Early in life, I learned that yeast infections were a part of womanhood. Something that many women get on a regular basis and required treatment either by prescription or a white box from the drug store.
…a horribly embarrassing white box that contains a turkey baster mess of epic proportions.
Who came up with that idea?
Yeast infections of any kind are not normal, expected, or inevitable, and are completely preventable. Let me tell you why.
Why We Get Yeast Infections
Chronic yeast infections are caused by imbalances within our bodies.
Our skin’s health is directly affected by liver function and gut health, especially the microbes in the GI tract. The GI tract requires a wide diversity of microbes to protect us from overgrowths of pathogenic bacteria, yeast, and parasites.
Did you know that we carry an estimated 3 pounds of microbes just in our digestive tract? Microbial cells outnumber our cells by 10 to 1 and number in the trillions. (source)