Is “Wheat Belly” The Reason For Your Menstrual Cycle Symptoms?

I woke up this morning expecting it to be another ordinary day. While going through my normal routine, I quickly realized that my aunt had arrived for her monthly visit. Now for most ladies, this doesn’t seem all that noteworthy. But for those of us who battle with painful menstrual cycle symptoms, considering the first day of your periodjust another normal day” are not two phrases that usually go together. If you experience painful periods, you know exactly what I mean.

But the refreshing news is that I didn’t experience any of the premenstrual symptoms that normally precede a painful period. So, in this blog, I’m going to share a few things that affect the period cycle 😉

Painful Period Cramps

And I think I have an idea as to why…

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with my diet in order to make a better connection with the exact foods I’m eating that may be contributing to my womanly woes. What we now know as wheat (very different from the wheat our ancestors ate) and major health issues like diabetes, ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, and a whole host of other ailments.

Periods Cycle Symptoms And Wheat Belly: So What’s the Connection?

Pain during periods

Since reading a book, I have eliminated wheat from my diet and so far have lost 8 pounds (and counting…yay!). And that’s without any extraordinary effort at exercising. I’m averaging 1-2 times a week with an erratic schedule. Once things calm down, I plan to go to the gym more regularly. Three times a week is my goal…but that’s still a work in progress 🙂

So I’m wondering if this “wheat-free” thing has anything to do with the surprisingly pleasant and rather uneventful arrival of aunt this morning.

The main reason being that visceral fat produces inflammatory hormones, and is a “factory for estrogen production in both males and females.”

How To Regulate The Menstrual Cycle?

8 Science-Backed Home Remedies for Irregular Periods

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How To Calculate Cycle and Ovulation?

Painful periods

The length of your Phases of menstrual cycle is the number of days from the main day of seeping in your last period, to the primary day of seeping in your next. From this figure, take away 14 days from the finish of your present cycle to decide the rough day you ovulate.

Who would’ve thought that the innocent-looking bag of bagels in the office breakroom was behind increased estrogen levels, and gynaecomastia, etc?

So if you are also wondering what’s contributing to your menstrual cycle symptoms, take a closer look at the turkey sandwich you had for lunch — Be Well.

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