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Take 6 minutes to change how you think about PMS & learn how to fix it


pms-bloodsugarDo your family members know to stay away from you at a certain time of month? About a week before your period do you feel moody, depressed or irritable? Or have tender breasts, fatigue and rampant cravings for sugar or chocolate? If that’s you, then you’re one of the 85% of all women who have experienced PMS (premenstrual syndrome) at some point in your reproductive life. However, just because something is common, doesn’t mean that it’s normal. If you’re in optimal health, than you shouldn’t really experience anything out of the norm before you have your period. Does that sound too good to be true for you?

Dr. Justin Marchegiani explains PMS and its connection with blood sugar.

Diet and lifestyle is key to managing premenstrual syndrome – specifically, diet and lifestyle modifications that help to regulate blood sugar. Progesterone is the key hormone in the second half of the menstrual cycle, and part of its function is to help regulate blood sugar. Blood sugar management is more important to your body’s overall function than whether or not you’re feeling bloated, moody and irritable, so if you do what you can to even out your blood sugar, than you should see an improvement in PMS. Watch the video and learn:

pms-cover-2-238x300If you’re looking for more information on how to end your PMS, check out this eBook by Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Lauren Geertsen, Quit PMS: End Your Menstrual Misery. The book explains how to balance your hormones and you’ll learn which ones are involved with PMS. You’ll also understand how to create a balanced, hormone-healing diet (hint: it’s not what you think it is!). It also talks about the importance of detox and elimination, supplements, and stress. Worth checking out, if you experience PMS every month!

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Vivian is the founder of the Real Food Guide and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) who believes that each individual needs to go on their own Real Food Journey to find what works. While she herself eats a diet of real food (aka a paleo diet), some people may find that they can flourish on a vegetarian diet instead. However, universal to optimal health and well-being is good quality, nutrient-dense, Real Food.

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July 11 |

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