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Female "issues" and yogurt

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Created April 28, 2011 at 6:16 PM

SO my wife has one hitch with paleo, and that is her daily serving of yogurt. It keeps her female "issues" away, her words not mine. So for the ladies that may have had this issue out there, what have you found that keeps this away on a paleo diet?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I think what marie meant is that a small colony of the yeast can live in your 'equipment' and she can get hers under control and then you can re-colonize her. This happened to me and hubby to - he took some probiotics for 2 weeks to clear himself out and we haven't had a problem since

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on August 05, 2012
at 04:20 PM

Wow, I meant to say BORIC ACID. I just now realized my auto correct mess up. Sorry

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on February 15, 2012
at 04:58 PM

Where did you read that and can you post a link please (yogurt vs probiotic study)

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on February 14, 2012
at 08:52 PM

Pill forms of probiotics show very low efficacy in clinical studies, the main issues being the viability of the cells and the adhesion to the gut lining. My verdict on these is 90% of the time they cost more than they are worth. Lacto-fermented vegetables, saurkraut, kefir etc would be a more beneficial (and cost effective) solution.

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on February 14, 2012
at 08:50 PM

The bacterial content of yogurt has shown to be more affective at adhering to gut tissues than pill-form probiotics, which show very low efficacy in clinical studies (wasn't sure if you said the revers?). A more fermented food, like sourkraut, kefir, etc would be the most abundant and diverse source of microorganisms.

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on February 14, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Shower doesn't stop it- if she gave you a fungal infection once it can reoccur, like the yeast infection version of hot-potato. Seriously, get tested.

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on April 30, 2011
at 04:20 AM

No, Spelhaug52, you need to go to a dr. and get tested. No sarcasm in THIS comment :) I'm just trying to help your love life.

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on April 30, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Sarcasm is a wonderful thing. I understand what you are saying, but there is no issue there. I am a before bed shower guy, so prior to the act there has been a shower. Not saying that there has never been a nooner, but most of the time it is pre bed time activity.

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on April 29, 2011
at 01:26 AM

glad this was well received! im a former sexuality educator and rape-crisis counselor, so sometimes i dont know where that line is when im in polite company! tres embarrassing at my husbands company picnic! ;) let me know if you need more specifics on the frozen yogurt and garlic tampon.

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on April 29, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Yes, I meant literally. Men think their junk stays magically clean, no matter where it has gone or what their nutritional intake has been. Yeast issues are a tango, not a solo, if you know what I mean.

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on April 28, 2011
at 10:55 PM

yup! lots of yogurt brands out there are LOADED with sugar, make sure its not (because that will continue to aggravate her "issues") and that its full fat, grass fed if possible.

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on April 28, 2011
at 08:42 PM

I think Marie meant this literally, as in the personal hygiene of your equipment. And I agree.

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on April 28, 2011
at 07:57 PM

Lacto-fermented vegetables can be an alternative to yogurt.

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on April 28, 2011
at 07:56 PM

It works well locally...

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on April 28, 2011
at 07:53 PM

A comment... I have an autoimmune condition called Lichen Sclerosus. It can be misdiagnosed as candida/thrush when it's anogenital. Just make sure that her thrush *is* thrush and not something else if it's reoccuring. FWIW, I have diabetes and have only ever suffered thrush once (as a teenager).

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Interesting information. 8)

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:51 PM

Ha...took a second for me to get what you meant, PC. At first I thought, "Well of COURSE it makes you taste like garlic." *ahem* Now that I get what you mean, that's just...fascinating.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:36 PM

Oh yeah I forgot about the garlic trick. It does work. When I used it I put a piece of embroidery thread through the middle of the clove for easier removal. It makes you taste garlic!

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:33 PM

Wow, definitely TMI, but needed TMI. Never knew any of that stuff.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:31 PM

So she hasn't even tried Paleo yet? She might have the beasties from all those grains and sugars. See if she will commit to 30 days, she is bound to feel better.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:28 PM

no line crossed in my opinion - just good advice.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:27 PM

or goat yogurt is good too!

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:26 PM

She is looking into trying it, but does not know how to commit with out yogurt.

