How to INSTANTLY Relieve Painful Periods (Menstrual Cramps)


Taking ibuprofen can lead to a myriad of side effects. Discover the best home remedies for period cramps.


0:00 Introduction: How to relieve painful periods
0:10 What causes period cramps?
0:30 The best stretch for menstrual cramps
1:00 Menstrual cramps explained
1:50 How to reduce menstrual pain naturally
4:27 Make sure you can always find unfiltered health information by signing up for my newsletter!
4:49 Learn more about estrogen!

Let’s talk about how to stop period pain or menstrual cramps.

With period cramps, you experience cramping in the lower part of the body. It’s the uterus itself that’s cramping or contracting, which can cause a painful period.

A great way to get instant relief from menstrual cramps is to try stretching. To do this stretch, you need to lay on your stomach and push your hands into the ground straightening your arms and stretching your back.

However, to get to the root cause of the issue and get rid of menstrual cramps, we need to lower a chemical in the body called prostaglandins.

People will typically use ibuprofen to lower prostaglandins. But ibuprofen has side effects. Thankfully, there are natural alternatives you can try to help lower prostaglandins.

The best natural remedies for menstrual cramps:
1. Cinnamon
2. Vitamin D3, calcium, and magnesium
3. Omega-3 fatty acids (cod liver oil)

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Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Thanks for watching! Try these tips to relieve menstrual cramps. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • Mary Sh says:

    I experienced so many problems throughout these years, but after watching your videos and improving my lifestyle I feel wonderful before and during my periods. Now I know the reason specifically. My Vitamin D3 was extremely low. Thanks to Dear Dr. Berg.

  • Halima Shahab says:

    Good morning Dr.Berg ❤Thank you very much, for all you do for us 🙏🇨🇦

  • mtarlo215 says:

    My wife at 39 has just stopped taking birth control and it’s been a struggle. So I clicked on this immediately.

  • Thundercracker Angry Grip Harrison says:

    I remember one time having such bad cramps…

    My stomach was killing me
    I couldn’t stand up
    I was sweating and freezing at the same time
    Almost threw up several times because of the pain

    It was absolutely horrible 🥲

    Edit: my mother is acutely intolerant to cinnamon 😭 but she doesn’t get her periods anymore due to age

  • Esther Phiri says:

    1. Cinnamon
    2. Vitamin D, Calcium and Magnesium
    3. Omega 3 fatty acid

  • EnglishRose says:

    Just in time for me, thank you. I’ve always had terribly painful periods. They got a bit better after I had kids, but I’m still down for a day with the cramps.

  • GoodVibesOnly says:

    Aww, how did you know? I just did the stretch and it already brought me relief. Thank you!

  • Loupdelou says:

    Thank you so much for this. I’d be even more grateful if you could do another talk on how to speed up the peri menopause process! 🙏

  • Linda A says:

    I will send this informative video to my Daughter. Thanks Dr. Berg! 🩷

  • Tammy Erickson says:

    Great info. I would love some help with PMDD. It’s a topic most doctors don’t want to touch on, lot of times writing a prescription, and I just don’t go that route. It’s been easier than it was in my 30’s, but I still struggle pretty hard before my bleeding starts.

  • M says:

    Dr. Berg, does this treatment apply to chronic pelvic inflammatory disease? My doctor told me that the reason for this is a thick infection in the pelvis that descends from the vagina into the pelvis

  • Candid Ly says:

    Dr Berg what would you say to adding DIM supplement – perhaps just before or at the time of the period to decrease estrogen? Asking for my daughter 🙏

  • Tea says:

    Incredible timing as always! Thank you!

  • Only me 💜 says:

    All of dr berg suggestions + my own personal favourite not mentioned here is a good old fashioned hot water bottle, not one of those pre filled microwave ones just a regular hot water one, follow the instructions for filling and it will be fine, I think it’s a combination of the warmth plus the weight of the bottle….feels like a warm hug for your tummy x

  • Tea says:

    My mother always makes me cinnamon when I’m dying of period! Never thought it is actually that effective

  • Abby Anne says:

    My stomachs been hurting since yesterday I took a pain pill but it’s still hurting this video just came in handy!! Great info I love that stretch pose it fixed my sciatica ❤

  • Rima Di says:

    Damn! Just did the stretch and it did relieve some pain. Iam on my second day of cycle.
    Thank you.

  • The Real Bebo Show says:

    I have a lot of women I need to show this too! I come from a family of heavy crampers 😮 Thank You

  • Claudia Richard says:

    Dr. Berg in the 1980s I took evening primrose oil capsules for my painful periods, and it was a miracle! I had no PMS, no cramping. When my period arrived, it was always a surprise, because I no longer had any symptoms.

  • ScalpelTron says:

    Just in time! My period is so painful I sometimes throw up. I couldn’t sleep yesterday because of the pain, even ibuprofen wasn’t helping 😪 I’m going to try this. I’ve also heard raspberry leaf tea can help and plan to try that as well.

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