The Dangers of Douching

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Douching is not recommended for women, especially for purposes of vaginal health maintenance. The vagina is a self-cleansing orifice and is programmed at the cellular level to cleanse itself.

Douching is not natural and can actually create an unhealthy vaginal environment, which can lead to infections and other conditions.

Health Risks of Douching

Douching with commercial brand douche solutions contain many chemicals that have no business inside the female vagina. What goes into the vagina is absorbed via the tissues of the vagina.

The Western female’s vagina is polluted with various products from douching solutions, deodorant sprays, feminine wash solutions, deodorant powder and talc, and vaginal antifungal products, to name a few among many.

Many of these products contain harmful synthetic ingredients such as mineral oil, ammonium laureth sulfate, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, ammonium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium EDTA; methylchorosothiazolinate, methylisothiazolinone, petroleum-based colors (i.e. Blue Lake #1), and “fragrance,” an umbrella term that is highly suspect as it hides the ingredients of what the product really is.

Some of these ingredients are carcinogenic. No wonder vaginal cancer occurs at the rate it does amongst Western women. When the vagina is the cause of disease, it points to a deeper significance, suggesting some problem with a female issue, i.e. Goddess-ness, femininity, Yin-ness, woman-ness, etc. There is a saying that successful women are the sickest women, and this is usually true of them due to them compromising their femininity or feminine-ness and Goddess-ness in order to succeed in the corporate and business world.

Women would be wise to avoid the use of products such as Vagisil, Summer’s Eve, Monistat, Miconazole 7, and Massengil. These products do not heal, but harm!

Douching with Herbs

There is one exception pertaining to douching and that is when there is a dire situation whereby the vagina is greatly inflamed and a constant itch is unbearable. A vaginal inflammation with an accompanying itch can be quite unbearable, humiliating, embarrassing, and miserable and a female should take every available measure to get her-self some instant and immediate relief.

Drastic measures should be taken to get immediate relief. In such a case, women should douche with an herbal solution of herbs that look like the lining of the vaginal mucous membranes. Herbs that look similar to the vaginal lining of the mucous membranes include Red Raspberry Leaf, Marshmallow, Lemon Verbena, and Mullein Leaf; herbs considered “mucilaginous” in nature (meaning they thicken and slime up in water).

Astringent herbs such as Witch Hazel Bark and White Oak Bark are also good to douche with for immediate relief.

Natural Alternatives to Douching

Things that can help balance a woman include:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • tai chi
  • qi chong
  • meditation
  • acupuncture
  • chakra balancing
  • aura photography
  • reiki
  • therapeutic massage and
  • colonics

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    Q: I want to know what is the difference in using the Wild Alum Root Powder for douching in reference to my prolapsed uterus problem vs. using the FEMALE HEALTH TEA Product that you sell. I would like to know so that I am able to know why and when to use a particular herbal product that will be better for my situation. Your clarity on this for my education will greatly appreciate. Thanks for your time and do have a wonderful day/evening upon receipt of this email. Thanks again for any clarity you can provide so I will better understand why you suggested and advised me to use the Female Health Tea.

    A:

    There's really no difference: it's just that wild alum is one herb (and a very good) and the tea I recommended has more herbs which have an affinity for female organs. Both can be used or one over the other.

