In a previous article we looked at the main reasons behind hormonal imbalance and monthly suffering that affects many women.
Today, we will explore natural strategies for alleviating PMS and restoring feminine health - 9 approaches to heal emotionally and hormonally during your premenstrual phase.
1. Try to reclaim and appreciate the wisdom of your monthly cycle …
You can easily do that by celebrating it as a source of your feminine power, rather than an annoying condition in need for a medical intervention.
2. Have a good look at your everyday menu …
Because the food you eat may be the main culprits of your monthly suffering.
A high-carbohydrate diet of junk foods, processed vegetable oils, trans fats, stimulants, and soy products instigates hormonal imbalance and sets the stage for women’s health problems.
3. Adjust your diet …
Adjust your diet taking care to include adequate animal protein, plenty of healthy fats such as natural butter, fish oils, and coconut products, as well as a variety of fresh and fermented vegetables and fruit.
Do you also know that many women begin to feel better after eliminating grains containing gluten, especially wheat?
4. Stop eating non-organic dairy product …
And I am talking milk, cottage cheese, ice cream, etc.
Supermarket milk usually comes from cows treated with BGH (Bovine Growth Hormone) and antibiotics.
Both steroids and antibiotics reside in the milk and interfere with the female hormonal system.
Organic dairy products from independent small producers, though, are perfect foods, and you can eat them liberally.
5. Refrain from buying highly processed vegetable oils and commercial salad dressings …
As the chemicals they contain disrupt the natural regulation of hormone production.
Instead, bring back tradition and use healthful animal fats for cooking and natural sour cream and extra-virgin olive oil for dressing your salads.
6. Try to cut down on coffee, black tea, chocolate, and sugary soft drinks …
Since they overstimulate the adrenal gland and may negatively influence hormonal health.
Opt for purified water and your hormones will thank you.
7. Let it shine!
Help stabilize your hormonal levels with everyday exposure to a full-spectrum natural light.
Not only it will restore your hormonal health, you will feel so much happier too.
8. Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, or other types of calming exercises and deep relaxation techniques …
They all protect women’s biochemistry and are capable of reducing many PMS symptoms.
Try them all and see which one works best for you.
9. There are yet more comprehensive options available to women …
Such as those involving the healing arts: acupuncture, Ayurveda, homeopathy, massage therapy, and reflexology, which have been used for centuries to help #women balance and restore their feminine chemistry and overall health.
Do you know other natural ways that work wonders restoring hormonal balance?
Please share them with me!