(For obvious reasons, I have to get creative if I want to use any pictures on this blog. That one is of the high-altitude Chilean desert.)
Many of the women who contact me about curing their UTI’s naturally are at their wit’s end because they get a new UTI every time they have sex. Talk about a mood-killer, right?
There are 3 factors at play, here, in order of likelihood:
- Bacteria present in vagina
- Bacteria present in the region of the rectum
- Bacteria present on male, fondly known as the Poison Penis.
I’ve discussed what causes #2 here: this post is about how to deal with #1.
Normally, a pathogen that finds its way to your lady parts is unable to make a happy home there, due to the presence of beneficial bacteria and an overall healthy vaginal environment. After a round or two of antibiotics, though, the balance of vaginal flora is skewed and both Candida and pathogens like Gardnerella (causes BV), Klebsiella, E. coli, staph and many more, are able to flourish there. After that, it’s a hop and a skip to your urethra.
I’m not breaking out the ruler, because my thirst for knowledge goes only so far, but we’re talking about half an inch or so from vagina to urethra. Easy peasy for even a couch potato of a pathogen.
The key to restoring vaginal health naturally and effectively is…
…coconut oil. Was that anti-climactic for you, too? 🙂
The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s. Research has shown that microorganisms that are inactivated include bacteria, yeast, fungi, and enveloped viruses. Much of this research is highlighted in the writings of Dr. Mary Enig Ph.D, and can be found here.
Not only will coconut oil kill most pathogens, it can be infused with things like OLE, ginger, turmeric, or garlic to increase its speed and efficacy.
Coconut oil vaginal suppositories: Take 1 heaping tablespoon of (plain old regular) coconut oil at room temp and drop it into a small Ziploc bag, or a square of plastic wrap. Roll into a cylinder shape inside that plastic, and pop it into the fridge or freezer. (This makes a cylinder you can cut in half to make two doses)
At bedtime, insert your magic bullet well up your vagina so it doesn’t try to slide right back out, wear a pad and sleep on your side. In the morning, you’ll see a colored discharge if you had anything up there that shouldn’t be. It looks like mucus when you’re sick, varying shades of yellow/green. That’s dead germs.
Do that every night until the morning discharge has been clear for 3 days, then do it once a week for a month, and then twice a month as regular preventive maintenance. No more vaginal infections of any sort, ever.
For anyone with a current yeast infection: Add 1/2 tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp turmeric (or one capsule Vitacost or Swanson OLE) to the coconut oil in a small bowl, allow to steep in a warm place, like inside the oven with the light on, for 3-4 hours. Then stir and pour into the Ziploc bag so the liquified oil is lying along the bottom seam of the bag in a cylinder, and place on the freezer shelf so it stays in that shape.
Be aware that turmeric is a lovely golden dye, so you want to wear old sweats as well as a pad, and sleep on an old towel just to be safe. This will tingle strongly when it begins to melt and work, but that subsides within a few minutes, and so does itching and pain. Do that every night till it doesn’t tingle at all when applied, then go to the 2x a month prevention treatment with plain coconut oil.
If you are allergic to coconut oil, which is very rare, but I’ve known it to happen once, you can do the exact same thing with olive oil, but you must steep OLE or ginger/turmeric in it.
After a course of these treatments, which kill Candida and bacterial pathogens but do no harm to beneficial flora, you don’t have to worry about any type of vaginal infection, and you won’t get anymore UTI’s from that source. Your lady parts return to their normal, healthy condition.