Reduce symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

5 Easy Strategies to reduce your symptoms of PMS

Here is a list of some simple things you can do to help reduce the symptoms of Pre Menstrual Syndrome. For women with Endometriosis this can be particularly acute. 

It has become quite known that once a month we should avoid women due to their extreme mood swings and irritability. They call it PMS but why do we get it and how can we avoid it becoming a problem with the relationships we value? 

PMS is essentially caused by an imbalance in our hormones. The imbalance varies according to your diet and your own body’s composition but in many cases it is a case of elevated estrogen. Women can equate feelings of irritability, moodiness and abnormal emotional outbursts to PMS.

Other factors which are perhaps not always known to be related to our hormones include digestive irregularities, pain during our period, skin breakouts and sore breasts over that time of the month and bloating. 

Here are some great strategies you can implement to reduce the severity or even eliminate your PMS Symptoms: 

  • Increase the Omega 3’s or Essential Fatty Acids in your diet.
    The western diet is loaded with poor fats and these fats actually inhibit the production of the good prostaglandin hormone like substances. To give your body the best chance of reducing bloating and period pain, take a pure Omega 3 daily. Another Essential Fatty Acids which you could also try is Evening Primrose Oil. This is exceptionally beneficial if you also suffer from any fertility conditions such as Endometriosis. 

  • Exercise
    Flush out excess toxins and Xenoestrogens from the body and get some movement happening. Naturally, exercise also increases serotonin levels in the brain so you will feel happier too. 

  • Cut out Coffee, Chocolate and Sugar
    These will play havoc with the natural Glycemic Index of the body and encourage your body to go into “fright or flight” reaction. A constant state of “emergency” within the body stops healing and proper digestion and over the long-term this will affect your overall health. Coffee has also been directly attributed to sore breasts. Cut out coffee for a month and see if they are still as sore. 

  • Ensure your digestive system is in order
    When our skin breaks out, it illustrates a problem within the digestive area. The skin is a natural toxin release area for the body. If you are not regular or experience more fluctuations over your monthly, this could be a sign of an over-active or under-active digestive system. Olive Leaf Extract and Oregano Oil is a fantastic healer and kills bad bacteria from the digestive system. Olive Leaf extract is also a great immune booster! 

  • Sleep better 
    One of the easiest ways to ensure your body is well prepared for the day is to ensure it has enough rest. Feeling irritated and short tempered can often be directly related to being over tired or fatigued. Getting a good nights sleep doesn't need to be a challenge. Try a natural sleep aid made with passionflower and lavender or get some soothing sleepy teas. 

    If you get severe period pain, where you need more than 4 nurofen a day over more than 3 days, you may have a more serious condition called Endometriosis. 

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    About the Author

    My name is Carolyn Levett, the Founder of endo-resolved - I am an  Integrative Health Coach having studied nutrition, naturopathy, aromatherapy  as well as being a published author. I used to suffer from severe endometriosis and was able to regained my health and heal from the disease with the support of nutrition and natural therapies.

    My motivation is to help other women with endometriosis to heal their bodies so they may overcome this awful disease without having to rely on toxic drugs and surgeries which can cause further damage  -  with healing thoughts, Carolyn.

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