Period pain happens when the muscles in the uterus contract or tighten. Women who experience painful periods can have higher levels of prostaglandins – a natural body chemical that causes contractions of the uterus, bowel and blood vessels.
Such products are not only harmful for your health but also to the environment. There are 1 million pads generated in India every month and 12 billion a year! Imagine all these plastic period materials accumulating in landfills. Do you know that each commercial plastic based pad takes 500 to 600 years to decompose?
Having a healthy diet has many benefits, including comfortable periods. Many of us don’t know that what we eat during periods and our nutrition levels overall has a huge impact of period and PMS symptoms!
You must be wondering if there is a way to get rid of the symptoms, pain, and never take those painkillers again. Just like many health problems in the world there is SAFE, NATURAL REMEDY for the above problem!
We all know that menstruation is a phenomenon unique to girls and women.
There have been many taboos and superstitions around the topic of periods in India for many years.
“Elder women need more calcium because it can lead to osteoporosis”. But the truth is women of all ages need more calcium in their diet, much more than men. Keep reading to find more about this important micronutrient for women. What is the basic role of Calcium in our body? Calcium is a key nutrient mainly needed to maintain strong bones and teeth. Apart from this it is required for: the brain to function properly, to stop bleeding when you get wounded or hurt, for muscles to be strong and contract, for your heart to beat at the right pace/ heart rhythm. Extra focus on “for muscles to be strong and contract”. Hint: Period cramps 🙂 Calcium is required to make the skeleton/bones strong and perform other functions. Calcium is required to make bone tissue which is the building blocks of the skeleton. Think of the skeleton as a bank account or lets call it the bone account. Bone tissue is the money. From the infancy to age 30 you can put as much bone …
Pain due to menstrual cramps/period cramps has been around since women have existed on earth. Every girl who has attained menarche and every pre-menopausal woman with a functioning uterus has experienced this at some point in her life. The cultural taboos/ stigma around the topic of periods alone has made many women suffer in silence over years. Women have always been told that they should be hush about it. That they should wear a strong facade and bear the pain. Do you know that 2/3rd of women globally suffer from period pain? They think that it is a price they are paying for being a woman.But, this is not true! Taking painkillers every month is not a healthy way to deal with the pain. Many women with reproductive health problems ignore severe period pain as JUST period pain every month.They put up with this and do not seek treatment for it. There are women who suffer in all settings, at home, in school and at work places in silence. There is a call to educate …
Have you ever felt those cravings hit you hard when you’re on your period? Are those PMS pangs for a bar of Snickers or large pizzas really different from the cravings you experience at any other time of the month? Well, the answer is yes. During your menstrual cycle, the body goes through physiological changes and your hormones are out of whack that causes you to crave certain nutrients. Food cravings are just one of the many symptoms of PMS. This luteal phase of the cycle begins with the release of an egg at ovulation and ends with the start of your period. The symptoms usually revolve around the third day of menstruation. Researchers have documented more than 150 symptoms of PMS, ranging from physical to emotional to behavioral. And food cravings are the most commonly reported behavioral PMS symptoms. Researchers have also found that food cravings during periods can occur even in normal, healthy women without a diagnosis of PMS or other disorders. What Causes Food Cravings during Periods? Research data confirms that women tend …
It is common for women to crave for comfort foods before or during their period. One such comfort food that is dear to most women is Dark Chocolate. Ever wondered why do these cravings even happen in the first place?
Physical discomforts can add to the above mental distress. You feel bloated, experience a headache, have back pain, tender breasts, sluggish with no motivation to do anything, crave sugary or unhealthy foods