Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a well-organized syndrome that affects women both physically and emotionally during the last half of a woman’s menstrual cycle, after ovulation, and normally end with the onset of the menstrual flow. Symptoms usually resolve in the first day or two of the menstrual flow only to return again following ovulation. Symptoms may include breast tenderness, bloating, fatigue, cramping, fluid retention, food cravings, poor memory, headaches, mood changes, and depression.
Treatments and lifestyle adjustments can help you reduce or manage the signs and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Getting regular exercise and eating a balanced diet (with increased whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and decreased or no salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine) may prove beneficial.
A women’s magnesium level and other nutrients may dip just prior to menstruation. A drop in estrogen causes an enhancement of magnesium utilization and uptake by soft tissue and bone. Magnesium deficiency has been linked to migraines, anxiety and depression, water retention, back pain, cramps and many other conditions that are often thought to make up premenstrual syndrome (with or without migraines).
Supplements to consider:
PMS Soothe – a comprehensive blend of Native American and Chinese herbs traditionally used to promote balance and support for a healthy menstrual cycle. May be taken from ovulation to menses to help alleviate symptoms.
MagneSul Cream – is a true transdermal cream containing a special liposome allowing it to easily pass through the skin tissue and release the magnesium sulfate gradually into the body.
28 Day Detoxification Plan – this is not a bowel cleanse but a “metabolic” cleanse to help your body’s systems re-align and start working the way they were intended. You’ll feel the difference!