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Menstrual Cramp Relief Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Menstrual Cramp Relief.

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Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have...  Read more

How to Stop a Migraine in Its Tracks

If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr...  Read more

Eat to Beat PMS

PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen...  Read more

Guide to Herbal Supplements

An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.   Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n...  Read more

OWWWWCHH! I over did it! muscle cramps owwww
Updated 8/29/2015 5:50:29 PM

OWWWWCHH! I over did it! muscle cramps owwww...  Read more

Help!!! i have sever cramping in the back of my ca
Updated 8/26/2015 12:33:43 PM

Help!!! i have sever cramping in the back of my caff aka charlie horses. i have tried everything i know. any advice?...  Read more

I have not had any relief yet. I've tried senna, i
Updated 8/26/2015 10:43:11 AM

I have not had any relief yet. I've tried senna, increased water, I'm lactose intolerant and tried dairy products. I am bloated and very uncomfortable. I don't feel good and I don't want to eat....  Read more

Cramping while working out
Updated 8/25/2015 2:16:34 PM

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me. I have been working out the past 3 weeks, and I just started to do Cize. However, I am running into an issue where my calves and front of my legs are cramping up really bad. Any tips on what I can d...  Read more

I just read this "During the menstrual cycle there
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I just read this "During the menstrual cycle there is a major fluctuation of hormones,this causes fluid retention,swelling and bloating.Women actually gain pounds of water during this time due to the ability of estrogen to cause fluid to be retained"...  Read more

Chamomile Tea For Bloat or Stomach Upset

Chamomile Tea has a fruity flavor. Chamomile tea helps to calm and soothe down feelings of anxiety, nervousness and depression since it has mild sedatives. Chamomile tea is often used to treat problems like bloating, nausea, gas, irritable bowel synd...  Read more

Dont use your monthly "special visit" as an excuse to not exercise!

Using menstrual cycle/cramps as an excuse to not exercise is silly and ancient! Studies show that light exercise could be highly beneficial because they help to relieve the muscular stiffness and spasm that is experienced during this period and secon...  Read more

Eastern Star

Sisters and Brothers of the Order of the Eastern Star: we share in the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Let us also share our healthy inspirations!...  Read more

The Natural Benefits of Ginger

The next time you get an upset stomach, you might be relieved to know that you don't have to down spoonfuls of gross pink fluid or chew chalky tablets. In case of bellyache, stock your fridge with one thing: Ginger. Hundreds of years ago, people...  Read more

11 Hidden Signs You Might Have a Thyroid Problem

If you are a Dancing with the Stars fan, you are likely familiar with co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet’s recent surgery to remove her thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, Brooke’s history with thyroid issues is not unique; an estimated 27 million A...  Read more