Thursday, July 19, 2012
Self Care Girl's Amazing Cramp Buster
I was amazed at how well this worked...almost immediate relief from menstrual cramps! (Warm milk also makes me fall asleep, so the bonus nap I got was a good thing too!)
1 mug of full fat organic milk - heated
1 tsp cinnamon
The calcium in the milk is a great muscle relaxer. Cinnamon is a warming spice which has anti-inflammatory properties.
If you are lactose intolerant, I suggest chamomile tea- which can relax your whole body.
A calcium supplement or eating another high-calcium food will help too!
Non-Dairy Foods High in Calcium: 15 Non-Dairy Foods High in Calcium
Foods high in potassium (bananas!) are also known to help relax muscles.
Avoid eating cold foods (even though chocolate ice cream sounds good- it can make you feel worse!)
A hot bath, or heating pad can also help. Stay warm, put on some comfy, cozy, snuggley clothes and take treat yourself to a little R&R.