Yoga, exercise and diet offer excellent relief for menstrual cramps and other symptoms that many women experience. This is a good time to take better-than-usual care of your body by tuning into your health needs. Be sure to include foods and supplements rich in B-vitamins, calcium, magnesium and zinc (try beans, dairy or almond milk, tofu, nuts and green vegetables). Get out and walk. Do cobra pose or locust pose to reduce uterine tension and elevate your mood.
Sip some chamomile tea for cramps and symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). You might like to try this tasty morning drink to support that “time of the month.” Blend together 8-12 ounces of almond milk (or dairy, if you prefer), a handful of soaked and peeled almonds, two ounces of ginger juice, a banana and some raisins. Drink and enjoy the benefits.