Heavy periods are a health risk over the long term that most women do not realize can frequently be resolved with dietary intervention. Try this approach first before resorting to surgery or drugs to address the problem!
Heavy periods, or menorrhagia, is a common problem for women particularly as they approach menopause. It is also a problem for women with endometriosis.
This problem has also emerged as a common side effect of vaccination for coronavirus. Post-menopausal women are even experiencing breakthrough bleeding. (1)
Excess estrogen can frequently be a cause too. Estrogen dominance is a real threat in our modern environment loaded with estrogen-mimicking chemicals like BPA and pesticides seemingly everywhere.
In addition, estrogenic foods like soy are an ingredient in a majority of processed foods.
Be aware that soy protein and soya milk can trigger similar effects as edamame or other whole forms of soy.
Heavy periods put a woman at risk for anemia, infertility, weakness, and persistent fatigue if not corrected.
Unfortunately, conventional treatments for this condition involve only drugs and surgery. Options include the birth control pill, hormone-releasing IUDs, hysterectomy, or a more recent technique called endometrial ablation.
I know several women who have undergone endometrial ablation in recent months to combat heavy periods.
This surgical technique involves the destruction of the uterine lining either with a laser, radiofrequency or microwaves, or heated water.
The ladies I know who have had this procedure swear by it and were very happy with the results. However, this approach is not an option for younger women who want to have children.
It is also best to avoid a surgical procedure unless absolutely necessary. Complications are always possible such as infection of the bladder or damage to the womb or large intestine.
Nutritional Intervention for Menorrhagia
The good news is that heavy and/or irregular periods frequently respond well to simple nutritional support.
This approach also helps significantly with cramping. Heavy cycles are frequently painful ones as well.
Natural Vitamin A
Vitamin A is known to help with excess estrogen so a simple increase in the amount of natural Vitamin A in the diet can help reduce heavy cyclical bleeding.
The Vitamin A must be natural and not synthetic. Excess intake of synthetic Vitamin A can produce deleterious effects.
In fact, some researchers believe that synthetic vitamin A interferes with the proper utilization of natural vitamin A from food. Thus, avoidance of the many synthetically fortified foods on the market is important as well. (2)
Plant-based Sources Ineffective
It is important to note that beta carotene will not help here! The source must be true vitamin A best found in ideal doses in high vitamin cod liver oil.
According to a case study written about in the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat, 2 tablespoons of high vitamin cod liver oil per day supplying about 60,000 IU of Vitamin A for 3 days in a row eliminated this debilitating problem for one woman who had been suffering from what she called a “never-ending period” for 4 years. (3)
Note that a daily maintenance dose of high vitamin unheated cod liver oil (1 tsp per day) after that was sufficient to keep the problem of heavy periods from returning.
This brand is what my family takes.
Cod Liver Oil for Heavy Periods Before Drugs or Surgery
Do you suffer from heavy periods and have reached the end of your rope? If you are considering surgery, why not try this simple remedy to see if it might work for you?
Be sure to use ONLY high vitamin cod liver oil that contains natural Vitamin A. I recommend Dropi cod liver oil.
Most of the brands on the market today use synthetic Vitamin A instead of the real thing.
Worse, it is not clearly labeled.
Using cod liver oil with synthetic A or supplements containing beta carotene will not be helpful for resolving heavy periods.
For vetted and tested sources of high vitamin cod liver oil that use only natural Vitamin A and no synthetics, check my Resources page.
(1) Post-vaccine menorrhagia, metrorrhagia or postmenopausal bleeding
(2) Vitamin A Saga
(2) Eat Fat, Lose Fat
For this purpose – What is the daily suggested dosage for the Dropi extra virgin cod liver capsules?
Sarah Pope MGA
Each capsule is 1/4 tsp from what I recall, so the math is 36 capsules to equal the dosage in the case study. Double check for yourself though! It’s best to take off the spoon in my opinion.
Hi what wonderful information…would taking the 3 tables soon of CLO to start benefit heavy bleeding before your period our would it only make a difference to start it during your period? Or does it matter?
Sarah Pope MGA
The case study did not specify when it was started, but it would seem logically that before the start of the period would be most beneficial to allow time for the vitamin A to be absorbed and begin to benefit the endocrine system.
Good on you Sarah for reporting the truth about some of these jab side effects when most won’t even acknowledge. And now the CDC has admitted it never could differentiate between actual COVID, if it even exists, and the flu. Such a shameful sham. Can’t wait to see all of these corrupt entities, media at the forefront, tech, governments, and all the money-makers on this go down in flames. Truly an example of how evil some people can be. Just hope the rest of the population will wake up. I would imagine there will be some really angry people who went along with this and now have some nasty stuff coursing through their veins. Because, if they have now admitted they can’t tell/test the difference between Covid and flu, nor even test for any variants, what the H is the vaccine even for? Just wish people had listened to the other side at the get go instead of trashing them as c. theorists. Nice work people.
I agree and I would never take the toxic injection. It’s nice to see someone like you being brave about bringing this up and I sure hope you are right about what will happen. Also, I am in my mid 40s and went on the Nutritarian diet 4 years ago and after over 30 years of cramps that were pretty severe, after 6 months on my diet they all pretty much went away. Diet does affect everything, so I would try it before any surgical or hormonal procedures. And it takes awhile, too. It took me 6 months of being strict for it to work, and that is a motivator never to go back to the Standard American Diet.
So, something important to consider is that painful periods are usually caused by prostaglandin dysregulation. This is why NSAIDs work: they stop the production of the inflammatory prostaglandins which cause pain. But proper prostaglandin production (anti and pro inflammatory) is regulated by your balance of essential fatty acids, or polyunsaturated fats. This is where the Omega-3 to Omega-6 balance is critical (these are anti-inflammatory), and also their balance with saturated fat and arachidonic acid (pro inflammatory). The reason cod liver oil helps is probably because most people are deficient in omega-3, leading to a deficiency of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. Personally, I actually had the opposite issue after eating WAPF for a while. I was avoiding omega SIX too much (and honestly probably was having too much saturated fat in ratio to it). My periods got much more painful than they had been before. I added back some omega-6 in the form of wheat germ oil to my skin, and this amazingly reduced my cramping to a minimum.
Hi, I recently was hemorrhaging in the last period. I had to have 3 tranfudiind because of it. Now they got me on progesterone and I do not want to take these but am now. Would the cod liver oil help stop clotting and how long taking the oil would I see results?