For Endometriosis Awareness Month I wanted to share my story with endometriosis and how difficult it has been to navigate for over 20 years.
I have read a number of recipes - all copying the recipe from Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day - which I'm sure is delightful but it complicates things a bit too much. So I am distilling this recipe down so that it doesnt take you 9 years to read it. I also… Continue reading Crispy Gluten-Free Bread
Why I chose a fruitful life over struggling to conceive with endomrtriosis.
I was able to hold it together for so long, with the endometriosis pain running my life, and the new diagnosis of an immune disease changing my life forever. I could hold it together while I was alone in Vancouver, but then I moved. I moved a day late because of a pancreatitis flare that… Continue reading The Chair Technique
So first off, this is a gluten free recipe that can be used with normal pasta if you want to. And, for dairy I can call it cow-milk free as it uses a combination of vegan mozzarella cheese and goat cheese. What you will need: one box of gluten-free lasagna noodles (Catelli is my preferred).1.5… Continue reading The best meat lasagna!
The recipe is intended to be used for a batch of spaghetti, or lasagna for instance. You may end up having more than you need, but this sauce freezes well. The process is the same regardless of whether you prefer to have a more chunky sauce or in the end if you prefer to blend… Continue reading Vegetarian Pasta Sauce
There is a process that happens in the body overtime when a threat is persistent. Ideally, something causing a threat to the body would be temporary, and the body is equipped to send pain signals and therefore protect the body from whatever is causing the pain. Think about how quickly your brain tells you to… Continue reading Central Sensitization from Endometriosis
I wanted to do a post about medical marijuana as I think this is such an important topic. The legalization of these products has opened the eyes of individuals who would not normally smoke a joint - let's say - to explore the effects of cannabis on pain, as these products are becoming more accepted… Continue reading Cannabis for chronic pelvic pain
This recipe is fun to play around with as you can use any ingredients and can also choose to leave out the cheese. I would recommend though, not to use any vegetables that produce a lot of liquid during cooking such as mushrooms, zucchini or onion, as they will not allow the muffin shape to… Continue reading Quinoa Egg Muffins
We have this notion - or perhaps a false hope - that excision surgery is going to miraculously take away all the pain and suffering leading up to this day. And, while excision is the gold standard of diagnosing and treating endometriosis, it is always good to be prepared for lingering AND new symptoms that… Continue reading Primary vs Secondary Dysmenorrhea