How to Treat Heavy Periods with Diet and Natural Progesterone

heavy periodsYes, you can use natural treatment for very heavy periods but you need the right treatment for your cause of heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: 1) thyroid disease, 2) low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, and 3) endometriosis or adenomyosis.

Let’s look at each cause (and possible treatments) and then I’ll provide the top five ways to generally lighten flow. (You still want to treat the underlying cause, if you can.)

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Why Zinc Is My Favorite Prescription for Healthy Periods

zinc for hormonesLooking for a simple solution for period problems? Before you reach for a women’s supplement like chaste tree or maca or natural progesterone, consider the humble mineral zinc.

Zinc is effective treatment for acne, PCOS, period pain, and many other periods problems. It’s the supplement I prescribe most often for women’s health (second only to magnesium).

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Why I Prescribe Iodine for Breast Pain, Ovarian Cysts, and PMS

Iodine for female hormones.Iodine is one of my favorite supplements for women’s health (just behind magnesium and zinc).

I prescribe iodine for breast pain, ovarian cysts, ovulation pain, and PMS, and I prescribe it even when there is no thyroid problem. In fact, I am more cautious when there is a thyroid problem because iodine can be bad for thyroid.

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