Practical advice that will make a big difference in your feminine health.

Yes, many of us have been there. For some maybe once or twice, for others sometimes monthly. Vaginal yeast infections are much more common than you think. In fact, you may be doing everything you’ve been taught: Don’t wear tight clothing, avoid staying in your wet bathing suit, wear cotton underwear, but still continue to experience the discomfort that comes with an infection.

There are many reasons that can cause vaginal yeast infections, including:

  1. Feeding – Vaginal yeast infection has a lot to do with your digestion. If you follow the traditional American diet or “Standard American Diet (SAD)” you may be consuming too many refined carbohydrates and sugars. The high consumption of alcohol also influences, because it is converted into sugar. What to do? Cut down on sugar and refined carbohydrates, gluten and alcohol. Increase the amount of vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables that will support the health of your liver.
  2. Low levels of stomach acid – Although they have made you think that stomach acid is the enemy that causes reflux and heartburn, the reality is that to have a good digestion you need enough stomach acid. In fact, acidity is often caused by low levels of stomach acid. When you have low stomach acid, the food you eat cannot be digested properly. When that happens, your gut is going to have to go through more work, and you may not even be able to digest multiple foods. This will cause unfriendly bacteria to grow in your gut. What is one of the signs of low stomach acid? Inflation in the abdomen, especially half an hour after eating. How can you support yourself? Eat bitter food, or / and lean on consuming bitter green tincture (bitters) 30 minutes before your meals. Please note that it is preferable not to use swiss bitters They can cause diarrhea.
  3. Adrenal fatigue, low immunity – Actually your adrenal glands are not fatigued, it is more a question of how certain glands in your brain communicate (hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenals to be exact). But anyway, what can you do? Create a sleep routine and try as much as possible to sleep 7-8 solid hours each night. Create a carefew of electronics and go to bed no later than 10 pm. You can use an alarm to tell you that it is time to go close the electronics and get ready to sleep.

Use a mask to sleep in complete darkness.

Hydrate, but avoid going too close to bed or you will be going to the bathroom several times at night and you will interrupt sleep.

Increase the amount of potassium you consume, especially in the second half of your menstrual cycle (luteal phase)

I hope these tips help you decrease the recurrence of vaginal yeast infections. Health!