7 easy Steps to detox after quitting the Pill

About 4 weeks ago I posted that I stopped taking synthetic hormones because of the severe side-effects that came along with them. Now I might have to note that I didn’t take synthetic hormones for contraceptive measures but because I have a disease, called endometriosis. If you are new here might as well want to check out previous posts on that topic, like ‘my personal endo story’. I am personally not a big fan of any form of meds and would rather heal everything naturally but after my second surgery due to severe endometriosis I felt like I was forced to…

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A Note to Feminism

For a couple of weeks I have asked a bunch of people what feminism really means to them. Big words like, opportunity, empowerment, embracing womanhood and sexual freedom came up. However there were also people who said that feminism means that women have to work more and take the first step in the dating world. According to Google dictionary feminism means, “the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes“. For me feminism means 2 things, it means having a voice and a choice!

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Mango Cheesecake

METHOD: Put all the crust ingredients in the blender and mix it all up, you are supposed to end up with some sort of dough. Put it in a baking pan. From here you can go ahead and bake this dough for 10 minutes in a preheated oven or you can just leave it raw. Clean your blender and then put the ingredients for the topping in. You should end up with a cheesecake-looking texture. Pour the topping on top of the crust and put the whole thing in the freezer for a day. Put it out at least 2 hours before you intend to eat this half frozen yumminess of a cheesecake.

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The YuYu Bottle against Pelvic Pain

If you regularly read my blog or instagram you probably already know my endometriosis story, that I currently went off synthetic hormones and that I’ve had a lot of lower stomach and pelvic pain in the past, especially around my period. Right now I’m in the second half of my luteal phase which means I’ll be on my period soon. The second half of your luteal phase is also the phase when PMS symptoms might occur. These could be mild or severe, just to give you a few examples here; it could be mood swings, headaches/ migraines, holding fluids, swelling of breasts as well as lower stomach pain.  

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No More to Synthetic Hormones

About a week ago, I finally said NO MORE! No more synthetic hormones in my body. I started sharing about my current hormonal issues a couple week ago on IG stories I think. I know that it might sometimes be hard to grasp for other people so questions like,“but I thought you said you were fine?“ will always come because it gets tiring to talk about diseases all the time so not talking about it sometimes for me feels like escaping into another and better world.

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A Love Letter to my Body

Dear body, I am sorry I was treating you poorly for years, not acknowledging all the miraculous things you do for me for every breath I take. I am sorry I considered you my worst enemy for years, restricting you food and essential nutrients, putting toxins on and inside you while pretty much starving you out, punishing you for being amazing?! - I know you must be mad but I promise I will make it up to you. I appreciate you and am grateful for you at last. Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.

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My sugar addiction is very real

I have a confession to make. Ever since Christmas I‘ve fallen out of a really good habit. Around the holidays and probably because of the weather and holiday stress I started over-consuming carbs and thus sugar (good sugar, but still). What used to be little treats throughout the week became a daily habit. I hands down have had two gf pretzel sticks for breakfast, two plates of gluten-free pasta with store bought sauce (which also includes sugar), an avocado salad with 2 avos for dinner and gluten-free vegan tripple chocolate brownies as a snack through-out the day.

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Reflections 2018

t’s that time of the year again. I guess it’s needless to say that I had so many plans but it all turned out very different. I’ve kinda lost and found myself again. I also lost things and people that previously were important to me and found others who are important to me now. I had gained 10 pounds and lost 15. I had evolved a lot in my physical yoga practice only to fall sick again and being unable to do things anymore that had previously worked so hard on. In fact my illness played a big part in 2018…

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Self-Worth vs Ego on Instagram

Now I’m not a very like-based person I’m mostly here for fun and the connection but I still wanted to take some time to talk about this today. I get tons of likes posting a yoga pose but whenever I post a recipe my reach goes down drastically. As I am coming from the field of Online Marketing I completely understand. And I used to constantly delete pictures of my feed that didn’t make the cut & felt shitty about whenever I didn’t get “enough likes“ but ever since falling sick the second time I don’t care so much anymore…

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The Power of Reishi Mushrooms

Love me some vegan/ gulten-free chocolate cheesecake and a cuppa reishi mushroom elixir. According towww.consciouslifestylemag.comthe Reishi mushroom has been revered as one of the most sought-after and powerful tonics in the Traditional Chinese Medicine pharmacopeia for over 2,000 years...