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at 06:25 PM

I am the paleo one, she is considering it after seeing my success. No grain in this train ride!

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:25 PM

...and preferably full-fat yogurt from grass-fed cows.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:24 PM

im sure shes talking about yeast infections? getting rid of sugar will be HUGE, but let her have the yogurt, kefir, anything with probiotics, lots of garlic, too. in fact (TIM for the boys) you can always pop a whole clove up there to take care of any "issues". tea tree oil works well, too. umm, and (REALLY TMI for the boys and maybe for the girls, too) a friend of mine used to fill a cardboard tampon applicator (sans tampon) with plain yogurt and mashed garlic, then freeze and insert. you know, if youre opposed to taking it orally....

have i crossed a line here?

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:33 PM

Wow, definitely TMI, but needed TMI. Never knew any of that stuff.

Medium avatar

(12379)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:28 PM

no line crossed in my opinion - just good advice.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Interesting information. 8)

62f354c72aae8bd8f641ada886d583a2

(265)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:36 PM

Oh yeah I forgot about the garlic trick. It does work. When I used it I put a piece of embroidery thread through the middle of the clove for easier removal. It makes you taste garlic!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on April 29, 2011
at 01:26 AM

glad this was well received! im a former sexuality educator and rape-crisis counselor, so sometimes i dont know where that line is when im in polite company! tres embarrassing at my husbands company picnic! ;) let me know if you need more specifics on the frozen yogurt and garlic tampon.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:51 PM

Ha...took a second for me to get what you meant, PC. At first I thought, "Well of COURSE it makes you taste like garlic." *ahem* Now that I get what you mean, that's just...fascinating.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:21 PM

I'd say you better check your equipment, buddy!

If she is low carb, you are probably reinfecting her...

{LOL...now you've edited the original question to avoid pointing the finger at you.}

101b3a5c96d313d22262f65bdff20acf

(539)

on April 28, 2011
at 08:42 PM

I think Marie meant this literally, as in the personal hygiene of your equipment. And I agree.

Medium avatar

(4878)

on April 30, 2011
at 04:20 AM

No, Spelhaug52, you need to go to a dr. and get tested. No sarcasm in THIS comment :) I'm just trying to help your love life.

7792d8e2ada34662a3226a7d1952940a

(900)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:25 PM

I am the paleo one, she is considering it after seeing my success. No grain in this train ride!

Medium avatar

(12379)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I think what marie meant is that a small colony of the yeast can live in your 'equipment' and she can get hers under control and then you can re-colonize her. This happened to me and hubby to - he took some probiotics for 2 weeks to clear himself out and we haven't had a problem since

Medium avatar

(4878)

on April 29, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Yes, I meant literally. Men think their junk stays magically clean, no matter where it has gone or what their nutritional intake has been. Yeast issues are a tango, not a solo, if you know what I mean.

7792d8e2ada34662a3226a7d1952940a

(900)

on April 30, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Sarcasm is a wonderful thing. I understand what you are saying, but there is no issue there. I am a before bed shower guy, so prior to the act there has been a shower. Not saying that there has never been a nooner, but most of the time it is pre bed time activity.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Shower doesn't stop it- if she gave you a fungal infection once it can reoccur, like the yeast infection version of hot-potato. Seriously, get tested.

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E8022f05c250e19a65b92207dd1630ca

on April 28, 2011
at 06:54 PM

Bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common problem with folks that have crappy gut flora. Everyone has yeast, but those who have a more favorable environment (gut permeability, lack of good bacteria, inflammation) tend to get yeast overgrowth. Low carb paleo coupled with a good quality probiotic or the occasional fermented food like Kimchi, sourkraut, or coconut kefir does the trick. These are all good non-dairy sources and will help rebuild gut culture. One more tip on the probiotic, make sure it has at least 8-10 different strains of bacteria and at least 2 billion of each in a dose. Most yogurt, aside from quality issues and sugar, only has acidophilis and maybe one other and studies show that even those have trouble adhering to gut tissue. If your lady still wants to keep the yogurt in her diet, with a little research in your area you can usually get your hands on a raw non-pasturized source. Lastly, things that can hammer your healthy gut flora: 1. Chlorinated tap water 2. Antibiotics 3. Pain meds like NSAID's 4. Heavy stress 5. Lack of exercise 6. Sugar, especially fructose

427c8cbb9c2492d74b887fc5cf7a8ce0

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on April 28, 2011
at 07:57 PM

Lacto-fermented vegetables can be an alternative to yogurt.