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    Q: Thank you for the cancer info...It is welcome and beyond informative, however, I take issue with your remark that "women would be wise to just accept the fact that they are female by nature and God made them to have (deliver) babies and they should stop trying to compete with and be like men." Part of me is not surprised--men make comments like this all the time. I chalk it up to ignorance, as men enjoy living their entire lives not having to endure periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and lord knows what else. So because a woman does not want to have children--at all, or at a particular time in her life--she wants to be a man?! That's an illogical conclusion you are making. So why are there pregnant women with cancer, some of which who have never taken BC pills? Are women entitled to making any sort of control over their reproductive health? What about women who are infertile, naturally? If they develop cancer, is it because they never gave birth to a child? Are you willing to support all of the children that will result from women not being on Birth Control, since many people cannot afford several children on their incomes? This line of reasoning makes some women think that men really need to get over themselves. I think you have been reading too much Freud. Some women, present company included, appreciate our femininity and everything that encompasses being a woman. At the same time, this is not the dark ages--and even then, women chose not to have children during different times in their lives. Surely you are aware that in non-Western countries women utilize natural herbs to control their reproduction or as abortifacients? I am not advocating abortion; my point is that if you are going to criticize women taking BC pills, you may as well extend this criticism to women naturally preventing pregnancy via alternative means.

    A:

    Birth control pills play a big role in female reproductive cancers. Women would be wise to just accept the fact that they are female by nature and God made them to have (deliver) babies and they should stop trying to compete with and be like men. In attempting to stop or prevent life (birth control), they are ending up losing their very own lives. And the birth control pills cause cancer in areas of the body that denote femininity (breasts, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, uterus and vagina). This is a form of language here. You have disease and female organ(s) which basically means your disease is specifically related to an issue of femaleness or femininity, that's why the disease manifests in these "female" organs. In attempting to be like and compete with males, females compromise their feminine integrity and goddess nature which "eats them up" (anger, frustration, sadness, etc.) inside. When the cancer appears in any female organ, it serves as a sign or sensor that the problem lies on a deeper metaphysical level pertaining to emotions, thoughts and attitude."

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    Q: Can you get vaginal cancer by forgetting a tampon in the vagina? Can a tampon cause vaginal cancer?

    A:

    No! But you can THINK yourself into developing cancer! Cancer starts in the mind! What you fear will appear!

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    Q: I had a hysterectomy 8 years ago. I have been single for a number of years due to the death of my husband. I now have a wonderful man in my life and I enjoy making love with him. Often I have episodes of vaginal dryness that is so embarrassing and also it makes me loose the desire to continue because I have to use an artificial lubricant so he can penetrate me. I have looked over the list of products designed for women and I am not sure which female product that would best suits my situation. Please help.

    A:

    Please read the article "VAGINAL DRYNESS" so as to get to the root of your problem. You don't want to be dependent on a product though products can assist you.

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    Q: I have had a bacterial vaginal odor since college and inside my vaginal wall is red, but I don't have any itching at all. What herbs can I take to get rid of the odor completely because I have taken many different pills prescribed by the doctor over the years but nothing has helped me?

    A:

    OF COURSE PILLS FROM DOCTORS HAVEN'T HELPED BECAUSE GOD DID NOT MAKE YOU FROM PILLS. I SUGGEST YOU PERFORM: FIRST: FULL BODY DETOX SECOND: TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE CHANGE YOUR DIET: NO MEAT, DAIRY PRODUCTS, REFINED GRAINS, ETC. EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. CHANGE YOUR PADS (DON'T USE TAMPONS). READ THE FREE ARTICLES ON OUR WEBSITE.

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    Q: I would like to know if you have any herbal product that tightened and strengthens a dropped uterus and cervix in the vagina? Is there any product that I can douche with to tighten this area and problem. I called a local herb shop that I have purchased herbs for years before buying from dherbs and the owner said she has Wild Alum Root Powder that I can douche with to help tighten the uterus and etc., but I wanted to know if you have a good herbal formula product to douche and one that I can take. I am trying to avoid sugery. I have started having back pains in my lower back areas that extend to my right and left sides and periodic tummy pains which the nurse at the clinic where I go to be checked said this is generally the symptoms when a woman has a lapsed or dropped uterus and cervix. This also causes bladder control problems as well. Please tell me what you advise and what products that you believe will help me with these issues specifically, the dropped uterus and cervix problems. I have already purchase #3 products from you about a month ago: The CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA, the COLON FORMULA and the TUMOR BUSTER EXTRACT for the tumor that the doctors say is in one of my adrenal glands. I have had some good results from the Cardiovascular product. in helping me keep my blood pressure down.

