Written by: Taryn Symington, CNP

PMS is characterized by cyclic symptoms that show up in the second half of your menstrual cycle, and sometimes for the first few days of your period.

These symptoms can range from anxiety, to bloating, weight gain, cravings, depression, headaches, and intense fatigue. And unfortunately, most of these are accepted as just “part of being a woman”. 

PMS affects 3 in 4 women; it’s common, but it’s not normal. 

If you’re experiencing PMS, it’s your body trying to tell you that something deeper is going on. Nutrient deficiencies, gut dysbiosis, inflammation, stress, thyroid issues, and adrenal dysregulation can all be culprits of PMS. 

Changing up your nutrition and lifestyle habits are some of the best ways to have easier, more pain free cycles.

Here are a few things you can do to help: 

  • Heal your gut by adding in probiotic-rich foods and limiting foods that cause inflammation in your body 
  • Exercise or move your body daily
  • Try to get natural light first thing in the morning 
  • Balance your blood sugar using protein, fat, and fibre
  • Prioritize nutrient dense, whole foods (most of the time)
  • Increase water intake and make sure to add electrolytes! 

In an upcoming free webinar on February 7th, Nutritionist Taryn Symington will teach you all you need to know about PMS. She’ll go over the root causes of your symptoms, and how to use nutrition and lifestyle changes to get rid of painful cycles for good!

To register for this FREE webinar, click HERE