Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects up to 97% of women at some time in their life. It is estimated that only 1 in 20 of these women will seek medical help, possibly because we have been educated into believing that PMS is a normal part of being a woman, and that we should just live with it. PMS is NOT normal, although it may be “the norm”. I want to show you how to get rid of your PMS forever.
Symptoms of PMS
Symptoms of PMS include the following, although most women will only experience a few of these:
- Swollen or tender breasts
- Feeling tired
- Trouble sleeping
- Water retention
- Bloating, constipation, or diarrhoea
- Headache or migraine
- Appetite changes or food cravings
- Joint or muscle pain
- Trouble with concentration or memory
- Tension, irritability,
- Mood swings or crying spells
- Anxiety or depression
- Weight gain
To be classed as PMS, these symptoms should appear every month in the 2 weeks leading up to your period, and then resolve once your period has started. Does anything on this list sound familiar?
The medical approach is usually to prescribe the contraceptive pill, antidepressants, NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen) or mefanemic acid. These can help to manage the symptoms, but do nothing to address the underlying cause. In fact, the contraceptive pill could make matters worse in the long run.
What is the underlying cause of PMS?
There are a multitude of factors that could contribute to PMS, including:
- Oestrogen metabolism imbalances
- Poor diet & lifestyle
- Ongoing or chronic stress
- Being overweight/obese
- Vitamin D & Calcium deficiency
- Magnesium & B6 deficiency
Usually there is a combination of the above factors at play. To eliminate PMS for good, we need to address 5 key areas.
5 Steps to PMS Freedom
Over the next few weeks, I will take you through 5 steps to PMS freedom. By addressing any one of these steps, you should notice some changes in your symptoms. By embracing all 5 steps, you have a very high chance of eliminating your PMS forever. How does that sound to you? Here’s a little taster of what we’ll be covering over the next 5 weeks:
Week 1: Implementing a Healthy Lifestyle
What foods to avoid, what foods to include, and how to make changes to your lifestyle to get big results.
Week 2: Balance Blood Sugars
How to eat to balance your blood sugars to avoid mood swings and irritability.
Week 3: Reduce Stress
Strategies to reduce your stress response, which will in turn reduce your PMS symptoms.
Week 4: Balance Hormones
Healthy oestrogen metabolism for healthy periods.
Week 5: Correct Nutritional Deficiencies
The key nutrients to supplement, if you can’t get them all in your diet.
I am creating this 5 week programme for FREE because I passionately believe that no woman should have to suffer with PMS and period pain. I’ve suffered from it enough and want to share with you how I conquered my symptoms by addressing the underlying cause. Sign up to my newsletter and blog broadcasts to ensure that you don’t miss any of these posts, and please ask any questions in the comments box below.
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