• Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Nutrition,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia

    From me to all of you: Have A Merry (stress-free) Christmas!

    The holidays are here, and the stress surrounding it is probably visiting as well! Stress is one of my biggest triggers for a massive flare-up. Many things play a part in my flare-ups, and sometimes it’s hard to tell which one is which – but stress is definitely one! Stress from going everywhere – being on time, spending time with family (God we love em’, but if you’re a lone wolf, introvert, or just simply need your alone-time it can be a freaking nightmare), getting in the car too quickly (whoops! A tear!), fighting with people in the grocery store – you get the picture. Stress we put on ourselves…

  • Inspiration,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia

    Chronic pain syndrome without an identifiable cause

    For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram might not know that I also suffer from Vulvodynia, same as many of you who are in this space. Vulvodynia is known as a chronic pain syndrome that affects the vulvar area and occurs without an identifiable cause. The symptoms can be burning, stinging, irritation or sharp pain around on the vulva as well as at the entrance of the vagina. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is often too painful to have sex, use tampons or even be lightly touched. My first time having sex it was like hitting a f*cking wall. Seriously. It’s kind of funny…

  • Information,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Nutrition,  Pelvic pain,  Recipes

    Cashew and pumpkin seed bar

    I am not a cook, and I’m definitely not a baker – but sometimes you just happen to make something delicious and you just want to share it with everyone! The other week I thought I’d make some “healthy” bars to help me through long days at work, and also something that is beneficially for my body. This bar contains heaps of healthy fats which are good for the skin, hormones and for the brain! Makes about 10 bars: Ingredients: 2 cups cashews 2 cups oats 1 cup pumpkin seeds 15 soaked pitted dates 2 tbsp raw cacao 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil Maybe a little bit of water…

  • Essential Oils,  Pelvic pain

    Why I use Essential Oils in my everyday life

    My man, Chris, calls me a quack. And I am. I’ve always been drawn to “alternative things”, things that are different and might not be considered “normal”. Whatever that means, if someone finds out – please do tell me! Cause I am probably anything but. Seeing that I have a degree in nutrition, where we were taught evidence based practice, makes it Very hard to be a quack! Crystals, The Universe, Oracle cards. You name it, I probably believe in it wholeheartedly! So when it comes to essential oils people often question it, because it’s looked upon as “alternative”, right? It’s alternative medicine, but in a way not.. A pubmed…

  • Essential Oils,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain

    What works for your Lichen Sclerosus, by You – Part 2.

    Menstrual products – we are all different, Lichen Sclerosus or not. And we all use different menstrual products.However, for us with Lichen Sclerosus, candida overgrowth, or anything else that may be bothering our lovely ladyhood – we need to find something doesn’t make the pain or itch worse.We have either a preference for tampons or pads – and both can agitate our condition.But lately there has been a lot of talk about other menstrual products – such as pads made out of cotton, or menstrual cups. And for some of us this is tremendously helpful. I mean, shoving up a cup in your vagina might not be the most optimal…

  • Essential Oils,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain,  Recipes

    “I have a f*cked up vulva, what do you have for that?”

    Don’t give away your power. When you struggle with pain or a chronic condition you just want someone to help you, and it’s so easy to give away your power to someone else, a doctor, or any health professional really. But you must not forget that you have the power to decide over your own body, don’t give it away. I get so many messages from you ladies terrified about what’s happening to your body, which I am too. You are terrified about the fact that the only thing they prescribed you was a steroid cream that has the same side effects as the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus. But this…

  • Information,  Inspiration,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Hearty apple crumble for either breakfast or dessert

    Fall is here – no need to dwell,  the delicious apples are here as well! See what I did there, hu? Went to the farmers markets the other week and got myself a big bag of apples that there was NO way I was gonna finish in time before they would go bad. So apple crumble it was. I am a big fan of breakfast and it’s my favorite part of the day (sad or not? That is the question). So I knew that I wanted to make an apple crumbled that I could eat for breakfast and eat as dessert – another favorite part of the day. So this…

  • Essential Oils,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain

    What works for your Lichen Sclerosus, by You.

    You talk, I listen. I’ve come to the interesting conclusion that some of us use the same things to help us manage our Lichen Sclerosus, and some of us don’t. Since Lichen Sclerosus is an inflammatory, chronic skin condition it is hard to maybe find the One thing to make it better, so we include all of the things into our health routine instead. Current research says that our beloved steroid creme is pretty much the only thing to help minimize the risk of cancer and excessive scarring – but we also need to find other options to deal with the pain. Because by the sound of it it seems…

  • Essential Oils,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Ain’t nothing simpler than veggie tomato sauce

    Making a tomato based sauce is something that always comes first to mind when I don’t know what to make. I just go through the fridge to see what I can come across, and then I basically just through everything together in a pan! And yesterday I made a really yummy one that I wanted to share with you, just in case you’re out of imagination today, next week or for the rest of the year! A great way to increase your veggie and fibre intake, and we want all of that in our bodies – like I mention in the Well-being for Lichen Sclerosus Info-graphic! If you don’t have…

  • Essential Oils,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain

    In my toolbox

    We all probably have different things in our toolbox to help us manage different health problems that we have. It might be Lichen Sclerosus, it might be chronic pain, it might be headaches, stiff joints, GI problems, lack of sleep, or anxiety – the list goes on. Truth be told, I think we live in a society where we all struggle from something that is stopping us from living our best lives. One of the things that really help me with my health problems is essential oils. Why? Well, they’ve been around for thousands of years and are known for having amazing healing properties. I think they are often overlooked…