Morning ladies! Today a topic specifically for us, though guys are more than welcome to read and learn along.
The Truth About Painful Periods
I think the topic of painful periods and debilitating PMS, though not very sexy, is a very interesting one. Every woman either suffers from this, at a point in life or pretty much all the time, or knows someone who does. And just like with so so many things in todays society: it’s really not necessary nor normal to feel this way!
Say what?? It’s true though. And don’t worry, you’re not the only one who’s never realized this before. It’s just another one of those shitty retarded things we’ve all come to take for granted because it seems like the norm and not something we can really do anything about, right? Right?! Well, it’s time for a little reality-check on this front.
Doesn’t it sound just a wee bit odd that nature/god/the universe/whatever floats your boat, decided for women to go through hell every 3 weeks? Doesn’t it sound just a little but suspicious and just plain wrong? That’s because it is.
I also for many many years swallowed birth control pills like they were candies and didn’t think too much of my cycle and if my periods were normal or not. But when not too long ago raw food and later on Bikram yoga came into my life and I noticed a big change in my periods (less pain, less bloat, lighter period), without even anticipating this, I became intrigued. And when I quit the pill last summer and I, even more unexpectedly, felt like a new, happier, shinier version of myself, I was shocked to say the least (I was on the pill for 8 years and never thought I was ‘ one of those persons’ that got affected by it).
The mechanisms involved in menstruating are super duper complicated and intricate but I decided it was time to confirm for once and for all painful periods and suicidal PMS (or anything close…) are not, in fact, normal. Lately I’ve been coming across more and more evidence that these symptoms revolving menstrual periods are a sign of imbalances in our system. And, no big shock here, that they are mostly confined to Western cultures.
Every month when we get our periods, we release a lot of toxins and metals (specifically copper) that have accumulated in the blood. The more toxins and metals in your body, the more painful your period will be. This explains why symptoms (such as mood swings, swollen breasts and stomach pains) start days prior to menstruating, and progress to be worse and worse until the day you menstruate or even a few days in. Thats when enough toxins and metals have left your body and you’ll start to feel like yourself again. Your hormone levels can be affected by these toxins, which makes matters worse because now your delicate hormone system will become imbalanced, which causes a lot of trouble. Too high or too low estrogen levels can really make you feel like a different person rather than your shiny happy self.
Pain killers and birth control pill are widely accepted ways to control menstrual pains. Like any and all medication, these are just ways to cover up the symptoms, not to eliminate the root cause. Oh, and while doing so, they add a nice variety of new toxins to your system.
I will go into further detail on the steps you can take to make your period a less painful and more natural experience tomorrow.
What about you, do your periods leave you in pain and agony each month? Ever noticed a shift in this?