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Ten Ways To Detox Your Period


Let’s be honest, PMS and periods are not all rainbows and butterflys. If you're like me, you get bloated, cramps and generally just feel pretty tired and cranky all day. I used to cope with over the counter meds and retreating into my personal space. However, it does not have to be this way! You CAN get through your periods with natural and non-toxic remedies! What Ive notices about detoxing my period, is that the crappy symptoms are way less and I can get through the week feeling pretty normal. Give it a shot! Keep reading to find out ten ways to detox your period!



Powdered magnesium. Magnesium is the best natural way to relieve cramps. Cramps are caused by the uterus contracting because your hormones are out of whack during your period. When you take magnesium, your body is able to metabolize estrogen much quicker. Another great way magnesium can help you get through your period, is that it actually relaxes all your muscles. These two amazing abilities work together to get rid of cramps and get you back to your boss self.


Staying away from salt. Salt contributes to the bloated feelings that happen during your period. It also dehydrates you very quickly, making you feel even more tired, as well as magnifying other PMS symptoms. Avoiding salt will help you prevent bloating, and keep you hydrated.


Vitamin D and calcium. Taking calcium on its own is great, but you need Vitamin D to be able to absorb it properly. These two supplements will work together to reduce your chances of even experiencing ANY PMS symptoms! You can always make sure you have these, by taking multivitamins and getting a little bit of sun every day.


A period Cup like the Diva Cup or Organic tampons/pads. Your period is your body’s way of getting rid of dead tissue and toxins. So why use products that add even more harmful toxins to your body? The good news is, you don’t have to! There are lots of organic feminine products to choose from these days, so you can stay safely sanitary.


Exercise. Daily exercise is a great way to defeat all the icky symptoms of your period. Exercise promotes circulation, helps your body flush out toxins, and relieves stress and depression. You can go for a walk, do some jumping jacks, anything that gets your body moving! It can be tempting to curl up in bed, but doing this will cause your body functions to slow down… This stagnates the process of your period, and will actually make you feel worse.


Water, water, water! It is always important to drink plenty of water, but it is even more important to stay hydrated before and during your period. Have a water bottle with you at all times when you are on, or about to be on your period. Being well hydrated helps your body to function at peak efficiency. This will help smooth out the whole process of your period, and will reduce the intensity of PMS!


Ginger. In any form, ginger is an amazing spice for all kinds of problems. For your period, it has been found to be just as effective at relieving period pain as ibuprofen. Ginger reduces inflammation, cuts down spasms, and controls the production of pain-causing hormones. When you are looking for the right form of ginger for you, always make sure it is organic. This will keep your body free of harmful pesticides and other toxins used to grow and/or condense it.


Heat therapy. Turns out, heating pads are not just an old fashioned remedy. Applying heat to your abdomen during your period speeds up your blood flow. This helps your body to flush itself of toxins and extra hormones more quickly. Heat also provides pain relief from cramps, bloating, and other period pains.


No caffeine or alcohol. I know, I know… Your day just isn’t the same without that morning cup of coffee. However, when you are on your period, things with caffeine and alcohol are even worse for you. Remember how important water was? Well, caffeine and alcohol are master dehydrators. They should always be taken in moderation, but completely avoided during your period.


CBD oil. CBD oil is a fantastic anti-inflammatory. It will also help relieve feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression that come along with the mood swings of PMS. You will feel more relaxed, and CBD will also combat any period pains you have as well! You can read more about all the benefits of CBD (here).


I hope these ten ways to detox your period have empowered you to take control of your periods! You no longer have to depend on over the counter medications, or toxic feminine products. You have options, and you CAN escape the bad parts of the cycle. Always be sure to consult your gynecologist and primary physician to be clear on which remedies are safe for you. Never self-diagnose or self-medicate. Your doctors can help you figure out the natural regimen that’s right for you.

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