- Radiare Womanʼs Help Body Oil
- Hot bath with epsom salts
• Drink lots of water
• Increase Omega 3 fatty acids
• Avoid/ Limit saturated, hydrogenated, and trans fats — especially on the day experiencing pain
• Avoid/ Limit red meat, alcohol, coffee, and reﬁned sugar — especially on the day experiencing pain
• For some it helps to eat a low fat or vegetarian diet
Harmful foods: high fructose corn syrup, white sugar, animal products (poultry, red meat, eggs, dairy), margarine, fatty foods (doughnuts, french fries, potato chips, peanut butter…), hydrogenated oils, butter
Beneﬁcial foods: Omega 3 fats (found in leafy greens, ﬂax seed, hemp seeds…), kale and other dark leafy greens, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), vegetables, whole grains (brown rice, oats, quinoa)
The Whyʼs and Howʼs
During menstrual periods, prostaglandins, hormone-like substances, are released and trigger the uterine muscle to contract and expel its lining. These chemicals are made from fat stored in cell membranes and promote inﬂammation. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more severe menstrual cramps. Some of the prostaglandins also enter the bloodstream, causing headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.Reﬁned sugar, dairy, meat, and harmful fats are the enemy when it comes to menstrual cramps, because they are pro-inﬂammatory foods. Essential fatty acids found in Omega 3 fats help with uterine relaxation, by promoting positive prostaglandin production. Fats from animals and harmful fats promote negative prostaglandin production which increases inﬂammation and pain. A low fat diet with plenty of ﬁber could also be helpful because of its ability to eliminate excessive estrogen in the body, which is associated with prostaglandin production.
This information is not a substitute for medical examination and diagnosis. I do not diagnose illness, disease, or any other physical or mental disorder. Likewise, I do not prescribe medical treatment or pharmaceuticals.