Is Sugar Fuelling Your BV?
Recently, I was talking to a woman named Sara who suffered from BV for nearly a year. She had tried metronidazole and while it worked initially, it left her feeling sick and her BV came back within two weeks.
She also tried some of the best natural remedies for BV including probiotics, hydrogen peroxide douches, vinegar douches and yogurt. She also took folic acid and vitamin C tablets. Again, all of these things worked great in the short term but, within a few days, her bacterial vaginosis returned.
The experience took a real toll on her and she stopped having intimate relationships altogether as she felt she could not be in close proximity with other people for fear that they would be able to smell her.
Eventually, Sara was advised by a nutritional consultant to increase her probiotic intake and, at the same time, stop eating sugar which is known to be a contributing factor to BV in many women.
As you can imagine, she found it very difficult at first not to consume sugar as it’s so prevalent in our modern daily diets. Not only are there obvious foods that are high in sugar like candy and chocolate but also several other foods that one might normally think of as healthy, such as honey, granola bars and breakfast cereal. However, she remained disciplined and stuck to her diet and, much to her surprise, found that the smell had completely disappeared within four days.
Eventually, Sara relaxed a little bit on her diet but found that, when she did, the smelly discharge would return within 24 hours every time. She now religiously avoids sugar and takes her probiotics every day and has completely eliminated her bacterial vaginosis. It’s had a huge effect on her life and she is now dating again for the first time in months. As an added bonus, she has also lost weight and feels much healthier overall!
While most women don’t think of sugar as a cause of bacterial vaginosis, it is actually a huge factor in many cases. So, if you’ve been suffering from BV and haven’t had much luck with conventional treatment (or even the most common natural remedies), you might want to try eliminating sugar from your diet and see what effect it has. You may be pleasantly surprised!Google+