It’s that time of the month again, a week before your period. You’re tired, moody, and are craving all sorts of junk food. You’re suffering. How can you find relief?
What happens during P.M.S.? After we ovulate our estrogen and progesterone declines along with our serotonin, or “feel good” hormone. So what can you do?
- Exercise, get those serotonin levels up. Exercise boost your mood as well. This may be the last thing you want to do. It takes some self discipline. You will feel better afterwards.
Try to eat healthy, even though you are craving junk food. Eat food rich in phytoestrogens, such as:
- some grains
Or try a plant based diet, with nuts. Phytoestrogens naturally occur in plants.
Get a good nights rest. So that your symptoms aren’t worse. PMS makes it difficult to sleep because of the hormone fluctuations, this is always why exercise is important during PMS to help you sleep.
Self care: You may feel anxious. My anxiety acts up during PMS. You need to find a way to relax. Get a massage, acupuncture, chiropractor. Try yoga, meditations, and stretching. Do not try to do take on too much, this is the time of the month to relax. Take a hot bath. Use some lavender essential oil.
I hope these tips help you get through this dreaded time of the month. It has gotten worse for me as I’ve gotten older.
Here is an informative YouTube video that demonstrates all stages we go through each month.