Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) consists of a variety of symptoms women experience in the days leading up to their period: pain, swelling, headache, fatigue, etc. These symptoms can range from minor inconveniences to symptoms so serious as to interfere in a woman’s daily life.
Here we’ll share some natural solutions to help you put an end to premenstrual syndrome — once and for all.
Is it possible to cure premenstrual syndrome?
Although many gynecologists say that it’s normal to have pain before your period, it’s also true that you shouldn’t ignore any signals your body sends you. It may be nothing serious, but pain is always a sign that something is out of balance. We should and can correct it naturally.
You can end premenstrual syndrome as long as you’re prepared to make some lifestyle changes. Your hormones are very sensitive to stress, toxins, and a poor diet, among other things. You can find natural ways to help soothe the pain, but we want to put an end to premenstrual syndrome for good.
How to put an end to premenstrual syndrom
Diet is the foundation of any natural treatment aiming to end premenstrual syndrome. Your diet has the power to heal you or to make you sick. Therefore it should be your starting point for addressing any chronic health problem.
Which foods should you be eating daily?
- Fruits and vegetables, raw (in salads, juices, smoothies) and cooked.
- Whole grains like oats, quinoa, millet, etc.
- Nuts and seeds.
- Superfoods like hemp, wheatgrass, cocoa, maca, etc.
You should also eat high quality sources of animal protein (meat, fish, eggs, dairy) but in moderate quantities and if possible, organic.
Emotions are strongly linked to your health, both positive and negative emotions. It’s important to remember that nerves, anxiety, anger and stress — as well as others — can negatively affect your hormones.
They can also greatly influence your relationships and how you communicate. To help balance your emotions, you can try homeopathy and other natural remedies.
3. Physical exercise
Exercise is good for more than just keeping your weight down or toning your body. Physical exercise activates your metabolism and other bodily functions that are good for your health and mood. In fact, after exercise your body secretes hormones that give you a pleasant sensation of relaxation, well-being, and happiness.
- We recommend combining stretching and relaxation exercises once or twice a week, with some higher intensity exercise every two or three days.
- You can alternate between the gym and outdoor exercise, depending on the time of year.
To end premenstrual syndrome once and for all you’ll need supplements to nourish and balance your whole hormonal system:
- Maca: A very stimulating, antioxidant-packed Andean tuber that works like a natural hormone regulator.
- Chasteberry: Reduces high levels of estrogen caused by stress, diet, or contraceptives.
- Nutritional yeast or brewer’s yeast: Rich in vitamins and minerals that support your hormonal system. Very good for stress.
- Wormwood: Very effective for bad premenstrual cramps.
- Magnesium: This mineral is crucial for good health.
- Vitamin C: Good for everybody to take and highly effective for menstrual cramps.
- Curcumin: A component of turmeric, curcumin is anti-inflammatory, with pain-relieving powers and the ability to improve liver and gallbladder function.
- Flax, wheatgerm, or primrose oil: Rich in essential fatty acids.
5. Natural techniques
Here are some natural techniques that can help you put an end to premenstrual syndrome:
- Clay poultice on your belly.
- Getting some sun for 10 minutes a day.
- Soaking your feet in hot water.
- Keeping your belly and lower back compressed.
- Pelvic and hip stretches.
- Applying heat to your stomach with an electric mat, hot water bottle, etc.