Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kotex recalls tampons

Kotex recalls tampons. Post below. We need more access to better sanitary items. I prefer to use organic tampons and pads. Occasionally a menstrual cup. Yet this is outrageous. Let me know what you think ladies?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


    Hi loves! Today is world mental health day. If I were to be asked when I was initially diagnosed how does endometriosis affect your mental health? I would not have been able to give a complete and transparent answer.  Even though I was crying daily and I couldn't even speak about it without sobbing. Endometriosis typically affects the hormones, yet oddly mines have remained stable. After every appointment I would cry badly on the ride home. Family and friends would assume things about my condition. Which only adds fuel to the fire. Especially if they don't ask, they just assume.  Assuming it's your "hormones" when endometriosis affects many aspects of our lives. From our goals to day to day activities.  Which can be detrimental to mental health. Causing anxiety and depression.
     I experience both anxiety and depression as a result of my endometriosis. All of which I have battled years before being diagnosed surgically with stage 4 endometriosis. I began mediation, acupuncture, hypnotherapy and many other holistic forms of self-care. I began making time for myself, above all else. Later in my journey I began seeing a therapist, along with holistic practices. I fuse eastern and western practices. She helped me put a lot into perspective, and knew who were my genuine supporters. Just having her listen and guide me out of my negative self talk was healing. Throughout my healing journey, many did not want to hear what I was going through. Which led me to a deep depression. People get upset when you express whats on your mind. Which made me isolate myself.
       My journey didn't just begin with food, I was also working on my mind. Which takes isolation, forgiveness, awareness, and self-love. I began to tune certain type of vibes out, and cultivate the ones that fed my soul. In this process, I had to not worry about people calling me weird or mean, for putting yourself first. Or for enjoying time alone. The same people critiquing and not understanding, have their own battles that they are still overcoming. This is a never ending process of becoming a better version of yourself. I never thought that endometriosis would led me to depression. I had to realize that I'd actually felt this way far to long. For example, on average it takes 8-10 years to get diagnosed with endometriosis. That would make anyone feel mentally exhausted and terrible. Searching for an answer or assistance for years, just to be told it's all in your head? I am still learning how to battle this sadness daily. It took years for me to understand how mental health played a role in endometriosis. I'm still learning everyday and I'm sharing my story in hopes that it will help someone to be better understood. So when you hear someone say, "check on your strong friend". Don't wait and regret it. Happy national world mental health day!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Hey Loves,
 For the people who aren't aware, September is Pain Awareness Month. This means that this month celebrates and relates to almost every health condition there is. Pain awareness month is a great way to get the word out about how discomfort affects our day to day lives. Many of us in the #endometriosis community do this with many of our posts. I am very happy to see that other communities are doing the same. So spoonies, have you made a #painawareness post? 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018



     New medication approved for endometriosis. It's basically a version of lupron. Yet it's in pill form. The name is elagolix, and it's a major advancement for medical physicians and patients suffering from endometriosis. A study was conducted where participants experienced a decrease in endometriosis symptoms. Ranging from daily pain to, pelvic pain, non menstrual pain, and pain with intercourse. The elagolix company stated that it can cause a decrease in bone density. Which makes this medication very similar to lupron. Comment and let me know if you've heard of it or were apart of the study. Subscribe, so you don't miss new posts!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018



   In recent news, from USA Today stated
that over 50,000 women in the U.S. are severely injured during or after childbirth. Some even resulting in death. The numbers are steadily increasing. Making the United States number one on the list. Yes, a developed, first world country tops the list. These statistics prompted an investigation titled, "Deadly Deliveries". Which will ensure that medical professionals go through all of the steps to prevent this from happening. Many of these incidents can be prevented if the patient receives proper care. Watch the video here for more information.  Don't forget to subscribe!

Saturday, August 25, 2018


A few months ago actress Gabrielle Union was featured on the Doctor Oz show. Where she bravely revealed her battle with infertility. After suffering many miscarriages she later found out she had adenomyosis. Which could have been the underlying cause of her miscarriages and infertility.

