Lauren came to see me after a recent Lichen Sclerosus diagnosis. She was very concerned about living a normal life, having a normal sexual relationship with her partner, and preventing cancer. Lauren was only 36 at the time and had so much more life to live, she was determined to put lichen sclerosus into remission or get very close to it.
Lauren's Main Complaint
In addition to lichen sclerosus, Lauren was dealing with dermatitis, allergies, and chronic inflammation. She wanted to feel good in her skin and stop reacting to everything.
Lauren's case was mild, but due to the increasing reactivity she was experiencing with allergic reactions and dermatitis we needed to dig deeper. So, of course, we started by gathering data. We ran a stool test, food sensitivity test, hormone panel, mineral and heavy metal panel, and her genes. We also had her doctor run some blood tests to look at her blood sugar regulation, thyroid function, and vitamin D status.
Lauren's Root-Cause Contributors
We found a significant overgrowth of opportunistic bacteria in Lauren's gut as well as a lack of beneficial flora and her mucosal membrane was definitely compromised. She was estrogen dominant due to low progesterone. Lauren's adrenals were pooped out, he was very depleted in minerals as well as vitamin D, and had developed many food sensitivities. Her body had obviously been under stress for a long time in order to become so depleted.
But why? Where was the stress coming from? When we looked at Laruen's genes we found that she had several SNP's (single nucleotide polymorphisms) on genes that are responsible for detoxification. These genes were expressing in a way that wasn't allowing her to detoxify very well and she was becoming reactive to everything in her environment. Toxins turned out to be the key for Lauren. She had to heal everything else in order to take enough stress off of her body to turn off these genes and allow her body to detoxify as well as clean up her environment to stop the toxic load from accumulating.
I was shocked that my symptoms disappeared after a couple of months on Heather's protocol. I saw three different doctors and got confirmation from all three that I was in remission. I'm not gonna lie, it was hard to give up a lot of the foods that I was indulging in. Being a chef, I really enjoy dining out and indulging in the restaurant experience. I think I'll definitely always miss some foods, like real donuts made with all the gluten. But it's worth it if it means my LS stays in remission. I'm also starting to see a pelvic floor therapist to address the very last of the irritation I feel with intercourse. Thank you so much for all of your help!
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Lauren put lichen sclerosus into remission by investigating her root-cause contributors! If you’d like to work with me, I’d love to chat and learn more about your health goals.
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