Health and Fitness

Beyond the Douche: Natural Ways to Keep It Fresh…Down There


Do you know what causes your “secret garden” to sometimes have a smell more like rotting compost than flowers? Unless you have an infection or STI, the odor you smell is the byproduct of bacterial growth, and the waste. Gross I know. It’s especially a problem during the hot, humid summer months when your girly parts provide the most optimal environment for those little boogers. Body odors can also be a result of eating “garbage foods”–highly processed, full of sugar and lacking of nutrients. Here’s a few natural ways to keep smelling fresh and clean:

Eat Your Greens.

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Did you know too much red meat and donuts can make you stink? “As far as other foods that cause body odor, manufactured foods — those lacking fiber and made with refined white flour, added sugars, hydrogenated oils and other processed ingredients — are the big culprits. When you eliminate these from your diet and shift to a 100% healthful diet made of whole grains, massive quantities of leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, soy products, supergreens, lots of sprouts, raw nuts and seeds, healthy oils and other similar healthful ingredients, your body odor will all but disappear in a matter of weeks.”

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I take AZO Yeast Plus daily…not because I have a yeast infection, but because the ingredients like sulphur help to control odors. The product can also be taken during a yeast infection to relieve symptoms. Check out the nutritional facts.


You can find AZO at your local drug store in the feminine products section.

Prebiotic Vaginal Suppositories


I have a love/hate relationship with this product (VH Essentials), because while it is effective, it leaks like the devil. These suppositories contain prebiotics and lactic acid that regulate the pH of the vaginal system to discourage yeast overgrowth. I recommend using them after sex and at the end of your menstrual cycle. Make sure you wear a panty liner.

Healthy HooHoo


Great daily shower wash. 100% natural and best of all, effective. The details:

Paraben-free, Fragrance-free, Glycerin-free and pH Balanced
Gently removes odor causing bacteria
pH balanced to match a woman’s sensitive vulvovagainal area
Gentle, yet effective ingredients gently cleanse, moisturize & soothe the delicate vulvovaginal area
This ever-so-mild cleanser is pH balanced to complement your personal ecosystem. And our thoughtful blend of extracts will leave you feeling clean and healthy

At about $13, it’s pricey, so I recommend using it only for the…ugh…private part. The wipes

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Young Attractive Black Woman Sitting Implied Nude

are also great to carry in your purse for a quick swipe after a visit to the public bathroom.

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