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Premenstrual syndrome is a real condition with real signs and symptoms just like any other health issue. When women are unhappy and suffering, their loved ones suffer too. Seventy to 90 percent of women with premenstrual syndrome experience anxiety, irritability, mood swings and tension due to hormonal shifts before their period. PMS need not be your cue to avoid the women you care about, but an opportunity for strengthening the bonds of communication and support. Continue reading

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There’s a wealth of evidence linking hormones to migraines. The onset of migraines with a significant change in a woman’s reproductive life is no coincidence. In fact, treatment of migraines in women may lie in the regulation of hormonal balance. Continue reading

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Target your PMS symptoms with specific nutrition therapy. There are five types of PMS that are differentiated by their main emotional and physical symptoms. Type A PMS is dominated by anxiety and needs extra B vitamins, magnesium and less phenylethanolamine from chocolate, cheese and bananas. Type C is for cravings and needs chromium as well as a low sugar diet. Type W is for water retention and calls for extra potassium to combat bloating. Type D is PMS domainated by depression which could use a tryptophan boost. And finally, for painful type P symptoms like cramping, increase intake of magnesium and vitamin B6. Continue reading

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Hormonal balance is very complicated given all the environmental and internal factors that play with our estrogen levels. Eating right is one way you can re-claim control over your hormones. Continue reading

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