    A:

    For prolapsed uterus I recommend that you first perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. You can use our FEMALE HEALTH TEA as a douche solution and douche with it. After your cleanses you should take 3 capsules daily of our ADRENALIZER FORMULA.

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    Q: I went to the O.B.G.Y.N for a check up, and I was prescribed Metrogel for a bacteria infection. After I finished, my vagina felt as if it was on fire. I brought a 3 day Monistat, now the section where the pubic hairs are, is dry and itchy. I've tried Hydrocortisone, vaginal vaseline, and gold bond medicated powder Please help me I have an appointment with the doctors tomorrow but I wanted to know what you suggest.

    A:

    Greetings! You're using toxins and poisons and are expecting positive results. Not gonna happen, Beloved! You must cleanse from the inside out. Perform the Full Body Detox, Sea salt Soak (visit ARTICLES section on our site and you'll find this article), and rub Healing Skin Oil on the damaged skin area instead of all that pharmaceutical crap. Also, from time to time dab some cold aloe vera gel on your vaginal area to help cool it down. Drink unsweetened cranberry juice diluted with water (half and half). Drink Female Health Tea while detoxing. Drink vegetable juice daily. This is how you heal from your condition, Beloved.

    Article:
    Sea Salt Soak

    Product Links:
    Full Body Detox
    Healing Skin Oil
    Female Health Tea

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    Q: I would like to ask you some advice. At this moment I have herpes outbreaks and warts (they are inside my vagina). I want to do the full body cleanse, then anti-viral kit and finally the female cleanse. At this moment I begin to take products from neveran outbreaks (oxygen water). So if I begin to use your products will oxygen water reduce the effectiveness of your products? After all these kits what kind of products I should use after that to ensure no outbreaks? I am very curious about your products and I hope they will help me run away from all this.

    A:

    Oxygen water won't interfere with any of our herbal formulas. As a matter of fact, drinking oxygen water may help while doing all 3 Dherbs kits you mentioned (Full Body Cleanse, Anti-Viral, and Female Cleanse).

    After the kits, we recommend that you take Anti-Viral formula and Tea, Blood and Lymphatic formula, and Yoni Cleanser as maintenance and prevention.

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    Q: When cleansing, do men expel thru their genital area like women expel thru their vagina?

    A:

    NO! NOT USUALLY!

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    Q: What would be the best product to use for non-stop bacterial and fungus infections in the vaginal area? I'm not interested in your total detox programs because I am a vegetarian and my stomach cannot handle it. I develop loose stools very easily. I am just trying to get good vaginal health, and get rid of antibiotics that have been disrupting my system.

    A:

    Please Read: â€BACTERIOR VAGINOSISâ€

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    Q: I am returning this product to you for my refund. I liked what you said in the article about fibroids. I wanted more information such as success stories or testimonials. You said I should just go with the flow and order the product. That it didn't matter what other women had experienced. After getting the product on Wed, I checked the ingredients on the internet. It seems that one herbal website strongly advises women with fibroids not to take Dong Quai. Also Julia Chang on her website - www.sensiblehealth.com says that it is one of the herbs I should not take. That Chinese doctors do not understand female hormones, etc. I have bought a lot of stuff on the internet with my credit card, this is the first time I am returning something. Oh well, back to the basics. I will read over your Full Body Cleanse. Thanks!

    A:

    As long as the bottle is unopened you are entitled to a refund.

    However, none of the herbs we use will have you experiencing any negative side effects. Dong Quai and other herbs only provide beneficial results.

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    Q: I have a constant thick vaginal discharge and have been tested for everything, all negative. No other symptoms but that one. Basically my doc is saying it is normal and maybe my estrogen levels are just high. Should I try the YONI FORMULA or the FEMALE HORMONAL FORMULA ?

