Most women have experienced the burning, itching discomfort of a yeast infection. Yeast infections can occur at any time and with little or no provocation.
Medical News Today has this to say about yeast infections:
50 to 75% of all women will have a vaginal yeast infection (often called thrush) during their lifetime. If the level of acidity in the vagina decreases, then too much yeast growth can cause a vaginal yeast infection. This decrease could be due to diabetes, pregnancy, immune deficiency, poor nutrition or some medications such as anti-biotics and.
One way that is said to help control yeast infections is the use of probiotics. The Medical Dictionary describes probiotics as:
Live bacteria ingested to supplement normal gastrointestinal flora, especially after depletion of flora caused by infection or ingestion of antibiotics.
But probiotics can aid the body in other ways as well. Probiotics aid in digestion and help you absorb important nutrients from your food. The Yeast Infection Blog has this to say:
Your immune system will benefit from your digestion being better. A stronger immune system helps your body fight off illnesses like yeast infections, and other common illnesses like colds and the flu.
Any type of bacterial infection or virus will have a harder time surviving in a body that is as strong as it can be.
How do you give your body the probiotocs it needs to function at its best? There are lots of supplements on the market, but the easiest and tastiest way is by eating yogurt. All yogurt supplies you with some probiotics, but my persona; favorite is Activia, from Dannon.