Have my periods always been heavy? Absolutely not. But I do believe that growing up eating red meat and foods that were not wholesome contributed to the heavy periods. In addition to this, I was also taking birth control pills. So put all of these circumstances together and you have heavy periods and cramping. This is exactly what I was dealing with. The cramps would be so bad that on day 2 of my period, I would be in so much pain that the fetal position was my favorite position. Then there would be the moments of changing positions (whether lying down or sitting down) and feeling as though there was a never ending river flowing. Or the moments where I would be at work and afraid to get up from a seat because then this may mean that my uniform could be saturated!
I had so much fear and discomfort when it came to my period before I found the remedy that changed my life.
Or how about you have changed your diet completely and no longer have to deal with nausea during the daytime due to your diagnosis of gastroparesis but at bedtime you are still miserable. So you normally eat your dinner, and then head for bed about 3 hours later. You fall asleep and then realize that at 2am, you are startled out of your sleep because you are trying to make sure that you don’t throw up. (I have talked about this in my previous blog titled: Gastroparesis. If you would like to know more about this then please go read).
So what is this magical remedy that has cured me from heavy periods/cramps as well as early morning nausea/vomtting? The answer is Sea Moss. I have been taking sea moss for about 4 months now. Sea Moss is a seaweed that has been around for years and known to have many healing properties. It is known to have 92 minerals of the 102 minerals that your body needs. It is known to aid in digestion, aids as an immune booster and even helps in healthy skin cell production.
In my case, the minerals that are replaced with the sea moss gel aided in stopping the menstrual cramps. Plus sea moss has nine times more iron than chicken does. So now instead of being in the fetal position, I am now able to go for walks while even on my period. As for the digestion, this gel is a healing/soothing agent. It not only helps with weight loss but also contains probiotics that aid in the digestion of food at a much faster rate, therefore increasing the metabolism. Sea moss is not only for women but for men as well. However for men it is commonly known (tales and folklore) to increase libido. But sea moss does have other nutritional benefits For men.
So what type of Sea moss do I use?
I use Nebula Naturals. It is a black owned business that mails out the sea moss gel already made for you. So if you are like me and don’t have the time to make the gel from right out of the bag (wash the seaweed, soak the seaweed, strain it, then blend it and wait for a couple of hours), then go ahead and give this company a try. You will not regret it. Recommended dose is one tablespoon a day! There are different flavors available as well. Click below to purchase.