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PMS and Period Pain

Did you know that PMS and period pain actually is not normal????

Because PMS is so common, we think it IS normal.

Usually we do not know there are natural solutions because:

  1. Our pain or symptoms have been written off as “normal”
  2. We are told it’s “not that bad” or “it’s all in your head”
  3. We are told or think our only options are birth control or ibuprofen with the heating pad duo

So many times I have heard these words.  No wonder most are feeling helpless or lost!

There are reasons you are getting PMS and other pain and symptoms like:

  • Cramps
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Bloating
  • Acne
  • Food cravings
  • Mood swings
  • and soooo much more!

It can all come down to some very common root causes:

  1. Estrogen Dominance
  2. Inflammation

So estrogen dominance is not that simple-its a bit more complicated.  Estrogen dominance isn’t just high estrogen – it’s estrogen high in relation to progesterone.  So understanding our estrogen levels compared to progesterone is important.  There are several different pictures of estrogen dominance.

Guess what – Hormone Testing can help you identify your pattern.  Having high estrogen and normal progesterone would require different steps than someone with normal estrogen and low progesterone.

Pain that we are experiencing in our body is a sign of inflammation in the body.  Next you need to ask specifically – what pain am I experiencing? and what is the source of the inflammation?

Discovering the root causes is necessary.  Symptoms answer What is showing up for me?  Root causes answer the question Why is this showing up for me?

The most common root causes I see that contribute to PMS and painful periods are:

  • Stress
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Gut imbalances
  • Underlying infections
  • Environmental toxins
  • Over exercising along with under eating
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Reactions to foods
  • Inflammation
  • Genetics
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Poor sleep
  • Past traumas
  • Lack of self care

Addressing the root causes can help you find healing and symptom relief that is sustainable.

You can start by:

  1. Lowering caffeine which helps the stress response
  2. Magnesium – important for hormone production and is a calming and relaxing mineral
  3. Look at stressors – we can’t supplement of add lots of self-care practices until we identify the root of our stress and look address that while incorporating some things to manage stress
  4. Prioritize sleep which is key for healthy hormones
  5. Balance blood sugar which is the nutritional foundation for hormones
  6. Mindful movement by doing what feels good for your body
  7. Meditation helps to bring you into the parasympathetic state which helps with getting out of the fight or flight mode
  8. Castor Oil Packs help support liver health and hormone metabolism
  9. Swap your skincare and cleaning products – plastics in the kitchen can all contain hormone disrupting chemicals.

Start with what is the easiest first and go from there.  Having a solid nutrition and lifestyle foundation is the key to supporting a healthy, symptom-free cycle for the long term.

Looking for individualized support?  Let’s uncover your root cause for any PMS or period pain.  Book a FREE introductory call with me to learn how I can help you have PMS-free cycles.

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