Bacterialvaginosis is a disease that's caused by the overgrowth of a type of bacteria that's called Gardnerella vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis. And as the name might suggest, this is the most common vaginal infection. Now I wanna put these really big quotes
around the term infection because the thing that's interesting about Gardnerella vaginalis is that it's a bacteriathat's naturally foundthe vagina. Now some may consider this to be a sexually transmitted infection, which is interestingbecause it doesn't cause
any problems until there'stoo much of it there. So when we look to the causes of bacterial vaginosis, they are all things that change the vaginal environment. That can include acts like douching, so douching, or rinsing of the vagina. The other is having newor multiple sex partners.
And finally, another known cause is the use of antibiotics. This could bethe case of somebody that has a throat infection or a pneumonia that's on antibiotics which will then attackthe bacteria that exists within the vagina andallow Gardnerella vaginalis to overgrow and cause bacterial vaginosis.
So we've touched a little bit on it here, but I wanna aw it out. So when we talk about the pathophysiology of a disease, we'retalking about the mechanism by which that disease occurs. Soorder to understandthe pathophysiology of bacterial vaginosis, we need to take a look at a sample of bacteria
that existsthe vagina. So I'll aw out someGardnerella vaginalis bacteria, and so I'll put this upour key. This is the symbol forGardnerella vaginalis. And I'll aw a few of them around here, but I also wanna show that there are a lot of other bacteriathat existthis sample. So if you really look at it here,
Is Breast Feeding Possible When I Have A Yeast Infection
Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, with anotherfrequently asked question regarding yeast infection. Is breastfeeding possible when I have a yeastinfectioné Absolutely, there's no reason why you shoulddiscontinue breastfeeding if your child or you have a yeast infection. I would adviseyou, though, not to take antibiotics if you're breastfeeding. I've seen too many cases ofchilen developing allergies and digestiverelated issues and yeast infection while the motherwas taking an antibiotic. So it's not a good idea.
I would recommend that you include garlicin your diet or organa oil and the various other products I recommendmy book, CandidaCrusher, particularlyChapter 7, Section 4. You can read all about the special foods.There are many special foods that you can consume which will really help to counteryour yeast infection when you're breastfeeding. So there's no reason why you should abstainfrom breastfeeding if you or your infant do have a yeast infection. Thank you.
Candida Case Study 16 Jill With Endometriosis
Another case presentation. Interesting onehere. We've got a 22yearold lady called Jill, and Jill presented with endometriosis,a shocking condition. I'm going to talk a little bit about it from my book and thengive you some explanation about the case. I first saw Jill when she was about threeyears of age. Her mother brought herwith eczema, an itchy skin condition. Jill wasbreastfed for about a week and her mother was too tired and stressed with her otheryounger chilen to breastfeed, and placed Jill on a cow's milk formula.Jill had already been prescribed a few rounds of broadspectrum antibiotics by the timeshe was three. She presented with dark circles
under her eyes, was lethargic, and had multipleskin lesions up her arms and on her torso, legs, and it was scratched raw. We successfullytreated the skin complaints with diet change and a special probiotic.I saw Jill when she was 15 years of age, but this time she had post viral fatigue. It wouldhave been Epstein Barr virus. Jill was very tired, complained of headaches, and fallingasleep at school. Her mom had taken her to the where she received more antibiotics,all to no avail. She had menstrual cramps and breakouts of vaginal yeast infectionsat this stage. I then saw Jill last year when she was 21.This time she presented with endometriosis,
which her had diagnosed the year before.Jill had come to me concerned about her fertility, as she had just become engaged and she wasgetting regular urinary tract infections as well. She had undergone surgery to removeseveral cysts and had experienced lowgrade pelvic pain since. This time we placed Jillon the Candida Crusher program, and the results have been fantastic. We've had no more bowelproblems or urinary problems. There's a million Jill's out there. If you'vegot endometriosis and you're a lady watching this right now, I want you to sit back andlisten. Did you have vaginal yeast infections prior to having endometriosisé Did you usediflucan or fluconazoleé Do you use appliors
like Canestené Did you use any creams or productsfrom the pharmacy to cure this problemé You've probably iven the condition backthevaginal area into the endometrium. It's not uncommon. It happens all the time.Endometriosis is an inflammation of the lining of the endometrium, and it usually comes fromsome kind of irritant inside there. There are different theories on endo. Some peoplecall it the retrograde menstruation theory where they think menstrual fluids have goneback through the cervix internally and caused it. Other people call it an autoimmune condition.I call it a yeast infection gone wrong, or a bacterial infection like bacterial vaginosis,which is even more common than Candida. But
conditions of endo often have had an originwith Candida parapsilosis or Candida albicans or another Candida species that's basicallygot caughtthe endometrium and the immune system has started to go crazy and haywireand started to really develop inflammation internally.Take heed. If you've got thrush, you need to nail this thrush. You need to crush thethrush. You get rid of this damn thing and get rid of it. Don't use appliors. Don'tgo and fall for the 's line that you'll go on an antifungal ug. It's crap! It doesn'twork. I've treated too many women out there who've used these ugs recurrently, and ithas come at a cost. I've seen many women with
infertility. Many women over the years thathad vaginal thrush and they never really got rid of it.If you get recurring urinary tract infections, you need to get your immune system strong.No booze. No smoking. No refined carbohyates or crap food. inking plenty of water. Yourimmune system needs to be made strong. Immune system weakness often occurs with stress.I see stress quite commonly21yearold girls like this because they're living awayfrom mom and dad. They're flatting or they've got a mortgage, a new career, a boyfriend,or something. There's some kind of stress underpinning it. Usually, if you dig deep,you'll always find something.