PMS Symptoms are Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance: Restore Balance Without the Pill!

samedi 5 décembre 2015
It is really frustrating that so many women decide to take hormonal contraceptives in order to cope with their periods. There are certainly cases where this is necessary, but most cases can be solved by getting to the source of the problem. Hormonal pills do not solve the problem, they just hide it.

If you suffer from heavy, difficult or irregular periods, or manifest extreme PMS, there may be imbalance in your body.

What is interesting is that the naturopathic approach rarely adds more hormones. The ovarian hormones are connected with other systems like thyroid function, blood sugar regulation, stress hormones, liver detoxification, digestive function, nutrient levels, quality of sleep and more.

Take a look at some top factors that should be addressed:

1.  Blood sugar regulation

Constantly imbalanced sugar levels, and a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates can cause insulin resistance, and this is connected with hormonal imbalances like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The blood sugar level imbalance will heighten the PMS symptoms; you will manifest worse mood, food cravings or bloating. By eating appropriate diet, you will influence the hormonal balance of the body.

2.  Inflammation and balance of the immune system

Pain in your body is often caused by inflammations, so you should be addressing this if you have cramps or severe mood swings during your period. You can address inflammation by a specially adjusted diet, and supplements that are anti-inflammatory such as turmeric and fish oils.

3.  Stress

Stress can lower the progesterone level and cause PMS, affect the thyroid function and cause irregular cycle lengths, reduce estrogen detoxification and affect the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian thus causing ovulation. In some cases it even stops the period.

4.  Sleep

Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can affect the production of melatonin and affect the stress hormones and in that way it can impact your hormones. The ovulation, egg quality, blood sugar level and stress hormone balance are affected by chronically disrupted sleep.

5.  Nutrients

If you don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts and food rich in protein and especially in B-vitamins (B5 and B6), magnesium, vitamin D, calcium, zinc, you will have a difficulty maintaining regular cycle and minimizing the PMS symptoms.

6.  Gastrointestinal health

Women suffering from endometriosis also manifest constant digestive disorders, and if we address the gut we can efficiently reduce inflammation and menstrual pain. By rebalancing the digestive flora, particularly giving up sugar and clearing yeast, you are one step closer to treating hormonal imbalance.

7.  Thyroid

Athyroid which is underactivemay lengthen the menstrual cycle, it can cause heavier flow, severe PMS and even impact fertility.

8.  Exercise

Exercise is really important for maintaining hormonal balance. You should be careful not to over-exercise or under-exercise. It efficiently improves sensitivity to insulin and regularity of menstrual cycles. Losing the excess fat will also reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.

9.  Toxins

We can be exposed to parabens and phthalates through water bottles, plastics, personal care products and canned foods. Liver detoxification impacts the hormonal balance.

If you are taking hormonal contraceptives please keep in mind that you are not treating the causes. To restore the balance, the hormonal and all the surroundings systems should be treated.

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