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,
How Does The Test Me For Yeast Infections
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher with a further frequently asked question. How does the test me for a yeast infectioné Well, there are many ways that your could potentially test. But if you're talking about a vaginal yeast infection, your will probably do a smear test and take some cell samples there of the cervix or the vaginalwall and check to see if they can culture yeast off this or bacteria. The other way that some s do it is byway of blood testing by checking for antibody
levels. But generally medical practitionerswill test by doing swabs. Not many medical practitioners really believesystemic Candidiasisor bloodborne Candida infections, even though they do exist and there's certainly plentywrittenthe medical literature about this; not many believe it. But antibody testing is quite valid, althoughsome argue that you can have antibodies all your life to Candida and not have symptoms;what we call asymptomatic. Others believe that antibody levels are significant regardlesswhether you have symptoms or not and still signify you need treatment for Candida.
I believe the best way to test for a yeastinfection is a stool test. And I'm going to do a lot of FAQs on stool testing and explainstool testing indepth to you, the various components of the stool test, and why thisis a superior way to test for yeast infection. So how does a test for yeast infectionéUsually a swab or a vaginal test is the main way, if they test at all. But, yeah, thatwould be the way they would test. So I hope that answers your question. Thankyou.
DIY 48 Second Test for Candida
Did you know 65% of peopleAmerica todayhave Candida overgrowth, which is a yeast overgrowth,an infectionyour body thatplagues you, people don't even know they have it. I'm here with Crista Orekio, and she makespeople feel a lot better that necessarily don't know they ever have it, and she tellsthem exactly what to do, and she lays out step by step program that you can get ridof Candidayour body well. So on today's tutorial, she's actually going to show us a selfdiagnostictool that you could do from homea simple as whaté 2 minutesé Less than that. For 6daysa row to really know if you have Candida. I'm gonna do it. I'm actually a little bitnervous coz your telling me that 3 of the
foods that people eat all the time that actuallyfeed these nasty creaturesyour body righté Yah. people have it all the time. And I thinkit's on your list when your consuming this food huhé Definitely except for one of them,i'm not really a big beer inker. Did I actually give one of them awayé You did. Alright. It'salright. So let's talk about the other one. The food that's feeding your Candidaamoment let's talk about those. But first, tell me really how dirty and grimly this littlethingyour body, could you paint a real vivid picture for meé Yah. Well Candida isa, it's a chronic infection. It's something out livingyour system that needs to befed. Yah. and when we get this overwhelming
food cravings, it's not really us cravingthe food, it's Candida organisms that's over grown and these is not just limited to women.A lot of times you hear it with women, but its men too. All you have to do is have aone round of full spectrum antibiotics through your life, and you can get this Candida overgrowth,and I said i've seen it among 2 of every 3 of my clients. And it contributes to aenalfatigue, chronic exhaustion and digestive complaints, lifelong digestive complaints,weather its constipation, bloating and depression. 'Coz digestive health and mental health areinextricably connected, and also, on thyroid health. There are 2 Million Americans withthyroid problems, can be healed by getting
rid of these crazy organisms. Did you say75% reductiongetting colon cancer soon as you get rid of Candidaé Yah. you can slashyour lifetime chances of colon cancer by getting rid of Candida by 75%. So let's talk aboutthe test, test you for Candida, what do you thinké Your doing this on cameraé were doingit on camera. I'm a little bit nervous. I'm not. Well your asking these guys to test sohere we go. Here we go. ew's gonna be the guinie pig. And if you get me offended byspitting on a cup, close your eyes. Okay. So here we go. Okay so what do we have todo, first thingthe morning, you go ahead and spit, first thing when you wake up inthe morning, is you fill up a glass of water,
halfway, before you eat or ink anything,before you brush your teeth, and then you spit, about a dime size amount, that's abouta quarter righté Yah. Your a cheater. So you spita glass and then you watch it 2 or3 times for 45 minutes before your getting ready for work. You wanna know if it sinksto the bottom, yah, if it does, there's more of them than you, does it grow legs, or doesit stay for a long timeé if it does anything but floating on top, then you should probablyclean yourself of Candida. But you have to do it 6 daysa row, of here included, butyou can put out and clean them. So if your going to commit to this, hit the green buttonon orfitlife.tv, wherever your
viewing this, because were gonna see if wehave this. Were gonna do this for 6 days. It's looking right, we got some legs, growthhere, you just stick around, were gonna come back to thata moment okayé Now let's getinto what foods people eat that they don't know feed this little critters that are takingaway your lifeyour world andyour joyyour health okay. And 3 food, or theseare inks that you may be craving, that maybe it's the Candida craving it, and not necessarilyyou. Its adding to these infection that just won't go away. Yah and one of them is a kicker.Like one of them I ink everyday that I didn't even know that feeds Candida. That soundsto be a healthy ink and stuff. It shocks