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baby87
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I found this excerpt while trying to dig out info on what relation pianeapples have with periods...
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"They thought heavy periods are caused by drinking too much cold water. Some women who have already entered menopause try to induce menstruation by eating pineapple."

A GP was commenting that many women are not well informed of certain things. And i realised that this was actually true, especially for those around my age...

So I was wondering, do pineapples really "incude menstruation and relieve cramps" (as I concluded from my digging)?

And does cold water have any effect on periods, other than seemingly adding to my monthly cramp pains?

sorry for the long post!

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I don't really think this accurate info. I've never heard of that before.

I drink cold water and I don't see the effect on my period.

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Different things affect different periods and people, were not all the same [Smile]
Ill do some digging of my own and ill see what I come up with.

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As far as I know and have ever read, I don't know of pineapples having tested medicinal value for menstrual symptoms. then again, i'm not terribly well versed in homepathic remedies.

they're tasty though, and full of vitamins and fiber. i wholly endorse people eating more pineapples.

if the supermarket were open now, i'd totally go buy some.

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It sounds like they're describing popular myths and misinformation that people believe, not actual facts.

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I'm allergic to pineapple, so I hope that I'm not in fact missing out on any miracle cramp cure! [Wink]
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hmm... well, according to a lot of websites that I found, they said that pineapples contain a lot of bromelain, an enzyme that is thought to help relax muscles and therefore help with menstrual cramps.

http://www.epigee.org/menstruation_cramps.html
http://www.roex.com/ingrediants.htm (Under bromelain)
http://www.hotlib.com/articles/show.php?t=Natural_Hair_Care (this is where it says that it INDUCES menstruation as well)

and a few more....


I love pineapples too...i only don't like it when they cut my tongue.. [Frown]

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( i'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links to outer sides...i couldn't find anything in the guidelines..)
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Yes, you are allowed too if the sites are appropriate and if it isn't adult sites.

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I've honestly never heard anything about pineapple or pineapple juice having any effect on menstruation. The only things I've really heard about are raspberry tea and ginger, and they're both supposed to be good for "menstrual complaints" according to The Master Book of Herbalism by Paul Beyerl.

I have heard, however, that "young pinapple juice" has been rumored to induce a miscarriage; pregnant women and those trying to conceive sometimes refuse to even touch pineapple because of this rumor. However, I haven't found any truth to it.

Strange how these weird old myths circle the 'net, isn't it?

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I've heard about that, you have to eat them when they are young and unripe. {Edited -- much of the information the the page you linked to dealt with herbal methods that should only be used under the supervised care of a professional because they can be harmful or even deadly. For that reason, this link has been removed.}
Scroll down, you'll see it eventually.

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yeah..I heard and read about that too. Apparently, a lot of fruits are avoided during the third trimester in certain cultures, fruits that are considered "cold".
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