Natural Remedies For Hormonal Health Problems

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Brenda Kearns on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:17AM

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Natural Remedies For Hormonal Health Problems

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Prevent Pelvic Pain With Mineral Water

One in five women struggle with throbbing pelvic pain during their periods -- and one of the top triggers is a magnesium deficiency, explains nutrition researcher Carolyn Dean, M.D., author of Hormone Balance. “Magnesium is essential for relaxing muscles, reducing inflammation, soothing the nervous system and preventing pain flare-ups during menstruation -- yet the magnesium content of a particular food can vary wildly, depending upon the type of soil it’s grown in,” explains Dr. Dean. Fortunately, studies at Duke University and elsewhere suggest that the magnesium found naturally in mineral water is so quickly and easily absorbed, just sipping two 12 ounce glasses daily can help correct this mineral shortfall, easing pelvic aches in as little as two months.

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