Hi, it's Louise again
I just found out today that I have a gas leak in my kitchen. I'm still waiting for the gas engineer to come and take a look. But don't worry, I turned off the gas at the mains so I'm pretty sure I'm not in any danger.
I asked my friend Bob to come round and take a look. Bob isn't a certified gas engineer so he couldn't repair the leak for me. But being a builder he does know a thing or two about gas.
He explained the process of locating the part of the pipe the leak was coming from. It seemed pretty straight forward. You just dab a load of foam-like substance around the pipes and turn the gas on. The leak will show where the foam forms bubbles from the pressure of the leaking gas.
Unfortunately bacterial vaginosis isn't this simple. Where a gas leak can be pinned down to one little opening in a pipe, bacterial vaginosis depends on a multitude of different factors, some more important than others.
But don't worry. I'm here to help you make treating bacterial vaginosis as easy as 1, 2, 3. When you know the facts, treating bacterial vaginosis will not only be safer than repairing a kitchen gas leak, but also easier.
One Of The Most Neglected Factors In The Treatment Of Bacterial Vaginosis
Among the most important but neglected factors in bacterial vaginosis is your immune system. A weak immune system is a common cause of bacterial vaginosis. But the funny thing is even if your BV was caused by something else (like a reduced lactobacilli count), your immune system still plays an important role when it comes to treating your BV.
Regardless of what treatment you are using, it is easier to effectively and permanently cure BV when your immune system is up and running at maximum capacity.
If you have been suffering from recurrent BV, it's worthwhile getting a blood test from your doctor to make sure your immune system is functioning well. Ask for a 'full blood count', which includes a measure of the number of immune cells in your blood.
But even if you are found to have a normal immune system, it still helps to take measures to further improve the performance of your immune system.
Clinical studies have shown vast improvements in women who take specific measures to naturally fortify their immune system.
How To Fortify Your Immune System
There are a number of different ways you can fortify your immune system using specific dietary tactics. I won't go into all the details now, but I WILL tell you about one key dietary tactic that has worked for many women both under my own care and for hundreds of women in clinical studies.
This key tactic involves the micronutrient folate. Studies have found a low folate intake to be associated with an increased incidence of BV. Not only that, women who have low folate levels are also known to have more severe BV than women with normal folate levels.
Folic acid supplements are quite commonly used by women around the world to help cure BV naturally.
Although taking folic acid supplements is commonly known to reduce the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and to reduce the risk of recurrence, this nutrient is best used in combination with other BV treatments as part of a strategic combination for treating BV permanently.
Folic acid supplements go very well with hydrogen peroxide and probiotics which I mentioned to you in my earlier emails. When you use folic acid with these two treatments, it really gives your results a huge boost – one that you won't notice if you use folic acid on its own.
You can either use folic acid supplements or just increase folate in your diet. Here are some good dietary sources of folate:
- Breakfast cereals (fortified with folic acid in the US and other countries)
- Black-eyed peas
- Great Northern Beans
- Green peas
- Beef liver
- Romaine lettuce
- Turnip greens
So get to it. Get some folate in your diet today, or get a hold of some folic acid supplements. Use folate in combination with other BV Treatments and see yourself ahead of 90% of other women who are trying to cure their bacterial vaginosis permanently.
Till next time
I have a very special treat for you in the next session of your BV Mini-Course, so be sure to check your inbox for my next email.