After the all-fruit diet, the sufferer should adopt a well balanced diet on the following lines:
Upon rising: A glass of lukewarm water should be mixed with the freshly squeezed juice of half a lime and a spoon of honey.
Breakfast: Fresh fruits such as apple, papaya, banana, orange, grapes and milk.
Lunch: A bowl of freshly prepared steamed vegetable such as carrot, cauliflower, and beans, cabbage, two or three whole wheat chappatis.
Dinner: A large bowl of fresh green vegetable salad with all obtainable vegetable such as carrot, tomatoes, radish, cabbage, cucumber, red beets and onion and sprouts.
The diet factor is of the extreme importance. Fruits and salads, nature's body-cleansing and health-restoring foods, must constitute the bulk of the future diet along with whole grains, nuts and seeds, particularly in sprouted forms. Frequent small meals should be taken instead of few large ones to avoid low blood sugar which is common at the time of menstruation. The foods which should be avoided in future are white-flour products, sugar, and confectionery, rich cakes, flesh foods, pastries, sweets, refined cereals, rich, heavy, or greasy foods, tinned or preserved foods, strong tea, coffee, pickles, condiments and sauces. Smoking, if habitual, should be given up entirely as it aggravates menstrual disorders.
A further short period on all -fruit, say two or three consecutive days can be undertaken at monthly intervals, according to the need of the case. The morning dry friction and cold hip baths should form a habitual feature of the cure. All cold baths should however, be suspended at the time of the menstrual period. Certain remedies have been found useful in menstrual disorders. Cooked banana flower eaten with curd is one of the more important of such remedies. The banana flower appears to amplify progesterone hormone and lessen the bleeding. Beet juice has been found very effectual for menstrual disorders. Coriander seeds are extremely advantageous in the treatment of excessive menstruation. Ginger has been useful in menstrual disorders. Sesame seeds are also useful in menstrual disorders. Its regular use, two days prior to the expected periods, cures insufficient menstruation. Warm hip bath containing a handful of bruised sesame seeds should be at the same time taken along with this receipt. Safflower seeds have also been found to be valuable in the treatment of painful menstruation.
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