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Want to Know Home Remedies to Improve Periods

Posted by G (mumbai, india) on 08/06/2007

I am 23 unmarried from India, Height 5.5 , Weight 65 kg My periods are After 35 to 40 days, from 6 to 8 Months, also the flow is very low equal to not, some time only one pad is used and it is only for one day , I had increased my weight from 60 to 65 Kg in this period (menstrual cycle) also. Once I consulted the Doctor last here and she has given me some Iron Tablets for 3 months at that time it was good but now situatuion as become very bad. Please Provide me Home Remedies (Home Food items which should I eat more and which I should not eat or eat less ) To Improve my Periods (menstrual cycle), I.e to increase its flow and to make it more regular if my Increasing weight is the reason for irregular period then Please also provide me Home Exercise to reduce my weight by 10 kg, I don't have any Exercise Equipment at Home I daily walk for 30 min also I drink Milk daily with a Spoon of honey is it good for periods and Health (I want to reduce weight and not to gain weight) or should I stop eating it

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

Menstrual problem are not due to iron deficiency. I have seen this problem many times and taking iron supplements do not help.

In practice it is taking vitamin B complex or at least a softgel multiple vitamins with the b complex and also magnesium supplements which helps. The magnesium I like is actually the magnesium chloride, however, other magnesium are also suitable, such as magnesium chelate, magnesium citrate or magnesium gluconate I would likely see people take about 250 mg per day 5 days out of a week and the b complex (usually 100 mg each for B1, B2, B3, B6, except for B12 at 100 mcg for example) are taken perhaps at about every other day for a a month or so. Vitamin E also helps and ideally the menstrual flow often improves. The vitamin E is about 200-400 mg usually is about twice a week.

Taking some lime and baking soda, such as 1 whole lime and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of once in the morning and once before sleeping often helps reduce the calcium buildup which is the problem which menstrual cycles.

Most problems of overweight is due to certain dietary habits which causes it. I would likely eat more fishes, everyday and at least avoid eating anything after 5 p.m. for food. However technically it is more like 4.30 p.m. at least that's how the body's liver cycle works since whatever that was eaten after a certain time the food gets stored as fat. While it is true that once the fats is there, it is difficult to burn. In general I would likely to concentrate on three major food groups to reduce weight, such as protein (fishes), complex carbohydrates (rice), and vegetables. Protein rich foods cause the body to burn more fat. The other important cause is sometimes lack of iodine, for one thing, certain diets in certain parts of India are rich casava diet, which displaces iodine causing hypothyroid condition, and certain parts of India, even sea food are not even eaten at all, as well as the excess use of vegetable oils, and oily foods, white flour, cheese, milk and processed food can also lead to obesity.

The reason is that certain high glycemic diets which are simple carbohydrates, such as fructose, glucose, and sucrose, usually from fruit juices can also lead to that problem also.

Alkalizing also reduces constipation and reducing the amount of time the food spends in the stomach can also reduce weight much like stomach stapling. The reason why that is so is whenever the body stores too much waste in the intestines, it also has to store excess liquids to neutralize the acidity buildup along the intestines as food ferment along the intestines, but at the same time, the body also have difficult ridding of the toxicity and leads to congested liver and sometimes fats becomes a problem that it cannot get rid of.

The key to exercise is actually the timing. Sumo wrestlers gain weight because as a rule to increase weight they had to eat, then sleep. No exercises were allowed after eating. In the U.S. decades ago when children were not obese, the schools give the children about an hour of exercise after eating. The key is that whenever food is eaten too much, the first thing a liver would do in face of eating too quickly is to store the sugar to fats as well as some other food is converted the same. To prevent that simple walking for an hour after eating should help.

In my experience most weight loss were due to just avoiding dinner and simply exercise after eating, as well as alkalizing the body to reduce excess waste in the stomach so detoxing sometimes help. Adding the portion of protein, high fiber or high volume foods with low calories (such as celery), and complex carbs without white flour and bread can help too.

Please see obesity postings at earthclinic where more details on that is discussed.