Unique Ways to Ease PMS Naturally

Unique Ways to Ease PMS Naturally

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a series of symptoms linked to the time between when a woman ovulates and menstruates (has her period). These symptoms can range from mild to severe, typically presenting as mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression.

According to The Mayo Clinic it is estimated that,

“…as many as 3 of every 4 menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome.”

For some there are a variety of remedies that offer unique ways to ease PMS naturally. Albeit botanical, dietary or physical using such remedies could be a key factor in controlling what may be considered uncontrollable. Don’t just let it run its course, approach PMS from a whole new angle and see if your symptoms can become a thing of the past.

Get Complex and Mag

Taking a B complex vitamin and a magnesium mineral may be a good start at attacking PMS. Add in some extra B6 and observational reports by scores of women who made this change are overwhelmingly positive.

Researchers at the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences conducted a study of B6 and magnesium concluding that,

“Considering the results, the combination of Mg and vitamin B6 is an effective and affordable treatment in PMS.” (Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research 12/10).

Talk to your doctor about proper dosage as too much of one B vitamin can deplete the others and too much magnesium may cause diarrhea.

“Shake That Thang”

Yup, you have to move to release endorphins to make you feel better. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests regular aerobic exercise to ease PMS naturally.

Get to a gym and work on the treadmill, elliptical, rowing machine, whatever. Once your heart starts pumping your brain will want more so the endorphins and other feel good chemicals will come flooding. Even a bike ride, brisk walk or run around the block a few times is better than nothing. So drag yourself away from your couch, even during painful episodes, and you just may feel a whole lot better.

Check with your doctor about advice on bringing more aerobics into your daily routine.

Good Fat

You may rarely be concerned about good fat and by avoiding these (sometimes even thinking they are bad fat) could be causing you unnecessary PMS symptoms.

A study published in the journal Reproductive Health cited the beneficial results of combining a supplemental capsule containing the good essential oils gamma linolenic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, and other polyunsaturated acids along with vitamin E.

Lead researcher, Dr. Edilberto Rocha Filho of the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil comments,

“The administration of 1 or 2 grams of essential fatty acids to patients with PMS resulted in a significant decrease in symptom scores.”

Talk to your doctor about the best supplements that may contain this formula or how you can start your own protocol through individual supplements as well as diet.

Go Planet Vegan

You may have heard the word vegan (vee-gan) thrown around lately, and for good reason. Eating an exclusive, animal-free, plant based diet without any dairy has shown to prevent or relieve a multitude of symptoms caused by a subpar diet.

One major advantage of this diet is that it could reduce internal inflammation that may be causing many systemic challenges, including PMS.

Natural News reports on combined studies regarding diet to ease PMS naturally, stating that,

“The studies also confirmed however, that a predominately raw, plant-based (vegan) diet, will decrease the duration and intensity of the pain and discomfort associated with PMS and the menstrual cycle.”

There are plenty of ways to obtain adequate protein, calcium and other nutritional essentials often thought only to come from adding in animal products. Check with your doctor to see if a vegan diet is a safe choice for you.

Try these unique ways to ease PMS naturally and maybe each month won’t be such a discomfort or severe challenge.