Many of us dread “that time of the month”—and so do our significant others! If you suffer from PMS, know that there are a few simple things you can do to alleviate the mood swings and irritability, the bloating and discomfort—physical and emotional—that come along with it.
Get expert advice, here:
While nobody knows for sure what causes PMS, one theory is that PMS is exacerbated by allergies. One thing we do know for sure: the following suggestions have been shown to give significant relief to those who have tried them.
1. Avoid refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and excessive salt intake.
2. You may also want to try eliminating dairy for a few cycles to see if it helps.
3. Try aerobic exercise. Women who tried running 1.5 miles per day 5 days a week showed significant improvement in their premenstrual symptoms.
4. Try upping your intake of the following:
Essential Fatty Acids (flaxseed oil is a good source)
Adapted from Natural Medicine, Optimal Wellness, by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. and Alan R. Gaby, M.D. (Vital Health Publishing, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Wright and Gaby. Reprinted by permission of Vital Health Publishing.
Adapted from Natural Medicine, Optimal Wellness, by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. and Alan R. Gaby, M.D. (Vital Health Publishing, 2006).