PMS is said to effect approximately 50% of women who have regular menstruation. Its important to address that not all women that menstruate suffer from any symptoms associated with menses.
Nonetheless PMS symptoms can be very real for women who do suffer from them.
What if PMS is caused by a Metabolic imbalance, something which can be significantly reduced or eliminated simply by following nutritional guidelines? Seems too simple to be true? Think again. It is often the most obvious solutions that are the most effective and the most overlooked.
In my nutritional consulting practice I have worked with hundreds of women who have suffered severe menstrual cramps. After they followed a customized nutritional intervention, their menstruation was much smoother and their cramps either were reduced or eliminated completely.
Most Common PMS Symptoms
- Abdominal Cramping
- Abdominal Bloating
- Headaches & Migraines
- Breast Swelling & Tenderness
- Low Back Pain
- Fatigue/Low Energy
- Emotionally Sensitive
The Cause of PMS May Be Simpler Than You Can Imagine
There is a direct correlation between PMS and blood sugar de-regulation. Nerve and brain cells are particularly dependent upon normal and adequate blood sugar. When the body is deprived of optimal blood sugar levels, numerous hormone imbalances can ensue and the result can leave you with intense physical and emotional symptoms.
Blood sugar called glucose is the primary way with how energy is made inside of your cells. If blood sugar levels get too low or too high, so many of the body’s fundamental processes don’t work properly. Some women rely too heavily upon carbohydrate forms of energy and others rely too heavily on dietary sources of fat for energy.
The wrong combination for your body can equal disaster. The right mix of carbs, fat and protein for your unique body is a strategy for success and optimum health.
During certain times of a woman’s ovulatory and menses cycles, she may experience a very different need for certain foods and nutrients; An increased need for certain forms of foods, and a decreased need for others.
i have been very effective at pointing out to many women when metabolic shifts take place. Provided that she can identify when these shifts take place, her menstrual cycle becomes much, much smoother.
A key to a smooth menstrual cycle, one that has minimal PMS symptoms is about three major factors:
- Proper Nutrition
I am currently running a very basic, yet very powerful survey that provides me with a lot of data regarding a woman’s menstrual cycle. This survey takes 1 minute to complete. It will help me to understand how able I am to help a woman to overcome PMS.