Vegan mit Rohe Energie June 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I love your videos! Keep om. 馃檪

  • Reply Victoria Salix June 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    My bf loves chicken…

  • Reply CaseyCJL June 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    you may have implicitly answered this questions, but what about pasture raised organic chicken?

  • Reply Zephyr L贸pez Cervilla June 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    He didn't mention anything about fish, seafood or other invertebrates.
    On the other hand, there have been epidemic outbreaks of intestinal and urinary infectious of fecal origin in plant food. The last famous one was "2011 Germany E. coli O104:H4 outbreak", which caused 50 deaths, 908 cases of hemolytic-uremic syndrome, and more than 4,000 infected. The focus of the outbreak turned out to be an organic farm that had supplied sprouted foods contaminated with those pathogenic bacteria.

  • Reply Zephyr L贸pez Cervilla June 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    It's so easy to talk without any evidence.

  • Reply balderdashery G June 11, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Whomever pooped on the plants ate chicken beforehand. Or, I wonder if there may have been a chicken farm nearby that contaminated the ground water that the organic farm was using to water its' plants. In any case the contamination always comes from poop. I heard a story about organic almond trees on Oregon? that were watering the trees with contaminated water from a nearby factory farm. Now you can't get organic almonds from there because regulations protect the animal farm not the almonds.

  • Reply Zephyr L贸pez Cervilla June 11, 2013 at 4:39 am

    The organic farm had imported fenugreek seeds from Egypt, but that was in 2009 and 2010, several months or more than a year before the epidemic outbreak, and _Escherichia coli_ can't survive for too long in harsh conditions (before the seeds have sprouted).
    Another possible alternative considered was that some of the farm workers could have been already infected and had contaminated with bacteria the seeds to sprout.
    It isn't a strain usually found in the feces of farm animals but in human feces

  • Reply balderdashery G June 11, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Another good reason to make sure that farm workers are being provided with bathroom breaks and the facilities needed to make that happen. I hope you aren't trying to compare the safety of eating plants to that of animals. That would be silly.

  • Reply The Social Playground June 11, 2013 at 9:16 am


  • Reply Hubble Deepfield June 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Time to go vegan!!!

  • Reply James D Hammer June 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Lol I use to knock bladder infections out with garlic(crushing it and put it water real man it down) and it always worked. I noticed since I have drastically reduced the meat in my diet I just do not get them anymore. If I cheat with meat it is usually because I don't want to hurt my Moms feelings and not eat the slice of bacon she makes. I haven't eaten chicken in over 4 months. I never eat meat anymore on meals I make for myself. Thanks for the videos

  • Reply James D Hammer June 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm


  • Reply Purple Spiral June 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks Arlene for the English transcript… reading is better than listening because of those big words.

  • Reply UWBadgers10 June 12, 2013 at 3:35 am

    chicken poops as fertilizers. organic much.

  • Reply Lily_Rose June 12, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Ever since i started learning about the health dangers of eating and preparing flesh fooda, i can't understand why most people blythly expose their children.

  • Reply Stoudamire3 June 12, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Non male!

  • Reply StrongSpiritWoman June 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    We had a few female clients at our acupuncture clinic we were treating who had UTI's that weren't responding to antibiotics. A couple also had a crazy skin rash at the same time which no one could figure out the origin of… it kind of looked like ring worm. We advised to quit eating chicken, but of course that advise seems completely off base to most people, especially if they happen to have a chicken habit, and aren't ready to go vegan.

  • Reply June 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I actually have a few videos coming up on that–stay tuned!

  • Reply Entheogenical June 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Pasture raised chickens don't have antibiotics, hormones or steroids.

  • Reply PrincessAloeVera June 26, 2013 at 8:41 am

    so if i buy already cooked "organic" chicken and eat that is there still a lot of bad bacteria, or not? thanks.

  • Reply Haleloohoo July 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Well this adds to the disturbing thoughts/images when sick, SAD eaters complain of their health issues..

  • Reply gyrate4 July 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I'm so very glad to be vegan!

  • Reply werwdfsdfaefw July 15, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    i vegan 馃檪

  • Reply jrtruthguy August 7, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Yo, vegans…..E colic is Not isolated to the animal kingdom. Read your articles carefully and do your homework before you jump on somebody's agenda campaign.

  • Reply Rain Man December 3, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Wow i used to work in a meat department I guess that's worse.

  • Reply Kaine Joyes December 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Just love these videos…thanks so much keep them coming..x from UK

  • Reply BlackOreoCookie January 18, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Holy crap, I just realized that I havent had chicken for about the last 2 weeks and my bladder issues (not being able to hold it in until i reach the toilet, causing me to have to run every single time) have completely disappeared! This realization really motivates me to keep going down the plant-based road! Thank you 馃榾 馃榾 (from Amsterdam)

  • Reply JennOscura January 23, 2016 at 1:08 am

    My mom has had issues with recurring UTI's. I just sent her this video. Although I am not sure how useful it would be. My sister likes to cook whole chickens. So even if my mom stopped buying raw chicken; it would still be in our house. I will have to see if I can convince my sister to stop buying chicken.

  • Reply Be谩ta Bal谩zs November 13, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I have antibiotic resistant UTI. 馃檨 Nothing helps. Hopefully someday it will get better

  • Reply sarah someone February 7, 2017 at 5:34 am

    how Do i get that ecoli Strain out of my body again?

  • Reply pbredder August 24, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    The trans rectal-bladder infection is probably correct. But, how does this occur? My hypothesis is that it occurs during sleep — sleeping with nightgowns, or nude. The bed linens act as an intermediary surface for the bacteria. One should sleep with underpants or pajamas, and these should be washed frequently.

  • Reply B Kingston October 17, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    We buy organic chicken

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