A Natural and Effective Way to Eliminate Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)!
After years of successfully helping our clients get rid of their BV and other vaginal health concerns using our natural and holistic program, we have put together our best advice into ONE easy to use protocol. Our client success stories about our natural treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) speak for themselves! The Rockwell BV Protocol is summarized for you here so you can read about each item in contains along with instructions on how to use them on the "Ingredients and Use" tab. Be sure to view the 4 videos which are listed under the various tabs.
Note: An applicator is not included in the kits, but may be ordered as an add-on. The applicator ships separately through USPS. Postage is included in the product price. You may re-use these applicators if you wash them thoroughly in hot soapy water.
Read additional BV TESTIMONIALS clients gave us before 2009 about our BV Protocol.
What Should I Do if I Have BV?
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Rockwell's BV Protocol: Complete Nutritional Supplement Program for Bacterial Vaginosis:
If you have sensitivities or allergies, please click on each product below to review the ingredients if you are unfamiliar with the product. We do have alternative products our nutritionist can recommend, please consult with our nutritionist prior to placing your order for her recommendations. If you would like us to tailor this program for your needs or provide answers to your questions before purchasing, you may purchase a consultation above prior to ordering either of the BV packages.
Part 1: Kill harmful bacteria
A)Yeast Arrest by Vitanica (Boric Acid suppositories with immune herbs) Day1-14+ Insert one suppository at bedtime. Use a pantyliner. Extra tough cases may also use one in the morning.
B)Alli-Cinn (Garlic's Allium sativum extract + Cinnamon Oil) by Pharmax) Day1-30+ Take 1 capsule twice daily with meals.
Part 2: Re-implant the good bacteria & heal the vaginal tissue
B)HLC Intensive capsules (to be used as Acidophilus suppository) Day14-20+(or after finishing Part 1A) Insert a capsule into the vagina at bedtime (soften capsule by running under warm water before inserting)
C)Healing Suppositories by Wise Woman Herbals Day20-25+(or after finishing Part 1A) Insert one suppository at bedtime
Part 3: Bind and excrete toxins, yeast, and harmful bacteria with fiber and greens
A)PaleoFiber powder (plain) by DFH Day 1-30 Use 1 TBSP mix with water/juice (i.e. 30 min before a meal or bedtime).
B)Paleogreens powder (unflavored) by DFH Day 1-30+ 1 Tablespoon daily on an empty stomach (30 min before a meal, or 2 hours after).
Part 4: Immune System & Nutritional Support
A)Immunitone Plus by DFH Day1-60+ 3 capsules daily between meals. Can be taken at the same time as PaleoGreens..
B)Cod Liver Oil by Pharmax Day1-10+ 3 tsp (1 TBSP) per day Maintain 1-2 tsp per day after day 10.
C)Complete Multi by DFH Day1-60+ Follow dosing instructions on container; take in divided doses with meals.
We also recommend that you ask your doctor to check you vitamin D levels (25-hydroxyvitamin D) to make sure you are not deficient. Optimal lab values lie in 5080 ng/mL (or 125200 nmol/L) range. Please see this recent NY Times article for more info on this topic: BV and Vitamin D.
And, EXERCISE at least 3x per week which boosts immune strength!
Note: An applicator is not included with these suppositories. Yet, you may purchase a set of 2 separately here. (click link)
Days 30-60: (Maintenance Program) Allicin (1 cap daily), HLC Intensive caps used orally (1 cap daily or HLC High Potency Powder 1/2 tsp), PaleoFiber, PaleoGreens, Immunitone Plus (on and off), Cod Liver Oil, Complete Multi, diet/exercise/lifestyle modification. Recommend a 15 or 30 minute consultation with the nutritionist to develop the best maintenance plan for you after the 30 day intensive BV Program..
Part 5: Maintenance Protocol
Once the Bacterial Vaginitis is under control (usually after 30 days), you can begin the maintenance program. Take one HLC Intensive capsule daily after a meal (or tsp HLC Powder), and use HLC Intensive caps (used vaginally) 2-4x per month or during the times in your cycle you feel you are most likely to get a re-occurrence (i.e. during the end of your period). Keep Yeast Arrest Boric Acid on hand in case you do see any signs of re-occurrence. Keep your GI healthy and bowels moving regularly with PaleoFiber powder & Paleogreens powder to eliminate toxins. It is best to cycle on and off the Immunitone Plus so that your body does not get desensitized to some of the herbs in this product. We recommend after the first 30 days to take a week off, then 2-3 weeks on, then one week off before resuming again. You can repeat this program indefinitely. To further support the immune system and keep your inflammation lower, we recommend to continue with the Cod Liver Oil. And continue with a good multi like Complete Multi by DFH or something similar.
