I know this isn’t something women like to ask for help with, so I’m sharing some tips here, which you can discreetly save for next time you need them.

Yeast infections are most common after a course of antibiotics because this can often allow the opportunist yeast called Candida to overgrow. The antibiotics wipe out big batches of bacteria — both good and bad — and without some of these good guys, there are less to keep the yeast under control.

The gut microbiome is linked to the vaginal microbiome. An imbalance in one can soon lead to an imbalance in the other — so what we need to do is rebalance this delicate microbiome.

There are many ways to do this, but some of my preferred options are;

Making coconut oil vaginal suppositories, for its anti-fungal properties (you can also add a couple of drops of food grade oregano oil or tea tree essential oil)

Instead of a suppository, you can apply coconut oil and EOs topically

Bathing in baking soda and Epsom salts

Taking a course (30 days) of food grade oregano oil capsules to tackle the yeast overgrowth

Replenish the good bacteria with a high quality probiotic

You can also get probiotics specific for vaginal health which can be inserted

Consider some prebiotics like kefir to feed the probiotics and accelerate their repopulation

Use yoni pearls to detox the vaginal canal and help it purge excess yeast

Use natural soaps without any chemicals so it’s not irritate

Avoid refined sugar in the diet as this feeds Candida

Wear 100% organic cotton underwear so it’s breathable and to avoid the area from being kept warm and damp (candida’s perfect environment)

A vitamin C supplement can be useful for supporting your immune system

This isn’t an exhaustive list but a good place to get started! Most women will get a yeast infection at some point in their lives, so don’t panic. It’s just a sign your body is out of balance and needs some TLC.

To health and happiness,

Jade, X