What worked? Alkalizing the body.** Restricting and eliminating acidic foods like vinegar, fruits, and grains. I had to boost my immune system which was low and allowed Strep B to breed and throw my vaginal area off balance.
- Eating more green and alkalizing foods combated the acidic environment and eliminated sugars that promote bacteria to breed.
- To boost my immune system I took vitamin C, golden seal, colloidal silver*, and echinacea.
- To kill the overgrowth I took black walnut, colloidal silver and garlic capsules.
- To alkalize my body, I used Oregon grape root, colloidal silver, and green foods, which were key to my speedy recovery (a little over a week, but for many it typically lasts two weeks even to a month).
- For immediate relief, I also diluted colloidal silver in purified water and used as a douche (a little further than the opening of the vaginal so as not to push bacteria further up).
Yes, I was shocked at the recovery as well as the healing power of these simple herbs.
*colloidal silver was fast working and a tremendous help to bring balance back to my body's immune system and pH balance.
**From my own personal experience I successfully treated Strep B with a whole foods diet and herbal synergy.
I am now reading The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet & Reclaim Your Health by Dr. Robert O.Young and Shelley Redford Young. http://www.amazon.com/pH-Miracle-Balance-Reclaim-Health/dp/044669049X
I will review it at a later time.