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The Fear of Commitment

I have been self-analyzing myself for the longest time now, constantly trying to improve in some ways or areas of life and trying to find myself, while blogging about life, yoga, women’s health etc. I’ve had this website for over a year now and this is the third time I changed my name. This time it had stick, it should really show my soul in its purest essence. So I ended up changing it into my actual REAL name, which was probably one of the scariest things I have ever done to be honest.

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London 2018

Two weeks ago I spent a couple of days in London with my friend Louise. This might not be something special to you but I have been looking forward to a trip like this for a very long time. As I was sick a lot the last two years I couldn’t travel as much anymore. Now I’m doing much better than the last 6 years all together so I set the intention that I want to travel more again (FOR FUN) in the near future. Below I included some of my favorite places to eat when in London. ENJOY!

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Caroline's Endo Story

Ever since my first period I’ve experienced lower stomach pain and heavy bleeding. So my gynecologist prescribed me the pill very early on. Even though I was on birth control for almost 10 years I still had awful period pain. Due to the heavy bleeding and everything that came with it (fatigue, pain, etc.), I was missing a lot of school and workdays. When I was 23 I decided to get a chopper IUD. After a year of trying very hard to make the IDU work I had it removed because the pain was just too bad…

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CBD Oil & Supplements

A huge side-effect of my constant hormonal imbalances is insomnia. I often have issues falling asleep and getting up early. As my system is most active before going to bed instead of after a good night‘s sleep. That is why I have been testing Nordic Oil’s CBD capsules and oil for a while now. And the differences are so drastic. Ever since taking these supplements I have less issues falling asleep, I wake up with a lot of energy and feel much more on alert throughout the day.

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I stopped taking Hormones

I don't want to overdo these endo updates on here because I don't want to leave the impression that my life revolves all around my disease as usually that's not that case at all. But there's def been going on a lot in this department for the last couple of weeks. (…) Only to recap what has been going since March: I had to go to the ER again where they discovered another huge cyst on my ovary. They wanted to do an emergency surgery on me right away to which I said NO and thus discharged myself…

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Endo Update & Life Update

Where do I even start? Things are finally falling into place. And I recalled a scene from 2 years ago when my endo was very severe and they had put me on antibiotics (WTF?!). Anyway, during that time I repeated the affirmation "my healing is already in progress" daily. I stopped doing that at some point because I couldn't really a see a progress back then. But now I can finally see the bigger picture, realizing that my healing really was in progress…

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Endo Update: June 10th 2018

The last week I physically felt great while I was struggling mentally. I had issues falling asleep (or sleeping at all for that matter) which ultimately lead to being grumpy and feeling sluggish and fed up with basically everything - for no real reason - everything was just as always ... I started practicing more again, was outside a lot and picked up a copy of my new favorite book, called ’woman code‘. I read to whole book in only 4 short days…

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Perfect Mother’s Day Cake (gf)

Happy Mother's Day everyone. Today I want share my first EVER recipe on my blog (it was about time). Cooking and baking cakes is actually one of my secret passions. A couple of weeks ago completely transformed my diet from vegan to paleo due to my endometriosis as that's supposed to help with the symptoms and the pain (read more about that on my instagram). Right now though I'm starting to reintroduce gluten-free grains in my diet to have a bigger variety on what to eat…

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The Biggest Mistake

My aim is not to be perfect but to be real and authentic. I’ve unintentionally made tons of mistakes in the past. Though, I can’t travel back in time to change the past. And even if I couldn’t I probably wouldn’t because the sum total of all these mistakes made me to the person I am today. For the future I can only learn & grow from the mistakes I made (and make) along the way as the more mistakes I had made the more they taught me about myself…

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