Neil Douglas Reilly

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The microbiome is the collection of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies. While most of our microbes are good for us, there are lots of bad guys out there that can cause problems if left unchecked. To keep ourselves healthy, we need to balance good and harmful microorganisms. If one group of bacteria lives in excess, then we can overfeed the Others by taking in too many candida-friendly bugs. If the opposite is true, we have an imbalance and overgrowth of bacteria. To help keep my gut happy, I’ve learned a few things about my microbiome to increase its health and decrease its chances of creating problems. This will give you details about how to test for your vaginal microbiota and care for it properly so that you don’t make more problems than you solve.


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  1. Pay Attention to Your Vaginal pH

The vagina is a self-cleaning oven, so the pH should be constant. If your pH is too high or too low, you can start to create problems for yourself by overfeeding your good bacteria or underfeeding your harmful bacteria.

  1. Take a Good Probiotic and Prebiotic Supplement

Bad guys want to colonize and thrive in your gut, so it is essential to take in probiotics and prebiotics to keep them at bay. If you want to know more about the benefits of probiotics, then click here.

  1. Vaginal Discharge is Healthy and Normal

If you notice that your discharge is becoming less acidic, that is a good sign. If it is getting more acidic, you are probably overfeeding your bad guys and need to take in more probiotics to help balance things out.

You now know how to test for your vaginal microbiota, care for it and what it is like. So take care of yourself by doing all of these things, and you’ll be preventing a lot of problems.

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