Okay, TMI time: I have had a yeast infection before.
But is it really TMI?
Haven't most women experienced the discomfort once in their lives?
I have one friend who insists she has never had anything "weird" happen down there —God Bless Her—but if you're in the same category I'm in (UTIs, BV, and other mysterious ailments), you're probably frustrated by the endless cycle of anti-biotic and antifungal treatments prescribed by your doctor.
In fact, I often find that these "cures" exacerbate my problems. Why did I buy that damn Monistat in the first place? While marked "safe for women," they're filled with chemicals like propelyne glycol (a culprit on the Dirty Dozen list). Makes you wonder who gave these products the green light, doesn't it? Bottom line: there's a lot to be desired when it comes to feminine wellness.
I've suffered long enough.
A doctor once told me I "just have bad plumbing" and I should "learn to deal with the hand I'm dealt."
I'm sorry, but it's 2016 and women's health, including my own, cannot and should not be so cut and dry.
Inspired by my personal frustrations with what's readily available, not to mention the it-is-what-it-is attitude amongst some old-school medical practitioners, I've created Love Wellness, a new line of natural, doctor-recommended products that target common issues most women face down there.
The collection includes products that work on their own and together to relieve treatment-resistant, tricky infections. They also help to maintain health from the inside out. Best if all, women can finally clean their bodies safely with pH balanced wipes and cleansers.
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Developed based on the recommendations of medical specialists and nutritionists that have helped me conquer my "bad plumbing" over the years, Love Wellness features a line of solutions that are natural. Our Killer, for example, features boric acid, a mineral found in seawater that is used to treat yeast infections when go-to traditional methods fail. Our favorite OB/GYN, Dr. Lindsay Appel, notes that
"Boric acid suppositories are an excellent alternative for women who have failed traditional treatment methods for bacterial and yeast infection or suffer from recurrent infection. One of the difficulties I have had in prescribing boric acid is that it often needs to be either purchased at a compounding pharmacy or made into a capsule by the patient herself which can be burdensome, especially because many women would like to be discreet when performing vaginal hygiene."
Fun fact: did you know that the gut is the home of the our immune system and has a huge influence on what's happening in the vagina?
That said, if the bacteria is compromised, whether in the gut or the vagina, you can expect things to be thrown off.
Our pH balanced products, on the other hand, are great ways to help maintain cleanliness. Made with soothing coconut oil, our Do It All Wipes are perfect for cleansing on the go and our all-natural pH Balancing Cleanser is great for both quick and long showers.
Before you go wild on me here, note that WE KNOW the vagina is self-cleaning.
Internally it takes care of itself. Nothing in our line aims to change that. The cleansing products we've created are for external use only. They take care of the skin and surrounding area a woman may wish to wash.
So, Lo, how safe is it to use externally?
According to Dr. Appel,
"When used externally, it is safe to use pH balanced cleansers and wipes. When used internally, these cleansers can actually change the pH and decrease the 'good' natural bacteria in the vagina and increase infection risk. Basically, when used internally, these products don't allow the vagina to be self-cleaning."
In short, it's okay to use a little more than warm water externally when the product is natural and pH-balanced.
All in all, my overall goal with Love Wellness is to provide women with natural alternatives to cure what ails them. There's a movement among women, especially in online communities (one that I hope jumps beyond the internet), to turn to natural products and ingredients to help maintain longterm health and treat chronic infections. We're taking that mindset to the masses with our collection and we believe that what we're offering provides a 360 approach to do so.
We've already received countless notes from new customers who are having great results. One of my favorites is below, from Sarah W, a Clinical Psychologist:
"I just wanted to take a moment to express how incredible your products have been for me. I'm 31 and have been prone to chronic infections for the greater part of my adult life. I'm very sensitive to most medications, and I've often felt like my doctors have been quick to prescribe strong steroid medications that only exacerbate the issues I've had. I purchased your boric acid, probiotics, cleansing wipes, and vitamins, and in less than a week my body is feeling better than it has in years. I'm a psychologist and appreciate the importance of a holistic approach to health, and wanted to sincerely thank you for creating a really incredible line of products for women like me. I wish you the best of luck with your business and will encourage all of my friends to try your products!"
Sarah, we're so excited to have you on board and we appreciate your support in spreading our message of good, natural health for all women!
If you want to give Love Wellness a try, use my favorite coupon code, LADYLOVIN for 15% off your purchase! Thanks for tuning in.