Is it time to get rid of your PMS? Did you know 75% women suffer from PMS headaches, mood swings, bloating that interfere with how they show up at home, work and in their relationships?
Are you one of the 75%?
Do you just take it on the chin? It doesn’t have to be that way.
Symptoms of PMS include –[ezcol_1half]
- Mood swings
- Fluid retention
- Breast tenderness
- Sugar cravings
- Sleep disturbances
Of the 75% of PMS sufferers, 20% of these women have severe symptoms needing medication, over the counter or prescription, such as diuretics, anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, contraceptive pill, hormones and more.
Of the 75% of PMS sufferers, 8% of women have extreme PMS symptoms, called PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), which means even more medication or stronger options.
Where do you lie in the PMS spectrum?
Looking after Yourself Before the Sh*t Hits the Fan. Protect Your Greatest Asset.
Going through, been through or even heading towards a tough time in your life? You know it’s guaranteed. Your greatest asset will always be YOURSELF. Yes, we often miss this one. Looking after Yourself is key!
When the word asset comes to mind, material possessions parade like a slideshow in your head, rarely do you think or treat yourself in this way.
I always say, “your body is the only thing you arrive in and leave with and when it wears out so do you. So, treat it like the gift it is.”
There is no time for disrespecting your greatest asset.
When you’re on track, you’re in a great state so you make great decisions. You’re balanced, centred, full of energy, optimistic, strong and courageous. Sure, there’ll be times of holy sh*t what will I do now, but you’ll be better equipped to deal with them.
How have you been treating your greatest asset lately?
Have you been feeding it crappy fuel and bunny hopping down the road, getting frustrated by it’s bad performance? Think of this next time you put something in your mouth.
For many, including mwah a health crisis can be a turning point in your life. I know mine was.
Heart pounding, dry mouth, rising heat, doom gripping you in a vice…..we’ve all experienced these feelings….it’s anxiety.
Sure, there’s all shapes and sizes, it can come and go quickly or hang around like a bad smell. Maybe the intensity is ramping up or it’s happening way to often for your liking and at times for no apparent reason.
Yes, anxiety can be the result of unhealthy thought patterns, disempowering meanings and poor focus. But, it can also come from our biochemistry. And we can have multiple things going on at once.
So, if anxiety’s striking way too often and it’s out of proportion with the trigger or for no apparent reason. Here’s eight questions to ask yourself:
Hormones and Weight Gain After 40 – Don’t Give Into Fat, Frumpy and Grumpy
Hormones and Weight Gain After 40 – I was inspired to write this week when I came across a recent social media comment, that really shocked me – ‘I think for women in 40-55-year-old age group we’ve given up on being able to lose weight, with metabolism & hormone changes through menopause…’
Wow….really! I was totally horrified by the collective acceptance of that comment. It gave me instant visuals of lying on a train track, ready to get severed in half and saying it’s my destiny.
There’s no resignation to fat, frumpiness and grumpiness on my watch!
Hormones and Weight Gain After 40, It’s all so fixable. I do it multiple times a day five days a week – fix, tweak and rebalance hormonal issues. It’s so doable. Having a background in pharmacy and naturopathy, with 25 years experience under my belt, makes it all second nature. And of course, being in this age bracket myself, I do have an appreciation for what this wonderful lady was expressing.
But generally feeling and looking less than great is not OK, nor is it simply a normal sign of ageing. Your hormones are just out of balance and in need of a little TLC or a reboot.
Hormones sweepingly refer to many endocrine organs, which are essentially your thyroid, adrenal, pancreatic and sex hormones.
Here are some signs that will point you in the right direction. And yes, you can often have multiple imbalances….since they are linked in many feedback loops….and we’re not that simple that it’ll be just one thing. Plus, I don’t want to get bored!
Sluggish thyroid problems, often show up as fatigue along with constipation, thinning hair, weight gain you can’t seem to shift, depression, brain fog.
Adrenal problems, involving DHEA, cortisol, often shows up as fatigue and difficulty sleeping, anxiety, weight gain around the middle, craving sugar, irritability, night sweats.
Pancreatic problems or insulin resistance often shows up as expanding waist line, brain fog, dry mouth, variable energy.
Sex hormone problems, involving oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone often shows up as low libido, menstrual changes, hot flushes, PMS, dryness, fibroids (heavy bleeding), irritation, moodiness.
Hormonal serum blood tests, from your doctor, won’t always pick up the problem. Since blood tests only test for total hormones, bound and unbound. We’re interested in unbound hormones since these are the active ones. That’s why salivary hormone testing is a better option for adrenal and sex hormones.
CLICK HERE to get salivary hormone testing done today. It’s not super expensive and is an integral way to getting to back to feeling and looking great.
“Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” – Terri Guillmets
In cave man times, stress meant being stalked by sabre tooth tigers and outwitting or fleeing them to survive.
Today, we don’t have these physical threat, rather stress generated through our thoughts, perceptions and stories that we continuously replay in our heads.
Most days in my naturopathic clinic at Mt Martha, the number one hormone disruptor of your thyroid, blood sugar, adrenals, sex hormones is STRESS. Chronic, unrelenting, destructive and disempowering.
I’ve always said you can’t medicate out of a bad lifestyle long term. Lasting results are based on changing your patterns of how you show up every day.
Here’s 11 simple ways to de-stress your life and balance your hormones –