The link between diet and he alth is undeniable. More and more studies are looking more specifically at the links between diet, fertility and the menstrual cycle. A diet adapted to each woman helps to reduce disturbances and disturbances of menstrual cycles and fertility.
You still need to know your cycle first and be able to identify the different manifestations of your fertility and their disruption. For this, the use of the symptothermal method is one of the most effective methods of observing the cycle. By taking daily basal temperature and observing cervical mucus and cervix, users are able to determine periods of fertility and infertility. Women thus have a global vision of their cycle, learn to know their body better and can adapt their diet accordingly.
Menstrual pain or dysmenorrhea
Women who have more pain have more prostaglandin or are more sensitive to its effectthan normal. This hormone, in fact, causes exaggerated contractions of the uterus, which causes cramps. It also causes inflammation that leads to bloating and pain. Some women experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or headaches during this time. The people most at risk are young girls and young women who have not yet had children, women who have very heavy or very long periods, women suffering from obesity, women who have their tubes tied and those exposed to stress, tobacco and alcohol.
To prevent these pains
- Drink lots of water. Vasopressin, an antidiuretic hormone, stimulates contractions of the smooth muscles of the uterus. To reduce these contractions, drink at least eight glasses of water a day a few days before your period.
- Eat more oily fish (mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines), flaxseed oil and seeds, and hemp oil and seeds, which are important sources of omega fatty acids -3, used to block the production of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins.
- Eat less margarine and vegetable fats (watch trans fats), red meat, refined sugars which produce pro-inflammatory prostaglandins.
- Take food supplements. Vitamin B12 enhances the effects of fatty acids; vitamin E, antioxidant, prevents the destruction of fatty acids; magnesium andcalcium are muscle relaxants that help reduce cramps; vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium; minerals and multivitamins are essential for the production of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Sleep well and relax. The need for sleep varies in duration from person to person. Lack of sleep increases stress which can cause pain in addition to other symptoms. It is therefore important to know how to rest and relax.
- Practice moderate and regular exercise. Exercise decreases anxiety and improves resistance to stress. It leads the body to produce endorphins, hormones that provide well-being and calm pain. Active people are thus better prepared to deal with tensions or emergencies when they arise or accumulate.
- Limit energy drinks and those that contain caffeine; they prevent you from relaxing.
Menstruation too long or too heavy
Several causes can explain periods that are too long or too heavy: endometriosis, the period after stopping oral contraceptives, lack of progesterone, a drop in thyroid function, excess weight, polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroids (tumors of the muscular part of the uterus) or other conditions that contribute to the problem. This is why it is important to consult a doctor to ensure its good he alth and once this is confirmed, why not try a modificationnutritional?
If you are losing too much blood or on the contrary if you have light red discharge with mucus, it is a sign that your uterine healing mechanism is not working as well as it should.
To improve wound healing
Eating foods containing iron such as meat, beans, blackstrap molasses, eggs, green vegetables. Ingestion of vitamin C at the same meal increases iron absorption.
Take food supplements: vitamin A (eggs, oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots), vitamin B (cereals, legumes, eggs, pork, liver, green vegetables, cheese), vitamin C (guavas, blackcurrant, parsley, peppers, tarragon, cabbage, lemon, etc.), vitamin K (liver, broccoli, artichokes, celery, bananas, oatmeal, most legumes), vitamin E (sunflower, corn and grape seeds, hazelnuts and almonds, wheat germ and fatty fish), vitamins D (fish oils, fatty fish), essential fatty acids, iron and zinc.
If unexpected heavy bleeding surprises you, take chlorophyll tablets. Rich in vitamin K, they act quickly to reduce bleeding.