This post is sponsored by Renew Life Holistic Probiotics. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever considered holistic ways to deal with PMS symptoms? When a woman is pregnant everyone gives advice about how to manage life with a new baby. Instead they should be talking about how to manage life with a new you! After the weight gain, hormonal changes & being the center of the universe for a precious tiny human… you come home a complete stranger. You would think it’s like riding a bike after having your first baby…but it isn’t.
After each child I’ve had to relearn myself physically and emotionally. This is especially my monthly cycles and the premenstrual discomfort that came with it. I had to find way to deal with PMS holistically because my symptoms got worse after each pregnancy. I would like to lay in the bed & feed my sugar cravings during that time of the month but I still have a household run. Here are three ways to I’ve found to ease my PMS symptoms holistically and become my own HERo during my cycle:
I first noticed this connection during our annual Daniel Fast about 5 years ago. Elimination of dairy, sugar & meat from my diet made for the most pleasant cycles I’ve ever experienced in my life. I’ve always had awful cramps & heavy flow, so having a light flow & little to no cramping was a complete shock. I actually thought I was pregnant the first time it happened but it has happened every year since.
While I don’t eat a plant based diet daily, I have found eating a diet lower in sugar, processed food & complex carbs has a similar effect. Added sugar can through your hormones for a loop so it’s something to keep in mind. If you find yourself craving something sweet opt for naturally sweet foods. Additionally, staying hydrated and being mindful of your sodium intake can help you avoid bloating.
If you experience fatigue and mood swings during PMS, then this one’s for you. Exercise is a great way to deal with PMS holistically. Especially cardio, it gives you a natural endorphin high which can elevate your mood & give a burst of energy. Whether you run, do a HIIT circuit or take a walk, anything that gets your heart pumping should help.
Most of us think that probiotics for gut health but there are formulas specifically for helping with PMS symptoms too. Adding Renew Life Herholistic Period Partner to my daily routine has been a game changer. Each premium Herholistic daily probiotic is specifically formulated with a blend of probiotics and nutraceuticals, designed to address the unique hormone-related challenges faced by women throughout the phases of their life.
Herholistic Period Partner contains a unique blend of probiotics and an amino acid (L-theanine) and is designed to reduce occasional bloating and period related discomfort, as well as support mood and relaxation.* It comes in capsule form so it’s no mess each day when I take it and it’s certified non-GMO, Gluten, Dairy and Soy-free.
If bloat and other premenstrual discomfort has been an issue for you, make sure to grab some from your local Vitamin Shoppe or vitaminshoppe.com today!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.