PMS symptoms include headache, dizziness, cramps, irritability, bloating, breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, food cravings, weight gain, irritability, depression, anxiety, and fatigue.

Nutrition Changes 1. Avoid Polyunsaturated Omega-6 fats in Large Amounts 97% of body fat is saturated and monounsaturated, with 3% polyunsaturated. Balance is needed between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats in that 3%. Since the 1950s, vegetable oils have replaced many saturated fats in our diets.

2. Avoid Chemicals in Food and Household Toxins in processed foods, pesticides, plastics, household chemicals, and even mattresses can mimic hormones and stop the body from producing real hormones.

3. Eat enough of the right kinds of fats: Eating fats like quality organic meats, butter, tallow, coconut oil, ghee, olive oil, etc can help boost proper hormone production.

4. Avoid Inflammatory Foods Foods like grains, dairy and vegetable oils can create inflammation in the body and can exacerbate hormonal problems.

Helpful Supplements for PMS Maca Magnesium Vitamin D Fermented Cod Liver Oil Gelatin- Vitex/Chaste Tree Berry Natural Progesterone Cream Red Raspberry Leaf–

Lifestyle Factors 1.Sleep I Can’t emphasize this one enough! If you aren’t getting enough sleep, your hormones will not be balanced. Period.

2. Natural Menstrual Options I’ve written about it in detail before, but switching to natural feminine hygiene options like cloth pads or the Diva Cup may really help reduce cramping in some women.