Struggling with acne, painful cramps, or migraines? If ’that time of the month’ has ya down, check these natural solutions for common period problems.
Struggling with migraines or painful cramps?
Try incorporating more food sources of magnesium, such as avocados, dark chocolate, spinach, nuts, and seeds.
Also consider supplementing magnesium glycinate at night before bed. Citrate is ok, but may cause GI distress in some people, which is why glycerinate is typically better tolerated. We love @zhounutrition brand.
Struggling with acne or period pain?
Consider making zinc a staple in your supplement routine. It’s a natural antimicrobial, can help reduce inflammation, and may also help keep those pesky, dark, thick hairs at bay (if elevated androgens // hirsutism is an issue).
Dealing with bloat or water retention?
Consider sipping on dandelion root tea, it’s a natural diuretic.
Also make sure to get a minimum of 25-35g of fiber and plenty of water. Easy sources of fiber might include avocados, berries, or seeds.
Minimizing dairy and gluten during your period and minimizing processed/packaged foods might help as well. Might research “histamine intolerance” as well.
Dealing with breast pain?
Consider supplementing Vitamin E! In double blind studies, it’s been shown to eliminate breast pain as a PMS symptom in women!
Vitex (also commonly known as Chasteberry) could be another consideration, but make sure to ask your doctor before supplementing as it can alter hormone levels (:
Feel like your cycle is a hot mess? Periods can be symptomless. Pick up a copy of Period Repair Manual by @larabriden, Beyond the Pill by @drjolenebrighten, or Fifth Vital Sign by @fertilityfriday to better understand your cycle and start feeling better.