Cramps? Read on...
My Endometriosis controlled my life for about 10 years. I thought that the pain was something that I was going to have to live with for the rest of my life until I changed my lifestyle.
I had severe cramps to the point of not being able to function about 3-4 days out of every month. I know that a lot of women struggle with this and even if they aren’t that bad they still struggle with painful symptoms. So what to do if you aren’t willing/ready to shift your lifestyle to help minimize the symptoms (btw if you are ready for that and need guidance set up a free consultation with me to discuss my program) but still want holistic ways to get rid of these annoying and painful side effects of womanhood?
Eat your most nutritious meals the week leading up to your flow and during your flow (I know that this is not easy - the cravings are real during this time, but it helps A LOT!) Try to eat whole foods vs processed foods during this time period *pun intended!
Exercise especially when you are feeling the most pain. I KNOW AGAIN, it is not easy to find motivation to do this during the pain, but it helps so much! Not only does exercise release endorphins which help with pain, but it also gets your circulation moving which can reduce the severity of the pain. Try different kinds of workouts to see which one helps you the most!
Grounding - this reduces stress and anxiety which surprise, surprise makes cramps even worse (as if stress and anxiety weren’t bad enough)!
Take a hot bath with soothing essential oils.
Trusty old heating pad or heated rice pack.
Let’s turn this beautiful and natural time of the month away from pain and into a celebration that our body is functioning how it should!