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PMS: Common, But Not Necessarily Normal

Every month, countless women brace themselves for the onslaught of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, accepting them as an inevitable part of womanhood. However, just because PMS is widespread doesn't mean it's a "normal" aspect of the menstrual cycle.

PMS: What is it?

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) encompasses a variety of symptoms that can occur in the two weeks leading up to a woman's period. These symptoms range from mood swings, fatigue, bloating, and breast tenderness to more severe manifestations like migraines and debilitating cramps.

Common vs. Normal

It's crucial to differentiate between what is common and what is normal. High-stress levels, for instance, are prevalent, but they aren't ideal. The same notion applies to PMS. Severe discomfort during your cycle might be your body's way of signalling an underlying imbalance, such as hormonal fluctuations, nutrient deficiencies, or stress.

A Normal Period: What Should It Be Like?

  1. Predictability: While cycle length can vary, your cycle should be consistent.

  2. Manageable Flow: Neither too heavy nor too light.

  3. Minimal Pain: Some mild discomfort is expected, but not severe pain.

  4. Stable Emotions: Minor mood fluctuations can happen, but they shouldn't be overwhelming.

Tips for Balancing Hormones Naturally:

  1. Dietary Choices: Focus on whole foods, rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants. Minimize processed foods and sugars.

  2. Manage Stress: Incorporate relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep-breathing exercises into your routine.

  3. Sleep: Prioritize 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night. It's crucial for hormonal production and balance.

  4. Avoid Toxins: Reduce exposure to endocrine disruptors like BPA. Choose natural beauty and cleaning products.

  5. Stay Active: Regular exercise can help in maintaining hormonal balance. Find an activity you enjoy and stick with it.

Harmonize Your Hormones Program:

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