Natural Solutions to PMS and PMDD Symptoms
Anxiety ● Cramps ● Food Cravings ● Back Pain ● Crying ● Joint Aches ● Irritability ● Acne
Trouble Concentrating ● Breast Tenderness ● Bloated Belly ● Headache ● Nightmares
Racing Heart ● Swollen Hands and Feet ● Trouble Sleeping ● Mood Swings
Diminished Sex Drive
This list includes the common symptoms for which women seek help, and many of them experience these symptoms between 5-14 days per month. It seems that PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) symptoms are more significant for women now than they have been in previous decades and the reason for that is simple:
diets high in processed food
lack of quality sleep
too much stress
Any one of these issues can throw your hormones out of balance, and most women are dealing with all three. Your hormonal system is delicate and when it’s over-stressed, your body will let you know with a combination of the symptoms listed above.
Good news, though. You CAN balance your hormones and reduce these uncomfortable symptoms, and you can do it naturally. Here are some simple strategies to help you feel in-balance again:
Improve your diet. If you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, take a close look at the quality of your food. Are you eating a lot of processed, fast, and fried foods? Do you drink sugar and caffeine filled drinks? Do you eat a lot of bread? Do you rush when you eat or skip meals?
These habits are caused by a busy lifestyle and can really take a toll on your energy and vitality. Try and cut back on eating out, drinking lots of caffeine and plan to add quality food and water back into your diet. This will help you to have more energy, sleep better, improve skin issues and give your hormones a chance to re-balance.
Stop over-scheduling yourself. Women today are overbooked, overcommitted and overstressed. These hectic weeks and months take a toll on your health and vitality. Before you say yes to another obligation, be sure you have enough time in your schedule to plan and cook your meals, care for your family, enjoy fresh air and outdoor time, and sleep adequately every night.
Detox gently with saunas or foot soaks. Hormonal imbalance can be improved when toxins are gently eliminated from the body. The Far Infrared Sauna raises your temperature, increases circulation, moves the lymphatic fluids and helps your body to release toxins. This relaxing experience also helps your body reduce pain, inflammation, and stress. Foot soaks at home are very helpful when you include baking soda, epsom salts an apple cider vinegar or essential oils. For a more aggressive detox, try an Ionic Foot Bath. This 20-30 minute cleansing foot spa recharges the body with electromagnetic signals. It’s like having your own private mineral hot spring. Ionic foot baths are available as a stand-alone service or as an add-on to any appointment at Divine Health Naturally.
Release painful emotions. Emotional pain and un-processed emotions do have an effect on your body. When you combine difficult emotions with an already over-tired body, the symptoms seem to compound and spread. At Divine Health Naturally we have several offerings for clients to safely process emotions, even if you’ve been ignoring them for years.
Nerve Energy Alignment Technique
Because each individual has a different chemical makeup and vastly different life experiences/traumas, these options are selected on your unique needs and situation. Through body testing, the naturopath/medical intuitive will determine the appropriate option for your specific needs.
Replenish mineral and nutritional deficiencies. No doubt you have seen and probably purchased an over the counter supplement to help ease PMS symptoms. Common ones include magnesium, Vitamins E and B6, evening primrose, probiotics, yam cream, progesterone cream, flax seeds, chasteberry, ashwagandha, holy basil, cypress and lavender. There are many available, and you can waste a lot of time and money on products that don’t ease your individual symptoms. Blood, urine and saliva testing, along with an energy impulse scan (Zyto Compass™) allow the naturopath to evaluate your current body chemistry in order to determine exactly what your body needs. If you’re experiencing extreme hormonal imbalance, consider one or more of these tests to save wasted time and money on unnecessary supplements.
Tracie Yautz is both a trained naturopath and medical intuitive who helps women of all ages improve their health and keep their bodies and hormones in balance. Schedule an appointment by calling 724.355.9049.