By Sun_Kissed18 - 09/07/2014 07:26 - United States - Hillsborough
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Not sure how much of the info is accurate, but yogurt can help maintain a vaginal pH level. All I did was look it up online, as the older woman may have done as well. It's said that the women who ate yogurt with active cultures had a lower pH balance and a lower risk of infections than the women who did not. So, there you have it.
That's absolutely true #18 but that's because of what people were saying before. Antibiotics wipe out all the bacteria in your body including good bacteria. Some people lack those good bacterial naturally but either way it can cause infection because your PH is off (too basic I believe). Sorry to get disgusting but I'm a vegan and everytime I get sick and need to take antibiotics, I put veganism on a hold and buy some plain Greek yogurt.
Im not sure if it has anything to do with the infection itself But Cheese and dairy promote a more basic/alcaline ph environment -Meats promote a more acidic ph btw I think most bacteria and yeast prefer the more basic ph?... The probiotics usually affect the stomach, im not sure how much the vaginal area is affected though o3o Trivia: You can even slightly influence the gender of your child with your diet Since male and female spermlings differ in resistance (vaginal fluids act as a weaker spermicide) and speed :D