I think Primal nutrition generally, but especially a high ratio of healthy fats, is naturally going to help your reproductive organs to function properly and will balance your hormones. My periods have always been awful but I noticed the cramps are not quite so bad as before I went Primal. My cycle also shortened from 34-37 days, down to a more consistent 31-32 days.
A magnesium supplement and/or a magnesium food source such as chocolate, helps reduce cramps. Marigold (Calendula) or other diuretic herbal teas or supplements are good for reducing that bloated feeling.
I think no matter how great you feel the rest of the time, you are still going to feel tired during your period, and you'll need more carbs to not feel moody. Trying to ignore a strong craving is only going to make you more grumpy, but you can try to interpret it as close as possible to Primal guidelines. I tend to gorge on hard cheese and milk chocolate, cos I know that a pizza/pie/cake is gonna make me feel terrible!
Last edited by CaveWeirdo; 07-13-2012 at 07:43 AM.
Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
WOE: Primal + IF
Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!