     Adenomyosis is very similar to endometriosis. Except the endometrium breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus. Basically fusing itself to the uterine wall. Cases of he disease often end in a hysterectomy. Due to the fact that it can't just be removed by excision unlike endometriosis. It can also cause infertility. Which is exactly what's going on with Gabrielle Union.

     I am elated that she has been transparent about her struggles as a woman. We need more women to be open about gynecological conditions. In hopes to end the stigma that exists surrounding women health conditions. I believe that if we have to be more open about what we are experiencing. Whether it's pain, infertility, hormonal imbalances, stress, then maybe we can find more answers and supporters to advocate for us. So that the young girls now, who may go through this can have quick and accurate diagnosis and better treatment options. Subscribe to be noticed of new posts!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Remedy For Blemishes


Welcome back to another blog post! In this post I wanted to share a quick remedy with you all. As we all know that endometriosis and other women's health conditions bring breakouts. I know of something that could help. It's rosewater. Having many benefits such as balancing
 the skins ph, while also hydrating the skin. It is also anti-inflammatory. 
Meaning that it is good for clearing the skin. Since many breakouts come along with inflammation, which results in a reddish tint. Rosewater will help sooth the skin.
 Using this will help your skin and make you look younger.
 Due to its antioxidant properties. So go ahead, give this a try. It will work wonders!

Friday, August 3, 2018

New Youtube Vlog!

Hi endo-sisters! There is a new youtube vlog posted. In this episode, we go to the local farmers market. To get some fresh locally grown vegetables. I also wanted a few snacks, as I prepare to give up certain foods again. Yes, some vegan snacks are included in that. As some plant based ingredients still cause a lot on inflammation, due to my endometriosis. Which makes me more sensitive to some foods than others.

So follow me as I visit these local places. Click here to watch. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow on instagram @myendometriosisdiary

Tuesday, July 31, 2018



  Hello endometriosis sisters and friends! Earlier this month I was interviewed by Aubree Daimler. She is an author, blogger and creator of peace with endo. Which is also the name of her podcast that I was featured on. Not only do we have endometriosis in common, but we share the same goal of raising awareness about the disease. To listen to the interview click here

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

#TBT dairy, soy, & gluten free ice cream

   Hi there Loves, today is throw back Thursday. I'm taking it back to another warm day. On which I was craving ice cream. I've felt less limited in recent years with my eating regimen. So I went to the store, and grabbed my favorite vegan, dairy, soy, and gluten free ice cream, Coconut Bliss vanilla with salted caramel, and chocolate . I even bought the ice cream cones. The benefits of going dairy free are endless. Easier menstrual cycles, less mucous in the body. So Loves, give this a try. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ludacris' wife suffers miscarriage earlier this year

     In a recent Instagram post that Eudoxie (wife of rapper Ludacris) made for her birthday, she revealed she had a miscarriage. She stated that it occurred earlier this year, and that she chose to live in gratitude. "How can I complain when God already allowed me to experience motherhood", said Eudoxie.
That was very well put and took a lot of strength to be open about. It was also stated that she had to have surgery. There are many reasons women who miscarry have to have a procedure. I just hope that she's okay, and that the pregnancy wasn't ectopic. That is where the embryo is in the fallopian tube. Most cases result in a partial or full removal of the fallopian tube  and/or ovary. Thanks for reading Loves. Subscribe to be notified of new posts!

New Youtube Vlog

    Hey Loves, check out my latest Youtube Vlog. This episode allows viewers to see me going to various places. A local artist/vintage market and two vitamins shops. I was searching for fresh chamomile and passion flower to make tea. You'll also get to view one of the spontaneous intellectual and holistic conversations. Please like and subscribe!

Friday, May 11, 2018


This vlog is highlights an event near metro Detroit. The VegFest is a vegan taste fest and expo. Held at the Novi Suburban showplace every in April. Many local business from all over Michigan were there to showcase their products. This was a wonderful event! With hundreds vegan, plant based options! The businesses that were featured in this episode are listed below. Thank you all for watching. Like this video! Don't forget to subscribe!


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

First Attempt At A Smoothie Bowl

Hey Loves! I wanted to share this delicious smoothie bowl that I made. With frozen strawberries, cherries, pineapple, and mango. Topped with pumpkin and sunflower seeds, bananas, fresh strawberries, blueberries and dried cranberries! Like this post on google and share on any social platform! Thank you for reading!

Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles

If you're on the plant based, vegan, vegetarian scene. Then you know that Beyond Meat is hot on the scene right now! Their line includes "beef" style crumbles. 

That really mimic the taste of ground meat. Especially with the right spices. I've made a few delicious meals using them.  Here are a couple. 
Vegan Spaghetti

Vegan Chili cheese fries w/daiya

These crumbles should be added to the grocery list! If you like this blog, give it a plus one on google, or share it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe for post notifications. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

V313 Detroit's Vegan Celebration

New youtube blog up! There are highlights from V313, Detroits premier vegan celebration. A variety of businesses were there. To showcase their products, from clothing, to gem stones, and any kind of vegan food you could think of! Give this video a thumbs up! Subscribe if you haven't already! 

Monday, March 26, 2018

My endometriosis awareness month

  Hi Love's. As of lately I've been experiencing ovarian cysts ruptures. At least four since the new year. I wanted to share that with my sisters, being transparent. I know that I have to do better. Busy day to day life is no excuse for not being fully on top on my regimen. Even though it has been completely plant based more recently than ever.
  Yet, I have been over indulging in "vegan/plant based junk food". Honestly sad to say. I am grateful that the cysts are rupturing without medical intervention. That means no surgical removal. That is still a sign of progress for me. I am going to get back to being mostly raw plant based. I will continue to update you all on my progress.  I appreciate you for still reading these blogs.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Taking control of endometriosis through diet

  Hello my loves. It's still March. Which means that I will be uploading information completely dedicated to endometriosis. I began this blog to share this data all year long. One of the main aspects of gaining some control over your endometriosis is to start with what you put into your body. There are certain foods that women with the condition should avoid. This list is also known as the "endo-diet. If this diet is followed as close as possible, it can decrease symptoms. Such as:

  • pelvic pain
  • constipation
  • hormonal imbalance
  • fatigue
  • bloating
  • bleeding between periods
  • heavy bleeding
  Some of the foods that contribute to those symptoms are:
  • red meat
  • pork
  • dairy products
  • saturated and trans fat
  • alcohol
  • gluten
  • soy products                            
  • refined sugar
  • caffeine
  • processed food

  The main objective in managing endometriosis naturally is to eat healthy. That's it. It does take time to see results, while changes occur overnight. Here is a list of foods that help ease endometriosis symptoms:

  • green leafy vegetables-which contains a lot of iron 
  • food's rich in omega 3's
  • foods rich in antioxidants, such as blueberries, oranges, etc
  • lots of distilled, spring or PH water. You can make your own PH/alkaline water by adding a few drops of lemon or lime to water
  • legumes, nuts, seeds, and grains
  • ginger which is anti-inflammatory, and helps decrease ovarian cysts

  These are just a few of the items to avoid and to be added to your diet. I guarantee that with the right research, you'll be more fulfilled with this way of eating. I also prefer to refer to the dietary changes as lifestyle changes. If you'd like to learn different recipes, check out more posts on this blog! Also subscribe to be notified when there are new posts!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Finally, doctors admit to menstrual cramps being "as bad as a heart attack"

  In recent news, doctors confirm the validity of menstrual cramps. Saying they are "as bad as a heart attack". Finally, they are beginning to take cramps more seriously. Many women's pain is usually dismissed. Yet, there is a term for painful periods and menstrual cramps is dysmenorrhea
We also know that if a woman's cycle causes her to not be able to resume normal activity, that she may have endometriosis. So in my eyes, doctors recognizing that cramps can be severe is leading the way towards more awareness regarding pelvic related conditions.  


Endometriosis Awareness Month

   It's March 1st ladies. That means that we will flood the internet on all social media outlets! I will be sharing many tips, details, recipes, and information regarding endometriosis. Even though many of us share endometriosis info daily. 1 in 10 women have the condition, making that 176 million women globally. It can take up to 10 years before being properly diagnosed. I personally believe that it is imperative we share our stories. This lets other women know that they are not alone. Stay tuned for more posts during endometriosis awareness month.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Panties instead of pads or tampons...

