The other vaginosis: Cytolytic vaginosis case study

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Do you know BV?

Many women have heard of bacterial vaginosis (aka BV), which is a condition in which the Lactobacilli bacteria normally present in the vaginal canal are depleted and other bacteria overgrow, causing abnormal vaginal discharge.

But, did you know that there is another type of vaginosis that can cause abnormal discharge and other symptoms of vaginitis?…

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Vaginitis: What’s going on “down there”?

VaginitisEver felt itchy “down there”?

Or had some “weird” discharge?

Or both???


Most of us have had some of these symptoms at some point or another, right?

In my practice, I have a special interest in women’s health, including naturopathic gynecology, so I see A LOT of female patients who want help with symptoms like:

  • Itching
  • Burning (oh the burning!)
  • Chronic discharge
  • “Funky” smelling discharge

Today I’m going to break down the most common reasons for vaginitis, aka vaginal discomfort and vaginal discharge.…

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Banana spice squares

If you’re looking for a delicious yet healthy snack, look no further!

Banana spice squares are flavourful banana “brownies” that are also high in fibre, because they are made with ground flaxseed.  They are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free!

Banana spice squares

(makes 36 squares)

Banana spice squares


  • ¼ cup vegetable glycerine, maple syrup, or honey (or combination)
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (approximately 2 bananas, you can use 3)
  • 2 cups ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder



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Favourite Things 2014

Do you remember “Oprah’s Favorite Things”?

Can you believe that there soon will be (or already is?) a whole generation of people who will experience life WITHOUT the Oprah show on TV every day at 4pm?  This is the type of thought that makes me feel old!…

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