Do your patients struggle with period pain?

Did you know that taking fish oil has been shown to help with painful periods (dysmenorrhea)?

Click on the video below to watch and see how balancing the omega-3 and omega-6 fats in your patient’s diets can help to relieve period pain.

Plus, healthy fat balance also promotes healthy pregnancy, healthy infant brain development, lowers the risk of postpartum depression, and improves women’s heart health.

Now, the real fun begins!

In the comments below, please tell us…

1. Your #1 burning question about omega-3 fatty acids

2. Your favorite recipe that’s high in omega-3 fats.

I love this tutorial from The Kitchn on slow baking salmon in the oven.

My favorite online source for clean salmon is Vital Choice.

Have a delicious day!

Warmly,

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4 thoughts on “Do your patients struggle with period pain?

  1. My take home message: it’s not that omega 6’s are BAD, you just need a BALANCE! Too much omega 6 = more inflammation (and depression, pain, etc.). You make it so clear, Jessica. Thank you!

    I find that I always feel better when I eat fish. Smoked salmon is my favorite… But I also like making salmon/sardine cakes using canned salmon and sardines, an egg, a tiny bit of almond flour as a binder, and herbs/seasonings.

  2. Hi Jessica-
    How do you know it is the intake of fish oil and not just diet changes that enable someone to resolve their symptoms of dysmenorrhea? Have you had patients where you suggested fish oil but were reluctant to change their diets and still resolved their symptoms?

    Thank you for all of your hard work!

    • Hi Stacie,

      I always prefer clinically to make whole foods shifts before adding any supplements (in most cases.) But, fish oil supplements have good data behind them for many conditions including diabetes, high cortisol levels, and for baby’s brain development – during pregnancy and nursing. Personally, I would prefer that my clients eat actual fish which are great sources of omega-3’s protein and other nutrients. But, most of the fish in the sea are contaminated. So getting good amounts of omega-3 fatty acids without too much chemical and heavy metal contamination is a real challenge. So, the best results are going to come from a combination of healthy diet and fish oil. But, if your patient refuses to do anything but add the fish oil, it’s still worth a try because you’re at least adding the omega-3 fats which are essential nutrients.

      Great question!
      Jessica

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