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Menstruation and Nutrition

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Nutrition and Menstruation
A Self Help Approach to :
Vitamins
&
Minerals

Foods
to Eat

Gluten-Free
Whole Grains
Legumes
Vegetables
Fruits
Seeds and Nuts
Rice, quinoa, corn, buckwheat...
Chard, spinach, brussel sprouts, broccoli, mustard greens, kale, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, peas..
Black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, chickpeas. lentils, lima beans..
Berries, figs, raisins, oranges, grapefruit, melons, bananas
Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pistachios, pecans, almonds, walnuts
Foods
to Avoid

Dairy
Saturated Fats
Salt
Sugar
Caffeine
Wheat
High saturated fat content
Intolence: bloating, gas
Hormones in Milk can cause InFlammation
Fluid Retention
Increase High Blood Pressure
Dairy, Red Meat, and Eggs
Higher Risks of Heart Disease and Cancers
Depletes B-Complex vitamins
Depletes Magnesium
Worsens Muscle Tension
Vitamin B6
Vitamin C
Magnesium
Calcium
Iron
Potassium
Herbs
Valerian
Black Cohosh
Parsley
Ginger
Yarrow
Chamomile
Resource List
livestrong.com/article/110867-menstrual-cycle-nutrition
www.cycleharmony.com/nutrition/what-to-eat-before-during-and-after-your-period
MENSTRUAL DOULA IS NOT A DOCTOR
WE DON"T GIVE ANY MEDICAL ADVICE
ALL INFORMATION SHOWN IS BASED ON SCHOLARLY MEDICAL RESEARCH
Cramps/Dysmenorrhea
PMS
Bloating
Amenorrhea
Imbalances
Endometriosis
and more!

Presented by Menstrual Doula
Penny Royal
Causes InFlammation in the immune system
Refined Wheat has little nutrition
Gluten Intolerance
Keratosis pilaris
Crohn's Disease
Celiac Disease
Constipation
Soy Products
GLUTEN

www.livescience.com/39726-what-is-gluten.html
www.scienzavegetariana.it/nutrizione/pcrm/pcrm_menstrual.html
Gmo-Products
Anti-Nutrients
Estrogen Dominance
Lowers Serotonin
Blocks absorption of vitamins and minerals
Parts Used: whole plant, roots.

Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Induces labor and aids in childbirth, relieves hot flashes, menstrual cramps with back pain, morning sickness.
Parts used: flowers

Anti-Inflammatory, appetite stimulant, digestive aid, helps with headache, painful periods, anxiety, and stress.
Part used: root

Cleanses the colon, reduces spasms and cramps, and stimulates circulation.
Part used: flower tops.

Reduces inflammation, utero-ovarian sedative, brings on periods, diuretic, improves blood clotting, increases perspiration.
Part used: entire plant

Expels worms, relieves gas, stimulates normal activity of the digestive system, regulator of periods, emmenagogue.
Part used: root.

Improves circulation and acts as a sedative.
Good for anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, menstrual cramps, nervousness, and uclers.
Part used: entire plant.

Properties: aids digestion, emmenagogue.

PENNY ROYAL OIL IS TOXIC
Nissim, Rina. "Natural Healing in Gynecology."
Helps maintain normal blood pressure
Supports muscle health
Controls Inflammation
Helps absorb calcium and potassium
Helpful for uterine cramping
Foods High In Magnesium
Pumpkin Seeds
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Sesame Seeds
Black Beans
Foods High in Calcium
Collard Greens
Spinach
Turnip Greens
Kale
Broccoli
Regulates nerve function
Muscle Control
Blood Pressure
Regulates Water
Foods High in Potassium
Swiss Chard
Mushrooms
Papaya
Beets
Summer Squash
Eggplant
Oxygen Transport
Supports Metabolism
Foods High in Iron
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Asparagus
Leeks
Cumin
Turmeric
Romaine Lettuce
Red Raspberry
Parts used: leaf

Decreases menstrual bleeding, relaxes uterine and intestinal spasms, and strengthens uterine walls..
Calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium
Vitamin C and Potassium
Iron, phosphorus, potassium, Vitamins A and C
Vitamin A and phosphorus
Magnesium, potassium, iron, Vitamin A
Antioxidant that is required for tissue growth and repair
Increases absorption of Iron
Foods High In Vitamin C
Berries
Brussel Sprouts
Mangos
Tomatoes
Helpful for Pre-Menstrual tension
Beneficial if you suffer water retention
Helps absorb protein and fats
Maintains Sodium and Potassium
Foods High In V B6
Brewer's Yeast
Carrots
Peas
Spinach
Fiber
UnSaturated Fat
B Vitamins
Protein
Iron, Magnesium, Potassium
Fiber
Antioxidants
Proteins
Antioxidants
Fiber
Vitamins!
Vitamin K
Calcium
Protein
Magnesium
Vitamin B3 and manganese
A. Balch, C.N.C. "Prescription for Nutritional Healing"
email - menstrualdoula@gmail.com - for entire list
Many Solutions
Acupressure
Acupuncture
Massage
Exercise
Mediation
Yoga
Stress Free
Optimal WellBeing
No Tampons
No Disposable Pads!
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