What are your success rates with the Killing BV program?

I just was wondering; How much success have you guys had with the Killing BV protocol?  What I’m reading seems to make a lot of sense, I guess I’m just looking for a little encouragement in terms of success rates with this?

We’ve been using a variation on this protocol for some time now, and the response has been varied but generally very positive. Statistically, we estimate that you have a 75 per cent chance of success using this protocol, but keep in mind this is informal observation, and not strictly controlled clinical trials, as we are planning for the future. We are naturopaths using this in clinical practice, and we have a lot more information on each of our clients than we have on our readers. This makes our ability to accurately assess the outcomes greater in clinical practice.

Your BV is curable. We know this. And sometimes it’s actually really easy! But, other times very difficult and involved, and yes a little bit traumatising for everyone involved. You may have other bacteria involved (get PCR tested if your BV won’t go away), thicker biofilms, or an underlying health condition.

The major problems with treating BV is that each body is so unique in its collection of bacteria and the construction of the biofilm that, although we’ve done our best to offer the greatest chance of success, it actually doesn’t always work for mysterious reasons. My experience is that it is worth pursuing to the best of your ability because it may work very well the first time so long as you are consistent, deliberate and understand the concepts properly.

It seems that the longer you have had BV, the harder it is to get rid of, which is presumably because the biofilm collects so many more strains and is much thicker and stronger. I have had to refer a few readers on to practitioners because despite their best efforts, it hasn’t worked. This is the nature of the beast.

We are in the process of collecting feedback from women who have read the book and done the program, so we’ll have more information in the next few months about the success rates of readers. We are also working on some further ideas for busting the biofilm in a less sour-yoghurt fashion, so if the Killing BV protocol doesn’t work for you, we’d be interested to know, and perhaps we can offer you some further ideas down the track.

If you have any questions at all, we are very happy to help you along your pathway to becoming BV free – it is how All Things Vagina began, and we are very committed to finding a way to effectively treat BV, and that means lots of talking and research, figuring out what works and what doesn’t, and why. Your experience actually matters, so one way or the other, keep in touch! We understand how awful BV is, and want nothing more than for you to have a sweet juicy vagina once again.

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
Read more about Jessica and My Vagina's origin story.