The Tiny Pioneer Story...
Tiny Pioneer was set up in November 2015 as a result of one woman’s complex, ongoing, very-much-interlinked health problems! These included anxiety, IBS, occasional severe cystitis and hormonal problems, which presented themselves in various guises from childhood. Hitting a low point at around age 24, by age 26 Tiny began to successfully manage these with nutritional approaches. By age 28 she had developed the willpower to consistently stick to her regime, which enabled her to experience a better quality of life than ever before in adulthood.
However, in June 2014, Tiny got another bout of cystitis. Although a course of antibiotics cleared it, she subsequently experienced constant vaginal awareness and sensitivity, often with feelings of arousal that were intrusive and only worsened after orgasm. She discovered that this was called persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) and that there was no known single cause and no known single cure.
The next few months were some of the most frightening of Tiny’s life. More will probably be written about this on a blog at a later stage, but during her research into what might make her PGAD better and worse, she discovered several supplements, topical applications and protocols that she felt may be beneficial. Just as she had experimented with ways of improving her anxiety and IBS in her mid-twenties, she now began to experiment with ways of healing her PGAD.
Very little is yet known about PGAD, but Tiny does feel that it is probably linked to bladder and hormone problems. The latter almost certainly also play a part in anxiety (and other mood disorders) and IBS, while the thyroid may be the key to imbalances in all these areas. Though she is not yet fully recovered, Tiny’s PGAD is now much improved, to the point that she is now affected by it only occasionally.
The products here on this website are products that Tiny has personally used over the years in her health journey, particularly since her last cystitis episode in June 2014. Eventually as the site grows, products that she has not tried may appear for sale, but they will always be items that she has good faith in, from companies that she trusts. You can read more about our values on the ‘our mission’ page.
Tiny is passionate about good health and has a keen interest in fusing the best of modern science with the best of traditional medicine. She hopes to continue to research PGAD, first on a personal level, before possibly extending her findings out to other sufferers in the future. The purpose of this site is therefore twofold: to enable a UK market to procure niche nutritional supplements and other useful products more easily; and to eventually provide insights that might assist other sufferers of the conditions which have impacted so strongly on the larger part of Tiny’s life.
If you have read to the bottom of this page, hopefully the origin of the Pioneer part of our name will now be apparent. And Tiny? Well, she’s less than five feet tall! We hope you love the site and will stay with us to watch it grow over the years.
Wishing you the best of health.