Cure Yeast Infections with Yogurt

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Vaginal yeast infections are common in all women, while being super-duper-extra common in others. Women with delicate pH balances can find themselves getting yeast infections several times a year, and being more prone to this itchy nuisance during hot, sticky summers. This is a time of the year women find themselves in chlorine filled pools, which can trigger yeast infections, as can sweat and wetness in the region and tight clothing. Other causes of yeast infections include:

  • antibiotics

  • pregnancy

  • uncontrolled diabetes

  • weakened immune system

  • poor eating habits

  • hormonal imbalance

  • lack of sleep

So, basically, simply being alive and having a vagina can make you prone to yeast infections. The good news is, for the average, run-of-the-mill infection, a fast and easy cure may be found right in your refrigerator!

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How to Use Plain Yogurt

First thing you’ll want to do is purchase a plain Greek yogurt that contains the bacteria Lactobicillus or L. Acidophilus (a member of the Lactobicillus genus). Naturally, you’ll want this to be a plain yogurt, with no added sugars or flavors.

Eating the Yogurt

To get rid of your yeast, eat a healthy serving of yogurt every day for 3 to 5 days. Take this opportunity to make yummy parfaits with fruit, granola, raw honey, maca root and cacao powders, etc.

Inserting the Yogurt

Now, this can be a little tricky, but vaginally inserting the plain yogurt can get rid of the infection overnight! Here’s an easy way to get that yogurt where it needs to go. You’ll want to do this over the bathroom sink, for easy cleanup.

  • With a spoon, fill a wide oral syringe with the yogurt. To do this, remove the plunger from the syringe. Place a little bit of yogurt on the tip of the spoon, and then, turn the spoon upside down and push the yogurt into the opening of the syringe, cleaning off the excess with the spoon as you go.

  • Once the syringe is about halfway full, replace the plunger. Next, squeeze the yogurt out of the syringe and into a disposable vaginal applicator.

  • Finally, just before bed, gently place the applicator deep into the vaginal canal, and squeeze out the yogurt

The yogurt will stay deep in the canal while you’re asleep, and do its magic. The next day, you should wear pantyliners, as the yogurt will start making its way out. In most cases, your yeast infection will be gone. If you want to be extra sure, repeat the process the next night.