Fighting the PMS Monster!

There is nothing worse than being a woman going through PMS…or being WITH a woman going through PMS! LOL!!!

PMS affects 80 to 90 percent of menstruating women. It is more than just the humorous “mood swing” joked about. PMS has serious symptoms including headaches, back pain, swollen and tender breasts, increased anxiety, bloating, acne breakouts, fatigue, food cravings, and more.

It can be a very trying period of time for us as women, our husbands and kids too! Thankfully, there are things we can do and not do that will help this gift from Eve not be quite as bad! LOL!

Things that Make PMS Worse

  • Caffeine
  • Salt
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Processed foods
  • Hydrogenated fats
  • Stress

Helps for PMS

  • A veggie based diet…especially dark green ones.
  • Exercise
  • For cramps try, ibuprofen or Aleve.
  • Massage
  • B vitamins
  • Get your daily dose of iron
  • Drink Cranberry juice
  • Calcium supplements
  • Rest
  • Being involved in a regular fitness routine

Sadly, there is no “cure” for the PMS curse. However, we can fight the PMS monster the best we can!

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