Tips to Help You Deal With Your PMS
by Lesli Chadwick

Once you have this knowledge in hand, start dealing with your symptoms. There are
a variety of natural remedies for PMS symptoms. For example, if hormonal acne is
an issue, you can take 15mg of zinc per day. Or, if you're like me and you suffer
from migraines during your period, try taking feverfew. Burdock root is a good herbal
remedy if bloating is an issue. Let's look at some other PMS remedies.

If your body is lacking in necessary vitamins and minerals, this can cause your PMS
symptoms to increase. These nutrients include magnesium, calcium, vitamins D and
B as well as iron and zinc. If you do suffer from bad PMS, your most likely deficiency
is likely magnesium.

Are you overweight? Here's another reason to lose some pounds. Research shows
that the more overweight you are, the greater your chances of being a PMS sufferer.

Learn to relax. Too must stress and PMS seem to go hand in hand, to try to find
ways to relieve your stress and calm down.

Move, move, move! Although you likely just want to lie around when you are
PMSing, it will just make you feel worth. Endorphins-a chemical in the brain-are
released when we exercise and help lighten the mood. Low endorphin levels are
linked with PMS.

Do you get the munchies or cravings before you get your period? Don't deny
yourself too much, since research shows that your body needs an extra 500 calories
a day in the days before your period starts as your iron levels drop. Healthy mid
morning and mid afternoon snacks will help you to feel better.

Essential oils are also quite beneficial. GLA (Gammalinolenic Acid) helps to reduce
cramps and breast pain. There are a few oils that contain GLA, such as evening
primrose oil, starflower oil and blackcurrant oil. I've personally used evening primrose
oil and found it to make a big difference.

As far herbal PMS remedies go, agnus castus is a popular choice. It's believed to
improve PMS symptoms by more than fifty percent, so it's definitely worth a try. St.
John's Wort is another herb I've often used, but you need to be careful if you are on
the pill as it can deduce its effectiveness.

So, we've talked about natural remedies for PMS, but are there any things that we
should avoid? Yes! If at all possible, cut salt, sugar, coffee and alcohol while
menstruating. Salt makes your bloating worse, alcohol can worsen your mood even
more, caffeine can increase the tenderness of your breasts and sugar will make
those food cravings even worse.

About The Author

Lesli Chadwick provides
on a variety of issues including .
Before you start looking for PMS
remedies, your best bet is to know
what you are dealing with first. With
this knowledge in hand, you can
address it with your choice of natural
remedies for PMS.

First, you should start tracking your
symptoms in a journal or diary. Gain
a clear understanding of what is going
on in your body at specific times
during the month. By doing this, you'll
have a schedule to plan your days
around, since you'll know what days
you're up and what days you tend to
be down.
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