It must be that time…
I’m not sure about you, but I can not stand when you act a little cranky and someone automatically blames it on being that time of the month, you know what I mean girl?
Did you know that you don’t need to suffer from PMS systems?
Here are some of my suggestions to help reduce PMS systems so you don’t have to punch the next person who accuses you of having your period the next time you act a little cranky!
• Practice good sleep habits; get between 8-9 hours of sleep each night.
• Meditate and practice breathing exercises to calm the emotional centers of the brain and to encourage a more relaxed, happy state.
• Avoid all sugars, including fruit and fruit juices. Avoid refined carbohydrates, especially those that are made with yeast such as bread, bagels, & English muffins (this includes cereal and pasta made with white flour, white rice, white potatoes, corn syrup, honey and candy).
• Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which may stress the adrenals and exacerbate PMS symptoms.
• Choose lean, clean, quality protein at each meal such as chicken breast, turkey breast, lean beef, fish (especially salmon and sardines), eggs and whey protein. Eat antibiotic-free, hormone-free and organically to avoid estrogens which may exacerbate PMS symptoms.
• Increase consumption of omega-3 fatty acids (i.e., large cold water fish, flaxseeds, walnuts & pumpkin seeds); limit or avoid trans fatty acids (hydrogenated vegetable oil, margarine and shortening). Cook with olive oil at a low heat.
- It is important to consume adequate amounts of antioxidants which can be obtained daily through 5-9 servings of vegetables and fruit (fruits must be limited to 1-2 servings per day due to sugar content). If unable to consume 5-9 servings of vegetables & fruit, consider taking 1-2 tablespoons of PaleoGreensTM and/or PaleoRedsTM.
• Drink at least 64 ounces of filtered, bottled or non-chlorinated water every day. In addition, drink 2-3 cups of naturally decaffeinated green tea daily or Holy Basil tea.
• Keep blood sugar balanced by eating well balanced meals throughout the day and do not skip meals.
In addition to these tips adding the following supplements into your day will also help with PMS symptoms.
Vitamin B-6 Liquid 2 tsps per day
FemGuard+BalanceTM 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 with dinner (total of 4 per day)
XanthOmegaTM Krill Oil 1 softgel with breakfast and lunch (total of 2 per day)
MagCitrate powder 1 tsp per day
If needed for fluid retention:
Water EaseTM 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 with lunch (total of 2 per day)
You can get these supplements by signing up for my online dispensary at the link below.