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Bacterial Vaginosis and Diet

August 16, 2019


“Bacterial Vaginosis and Diet” In the same way fermented pickles,
kimchi, and sauerkraut foster the growth of good
bacteria like lactobacillus by maintaining an acidic environment,
so does the human vagina. The normal pH of one’s vagina
is that of tomato juice. Once it starts creeping up
to that of, coffee,though, an overgrowth of bad bacteria
can take hold and cause bacterial vaginosis, which affects an
astounding 29% of American women— that’s nearly 1 in 3 women
in the United States. That makes it the most frequent
cause of vaginal complaints among younger women,
affecting tens of millions. It’s commonly diagnosed
with the so-called whiff test, where the doctor takes a
whiff of the vaginal discharge sniffing for the characteristic
fishy odor. Traditional risk factors for bacterial
vaginosis include douching, which has also been associated
with a wide range of problems. So with no demonstrable benefits
and considerable evidence of harm, women should be encouraged
to not douche. Medical professionals
need to clearly explain that the vagina is naturally
self-cleaning. Recently, poor nutrition has
been added to the list of risk factors. You appear more likely
to get bacterial vaginosis if you have lower levels
circulating in your bloodstream of phytonutrients like
vitamin C and beta carotene, indicating a lower intake
of fruits and vegetables. “In recent years, though, the field
of nutrition has shifted towards examining overall dietary scores
as opposed to single nutrients,” “because it has become recognized that
nutrients are not consumed in isolation,” that individuals consuming
one health-promoting nutrient also tend to consume
many others, “and that the specific source
of nutrients may be of importance.” What a concept! So nutrient rich food
indexes have been devised to enable folks to get the most
nutrients out of their calories. And the more nutrient
rich one’s diet, the lower one’s apparent
risk for bacterial vaginosis. Why, though? Well, it’s thought that high fat intake,
particularly saturated fat — which comes mostly from dairy,
doughnuts, chicken, in this country– may increase vaginal pH, thereby
increasing the risk of bacterial vaginosis. So now that we know,”The next steps
ahead, include sharing these findings with gynecologists, obstetricians,
general practitioners,” “as well as increasing the awareness
of the general community to the importance of
optimal nutrition”… “to prevent infections
of the genital tract, reduce associated disease,
and maintain reproductive health.”

45 Comments

  • Reply James Bailey June 7, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    haha – raw, (vegan) girls taste better!! – or so Im told…

  • Reply PureSunshineFruition June 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I'm surprised that its the fat and not the protein in the diet that causes BV. Great vid, great taboo topic! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Reply Idontunderstandchess June 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    man im so sad i should have became a doctor, taking sniffs every day

  • Reply Anna June 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Ugh I'm so glad I never ate meat and always ate a lot of veggies and fruit… Can't imagine my crotch smelling like a fish lol

  • Reply Jason Haeger June 7, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Coffee, while being acidic, isn't necessarily acidifying to the body. It's made by steeping the ground roasted seed of a tropical fruit in hot water. = vegan. Should you avoid oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, apples, or, well, most any fruit with a higher acidity than tomato? No. But, like all else, moderation is key.

  • Reply SoonKickedOff June 8, 2013 at 3:54 am

    A sick vagina cannot self clean. Douche that nastiness, ladies!

  • Reply Ponera June 8, 2013 at 4:55 am

    why the fuck is this in my suggestions? I mean I like vaginosis as much as the next guy but damn

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  • Reply Sapa Holliday June 8, 2013 at 8:07 am

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  • Reply hansiraber June 8, 2013 at 11:30 am

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  • Reply tamcon72 June 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Maybe because the YouTube sensei detects voids in your knowledge here: "This video is wrong."[how so?] and here: "the clap"=bacterial vaginosis[no it doesn't] and wishes you to learn about actual human lady, rather than gaming avatar, physiology? Just a wild guess.

  • Reply balderdashery G June 8, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Plant based diets for the win!

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    This explains why vegan girls smell and taste better downstairs.

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  • Reply WEUNITE June 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I recently watched a study done where 3 men ate 3 completely different diets for a week and then their partners had to taste their sperm and guess which diet they ate. The best tasting one at least in this study was the guy who ate mainly fruit and veg. Seems to me it would basically be the same if the sexes were switched in this case considering it's all secretions.

  • Reply Rachel Rose June 11, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I viewed this because I was like "what is that ?" ohhhh yuck ladies
    please please look after yourselves and be beautifull creatures.
    Ive never experienced anything like this thank heavens…fruits n vegies all the way ladies.

  • Reply silkhead44 June 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I smelled fish on the 3rd date once and that was it…junk food girls are off my list

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  • Reply chiyerano June 13, 2013 at 12:14 am

    He just said that douching is a bad idea as it increases the chances of various infections and ectopic pregnancies. Find some other way to clean especially if you're concerned about good overall health.

  • Reply NutritionFacts.org June 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing this important info!

  • Reply iclandgirl August 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    If you have had had total hysterectomy and have vaginal atrophy, you are more prone to get these all of the time. You get rid of the infection- and take anti-biotics to cure it and bam- in seven days it's back. I'm not fat and I'm a vegetarian. Never-the-less, since the hysterectomy, this is a problem that keeps coming back…

  • Reply natureasintended October 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Grain based desserts, ie. the fat being the problem, rather than the grain, of course.

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    Sounds disgusting !

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  • Reply maria l July 19, 2018 at 2:33 am

    I'm eating 2 cups of sugar free Greek yogurt two times a day and I am feeling so much better.. I think this will help alot of ppl.. if you dont like the taste just eat it with a little bit of fruit it will taste better that way

  • Reply Breegurl77 October 21, 2018 at 1:11 am

    I normally get BV from unprotected sex. Is there a way I can have unprotected sex with my husband without always needing to use a condom. It’s almost as if my vagina is allergic to raw penis.

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