Today we’re going to talk about secret women’s business. Each of all calls it differently using various unflattering aliases like “Aunt Flo”, “opening the flood gates”, “the red river”, “leak week”, “cousin Red” and other funny phrases to describe monthly discomfort days in life of every woman. I hope, you know what I mean.
So, yes, today we will speak about our periods, especially, menstrual cramps. Contrary to popular belief, having painful cramps during “time of the month” isn’t normal thing. Sounds crazy? Maybe, but some women in other parts of the world don’t even know what period cramps really means. I tried to conduct an investigation why is that, and what factors have an effect on this process.
The 3 main reasons of painful cramps
I found out that there are three primary factors that may be the cause of your menstrual cramps. Some of them really surprised me.
• Deficiency of vitamins and microelements;
It can sound unsuspected that deficiency is contributing to cramps. Menstrual pain is substantially some type of inflammation, so in this situation it’s better to normalize the level of Omega Fatty Acids in your daily diet. Lack of Omega 3 in your body is linked to periods pain and caused by poor quality and fat diet. The imbalanced level of Omega 3 and Omega 6 stimulates forming of Prostaglandin F2 – kind of hormone that is the main reason of inflammation and soreness. In such case, high-quality fish oils, avocado, and chia seeds come in handy.
One more prevalent deficiency is the lack of quality minerals. It happens because of depleted mineral content in the ground used to grow fruits and vegetables. To restoring minerals and reducing periods cramps, try to buy organic products and grass-fed meats.
• Imbalanced hormones;
Imbalanced hormones are the primary cause of many diseases and soreness including discomfort during periods. Regarding menstrual cramps, it usually arises because of a surplus of retained estrogens. This imbalance may cause periods cramps and even PMS.
• Liver diseases caused by toxins and hormones;
Consumption of chemicals in the form of processed food or even birth control pills isn’t the only way to distress your liver. Physical and emotional stresses have a huge influence on it too. That’s why try to de-stress after hard and wearisome day by going on a hike, doing yoga or whatever that makes you happy.
Simple tips for period cramps treating
Luckily, there are tons of useful homemade remedies that can be used to get away from menstrual cramps without medications. Some of them are:
• High-quality magnesium supplement. As a natural muscle relaxant, it helps to decrease spasms;
• Normalize your Omega Fatty Acids;
• Take herbs like black cohosh or maca root to balance level of hormones;
If you still need to use a painkiller, choose a natural one like a cramp bark or white willow bark. Also, at home you can make a ginger tea that is a great pain reliever. Anti-spasmodically ginger will reduce your periods cramps in no time! For the prevention use one spoonful of organic blackstrap molasses everyday and after two cycles you will forget about annoying pains. Just give these two natural cures a try!
I heartily hope that you find these simple ways helpful and effective. Wish you painless periods! And waiting for your stories of achieving pain-free menstruation!
About the Author: Liz Taylor is a blogger who focuses on healthy lifestyle, fitness, and wellness. She attended Boston University on an athletic scholarship. Being an expert in this field, she also works as a freelance writer in http://researchpaperkingdom.com/ helping students with assignments.