Okay ladies – who’s dealt with any issues “down there” before? If I had to guess, if you are a woman reading this post, you’ve had at least one issue, right? There’s been at least one yeast infection, one obnoxious night when you couldn’t get yourself turned on to save your life, or maybe even a bigger issue. Let’s face it – we’ve all been there and it ain’t pretty. My guest today is a nutrition and wellness coach who focuses on your yoni, also called your lady bits, vagina, etc.
I met the lovely Adrienne Rommel here in Bali at a co-working meet up. As soon as she mentioned specializing in yoni health, I knew we’d get along. If there’s something I love to talk about as much as yoga and personal development, it’s sex and women’s health.
Adrienne is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Coach from Toronto, Canada. Her passion is for women’s sexual health and wellness. As a 37-year-old woman, she’s struggled with her own Yoni & sexual health issues for half of half life. More importantly, she’s put in the work to heal herself through diet and natural holistic wellness and healing practices.
She’s currently using her knowledge, skills, and experience as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Mindfulness Coach to help women who are struggling with their own personal yoni and sexual health issues. Isn’t it time that we heal our bodies and our Yoni’s from the inside out? Adrienne thinks so!
In today’s interview, we dive into Adrienne’s own battle with her yoni health, the nutritional changes she made to heal herself, and mindset changes we can embrace for better yoni health.
Meet the Yoni Nutritionist
Leave everything you’ve heard about vagina care and sexuality behind. I encourage you to listen in with new curiosity on how you can better care for your lady bits. This is important!
Do you have your own yoni health story? What has worked for you? We’d love to connect in the comment below.
Yoni Nutrition 101
For Adrienne, the relief from her yoni terrors came when she focused on making changes to her diet. She also began paying attention to the stress levels in her life and practiced the art of slowing down.
What foods to avoid: Inflammatory Foods
- Sugar – This is the big one! Try and cut out as much processed sugar as possible from your diet. However, you should also pay attention to the amount of fructose you’re consuming through fruit, as it can act the same way within the body.
- Carbs – Especially the processed ones. I know it’s tough, but limit bread, pasta, and processed grains.
- Dairy – Even if you aren’t lactose intolerate, dairy can still act as an inflammatory food within your body. Try and cut back as much as you can for optimal yoni health.
- Others – While those are the big three, it’s also wise to cut back on alcohol and caffeine. Oh, and too much fruit!
Food to Enjoy: Whole Foods
- Green, leafy vegetables – Oh yes, give me all the kale, bok choy, and spinach please!
- Lean meat (if you’re into that sorta thing)
- Healthy Fats – Oils, avocado, nuts, and seeds. We need to enjoy more healthy fats.
- Chocolate – Try to find darker chocolate bars with little or no sugar added (there are tons of brands who now use Stevia instead). Chocolate increases blood flow to sex organs, releases happiness hormones, and is a great thing to enjoy.
- Pineapple – Okay, I know we said to avoid too much fruit, but if you struggle to self-lubricate, this is the fruit for you! It may also help your yoni taste sweeter 😉
Healthy Yoni Mindset
While nutrition is super important, our lifestyle and mindset can effect our yoni health just as much. Stress and anxiety can have dire effects on both your gut and your yoni. Stress can also cause a lack of sex drive – yikes!
What to do about low sex drive?
- Check your diet – eat more chocolate, herbal teas for relaxation, pineapple for lubrication
- Practice mindfulness – To bring more relaxation into your life, try meditation, yoga, or reiki sessions.
- Get enough sleep – Seriously, ladies.
- Self-love and Self-pleasure practice – That’s right. It’s about damn time we start scheduling some solo time for exploration.
- Communication within the relationship
Like most things we talk about here, it comes down to relieving stress and making self care a priority. Eating well and adding mindfulness practices, that’s self care! So is masturbation – so freaking enjoy it!
Connect with the Yoni Nutritionist
Ladies – if you are struggling in any way with your sexual health, I highly recommend you following Adrienne and especially her insightful blog articles. I feel so enlightened every time I get a chance to read her work.
If you have any extra questions on yoni health, comment below! We will make sure to get back with you asap.
Much love, my fierce yoni goddesses!