Other Tips: *If it seems that sexual activity brings on a Bacterial Vaginitis re-occurrence, you may want to use a condom (to prevent semen from changing the acidity of the vagina), and HLC Intensive caps (used vaginally) after intercourse before bed since this would help re-establish good flora and balance pH in the vagina. The caps can be used once or twice daily. (Please note that a small percentage of women are sensitive to latex, which can further irritate the vaginal tissues. If you think this may be affecting you, use a latex-free condom.)
* If you notice a faint odor returning, use a Yeast Arrest Boric Acid suppository. You may use one or two every 12 hours until symptoms subside. Follow with HLC Intensive caps (used vaginally) to replenish the good bacteria. (i.e. 1-7 days Boric Acid, then 1-6 days HLC Intensive caps). Some women have success just using HLC Intensive caps upon first sign of a re-occurrence. Try this first to see if it works for you.
* Take an apple cider vinegar Sitz Bath twice a day. Read more about Sitz Bath Here. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of organic raw apple cider vinegar in the sitz bath, bidet, or plastic basin. If you are using a regular full bath tub, you'll need 2 full cups. When symptoms of BV are under control, you can cut back the baths to once a day.
*Diet and lifestyle are very important for long term remission of BV since dysbiosis in the intestines (i.e. Candida) can contribute and worsen BV. Dysbiosis can result from consuming too many refined carbohydrates and junk foods including fast food, sugar, desserts, packaged processed foods, fructose, corn syrup, candy, soft drinks, wine, beer, flour products, fruit (except cranberries, lemons, and other low glycemic fruit), and fruit juices. Avoid these foods to keep your beneficial flora in balance, and to keep your immune system strong. Focus on eating fresh green vegetables, salads, and healthy protein such as organic chicken, turkey, meat, fish, and eggs.
Don't forget to EXERCISE at least 3x per week which boosts immune strength! Optimal health is attained through a lifestyle approach.
We also strongly recommend that you sign up for a consultation with our nutritionist to go over the results of your test and help you improve your health with her expert guidance.
What is Bacterial Vaginosis?
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a condition in which the natural flora of the vagina is disrupted and replaced by the overgrowth of an undesirable type of bacteria, usually Gardnerella vaginalis. It is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age (according to the CDC).
Symptoms of BV include:
Vaginal discharge may become grey (or white) and thin in consistency
Unpleasant vaginal odor (amine or fishy smell), most noticeable after sex
Vulvoginal itching, burning, swelling, or irritation
The health of the vaginal canal is often a reflection of the condition of the entire body. A healthy vagina has a balance of many different kinds of bacteria. This balance of normal flora tends to keep the vagina slightly acidic, making the pH of the vaginal environment less suitable for the growth of harmful bacteria. There are circumstances that may disrupt this balance by reducing the populations of benign bacteria in the vagina, or by introducing undesirable bacteria into the vagina from an outside source, making an infection with BV more likely. These can include:
A new sexual partner with different pH, or multiple sexual partners.
Antibiotic use, which disrupts the normal ecosystem throughout the body
Weakened immune system (stress, negative energy, food allergies, etc)
Unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet (weakens immune system & changes pH)
Altered pH and irritation in the vaginal tissues caused by: 1) douching, vaginal sprays, lubricants, and birth control devices (such as IUD), birth control pills. 2) semen 3) pregnancy
Contact with unclean fingers or sex toys
Overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the intestines which can spread to the vagina by cross contamination, such as wiping incorrectly after using the toilet (anus to vagina), or by vaginal penetration following anal penetration.
Menstrual bleeding often brings on symptoms of BV since blood changes the pH of the vagina. Yet, your period is not the true cause of the problem. It merely makes the symptoms more pronounced.
Women do not get BV from bedding, swimming pools, or from toilet seats.
Anytime you experience symptoms such as burning, itching, and/or an unusual change in vaginal discharge, it is important to be evaluated by a physician for a correct diagnosis before beginning a treatment protocol. (Usually a simple swab test is sufficient.) Other more problematic infections may mimic symptoms of BV.
As with any vaginal infection, women with BV are at a higher risk of contracting more serious sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV, during sex.
Is there a natural and effecive treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis and does it really work?
Yes! And we invite you to read all the testimonials. Most of our clients are women who have suffered with years of horrible symptoms and had no success with traditionally prescribed medications. The Rockwell BV Protocol has worked for the most difficult and resistant cases of BV.
