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Microbiome Update: The Use of Probiotics in YV & BV

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Webinar #2 of 6 in the Microbiome Update Series

Microbiome Update:
The Use of Probiotics in Yeast Vaginitis & Bacterial Vaginosis



Yeast vaginitis & bacterial vaginosis are common gynaecological conditions that affect most women at least once in their life time. Over-the-counter pharmacological anti-fungal medications are often used to alleviate clinical symptoms of vaginal infection without first identifying the etiological pathogen(s). The rise in use of oral and locally applied anti-fungals is thought in part to have resulted in the emergence of resistant microbial strains.

Research has revealed that certain probiotic organisms can help overcome and prevent vaginal dysbiosis when administered orally and may also help protect against urinary tract infections. This webinar will expound on the science behind the use of specific probiotic strains as a concomitant and/or alternative evidence-based approach to support and maintain a healthy vaginal flora.

Original Air Date: April 30, 2014

Approved for 1.75 General Credit Hours by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine


Corene Humphreys, B.H.Sc., ND

Corene Humphreys received her qualifications in Medical Microbiology from the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology and her ND from the South Pacific College of Natural Therapeutics. She has since worked in private and public microbiology laboratories around the world and when residing in the U.S., headed the Gastroenterology Research Department at Genova Diagnostics Lab. She has lectured internationally and acted as a consultant for functional medicine practices and companies striving to develop probiotic products.

She is currently faculty for Wellpark College in Auckland, New Zealand where she teaches microbiology and functional medicine and is the Founder and Medical Director of Nutritional Medicine Ltd., an international consulting and development firm in the business of developing natural evidence-based products and teaching functional medicine.