• Essential Oils,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia,  Yoga

    Prioritize this for your health

    Everyone is talking about it, but let’s be honest, it’s not a priority is it? It’s boring, and it’s not an easy thing to deal with if you’re in a lot of pain. I used to dread going to sleep, because I knew the next day I would just wake up feeling shitty and still in pain. But the body is so much more complex than just focusing on one specific area (such as the vulva). We always look for a quick fix for whatever we suffer from – that one cream that will take away all of the pain, the supplement that is gonna change everything, the fitness class…

  • 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…

  • 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…