The saying goes: period pain is common, but it is not normal. While it can be normal to experience light to moderate cramping in the beginning days of your period, it should never be debilitating or interfere with your everyday life. If you suffer from intense period pains every month, it’s time to uncover a cure for painful periods by implementing these nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Before jumping into a cure for painful periods, it’s important to address the root causes of period pain. Until you can identify and address these root causes, you’re simply “masking the symptoms”. These are the most common causes of period pain to consider:
If you’re unsure about the causes of your period pain, I highly recommend working with a functional practitioner, who can help you understand the reason for your painful periods, while creating a roadmap to healing.
One of the most effective ways to cure painful periods is to adopt an anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense, whole food diet. There are specific foods and nutrients that have been proven to reduce period pain by addressing common root causes, including:
In addition to including more of the nutrients and foods above, it’s important to adopt a whole food diet. This naturally reduces the risk of nutrient deficiencies and lowers inflammation in the body. It’s also wise to avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, which can be taxing on the liver. When the liver is congested, it cannot detox estrogen in a timely manner, leading to further hormonal imbalances.
While nutritional changes are beneficial in addressing painful periods, lifestyle habits are equally as important. Implement these lifestyle habits as a cure for painful periods:
Painful periods should not rule your life. Nor should you be relying on Advil and heating pads to survive your monthly periods. These nutrition and lifestyle changes serve as a cure for painful periods by addressing the root causes of period pain and PMS.
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