Ginger for Heavy Periods and Cramps
Heavy Periods can be really annoying, but ginger is here to help. Studies have shown ginger to be beneficial for vomiting, nausea, motion sickness, arthritis, migraines, headache, cramps and PMS generally speaking. Ginger is particularly good at reducing the amount of Prostaglandins in our body. Prostaglandins are what cause the uterine contractions in the first place
When our body produces too many prostaglandins, our cramps are a lot more intense. Nobody wants cramps. Stronger contractions can also prolong bleeding and lengthen the recovery time.
About 7 days before menstruation, most women start adding ginger into their diet everyday,. They typically use 2 500mg pills once per day, and continue until 3 days after menstruation.
The best results are achieved after using ginger regularly after a month or so.
Vitex for Heavy Periods and Women’s Health
Vitex is used across North America and Europe to balance women’s health. It’s very common for ladies to be deficient in a hormone called progesterone. In our body, progesterone helps balance estrogen, and regulate menstruation.
When we have too much estrogen, it causes the walls of our endometrium to thicken-up. This can lead to more bleeding, severe cramps, and very unenjoyable periods. This is why we need to make sure we have enough progesterone to balance the estrogenic effects.
Vitex actives our pituitary gland which increase the amount of progesterone in our body. Over time, this can lead to more consistent and balanced menses. Generally speaking, it can take 1-2 menstrual cycles before the wonderful effects of Vitex are noticed. But once the effects are notice, you may find yourself dancing.
Iron, Zinc and Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
It’s very common for women to have low iron levels. Heavier bleeding (menorrhagia) during menstruation is actually one of the side effects of low iron levels. To feel alive and energetic, we really need to keep our iron levels balanced.
Incorporating red meats like beef or lamb into the diet, is one of the easiest ways to restore iron levels. Iron not only promotes normal blood loss, but also helps restore dry brittle hair. Furthermore, red meats are great sources of zinc. If we do have a thyroid issue that’s irritating our periods, then zinc may be the saving solution.
Zinc works in our liver, and helps convert our thyroid hormones. Remember, that 80% of all thyroid function is a result of the liver being able to do its job. Incorporating enough zinc in our diet can really help us feel better.
Red meat paired with a salad (optional) can be eaten everyday to support iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamin k, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin P.
A Little Side Note:
In order for us to absorb minerals, we need to have an acidic stomach. The acid in our stomach is what pulls-out the minerals from our food. The easiest way to acidify our stomach is to take Betaine HCL with every meal until digestion improves.
We could also used apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice to acidify the stomach. Either 2 table spoons of the liquid form before meals, or several capsules of the powder. Ideally you need to play with the amount of your acidifier. The amount you really need will depend of the foods you eat at each meal.
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