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Woman´s intimate health

The Vagina monologue 

Historically when talking about reproduction and «woman» issues it is worth mentioning that it was considered obscene  as late as  1960 to talk about contraceptives. There were limitations prohibiting,  or restricting  sale and advertisement of contraception in several states in the U.S.A at that time.

I wonder if I shall label this a «women only post» because I´m going to write about vaginal health.  I actually was not sure If I should write it. Then I thought if I had gotten the simple information it might have saved me some sleepless nights .

I had severe candida imbalance at times and that included vaginal irritation. The irritation has various causes listed here. Mine was due to my sugar consumption.  There is a solution to the irritation that I don´t  know if are common knowledge.

First of all is to change the diet. Avoid sugar in all shapes and forms. Study a candida balanced diet and last but not least. Use vaginal capsules to build up your flora with good bacteria. There are available small capsules with good bacteria. my brand is called Vivag. And it works wonders.

Candida is dependent on what you eat, so here is a link to the candida diet and all the information you might want about the candida condition. Candida is different from person to person so you have to determine the seriousness of your condition to take the proper action.

I stopped using pads last century. It happened when I discovered the keeper, or the moon cup. I did not buy it in a store but at a home sale. (like tupperware). But now they are available in most health stores.  The keeper is a wonderful little invention. It dates back all the way to the 1930s, believe it or not! I used to have rash after each  menstruation  because of the chemicals and absorbent materials in the pads. That all went away with the keeper. Here is a link to the mooncup-blog if you want to learn more.  (Don´t you just love the internet!?)

I want also to talk about bladder and urinary tract health. Cranberry juice, both juice and capsules work wonders on those problems. I have used both with good results. But I would buy them at a health store, regular cranberry juice or capsules. To avoid infection , try to urinate after having intercourse, the urine cleanses the urinary tract and deminishes therefore possibility of infection.

Do not use strong soap on the vaginal area, only mild and no soap internally!

We are so fixated with body odour that we wash too much at times. The body has equipped the vagina with self cleansing mechanism and yes the hair is there for a reason. Shaving all off is probably not a good idea. It is good to remeber if you drink a lot of coffee it can cause pain when you urinate, that can be cured by drinking more water and less coffee.

One last product all women should have in their possession is the Acti-gel natural product for discomfort in the vaginal area.

Well that is the end of my Vagina monologue. Hope it helps!

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Candida

I have a book that I use frequently when I want some nutritional answers. The book is healing with  whole foods, written by Paul Pitchford. There I have learned about Candida overgrowth and what varieties there are in the condition of those suffering from  Candida and what to do.

There is no solution that fits all. Each and every one has to recognize their condition and act accordingly.So if you see someone who is promoting a magic

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solution remember that there is no such thing. If you have constant craving for sugar like I did and you are tired all the time the reason might be candida overgrowth. But it might be something else, that is why we the responsible adults that we are, we need to educate ourselves and act accordingly. I have also found that for me both acupuncture and reflexology are helpful dealing with digestive problems and imbalances.

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

As I said the purpose of the blog is to share my experience. Twelve years or so ago I was stressed out, and tired all the time. I was struggling in my life.

A friend suggested that I would see a nutrition specialist to see if that could help. I went there and the woman who I was talking to asked me all sorts of questions about my habits and lifestyle. What she was doing was mapping my health. What came out of it was that my body was struggling with amongst other a candida imbalance. One of the symptoms was what I call a brain fog. Because that is what it felt like.

The solution was a very harsh diet for six months. No sugar, not even fructose, that meant no fruits. And no other refined foods or white flour. I had to go home and clean out my kitchen. I had a strict dietary plan and she gave me a weak solution of hydrogen peroxide to help with the cleansing.

She told me to continue what I had started with my dentist. That is replacing my amalgam fillings. Along with the fillings in my mouth the candida condition was causing my exhaustion. This dietary change and staying off a long list of things including coffee was really hard. But it paid off.