Make sure your salt contains iodine to support your thyroid. Get to the root of your period imbalance and cramps go away.The catch is that the more you take pain relievers for cramps, the more they congest your liver, interfere with estrogen metabolism – well, you see it’s a vicious cycle.Milk thistle is an herb that helps detoxify the liver and helps even out estrogen.Learning uterine massage technique via an experienced practitioner will help uterine congestion and lessen clotting.Taking extra B6 will get those levels up and help your period start the cranberry red color you’re meant to see on day one. Do you have special sheets for that time of the month? If you’re eating a diet that prevents your liver from breaking down this hormone, it can build up and wreak havoc on your cycle.
The ideal cycle is 5-7 days, starts and ends with a bright happy cranberry color and is the consistency of jello mix that hasn’t set yet (medium viscosity, not too thin, not too thick) and occurs every 28-30 days.
This can indicate a sluggish thyroid even though you might be within normal range on your blood work.
Try supplementing with Gaia Herbals Thyroid Support as a start.
Start looking before you flush every month, make the necessary food changes, and try Oona Cramp Relief for a natural alternative to ibuprofen. Check out my post on foods to fight PMS here for more ideas and recipes. They can provide the physical examination and blood work needed to diagnose you with a specific issue.
Check out my post on interpreting those test results for a step-by-step guide to this process here.