PMS Problems

This is usually me a week or two out from my period. The bottomless pit that is my stomach yearns to be filled and nothing seems to satisfy it. There’s more too! Usually a happy person, this time can bring out the moodiness (although with age and awareness, I am more keen to see it coming and apologize ahead of time). Other symptoms of PMS include:

  • Bloating and water retention
  • breast tenderness
  • insomnia
  • abdominal pains (cramps)
  • headaches

Although the reasons for it can vary, one tempting explanation for it is hormonal imbalances of some sort. Of course your body needs a varied intake of vitamin and minerals for optimal reproductive health. These include:

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin D
  • B complex vitamins
  • vitamin E
  • Calcium
  • magnesium
  • some long-chain fatty-acids

Good foods to acquire these nutrients include:

  • cod liver oil
  • liver
  • butter
  • egg yolks
  • tuna
  • peas
  • cashews
  • turkey
  • cabbage
  • sunflower seeds
  • olive oil
  • broccoli
  • pecans
  • kelp
  • beef
  • dark leafy greens
  • salmon
  • sardines
  • mackerel

Other things that could help? Of course, steer clear of junk and stimulants like coffee, tea (these 2 are the ones I have problems with), alcohol and recreational drugs, chocolate, and refined sugar. Diets should also include animal protein, animal fats, fruits and vegetables. Also make sure to exclude vegetable oils the effect prostaglandins and hormone production. Stress too can affect the reproductive system. PMS is another example of how complex the body is and how many different variables there are. Keep tweaking until you find a balance for yourself to decrease symptoms and to become more hormonally in sync. For more on our programs check out our website at www.bodychange.net.

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