I was thumbing
through a magazine stuffed in a seat pocket on a
flight and read a silly article entitled "Questions a guy
should NEVER ask a girl."
They included things like:
"Are you sure that looks good on you?"
"Are you going to put some makeup on that pimple on your chin?"
"Is that your natural hair color?"
"Did you ever consider surgery to make your nose smaller?"
...and the granddaddy
of them all:
"Are you PMS-ing or something?"
The article made me
giggle, but in all seriousness, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is
NOT a laughing matter.
Let's take a closer
look at this very real condition that unfortunately was
poo-poo'ed as being "all in a woman's head" for FAR too long.
PMS -- NOT mind
syndrome (PMS) is a recurring condition characterized by
a variety of symptoms occurring 7-14 days before the onset of a
woman's menstrual period.
It affects as many as
4 out of 10 women in their reproductive years.
Happily, most cases
of PMS are relatively mild, but for 1 out of 10 PMS-suffering
women, it's severe and downright debilitating, causing extreme
suffering and missed time from work, school and other
Symptoms of PMS can include:
gain (3 - 5 pounds or more)
Moodiness, nervousness or irritability
Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
Sugar or bread cravings
Low back pain
It's not just
in your head
Unfortunately, for a
long time the mainstream medical community looked at PMS as not
a "real" condition or as being "all in a woman's head." As a
result, many women have been misdiagnosed, not diagnosed at all,
or not treated properly.
approach has been to prescribe drugs (usually anti-depressants
or anti-anxiety meds) to address the psychological aspects of
But since the
emotional effects are just part of the picture, and since the
drugs come with a hefty price in terms of both monetary cost,
risk of dependence and dangerous side effects (including
suicidal ideation), the medication route has been marginally
effective at best and harmful or deadly at worst.
Grab the bull
by the horns
forward-thinking physicians are now taking a look at the
underlying factors behind PMS and helping their patients tackle
this very REAL problem at its source.
Here are some of the most common causes of PMS:
- Excess estrogen
- Progesterone deficiency
- Hypothyroidism (low thyroid function)
- A diet too high in sugar or bad fats
- Nutrient deficiencies
Most experts agree
that PMS is commonly the result of a combination of those
Now, the good news is
there are very safe, effective, natural answers to the major
underlying PMS factors...and countless women are feeling a WHOLE
lot better each month as a result!
If PMS is a problem
for you or someone you love, here are some ways you can make a
BIG difference in how you or they feel:
Exercise is a great
natural stress-reducer, which can help with the role stress
plays with PMS.
Plus, it helps your
body eliminate acid wastes and toxins, which can help make your
pH more alkaline and encourage ALL of your organs and glands to
work more efficiently--including your thyroid. It can also help
ease the uterine cramps and low back pain associated with PMS.
And let's not forget
this big one -- exercise can help you shed excess pounds from
PMS alone or PMS-related sugar cravings!
I know exercise is a
four-letter word to a lot of people, but there's no getting
around it -- you can't beat its seemingly endless health
benefits which includes relief from PMS symptoms.
Just remember you
don't need to do a triathlon or be the next Olympic gold
medalist. Pick an activity you can tolerate (even brisk walking)
and do it at least 3-4 days a week.
2- Balance your
Your liver helps
eliminate excess estrogen by grabbing it from your bloodstream,
attaching it to a molecule called glucuronic acid and putting it
in your intestines to be excreted with your feces.
This helps encourage
a healthier estrogen/progesterone ratio which can make a huge
difference to PMS sufferers.
What can throw a
monkey wrench into this efficient process is if you don't have a
healthy intestinal flora balance.
You see, certain
harmful bacteria in the gut break apart the "glucuronic
acid-estrogen" bond and allow the estrogen to seep through your
intestines and back into circulation...which can ADD to PMS
What has been
recommended by experts to help turn this around is a probiotic
supplement that contains both Bifidobacterium bifidum and
Lactobacillus acidophilus, with a total dose of at least 5
billion live probiotic bacteria.
Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula meets and
EXCEEDS the recommendations of the experts!
Super Shield contains top-shelf strains of Bifidobacterium
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Plus, Super Shield's
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movements, which can help the process of eliminating excess estrogen (and make
constipation a thing of the past for you!).
3- Eat a
well-rounded diet and avoid bad fats & refined carbs
It's a fact--too many
refined carbs and bad fats (especially trans-fats) make PMS
And so do nutrient
deficiencies--especially deficiencies in the B vitamins and
So to have a chance
at any lasting PMS relief, it's crucial to have a diet that
includes a variety of real foods while avoiding processed foods,
fast food and "the whites"--foods made with white flour and
sugar. That will help ensure that you're limiting refined carbs,
bad fats AND getting a variety of nutrients that your body so
But that's only half
of the puzzle.
The other half is to
make sure your body is actually absorbing those nutrients...and
that comes from efficient digestion.
And what can help you
achieve both of these important goals is the Great Taste
No Pain (or for gluten-sensitive people Great
Taste No Gluten) health system.
Both Great Taste
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Plus they show you
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And eating this way
also helps facilitate regular bowel movements and minimize gas
-- so bye-bye excess estrogen and hello nice, flat, un-bloated
Ladies, take comfort
in knowing that you are not alone in your PMS struggles.
And it's refreshing
to know that dangerous drugs are NOT the only answer!
When you address the
root causes of PMS with safe, natural measures, a whole new
world of feeling great EVERY day of the month can open up for
If that sounds good
to you, then start today.
Then write and tell
me how much better you're feeling.
To your health,
Robyn's breezing through her periods now!
It's Robyn here from Australia.
For the past several years, I have had a bunch of ailments that,
while they didn't totally debilitate me, made living the life I
wanted very difficult.
Migraines, PMS, bloating, impossible to maintain a normal
weight, exercising but feeling exhausted, hormone imbalance,
swinging from constipation to diarrhea, diabetes symptoms,
reflux, cravings and gall stones.
don't particularly trust doctors and refuse to take over the
counter or prescribed medicines to cope with all this. I was
seeing a naturopath, who was able to keep things under control
with her tonics, but I still wasn't well. Things came to a head
recently and the naturopath was out of ideas and suggested I go
to a doctor to get a full range of blood tests to see what was
Looking at my list of complaints, the doctor was suitably
concerned, ran the blood tests and the results came back:
nothing wrong. My blood was healthy but I was not, so the doctor
said to me, "As you can see from the blood results, there is
nothing wrong with you, I don't need to see you again."
mentioned this to a family member, as I was so cross with the
doctor, and she recommended I try having a go with your eating
recommendations as she had great success and relief from a
number of digestive issues. I am so glad she did.
have been following your Great Taste
No Pain plan and in the past month I have off loaded 2.5 kg
in weight without even trying, not had a single migraine,
breezed through my last period, I am now really enjoying the
gym, and best of all - most of the digestive complaints have
Happily, your information has helped to make me a much happier
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