What Can I Do About Bad Period Cramps?

cramps Sep 17, 2020

PERIOD CRAMPS INTERFERING WITH YOUR LIFE? Let’s chat, bae.

🤍 Little to no period cramps are normal.
💢Bad period pain is a sign of an imbalance or underlying condition. (It’s always a good idea to see your doc and get tested.)

In the meantime, here's the deal: PERIOD PAIN IS OFTEN CAUSED BY HIGH PROSTAGLANDINS!

ProstaglanWHOOOOO? Never met her b4.....

During your bleed, your uterus contracts to help rid it's lining. To make this happen, hormone-like substances called PROSTAGLANDINS trigger your uterine muscles to contract.

Studies have shown that the MORE inflammation you have, the MORE pro-inflammatory prostaglandins are present throughout your body, and the WORSE your menstrual cramps can be (FYI it's commonly known as dysmenorrhea)!

⬆️ pro-inflammatory prostaglandins= ⬆️ menstrual cramps

Lots of things in your lifestyle can cause underlying inflammation, but let's touch on the big kahuuuuuna.... BLOOD SUGAR. Consistently elevated blood sugar and insulin levels from eating a poor diet of processed foods and refined sugars can create a baaaaaaad sitch for your sex hormones and can cuse your immune system to produce inflammatory responses all over your bod. Uterus included.

Want less period pain? BALANCE YOU BLOOD SUGAR, YA CUTIE.

MORE QUICK TIPS:
🤍Reduce caffeine, alcohol, gluten, soy
🤍Stop eating artificial sugar! (read labels)
🤍Eat more fiber (cruciferous veggies, complex carbs)
🤍Add in ginger (studies show it's as effective as ibuprofen in relieving menstrual cramps)
🤍Add in healthy omega-3 fatty acids (from foods like wild-caught salmon, walnuts, chia seeds)
🤍Add in Magnesium Bisglycinate
🤍Lower your dang stress, seriously.

 

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