Drinking Baking Soda to Cure Bacterial Vaginosis?

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So I have been suffering with BV for like 6 years, on and off. I think it is linked to my intestines. I struggled with digestive issues through my teens, and still have a slow digestive system, tending to get constipated, etc. I can tell my digestive system is weak because I often get backed up, have irregular bowl movements, and have indications on my tongue and skin. My BV got worse after my abortion a few years ago. I am going to try to improve my digestion through diet, but also wanted to experiment with restoring my pH through using baking soda. 

***Has anyone heard of drinking baking soda to restore bodily PH as a cure for Bacterial Vaginosis?***

If so, is this based on research you read?

I just started trying this method- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in a glass on an empty stumoch when I wake. I also have been inserting one 500 mg vitamin C and rosehips capsile inside my vagina after sex or when I have strong symptoms. 

I am trying to bring the pH of my body up (alkalinize) my body and lower the pH of my vagina (acidify). I'm also avoiding sugar, dairy, carbs, etc. and eat tons of vegetables, greens, quinoa, spirulina, lemon water, fermented foods, saurkrout, etc. and a little meat. 


Thank you so much,


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    hi summer

    how is the PV vitamin C going? garlic sewn through with a strong cotton 'string' for use as a vaginal suppository also helps but don't leave it in too long....!! addressing digestion is a really great strategy.

    Especially supporting strong stomach acid production which protects us from invading bacteria, viruses and parasites....as well as aiding digestion.

    its great to experiment and bicarb is very useful externally...poss as a gargle and to help ptyalin (salivary amylase) with carb digestion in the  mouth....BUT bicarb does interfer with stomach digestion and causes it harder work. Better to support with apple cyder vinegar before meals (or betain with HCL) and fresh pressed lemon in the morning together with the avoidance of carbs am...(except maybe a few berries in a protein shake with good fats eg coconut milk or advocado) so the acidic lemon can go straight to the stomach avoiding the slightly alkalinising tendency of the mouth... when carbs are present.

    carb cycling is a helpful concept that i'm trying out if of interest to you in your great efforts to address digestion...It starts by going for low or no carbs in the morning....to support stomach digestion which has been empty overnight so acidic lemon first thing will help to cleanse the system and to boost stomach acid by lowering pH to around 3... without interferring with carb digestion if no or few carbs are ingested (carb digestion is started by ptyalin/salivary amylase in the mouth - ph at or just below 7). So its ideal  if we avoid carbs or limit them first thing ...by having instead great organic protein and good fats....but then have maybe some limited carbs for lunch (one golf ball size);  with 2 golf ball sized portions in the evening eg sweet potato... (avoid at lunch...espec if going for weight loss)...however we do need some carbs to protect from ketosis. Ketosis has its place eg for diabetics trying to regain control and in intermittent fasting on occasion to rest the digestive system - but long term the strategy can be adverse. Great that you're trying to work all this out....I'm with you xxxxxxxxxx

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    Ok that’s good to hear someone else told me to try but I wasn’t sure if I put it n my bath water or not.but 1/2teaspoon n a glass.with or without water 

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