Time of the month AGAIN and fed up with the utter pain?
Well having had a little scoot over the internet in an attempt find out more – in very basic general terms it appears as though the ‘fun’ we go through is heavily influenced by prostaglandins and of course estrogens.
I wondered – if you don’t want to be on the pill to control your estrogen levels or take ibuprofen for anti-inflammatory to have an affect on the prostaglandins – are there foods that have an affect instead so we can control this at a natural level for ourselves?
To balance out your estrogen levels keep your diet healthy and balanced – have your 5-a-day, fruits, veg and nuts and reduce fast food, caffeinated drinks and alcohol. You can find more details: here.
Anti inflammatory foods to include into your diet are:
- Beetroot (my latest favourite)
- Fatty fish
- Whole grains
- Dark leafy greens
- Ginger & turmeric
You can find foods listed: here
It will be interesting to see if incorporating these foods and reducing the intake of those they advise against has any affect.