    A:

    I RECOMMEND YOU READ THE ARTICLE â€VAGINAL ODORS AND DISCHARGE†ON OUR SITE AND PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE FOR STARTERS.

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    Q: I was on the computer, I came across the article on the big ole butt. In the article you said (paraphrase) that successful women tend to be sick. Are you saying that these women should not try to be successful? in my opinion if black women are overweight, they cannot blame the corporate lifestyle, they have to blame themselves. We are all in control of our own lifestyle, those same corporate black women, if they were working 9-5 at some factory somewhere, they would still be fat. I do agree with you when you stated that many black women lack will power to fast. I think that we lack will power to do anything that is beneficial to us. Yes I do agree with you that the steatopygia female does look like a "pig". their faces tend to take on pig like facial features. Yes you are right that miss steatopygia tends to wear tight pants, (in my opinion that type of backside is stinky looking). So yes there is some parts of the article I do agree with. Far too many of us black women, tend to be stubborn and too defensive. I am glad that your site does exist, because far too many sites like to blame "whitey". You are one of the few black health specialists, that put the blame on us, and you should because our lifestyle is our responsibility.

    A:

    No, these women should BECOME successful, but not lose their health and/or souls in the process of becoming successful. The corporate sector has played a great "role" in Black women gaining weight because the jobs are too sedentary and they have access to too much sugary junk which converts to fat because corporate jobs don't allow them to burn off the fat. I've seen this firsthand with many once fine sisters who blew up like houses within a 5 year period. Corporate America was the venue in which Black women CHOSE to let their health go by the wayside, at least the majority of them. Thank you for sharing your views and sentiments on this Dear Sista! Much obliged!

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    Q: I'm 47 yrs. old and have a bad vagina odor where my panties are always wet and pubic hair smells too. I don't have STD's and I take baths all the time. I'm going though surgical menopause to. Can you help me?

    A:

    Clearly, you are TOXIC due to poor diet and lifestyle! First, perform the FULL BODY DETOX. Next, perform the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. Change your diet! Get rid of meat, dairy products, refined grains and starches - eat more fruits and vegetables; drink 8 glasses of water daily; start performing enemas (and colonics). There is help for you, Beloved! Stay positive!

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    Q: I have female problems. I have been told I have vaginitis and I get yeast infections a lot. I have a major unbalance in the vagina. Should I do a FULL BODY DETOX? Should I also do the Candida, Vaginitis and Yeast Infection kit or all? Which should I do first? I also have menstrual problems where I spot all the time. Should I stop taking Birth Control? What herbs could I take to regulate my menstrual cycle?

    A:

    I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU FIRST PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOXFULL BODY DETOX CLEANSE FOLLOWED BY THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. YES, PERSONALLY I WOULD NOT TAKE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS. THOSE THINGS KILL WOMEN! FOR YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE (AFTER YOU'RE DONE WITH THE 2 CLEANSES ABOVE), TAKE A DAILY REGIMEN OF MOON CYCLE FORMULA, FEMALE HORMONAL FORMULA, AND FEMALE HEALTH TEA.

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    Q: My question is this, Will you make women and men deodorant in the future? A lot of products in the store are not healthy at all, and it leaves your under arm with a stain on the clothes.

    A:

    HAVE YOU READ OUR ARTICLE ON â€BEWARE OF DEODORANTS AND ANTIPERSPIRANTS†LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION IN THERE! WE MAY PRODUCE THESE ITEMS IN THE FUTURE, RIGHT NOW WE ARE CONCENTRATING ON ALTERNATIVES TO DRUGS WHICH ARE KILLING PEOPLE, MORE SO THAN THE PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS. BUT I'LL KEEP THIS IN MIND.

