Dear Dr. Northrup,
Is there a natural way to treat vaginosis?
Thanks – K.C.
Yes. There are many ways to treat bacterial vaginosis naturally. The easiest is to make sure the pH of the vagina remains acidic. You can do this with tampons dipped in natural unsweetened yogurt or with a dilute vinegar douche. Relationship or job stress can make bacterial vaginosis worse, too. So try to identify any situations in which you are feeling energetically “raped.” That means feeling as though you are being forced to do things that bring you no pleasure. Another thing- all dietary sugars contribute to bacterial vaginosis so keep these to a minimum. Start counting grams of sugar in your food, and keep them to 15 grams or less.
Hope this helps – C.N.