Do you suffer the dreaded PMS every month, and do your loved ones end up suffering with you?
If you experience any of the following physical or emotional symptoms ( there are over 200 that have been identified), and it is affecting your relationship/ work life/ home life/ study demands etc, then it may be time to see your Naturopath for some drug free solutions.
Fatigue & weakness
Joint pains/ backache
Angry outbursts, aggression
Lack of concentration & forgetfulness
Diet and lifestyle approaches to manage your PMS include:
1. Limit your intake of sodium/ salt, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol - these have been shown in studies or from clinical practice to exacerbate most PMS symptoms.
2. Exercise- has a positive effect on mood and pre-menstrual depression.
3. Massage - can help reduce anxiety, depressed mood, pain, and fluid retention.
Paeony, Vitex, Dong quai, Licorice, and nervine herbs are useful as part of a Herbal mix to manage PMS symptoms, via hormone balance, and supporting the stress response (which alleviates depression, fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia).
Vitamin B6 , magnesium, EPO, calcium and Vitamin D at the appropriate doses have been shown to reduce PMS symptoms.
You don't need to suffer every month - natural therapies can help provide long term solutions to the physical and emotional discomfort of PMS. Contact your Naturopath to find what works best for you...