I have a problem with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). You've mentioned that constipation or bowel problems can cause frequent UTIs, and that taking lactic acid yeast might help. My doctor called that nonsense. He said the lower bowel had nothing to do with the urinary tract, and only unsanitary bowel habits could make one contaminate the other. I would like more information on this subject.
There are still a lot of people (doctors included) who fail to realize the human body is not just a bunch of separate organs and systems. Every cell in the body is interconnected and communicates through the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic system.
More to the point, infectious bacteria can easily migrate from the lower bowel to the urinary tract or vaginal area by way of the lymphatic system. All types of toxic substances move throughout the body. Unchecked colon cancer commonly spreads to the liver and other organs using one or more of these routes.
The best method for maintaining a healthy colon includes regular bowel movements and good intestinal flora. Many of the strong antibiotics given for recurrent bladder infections kill off good bacteria in the colon allowing harmful, more virulent strains to dominate the area. These in turn are usually fed by a high sugar diet, making matters worse.
Urinary tract infections can't be treated solely by working with the lower bowel, but it is one area that must be healthy if you want to avoid recurrent problems.