by Amanda Paige
Known as America’s doctor on Oprah, Dr. Mehmet Oz is one smart cookie. While vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University he also directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital.
Though his research interests are in the area of the heart, he helps women by discussing issues on Oprah that sometimes are at the “heart” of a women’s existence, her sweet spot.
When asked if douching was a good way to stay clean, he made the now so popular statement that the “vajayjay” is a self cleaning oven. He was quoted on Oprah as saying “”You have your own bacteria in there. They’re for you. You’re supposed to have them there. When you wipe them out with a vinegar douche, then you’re left with repopulating it with whatever happens to be nearby. It may not be what’s best for you,” he says.
Douching, Dr. Oz says, may even make you more likely to have some problems, such as ectopic pregnancies and infections that can cause infertility. “It’s a big problem. That’s why I don’t think there’s any really good reason to douche. Period,” Dr. Oz says.
Keeping the vagina clean externally is important, and Dr. Oz says you should always wipe front to back to prevent urinary tract infections. And if you are worried about something in that area, you should go to a doctor and get treatment—Dr. Oz says that covering up problems with a douche won’t solve anything.
Oh Dr. Oz, tell them about SweetSpot Labs wipettes!