If you’re like most women, you’ve experienced menstrual cramps.
We don’t have to tell you what they feel like, but we agree they can be anywhere from unpleasant to pretty nasty.
Doctors call it dysmenorrhea. Most researchers believe it’s the hormones in our bodies that most likely cause all the pain and suffering. After all every month, in a woman’s body, our hormones fluctuate and oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone and prostaglandins run rampant.
For those of us who believe that 100% organic cotton pads and tampons are preferable to using synthetics, it is worthwhile to know there are some natural remedies that may work for dysmennorhea.
We can’t tell you they’ve been researched and can't promise effective relief, they are only suggestions* and most are available at health stores and pharmacies.
• Omega-3 Fatty Acids
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin B1
You could also try acupuncture or acupressure and heat pads or ice may help. Or why not try aromatherapy or a massage and of course, we also urge you to ask your doctor for advice.
*Please check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking suplements.