I've been going through IVF for 2 years now and recently been found to have high levels of natural killer cells in my uterus; however these killer cells in my blood all came back normal.
I've been wondering for a while weather the high levels in the uterus are in response to a bacterial infection.
I have suffered from thrush (candida albicans) on and off for a few years now, which I always put down to eating too much sugar, and to treat myself, I would always eat a lot of garlic and take probiotics.
But I've just read that garlic and probiotics increase the activity of natural killer cells so I stopped and over the last month I've reduced my sugar intake as well. The thrush came back as soon as I stopped, but now I've been off the sugar for a while it seems to have calmed down.
Was just wondering if you have any insight on this and whether you think the gut bacteria you talked about could also be responsible for the high natural killer cell activity?