Menstrual cramps are due to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin. When released, it causes the uterine muscles to contract during menstruation.
As a young lady, I endured debilitating cramps. After having Hawk, I was wildly grateful to realize that my cramps were now a thing of the past!
But after many requests, and loads of research… I wanted to share a whole slew of safe alternatives to OTC meds that can help make that time of month less painful and overall more balanced (yes, your hormonal stability and emotions during this too)
◇ Chiropractic Adjustments
• Every function in your body is improved when your nervous system is without interference
• A hot bath, a warm shower, or a heating pad of some kind is a simple way to ease cramping pain.
◇ Chamomile Tea
• A well known and loved herbal tea that can promote calmness and lower cramping intensity
◇ Blackstrap Molasses
• High in iron, which is lost during menstruation
◇ Magnesium lotion
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◇ Homeopathic Medicine
• You can use the search bar here in LWM to learn more about why our family always opts for homeopathy.
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• Eases cramping and pain, Calms bloating, Smooths out mood swings and bolsters mood, Relieves “that heavy feeling”, Helps with postpartum after pains and cramps, Balances hormones
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◇ Leafy Organics Tincture
• This high quality anti-inflammatory liquid has rave reviews for helping relieve menstrual cramps discomfort. •• Click here to get yours and use my gf’s code for a discount: TAY15
◇ Pressure Points
• Can help provide relief for cramping discomfort
◇ These nutrient dense foods have been found to help support the body during your cycle:
• Papaya is rich in a lots of supportive vitamins
• Walnuts, Almonds, and Pumpkin Seeds are rich in manganese which can ease cramps.
• Olive Oil & Broccoli are a rich source of vitamin E
• Leafy green vegetables are a great source of iron, which is lost during menstruation.
• Flaxseed and Omega-3’s both have antioxidant properties, which reduce swelling and inflammation.
• Peanut Butter
I hope this helps give you some new ideas to try, Mamas! And of course feel free to share what works for you too.