Ladies, if you are no stranger to pain and anguish once a month, then help yourselves and your teen daughters through your special feminine time, naturally!
Why naturally? Why does it matter? Well, we’re natural beings, so the best is always going to be what’s natural. More than that, there are often very negative effects that come along with using synthetic or purified/processed products. There’s tons of information available about the drawbacks of using over-the-counter pain relievers. You can scroll to the end of this post to find a few that I’m sharing with you.
One of the biggest issues with many commonly used pain relievers is the effects they have on the immune system. You don’t want to weaken your system, or your child’s, in an effort to relieve pain. You want to get pain-relieving benefits while keeping everything else in tact.
The use of OTC pain relieving drugs can also lead to other issues, including (but not limited to) reduction of necessary gut bacteria, and leaky gut due to thinning of the intestinal lining. Both of these cause further problems for immune function.
There are several chemical reactions happening in the female body during the pre-menstrual and menstrual times. Stress and imbalances in certain nutrients can lead to undesired effects. For yourself, or for the young lady in your life, provide the body with what it needs to get through this time as easily as possible.
Lack of iron, magnesium, and vitamin C are nutrients that are often low in individuals who suffer from PMS and cramping. You can help to minimize the problems by maximizing these nutrients.
Increase iron by eating healthier meats, like grass-fed beef. Also herbs like Moringa can be helpful for increasing iron. A major factor will also be reducing grains in your diet (including bread, cookies, crackers, rice, oats, quinoa, etc), and limiting nuts and seeds. Grains, nuts, and seeds can prevent you from absorbing iron from foods.
Increase other nutrients such as vitamin C and magnesium. You can get more vitamin C with various fruits and vegetables, including red bell peppers, kale, broccoli, papaya, oranges, and pineapples. Magnesium is high in spinach, and kelp. Also, moringa is great for magnesium.
While natural is best, there are commonly suggested herbs that you will want to avoid. Chasteberry, black cohosh, and raspberry leaf shouldn’t be used to attempt to correct a hormonal issue because they will end up throwing the hormones off in a different way.
You deserve to be mo better
Ibuprofen and other widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory DRUGS inhibit antibody production in human cells
Adverse effects of aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen on immune system
-“Serum neutralizing antibody” refers to antibodies produced to neutralize viruses.
-Longer duration of virus shedding often means longer duration of illness.
Aspirin induced adverse effects on the small and large intestine