How can you treat PMS symptoms effectively and predictably?
The surprising answer is: naturally. Natural PMS symptom relief targets the source
of your frustrating symptoms by rebalancing your hormones so you don’t have to suffer
If you use over-the-counter drugs like Midol® or Pamprin®
you could get some short-term help with their jumble of pain relievers and diuretics
but only for cramping and bloating. Those aren’t even the worst symptoms!
What about the irritability, anxiety, fuzzy thinking, cravings and dizziness? Or
the insomnia, weight gain, headaches and nausea? These and other PMS symptoms are
often far more disruptive and distressing, and over-the-counter PMS medication can’t
touch them. That’s because drugstore options simply can’t get to the root of the
PMS problem. Effective natural relief for PMS focuses on resolving your symptoms
at their source — and that makes all the difference.
The main cause of PMS symptoms: estrogen and progesterone imbalance
In a woman’s system, estrogen and progesterone naturally ebb and flow throughout
the month. When these fluctuations become more severe, or the ratios of estrogen
to progesterone increase, symptoms erupt and intensify into premenstrual syndrome.
Sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone are governed by a brain-body axis that
is also connected to stress hormones, thyroid hormones, and the hormone insulin.
While the food choices you make influence insulin, the amount of stress you encounter
influences cortisol production and regulation. Both food and stress can ultimately
affect your sex hormone balance and the severity and frequency of PMS symptoms.
Restore (and maintain) hormonal imbalance to reduce PMS symptoms
By taking some simple steps to help your body rebalance naturally, you can find
real relief for your worst PMS symptoms. You don’t have to change everything about
your life over night, but it is important to know that diet and lifestyle can feed
PMS. With this powerful information, you can take one step at a time.
Each little thing you do will likely give you some good results. As you go forward,
you’ll have more ability to make additional adjustments. Your goal is to find that
sweet spot when you feel good every day, you’re having some fun, and PMS is not
ruining for one to two weeks every month.
Try any two of these to get started:
1. Use herbal hormone support. Several herbs are
very helpful for many common PMS symptoms. Chasteberry is great for addressing breast
tenderness, cramps and bloating. Maca and dong quai can ease moodiness and anxiety.
Black cohosh and lemon balm help with sleep and irritability. For more information
on this kind of natural PMS relief,
read our article on herbs for PMS. We’ve formulated a product that contains
the most effective PMS herbs, plus chromium picolinate to help support insulin and
healthy blood sugar, which will help you manage monthly cravings. Find
PMS Solution in our SHOP.
2. Upgrade your diet. Focus mostly on changes that
will keep insulin and blood sugar from spiking and then dropping suddenly and leading
to mood swings and irritability. You can prevent these extreme highs and lows by
including protein with every meal and snack, and avoiding high sugar, high carb
foods (including alcohol). As you take these away, or limit them, add in fiber,
healthy fats and complex carbohydrates to every meal. You’ll be full and satisfied,
and feel more stable.
3. Take a quality multivitamin. Research strongly
shows that certain nutrient deficiencies can lead to PMS symptoms. Vitamins and
minerals serve as important cofactors in hormone production and when they are low,
your body can’t make them effectively. Find a high-quality multivitamin/mineral
complex with calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin B6, and vitamin K. like the
one we’ve formulated just for women,
Essential Nutrients, in our SHOP.
4. Shrink your stress burden. You may have already
thought about it, but finding better PMS relief is a great reason to take up a meditation,
yoga and/or deep breathing practice. And try hard to get regular exercise because
it directly calms your nervous system, especially premenstrually. We can’t stress
how important this step is to really changing your monthly experience.
Keep in mind that stress can also be physical, perhaps caused by an injury or a
food sensitivity, or possibly connected to some past emotional trauma. Make a plan
for long-term solutions so you’re able to find ways to bring down the stress you
carry from day to day permanently.
Because relief from PMS means better quality of life every month
We know that each woman is different, which is why we recommend a combination approach
to rebalancing your hormones. You can find the best relief by supporting your sex
hormones with the right herbs, along with making dietary changes, adding a high-quality
multivitamin/mineral complex and reducing stress.
We’ve put these steps together in an affordable
PMS Relief Package so you can get to the root of your monthly PMS symptoms,
and find natural, long-lasting relief. Give it a try for two to three months to
see how different your premenstrual experience can be.
PMS symptoms today