The program consists of supplements and natural vaginal suppositories. It is an ideal treatment because it is designed to support the health of your body and improve its ability to ward off harmful pathogens. Commonly prescribed antibiotics use a different approach, they directly kill off some of the bad bacteria, but they also wipe out the beneficial flora which your body needs to keep your vaginal tissues (and other body areas) healthy and protected. This leaves your body susceptible to further imbalance and attack from harmful microbials. In the end, these medications tend to weaken your entire system, causing recurrent infections and sometimes years of battling BV and/or yeast issues. It's time to stop the vicious cycle!
One of the keys to permanently eliminate BV is to successfully re-implant the beneficial bacteria in the vaginal canal and gastroIntestinal (GI) tract. This could take several months depending on the history of antibiotic use and severity of the condition. The BV protocol outlined below focuses on using the right strains and dose of HLC probiotics along with natural antimicrobials. It is also important to have a healthy diet and lifestyle in order to keep the immune system strong.
*If you are pregnant or nursing, always check with your doctor before beginning a treatment protocol.
Probiotic Quality: Does it really matter which probiotics I use?
Yes, the quality of probiotics is incredibly important. Many brands have been tested and found to have literally no viable strains or the wrong strains which do not implant in the vaginal canal. Unless you use Human Lactic Commensals (HLC) from Pharmax brand, you may be wasting your time. Pharmax probiotics have been extensively researched over the last 10-15 years and have over 5 published clinical trials. Taking the right probiotic can make all the difference in the world. Pharmax HLC probiotics are human source flora originally isolated from the healthy vaginal cells of a human (and then replicated in the lab). My clients have gotten great results using HLC strains (when other probiotics failed) since these probiotics implanted and colonized significantly better than the standard dairy or animal probiotic. The vaginal canal and GI tract recognize its own kind of flora, so it makes sense that Human Lactic Commensals (HLC) would adhere best.
Boric Acid Plus (Yeast Arrest) has successfully been used to treat difficult cases of vaginal yeast infections and Bacterial Vaginosis. Boric acid is a safe chemical substance with mild antiseptic properties. In one study of 100 women with chronic yeast vaginitis that had failed to respond to treatment with over-the-counter or prescription antifungal medicines, 98% of the women successfully treated their infections with boric acid capsules inserted into the vagina twice per day for two to four weeks. Several commercial douching products contain boric acid. If pregnant, consult with your OB/GYN or health care practitioner before use.
Alli-cinn is an excellent broad-spectrum antimicrobial preparation of garlic and cinnamon extracts, specifically formulated to safely and naturally act against undesirable bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa. Unlike destructive antibiotics, the antimicrobial constituents in Alli-cinn are gentle to the cells of the intestinal, urinary, and vaginal tract and do not disrupt the beneficial bacteria which keep the immune system strong, and keep the intestines and genitourinary tract functioning optimally. Yet, Alli-cinn has antimicrobial effects similar to most antibiotics, thus an ideal alternative to using antibiotics or antifungals. Safe during pregnancy at 1 per day dose with a meal.
Probiotics should be part of everyone's daily supplement regime, and particularly if you have a condition that requires balancing the body's natural flora. Your immune system and overall well-being depends upon the health of your intestines. HLC Probiotics are made from human strains and not dairy or animal, thus they adhere and work exceptionally well in humans. These are the best quality probiotics we have ever worked with at Rockwell Nutrition. All probiotics are very safe and especially recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
Immunitone is a powerful immune supportive formula combining herbs that have antiviral and antibacterial abilities as well as the ability to maintain Natural Killer (NK) cell activity. It features echinacea, green tea, elderberry, plant flavonoids, and medicinal mushrooms.
PaleoFiber powder drink mix is an ideal combination of fibers derived from fruits, vegetables, roots, seeds, and tree extracts with added friendly bacteria and prebiotics. This product was designed with the features of the Paleolithic diet in mind, which is what human physiology is most likely adapted.
PaleoGreens Greens Food powder (or caps) made with organic ingredients! It contains cleansing, regenerative, and alkalinizing grass juices, algae, enzymes, prebiotics and is combined with high ORAC value vegetable, fruits and berries. Ideal for cleansing, immune system, GI upsets, energy, & wound healing. Safe during pregnancy and lactation.
Healing Suppositories These are necessary for the normal healthy growth of epithelial tissue. Epithelial cells make up the vaginal mucosa and enhance the immune response in epithelial tissues, thereby helping to resist infection of mucous membranes. Healing suppositories can be used intravaginally to stimulate the local immune tissue of the vaginal mucosa. Not recommended during pregnancy. Consult with your midwife or OB.
Califlora Calendula Gel Califlora Calendula Gel is the ideal pain reliever for a wide variety of skin conditions. It contains a therapeutic 10% tincture of calendula, an official homeopathic medicine prepared from the fresh, flowering tops of the annual herb Calendula Officinalis in accordance with The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS). Safe during pregnancy and lactation.
