How to Eliminate Menstrual Cramps Forever

Like so many other conditions found in this modern world, menstrual cramps are a result of diet. In this case, it is easy to correct with a simple dietary addition.

The short answer…
Omega three fatty acids.

The reason
Omega three fatty acids are the body’s only natural anti-inflammatory. They come from fatty fish like salmon and tilapia. Plant sources like walnuts, flax oil and borage oil can help, but fish oils work the best, and the plant sources don’t always help.

Any time there is pain there is inflammation. That is why drugs like ibuprofen help so much, they stop inflammation. However, like all drugs, ibuprofen puts a toxic load on the liver. In too great a dose it can even be lethal. It may be good for quick relief, but you would be much better off if you take omega three fatty acids on a regular basis ending the problem naturally. Besides, they are good for many other things like preventing heart disease, helping with skin conditions and much more.

How long does it take?
It takes up to three months for fish oil to stop menstrual cramps. In many cases it only takes one month to notice a significant change. Women who experience monthly cramping are probably pretty low, so a high dose for a month or two can be a good idea. I have seen people test for as much as six of the 1,000 mg gel caps twice a day, though I wouldn’t take that high of a dose for more than six weeks as it can be hard on the gall bladder. A maintenance dose of two caps twice a day is good. Or, eat fatty fish two or three times a week.

How to avoid fishy after taste
One of the biggest complaints about fish oils is the unpleasant taste from burping them up. The solution is to get supplements with an enteric coating. This means that they open up in the small intestines instead of in the stomach. This is preferable for absorption too. You can avoid the extra cost by freezing the regular gel caps. Take them after eating and don’t eat anything else for at least an hour and a half. This works most of the time. The problem with the freezing method is that it is easy to forget to take them.

Another helper is a daily dose vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps the fish oils stay fresh on their way to doing their job. 400 IU is usually enough.

The information on this website is presented for educational purposes and is not a substitute for the advice of and treatment by a qualified professional.

Meet the Author


Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

24 comments… add one
  • Andi Jun 22, 2012, 2:59 am

    OMG! Since coming across this article, I took the liberty to go to walmart and stake up on fish oil since for some reason its only 88 cents…yeah, thats $20 well spent, i cannot believe how easy it was to get rid of my cramps!!

  • Kalidasa Jun 22, 2012, 6:03 am

    Godgift, I hope it helps! Let me know — if it doesn’t I can give another technique.

  • Kalidasa Jun 22, 2012, 6:05 am

    Tierra, It’s hard to tell exactly because it’s very individual. If you have not been eating fish or taking fish oils then you could need as much as 12 grams a day to build up. Only for a month though. The maintenance dose is two grams a day. 4oo IU or so of vitamin E. Astaxanthin is actually better, something I learned since writing this article.

  • Kalidasa Jun 22, 2012, 6:06 am

    Really glad to hear this worked so well for you, Andi!

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