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What to eat and drink during your period and how to reduce cramping....

By December 20, 2010 - 8:20am
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What do you eat and drink while on your period to help reduce cramping??? Is orange pekoe tea good to drink while on your period?

Another thing is, I work in a law office so I am sitting all day, how can I reduce the cramping while sitting? When I am at home I use a heating pad but at work I can't do that because my desk is near the front receiption area so there is not alot of privacy.

Sometimes I get bad cramps and I am on bcpills as well. Can someone please provide me with tips and suggestions!!!

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do not eat things with alot of sugar .. stay away from sugar!! and also avoid store bought food .. eat things you cook because you know whats in it .. and ask your doctor what attracts cramps so you know what to put in your food. keep your legs closed both sexually and physically . and exercise and sleep. exercise keeps cramps low because your body is active and also sleep because your body needs rest during the process so get more than 8 hrs of sleep. i avoid fruits but thats up to i tend to because no matter how healthy fruits are they are still dangerous in many ways they contain sugar and acids even lemon and lime . one fruit i would recommend is avocado not alot of sugar or acids.

September 20, 2011 - 4:19pm
HERWriter Guide

One of our members, Dr. Daemon Jones, takes a natural approach and treats menstrual pain with magnesium to counteract muscle cramping. She recommends green leafy vegetables and pumpkin seeds as whole food sources of magnesium. http://www.empowher.com/menstrual-cycle/content/magnesium-eases-menstrual-cramps

You can find additional information in our menstrual cycle section. http://www.empowher.com/condition/menstrual-cycle/treatments

December 20, 2010 - 5:33pm
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