Natural PMS Remedies
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Struggling with acne, painful cramps, or migraines? If ’that time of the month’ has ya down, check these natural solutions for common period problems.⁣
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Struggling with migraines or painful cramps? ⁣⁣
Try incorporating more food sources of magnesium, such as avocados, dark chocolate, spinach, nuts, and seeds. ⁣

Also consider supplementing magnesium glycinate at night before bed. Citrate is ok, but may cause GI distress in some people, which is why glycerinate is typically better tolerated. We love @zhounutrition brand.⁣⁣
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Struggling with acne or period pain? ⁣⁣
Consider making zinc a staple in your supplement routine. It’s a natural antimicrobial, can help reduce inflammation, and may also help keep those pesky, dark, thick hairs at bay (if elevated androgens // hirsutism is an issue).
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Dealing with bloat or water retention?⁣⁣
Consider sipping on dandelion root tea, it’s a natural diuretic.⁣

Also make sure to get a minimum of 25-35g of fiber and plenty of water. Easy sources of fiber might include avocados, berries, or seeds.⁣

Minimizing dairy and gluten during your period and minimizing processed/packaged foods might help as well. Might research “histamine intolerance” as well. ⁣⁣
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Dealing with breast pain?⁣⁣
Consider supplementing Vitamin E! In double blind studies, it’s been shown to eliminate breast pain as a PMS symptom in women! ⁣

Vitex (also commonly known as Chasteberry) could be another consideration, but make sure to ask your doctor before supplementing as it can alter hormone levels (:⁣⁣
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Feel like your cycle is a hot mess? Periods can be symptomless. Pick up a copy of Period Repair Manual by @larabriden, Beyond the Pill by @drjolenebrighten, or Fifth Vital Sign by @fertilityfriday to better understand your cycle and start feeling better.⁣⁣

 

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