   From tampons, pads, sponges, and menstrual cups, there are many items that women can use for your periods. Now theres a new item available. The brand is called She thinx. Some of you know that there are many brands that have panties for your period. These are specifically designed to be used without any other item. That means your get to feel as if you're not on your period. They come in a variety of styles and colors. Follow this link ---->Thinx to check them out.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Avoid the flu epidemic naturally

In recent news there has been a widespread epidemic of the flu. Extreme cases have resulted in multiple deaths. Nobody wants the flu. Especially if you have a chronic condition. Such as endometriosis. The pain can be unbearable. I wanted to inform people of ways that they can avoid the flu, naturally.

  • Sanitize all surfaces you use all the time. Cell phone, computer, door knobs, all bathroom surfaces
  • Wash hands frequently, especially before touching your face, or using the restroom
  • Use a neti pot
  • Reduce stress
  • Get adequate sleep. 7-8 hours is optimal
  • Start with the gut. Majority of you immune system in the digestive track. You can begin by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. Which will naturally build immunity. You can also add probiotics to your regimen.
  • Avoid sugars. Sweets can increase mucous in the body. Essentially clogging you up 
  • Garlic and onions-these two sulfur filled vegetables are nature's antibiotics
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Colloidal silver
  • Shiitake, reishi and lions mane mushrooms all help with immunity, and help fight cancer 
  • Elderberry
  • Echinacea
  • Oregano oil 
  • Zinc  
  • Mullein capsules, but the tea is best.  This herb rids to body of mucous
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Fluids, teas with honey, fresh squeezed juices, distilled water, spring water, or alkaline water.  Normal water can be turned alkaline with fresh lemon or lime 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Scientists in Illinois discovered a new treatment for endometriosis.  Oxabicycloheptene sulfonate and chloroindazole were used to treat mice with endometriosis.  The mice underwent experiments that resulted in them having endometriosis. Other tests were done on endometriotic cells. Results showed that both compounds reduced endometriotic tissue, while preventing it to growth outside of the uterus. Each compound also reduced inflammation, and development of cells that promoted endometrial growth. The study has scientists and doctors optimistic.  Yet they say more tests need to be done on mice and eventually on women.  

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Instagram Grocery Haul

Here is a recent instagram post.  Of what I am going to eat this week.  I bought almost the same items last week and I ate them all. Pictured are peanuts, cashews, oranges, grapefruit, lemon, lime, red & green apples, mangoes, avocados, ginger, red onion, garlic, celery, leeks, potatoes, cucumber, lettuce carrots, and beets. Not pictured is watermelon, mushrooms, and green onion.  Some of these items will be juiced and some cooked and eaten.  This haul was also well under $35.  I promise you can eat fresh, healthy food on a budget.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Painful periods and intercourse? Try this

It is typical for a woman who suffers from endometriosis to have pain during or after intercourse.  That doesn't come from a lack of lubrication. This pain is caused once the penis enters the vagina, and presses against endometrial implants and scar tissue on the uterus, or even from ovarian cysts.
There is something women can try, that has helped me tremendously! It's cannabis lube. I've been using it for about for years now. It's basically coconut oil with cannabis in it. With cleans hands, apply it on the penis and into the vagina. Hemp eases muscles. Thus helping to alleviate some of the pain that is felt. If not all of it for the time being.  Combined with my man, who is sensual and overall a great lover. It made me more wet, and helped me achieve better orgasms. It will not get you high, nor will it have your vagina smelling like weed.

Hemp oil decreases inflammation, eases muscle spams and cramps, and alleviates discomfort.  Not only can the oil be used for sex, but it can be applied to a tampon, or simply applied to the pelvis for period pain relief. So give this a try if weed is legal in your state. If it is, and the product isn't available. Then make your own. I swear by this oil and I highly recommend it!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year to all of my endometriosis sisters!  May we be healthy, kind, and achieve our goals in 2018.  According to the Chinese calendar, this is the year of the dog.  A year for changes, stability, and organization.  Thank you to all of you who have continues to follow this blog.  It means a lot to me to share my experiences, the things I've learned, and my concerns regarding endometriosis.