Cod Liver Oil
Cod Liver Oil (CLO) has been used for many generations in North America and particularly Northern Europe, mainly as a naturally rich source of vitamins A and D which are hard to obtain from foods. In addition to these hard to obtain vitamins, Cod Liver Oil contains EPA and DHA (Omega 3s), offering a wide range of health properties.
Complete Muti capsules
This top of the line full-spectrum multivitamin includes the best source and quality of each ingredient which should be found in a multi, and meaningful doses of each.
Low Vitamin D levels are linked to BV, especially in first trimester of pregnancy. We recommend that you ask your doctor to check you vitamin D levels (25-hydroxyvitamin D), or order an at home test for Vitamin D from Life Extension for $47.
We suggest that you select 2nd Day Air or Overnight during the summer months or if you live in a hot state (any month). If not, your probiotics or suppositories may arrive 5-7 days later and may be warm or hot to the touch. We cannot replace or refund warm/hot packages. During the summer (June-Sep), we automatically do not ship out probiotics or other heat sensitive orders placed after 1pm EST on Tuesday will ship the following Monday. We will only ship orders placed on Wednesday or Thursdays if 2nd day or Overnight shipping is requested AND the package can be delivered in the same week. We do not ship heat sensitive orders on Fridays at all, any time of the year. (unless you request otherwise in "Order Comments" and providing that you do not mind that your package will be held in the shippers non-airconditioned warehouse during the weekend). We want to minimize the amount of time your probiotics are in transit. Yet, the manufacturer has increased stability with new freeze drying technology allowing the probiotics to last over 3 months at room temperature holding their GUARANTEED minimum potency on label.
In addition, at 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit it can be stored 3-4 weeks and still be within label claim. This means if the probiotics arrive very warm or hot to the touch due to UPS truck being hot, your product is still perfectly viable and will meet potency claims on label according to various tests done by manufacturer. Please do not be concerned about heat for the short 2-4 day transit. We have been using these probiotics for years after extensive delays in shipping during summer months, and they are still VERY viable and work incredibly well. We cannot refund or replace warm/hot packages. If you live near the West coast, your Pharmax probiotics are shipped from Redmond, WA. If not, from Bedford, NH. If you purchased other brands along with Pharmax (such as Yeast Arrest by Vitanica), your order will come from NH.
If you are still concerned about the heat, and if you do not want your package left without a signature, please include a note in the comments instructing us to require a signature, also provide a shipping address where there will be someone available to sign and/or bring your package in from the sun.
Are HLC probiotics shipped with an ice pack?
Dry ice or ice pack will be included within the box free of charge during the summer months or when shipping to hot states (gel pack may be hot upon arrival since it absorbs heat- this is normal). Yet, ice is ONLY FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND. Pharmax's extensive product shelf life testing shows that after 2 weeks of travel via UPS cross country and back to the testing facility, the potency was still at 100% of label claims. The manufacturer states that ice during transport is optional and not necessary due to their new freeze drying technology and the addition of 50% more probiotic at time of manufacturing than what the label claims. Yet, if temperatures are hot in your area in the summer months, you may want to request an ice pack during checkout for your own peace of mind. If your suppositories or protein bars have melted in transit, please store them in the refrigerator upon opening the package so that the item will firm up. We cannot refund or replace warm/hot packages.
Pharmax has added in 50% more probiotic than what the label guarantees per bottle. For example, HLC Synbiotic Intensive is guaranteed to have 130 billion L. acidophilus and bifidus per serving, but there are 170 billion present at time of manufacturing and it is kept frozen until shipping.
The manufacturer has increased stability allowing the probiotics to last over 6 months at room temperature holding their GUARANTEED minimum potency on label! At 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit it can be stored 3-4 weeks and still be within label claim.
You will receive your HLC probiotic directly from the manufacturer in about 3-5 days. This product is very fresh and has not been sitting around on our shelves. And, your product will most likely contain 10-50% more than what the label states when you receive it. In addition, it has an infinite shelf life if stored the freezer (or 2 years if kept in the refrigerator).
What is their shelf life?
Refrigeration is optional if you use the product within 6 months
Can endure 3-4 weeks of very hot climate during shipping & transit, yet we recommend you have the product shipped via 2nd Day Air if you live in a hot state for your peace of mind.
Virtually indefinite shelf life if kept frozen
Full 2 year shelf life if kept refrigerated
100% potency (label claims) even after 3 months kept at room temperature!
How do I travel with and store my HLC probiotics?
We highly recommend you take your probiotics with you on all trips and vacations since their potency will last for up to 3 months at room temperature un-refrigerated. But, when possible and if convenient, we recommend you store your probiotics in the freezer or refrigerator, especially if you plan to preserve freshness of your product for months or years.