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By Rupal Panchal

Managing period pains naturally.

Ah, period pains. That time of the month when we feel like curling up in a ball and hibernating until it's all over. But fear not, my fellow uterus-havers, for there are ways to manage period pain naturally! Here are some tips that might just make that time of the month a little bit more bearable.

Chemical free period care is a must!

First up, let's talk about reusable period pads. Not only are they better for the environment (yay, planet!), but they can also help manage period pain. Disposable pads and tampons can contain all kinds of chemicals that can mess with our bodies, including dioxins and synthetic fragrances. These chemicals can actually make period pain worse by causing inflammation in our bodies. But with reusable pads made from natural materials like bamboo (like ours!), you can avoid these harmful chemicals and keep your period pain in check.

How does diet affect your period?

Another way to manage period pain naturally is to watch what you eat. It can be tempting to reach for the chocolate and ice cream during that time of the month (and hey, no judgment here), but too much sugar can actually make period pain worse by causing inflammation in our bodies. Instead, try eating foods that are anti-inflammatory, like leafy greens, nuts, and fatty fish. And if you're really craving something sweet, go for fruit instead of candy. Even dark chocolate is a great alternative. Your uterus will thank you.

Should I exercise on my period?

Of course, exercise is also a great way to manage period pain naturally. It might be the last thing you feel like doing when you're cramping and bloated, but trust me, it can help. Exercise releases endorphins, which are natural painkillers that can help ease period pain. Plus, getting your blood flowing can help reduce cramps and bloating. So next time you feel like skipping that long walk during your period, remember that it might actually make you feel better in the long run.

Mental health and periods.

Lastly, don't forget about good old-fashioned self-care. Taking a warm bath, using a heating pad, or getting a massage can all help ease period pain naturally. And if you're feeling particularly stressed or anxious during that time of the month (which, let's face it, is pretty common), try some relaxation techniques like deep breathing or meditation. Taking care of your mental health can have a big impact on your physical health, including period pain.

You got this!

So there you have it! Some tips for managing period pain naturally, in a fun and witty manner. Remember, everyone's body is different, so what works for one person might not work for another. But with a little experimentation and some self-care, you'll hopefully find some relief. Oh, and one more thing: period pains can be tough, but you're a badass for dealing with them every month. Don't forget that.