Red Wine: To Ease Your (Lady) Pain
For stress relief, Craig suggests a single glass of red wine. This tip goes out to all the ladies: “When you’re so stressed that your shoulders get tight, your uterus is also tight. [Editor’s note: Ew.] Red wine moves your blood, and that will relax you, which can also help with painful periods and cramping.” Craig continues in his buoyant, supportive tone, “I talk to girls about their periods all day long. I’m asking them what they’re doing with their bodies and what’s going on in their heads. I’m like your electrician but what you’re thinking is affecting how your electricity flows through you.” We suggest the inexpensive house red sipped beside the fireplace at Black Mountain Wine House (415 Union Street, Carroll Gardens), with a toast to a healthy flow in 2012.