E8022f05c250e19a65b92207dd1630ca

(851)

on February 15, 2012
at 04:58 PM

Where did you read that and can you post a link please (yogurt vs probiotic study)

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:50 PM

The bacterial content of yogurt has shown to be more affective at adhering to gut tissues than pill-form probiotics, which show very low efficacy in clinical studies (wasn't sure if you said the revers?). A more fermented food, like sourkraut, kefir, etc would be the most abundant and diverse source of microorganisms.

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62f354c72aae8bd8f641ada886d583a2

on April 28, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Coconut oil is said to be good at ridding the body of the yeasty beasties ;)

427c8cbb9c2492d74b887fc5cf7a8ce0

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on April 28, 2011
at 07:56 PM

It works well locally...

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6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:20 PM

I'm sure you will get some answers with alternatives, but if that's what working for her, I say let her be. Just make sure the yogurt is a high quality, organic, full-fat version, etc. How long has she been on Paleo? Just getting rid of the sugars and grains will be beneficial to her. She might not need the yogurt forever.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:31 PM

So she hasn't even tried Paleo yet? She might have the beasties from all those grains and sugars. See if she will commit to 30 days, she is bound to feel better.

7792d8e2ada34662a3226a7d1952940a

(900)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:26 PM

She is looking into trying it, but does not know how to commit with out yogurt.

Medium avatar

(5136)

on April 28, 2011
at 10:55 PM

yup! lots of yogurt brands out there are LOADED with sugar, make sure its not (because that will continue to aggravate her "issues") and that its full fat, grass fed if possible.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:25 PM

...and preferably full-fat yogurt from grass-fed cows.

Medium avatar

(12379)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:27 PM

or goat yogurt is good too!

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on April 28, 2011
at 08:21 PM

Fermented veggies like sauerkraut. Bubbies is a good brand or you could ferment at home, crem?? fraiche is a higher fat probiotic cream, unflavored full fat Grassfed yogurt like seven stars creamery or brown cow should be fine in moderation too.

Oh yeah, also, keeping the PH "up there" low helps too. My mom, who is post-menopausal sprays a little apple cider vinegar on her index finger every morning and just swipes it up there to keep the beasties away. I don't need it but before I went paleo and got more candida issues it was very helpful.

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on April 28, 2011
at 07:12 PM

she can get probiotics in pill form instead of yogurt which should work just as well. also, if she hasn't cut out grains and sugars yet, that is the first step. she may not need the yogurt or probiotics once the sugar and grain aren't feeding the yeast.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:52 PM

Pill forms of probiotics show very low efficacy in clinical studies, the main issues being the viability of the cells and the adhesion to the gut lining. My verdict on these is 90% of the time they cost more than they are worth. Lacto-fermented vegetables, saurkraut, kefir etc would be a more beneficial (and cost effective) solution.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:44 PM

Paleo will probably be all the cure she needs - give it 30 days and I bet it won't be a problem anymore. Sugar was the direct cause of any outbreak I've ever had. I knew if I went on a junk food and soda binge what else was right around the corner.

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on February 14, 2012
at 01:38 PM

If you get a really bad yeast infection, inserting bodice acid "up there" helps too. You can get a bottle of the powder at Amy drug store, get gel caps and insert 3 a night for 7 days. Wear a pad tho

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on August 05, 2012
at 04:20 PM

Wow, I meant to say BORIC ACID. I just now realized my auto correct mess up. Sorry

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on April 29, 2011
at 03:10 PM

I have serious recurring candida, it won't go away, it's driving me nuts. I'm pretty much on the paleo wagon now, but I'm still easing into it. Hoping it'll go away soon.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:29 PM

Like Annie says, I wouldn't sweat the yogurt as long as it's high quality. There is a special probiotic for the ladies out there, if she's interested in alternatives- http://www.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Fem-Dophilus-60-Capsules-Ice/9346?at=0

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