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Home Remedies For Menstrual Cramps

The biochemical cause of menstrual cramps are the hormone like chemicals known as series-2 prostaglandins. They trigger the contractions in the muscular wall of the uterus, or womb. The over the counter drugs also helps a lot in eliminating the pain but you develop dependency and tolerance over time.

Menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps

By knowing how to eliminate some foods that you eat which actually trigger the formation of these hormones, you will significantly reduce your incidence of menstrual cramp pain. There are also some food that actually halts the production of these prostaglandins.

It is advised to cut the fats that you eat since it determines in large part the susceptibility to cramps. If you are taking drugs to reduce the severity of cramps but you feed the biochemical pathways that cause cramps, you are working cross purposes.

An herbal formula using tinctures of black haw, ginger, valerian and motherwort is very effective for relieving menstrual cramps. Valerian is a general relaxant, black haw specifically relaxes the uterus and ginger moves the life-energy or what is called he chi. Motherwort helps restore health in almost any situation of gynecological imbalance.

The omega-3 fatty acids controls cramp causing chemicals. While the arachidonic acid in red meat and dairy products stimulates series-2 prostaglandins and causes cramps, a component of another type of fat-the omega-3 fatty acids found in certain fatty fish and oils-keeps those prostaglandins trapped in cells.

Stop menstrual cramps naturally

Stop menstrual cramps naturally

The Vitamin B6 helps the body convert fatty acids to a form that helps produce pain-relieving chemicals. It’s recommended to take a daily dose of 50 to 100 milligrams as part of the vitamin B complex supplement which also helps reduce cramping.

Vitamin C is also needed to reduce fatigue. It works by dilating the blood vessels bringing more circulation and oxygen to the uterine walls.

So you see, there are other ways to beat the pain that is being endured by most women during their menstrual periods. It’s not supposed to be painful but when it happens, watch what you eat and stay in good health.

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Natural Stress Remedies : See How Easily You Can Do It

Stress relief

Stress relief

I have talked about Stress Management a couple days ago.  But today, I am going to cover some other things. As you may know stress doesn’t always have to mean having to take medications to feel at ease. There are also natural remedies and preventive measures that you can take to rid yourself of stress. Here are a few of them:

  • Physical Activity

Being physically active increases the amount of norepinephrine, a substance that can help our body and brain deal with stress more effectively. Physical activity also helps loosen up muscles and prevent strains, stiff neck and other things that may cause stress. Exercising also helps release endorphins or happy hormones.

  • Avoid Too Much Caffeine

For some people, caffeine may be a part of their daily routine. However, caffeine also makes you hyped up and can make you feel quite uptight. People who drink too much caffeine are more anxious than those who don’t. Opt for teas and other non-caffeinated beverages instead.

  • Herbs

    Massage can help relieve stress

    Massage can help relieve stress

Some herbs can be used to make tea that will help you deal with stress more efficiently. Studies and research show that herbs like Asian ginseng, Siberian ginseng (eleuthero), American ginseng and lots more can help stabilize blood pressure and sugar levels during stress. This can help your body cope up with stress way better.

  • Massage

A good massage can help loosen up your whole body and can take your mind off things that cause stress. It will help your body relax and be able to cope with stress better in the future. You can also make use of candles and aromatherapy oils which have calming effects.

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How to Relieve Stiff Neck : 3 Things You Must Check Before Sleeping

Cause of Stiff neck

Cause of Stiff neck

No one likes waking up with a stiff neck. It is not only annoying but it can also be quite painful. People with stiff necks are often uncomfortable in doing their daily activities as their actions and moves somehow seem limited.

What’s even worse is that there is no particular medicine that you can take in to remedy for stiff neck. You might resort to acupuncture, massage and warm baths but nothing more. That is why it is very important to prevent getting a stiff neck in the first place. Usually the cause of stiff neck  are related totype of  pillow, mattress and sleeping position.

So here are a few things that you should look into before going to sleep.

  • Pillows

Make sure that the pillow you are using molds or cradles your head and does not stay flat. Most people find feather pillows to be more helpful in preventing stiff neck compared to pillows made from foam. Foam pillows tend to be stiff and stay flat compared to feather pillows which are softer and yet able to support your head. Make sure that your pillow elevates your head three inches higher than your body

  • Mattress

Your mattress should be firm and must provide good support to your back. Pillows and mattresses should work such that your neck and back are in line – preventing stiff neck and back aches when you wake up.

  • Sleeping Position

If possible, avoid sleeping on your stomach. Sleeping on your stomach will cause you to turn your head to one particular side more often. Maintaining such position will most definitely cause a stiff neck by the time you wake up.

If you meet these three steps, I am sure you would not have stiff neck when you wake up the next morning. The video below can also help you relieve stiff neck. Make sure you check it out.

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What Do You Know About Male Menopause: Can Andropause Be Reversed?

Male menopause and symptoms

Male menopause and symptoms

Well, not only women reach the big change in their lives. Men do have their share of the pie. Although, andropause  is not widely discussed, nope! Of course the male ego would not allow this weakness to be brought out in the open. Who would want to be exposed to such feminine concept?

It’s sadly inevitable. What do you expect? You are over 50. That would be the line that your conventional doctor would say to you when you go to their clinic complaining of flagging energy, duller, sore muscles and libido at half mast.

Well, most men must know that the main hormone affected by this andropause is the male hormone called testosterone. It’s slowly deteriorating at a certain point and what alternative practitioners would suggest is to take supplements to increase that hormone to reverse the male menopause.

Of course there is the testosterone therapy which could prove to be more expensive. If you must go through the natural remedy, make sure to follow multiple factors to keep menopause at bay.

Exercise at any age is a must, specially for men over age 50. Why? Because overweight men have lower than normal levels of testosterone in their body. Fats causes the body to produce lesser testosterone and more of the female hormone called estrogen.

Andropause can be reversed

Andropause can be reversed

Yes, men do have this hormone also but in a much lower level than that of the males. That’s why, when you become overweight, you tend to be weaker and can’t burn as much fat. Just a brisk 20 minute walks three times a week can help a middle age or older man maintain lean body mass.

The mineral zinc can help deactivate aromatase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. It’s recommended to take 50 milligrams twice a day until you see an improvement. Vitamin C must also be adequate in the body to maintain high levels of aromatase.

There are suggested foods called cruciferous vegetables that are rich in indoles, which break down estrogen more efficiently so that it does not build in the system. These are the broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. You must also avoid grapefruit since its known to block the livers breakdown of estrogen.

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