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    Q: I was having issues with puss and blood filled boils on my vaginal walls and I constantly went to doctors who told me that It wasn't an STD but they could never tell me what it was. I finally went to a different office and the results of my culture came back stating that I had MRSA. I was then prescribed Bacterium DS, which is antibiotic containing sulfur. I took this and I didn't seem to have any issues for a while. Now I recently had a boil on my finger and on my back and I have a vaginal discharge, which a different doctor has diagnosed as MRSA (which I thought I was rid of). She also subscribed the Bacterium DS but this time the symptoms did not subside. Please let me know what you suggest for this ailment as the boils are painful and the vaginal discharge is causing much discomfort.

    A:

    Please read: â€BOILS†and â€VAGINAL ODORS AND DISCHARGEâ€.

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    Q: Recently I had a problem with feeling unfresh with my vagina and felt like I might have a yeast infection so my boyfriend and I ordered your CANDIDA BUSTER, we both have started to feel better but his penis is sore and we don't know if he should continue to use it or if we should avoid sexual contact and also how long are we to take this?

    A:

    A SORE PENIS MEANS It’s TIME FOR A BREAK FROM SEX SO HEALING CAN TAKE PLACE.

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    Q: Hello... I apologize for the length of this because I understand how precious your time is. About 2 weeks ago I had a one-night stand. We used a flavored condom. A few days after I began to have some vaginal itching, which I disregarded as yeast infection I took some black walnut hulls but that did and the itching subsided it a bit. I decided to buy some vagisil (I know its toxic but the itching was unbearable and I wanted immediate relief so badly.) Later on that day my clitoris began to burn but I thought it was from the vagisil. Fast-forward 2 days I looked at my vagina in a mirror and noticed there was a small scab on clitoris. Immediately thought I had herpes. I read your article on herpes and thought I needed to detox my body immediately I have been living unrighteous and it is time to live righteously! I forgave myself for abusing myself with alcohol and weed and unrighteous sex. I then forgave the person for giving me herpes. I'm grateful I had that encounter because it taught me to become center and grounded. I ordered the full body detox, which I am on currently and thought maybe I should do the anti viral kit & regimen afterwards. However I did not get tested for herpes and I may not even have it. I did not want to get tested because I did not want it on the books that I have herpes. I fully agree and over stand there are no incurable diseases. MY body is in a diseased state and blood is toxic. My question is should I get tested after the anti viral regimen kit if I have never been diagnosed with the disease. And I am also a college student with limited funds and not sure if I should invest in the kit because I do not have any money right now. I'M not having sex again until it is with a soul mate. I do want to take an HIV test to show my soul mate I do not have that disease. (in case he asks) I have never taken one of those before. Will it come back negative after the full body detox? I'm not sure what to do from here. Thank you for time. I truly appreciate your site. If I had not found your site I would not be a vegetarian to day and I would not know how to heal myself. I excited about my new path of living positively!

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    I would suggest you read our article "Genital Herpes". Sound likes you learned a serious lesson. Now it's time to heal. I would recommend performing the Anti-Viral kit followed by the Full Body Detox and if you can only order one product, I'd say give the Anti-Viral a try. Please read our free health articles. they will further stimulate thinking.

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    Q: I need some advice on whether I am taking the right herbs to balance my hormones. I have a mustache and a lot of hair on my face and acne. So I take saw palmetto for that. Also, I had an ovary removed about 2 years ago. Since then I have a problem with vaginal dryness and very low sex drive. I am always moody and irritated by everything. I am currently taking saw palmetto, vitex chaste berry, dong quai, and wild yam root, all in the form of a capsule. Please tell me if this combination is good for me.

    A:

    THE COMBINATION IS GOOD, BUT YOU HAVE A HORMONAL IMBALANCE AND SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON YOUR ENDOCRINE SYSTEM. LOOK INTO OUR TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. YOU ARE PRODUCING MORE MALE-BASED HORMONES THAN FEMALE-BASED HORMONES. READ OUR ARTICLE â€FEMALE HORMONAL REPLACEMENT THERAPYâ€