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6 Ways to relieve PMS naturally
By Wendy Humphris ROHP
More than 70 percent of the western women experience the undesirable condition of PMS every month. For those who don’t know, PMS refers to Pre Menstrual Syndrome which is a disorder related to the menstrual cycle.
It includes multiple symptoms that start occurring about 1.5-2 weeks before the start of the monthly periods and these symptoms last until the menses start.
The primary symptoms of PMS include:
These commonly occurring signs vary in intensity in different women. If you want to get rid of these painful and disturbing symptoms, we can help you out.
Following is the list of most effective 6 practical tips that can help in relieving all these symptoms naturally.
Engage yourself in a workout
You might have heard that physical activities and exercise is incredibly helpful for boosting endocrine health. Your workout can facilitate in managing the hormonal disorders and can assist in relieving PMS as well. The reason is, when you do exercise, the release of endorphins and natural mood enhances also increases in your body which overcomes the mood swings and makes you feel good. If you cannot participate in some strenuous exercise because of cramps, you can go for a walk. Besides, mild stretching can also be helpful.
Nature has a cure for everything. The natural herbs have always been used to ease the PMS Symptoms. These are incredibly effective in relieving pain and other signs. Some of the most beneficial herbs in this regard include gingko, burdock, Maca, Lemon Balm, etc.
Adopt Clean Eating Habits
It is an undeniable statement that what you eat has an impact on your health. Your body has to experience the consequences of your eating habits. Therefore, if you wish to stay healthy, you must eat clean. Some research studies have suggested that increasing the consumption of plant foods can reduce the appearance of PMS symptoms in ladies. So if you want to get rid of cramps, bloating and other signs, you must add more fresh fruits, vegetables, and seeds and nuts to your daily diet. Remember that the more fiber you consume, the fewer sugar cravings you will have.
Increase intake of Omega-3
In addition to eating plant-based foods, the addition of Salmon and other sources of Omega-3 can be useful for easing up the cramps. Omega-3 works to increase the release of prostaglandins which naturally heal cramps.
Use Essential Oils
Here is another effective solution to help you get relief from the unpleasant PMS symptoms. Try using some premium quality essential oils. These oils offer many perks including instant relief from cramping by enhancing blood circulation. Some of the most helpful oils include cypress, peppermint, and lavender. Make sure you buy the pure and organic essential oils to get the maximum benefit. Here it is important to mention that not all the oils are suitable to be used in every condition. For instance, there are some oils that pregnant ladies should avoid to use. Therefore, when you buy any essential oil, always consult a professional first.
Enjoy Sound Sleep
It is rightly said that lack of adequate sleep can add to the painful symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Your body needs sufficient rest and time to relax to maintain the proper functioning of various organ systems. Similarly, sleep is required to keep a balance and heal the PMS symptoms. Therefore, you should make a routine to go to bed on time every night and enjoy at least 6-8 hours of sleep.
For relieving the uncomfortable PMS symptoms, it is essential to take special care of yourself. Make sure you adopt a healthy lifestyle, eat clean, enjoy sound sleep and include some exercise in daily routine.
A little about me: I am a heart centred Nutritional and Wellness Coach who brings lasting and sustainable changes for health through a holistic and natural lens. Promoting preventative medicine in the form of whole foods, positive lifestyle and mindset shifts, I am your biggest advocate and cheerleader. Following my calling as a holistic caregiver, educator and mentor, I rock a kick ass business that feeds my soul and spirit. Ready for the next step? Heck yah! Connect with me email@example.com
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Wendy Humphris, ROHP
I’m a holistic nutritionist and I transform health for a living.