As a follow up to my colonics blog I figure this should be next in line.
Yeast sucks! If you have ever had a full blown yeast infection you know. I have not had this wonderful fortune but I know I have had some yeast. I remember my first intimate exam from my midwife when I was pregnant with Addi revealed yeast. I was mortified, and frustrated since I had worked hard to not have yeast in my body. I am only human and had not rid my body of the pesky awful yeast. When I had charlie and breast fed, my breast milk had a higher concentration of sugar than with Addi. I then passed on thrush to Charlie in his mouth from my nipples. That also sucked, ached, itched and burned. We survived with the help of probiotics and gentile violet.
As I was doing my competition prep, and sweating every day not always changing my workout clothes after my morning workout I felt as though my often fresh and happy girl area was not feeling itself. I was concerned about yeast and wanted to alkalize the area back to its fresh and happy state. Now, you can choose to do this with many over the counter products but that is not how I like to do things. If I can go natural even though it may take a little longer and be a little bit more of a hassle I will do that. Choosing an over the counter product will mess with your vaginal area and can leave you dry and will not allow your vagina to stay alkaline.
Now what I am going to explain will seem crazy and you may think I would never do that, BUT, I say give it a try to stay alkaline and natural down below, it will benefit you in the long run….If you can’t ingest it, don’t put it on your skin.
Coconut oil is good for the bed room, bathroom, and kitchen. It is anti microbial, anti fungal, anti bacterial. Garlic, is a viral killer, it is great to ingest when sick, or need to kill about anything :). Probiotics, we need them for our body to flourish they will also reduce the acidic state that your body can be in along with improving your gut flora. I suggest doing the following 3-5 days in a row.
You will need:
string (from a sewing machine or like)
1 clove of garlic
1tsp of coconut oil
1 probiotic capsule or a 1/4 teaspoon
You will want to push the string through the thickest part of the garlic, the string will be helpful later. You want your coconut oil to be the consistency of the oil in my picture. You want to add your probiotic to the oil and mix it. Once it is mixed place the garlic clove in the coconut oil and make sure the coconut oil is around it, and on top of it. Make sure your strings are not in the oil. Place in the fridge for about 10 min.
Now you will want to do this at night. Right before you go to bed, take your cold coconut oil probiotic garlic and place it in your vagina like you would a tampon. (with your fingers) make sure the string is hanging out, and go to bed. While you sleep you will be killing yeast and anything funky in your vagina. Now another weird thing, as soon as you place the garlic in you will taste it in your mouth, so bizarre! Obviously repeat this 3-5 nights with a fresh clove of garlic haha.
I will continue to be that friend that keeps you natural and regular, its ok, you can thank me later :)