“Stop Your Bitching…naturally! The Step By Step Guide to Balance Your Hormones & Ending PMS & Menstrual Cramps”
And the Guidebook “30 Days of Tips to Stop Your Bitching…naturally!” will be available in print mid-October 2013!
The ebook is currently available at www.gkbooks.net
Are your Periods out of control? Are you a moody mess during your
menstrual cycle! Well, the answers are here in “30 Days of Tips to
Stop Your Bitching… naturally!”
This fun and easy to follow Guidebook is packed full with simple tips,
one for each day of the month. It takes just 5 minutes to read each
day to learn the secrets of creating balance and harmony for your ever
changing hormones. Download this Ebook to your phone and you will be
shocked how fast you can change your monthly mood swings, cramps, and
end the cycle of bitching when you follow the easy steps everyday.
Written by a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor this books translates the
wisdom from Eastern medicine philosophies to modern day reality. Not
the usual stuff you hear from Western medicine. This book teaches
you how to create balanced hormones regardless of age– teen, young
woman to pre-menopausal women will all learn valuable insights into
why moods and uncontrollable symptoms make them crazy each month. Get
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you’re over weight this explains hormonal cravings if you sometimes
feel overwhelmed with mood swings here are the answers. Girls, moms,
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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the most common disorder for women during their reproductive years, but it doesn’t have to be. Asian cultures have been using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat the hormonal imbalances that accompany menstrual cycle related symptoms for centuries. Chinese medicine calls this an imbalance of Qi in the reproductive and other related organs. Acupuncture and herbs can re-establish the flow of Qi and bring a balance to the body allowing the body to function optimally without hormone regulators such as a birth control pills.
Often the underlying problem with PMS is the hormonal imbalance. Estrogen levels are commonly too high in relation to progesterone levels. What’s causing this imbalance? The most common cause is our diets. Hormones are sensitive and overeating and obesity often lead to conversion of androgens to estrogen by aromatase. High fat diets, refined sugars and carbohydrates, processed foods and artificial sweeteners, dairy products and even commercially raised livestock are all a source of estrogen exposure. Limiting our exposure of so called “artificial or xeno-estrogens” is not difficult. Eat a balanced healthy diet and choose hormone free meat. Not surprising, exercise helps keep the balance, whereas alcohol and constipation both disrupt the balance.
Regulating hormone levels is a key component to combating PMS and Chinese herbs can help maintain a hormone balance through several methods. (See PMS Relief Herbs Pack) Many Chinese herbs have hormone enhancing properties. One such herb is Dang Gui. Several new studies have examined dang gui with a combination of herbs (also called herbal formulas). We know herb formulas, or a combination of herbs, are very effective and since dang gui is known as the “women’s ginseng”, it’s an indispensable herb for PMS symptoms. Although contradicting literature has been published on the phytoestrogen content in dang gui, it does have a plethora of well established and proven actions. In TCM it is a blood tonic and has warming and dispersing actions. Numerous studies prove dang gui and other Chinese herbs nourish our blood. Monthly blood loss take a toll on women over time, and a healthy diet, including herbs are the fuel necessary to replenishing the blood that is lost each month.
Many Chinese herbs contain high amounts of essential fatty acids which also help maintain our natural hormonal balance. Some do this by improving liver functions. The liver is viewed as part of the reproductive system in Chinese medicine. It’s imperative to help the liver regulate the production of prostaglandin hormones and strengthen the liver’s ability to synthesize proteins and fat. This facilitates the body’s ability to regulate itself. Bupleurum and Rehmannia are two traditional Chinese herbs which have clinically tested and proven liver tonifying properties. Strengthening liver functions is another way Chinese herbs helps an over-active uterus and therefore reduce PMS symptoms. Advil, Tylenol and other NSAIDS only cover up your pain and can cause more harm to your liver function. Chinese herbs work at the root of the disharmony.
A recent study of 549 women in Australia documented results on the severity of PMS and the effectiveness of Chinese herbs to reduce the severity. By restoring the imbalance in the reproductive system, herbal medicine can prevent monthly menstrual cramps, depression, PMS, and abdominal pain.
Maintaining a healthy hormone balance (part of homeostasis) is essential throughout life and will undoubtedly also help PMS symptoms. Be in control of your body and how it functions. Give yourself healthy foods and plant based medicine like Chinese herbs and you’ll naturally balance your body’s energy and restore your body’s natural hormone balance.
For more information on this subject call us and talk to our Licensed Acupuncturist/herbalist. Go to Contact Page.
Notes: “When the balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are off, it causes an inability of conversion from linoleic acid to GLA resulting in increasing the risk of over production of PGE2 and premenstrual pain and cramps.”
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Does Japan know something we don't, about BPA's in paper receipts and in aluminum cans? Why did Japan phase out BPA use over 10 years ago?
BPA's are dangerous chemicals that mimic estrogen in our bodies. A study just published in the journal of Environmental Science and Technology says people handling receipt paper often, like store clerks, are at a high risk for BPA exposure. (If you are a cashier, consider using gloves.)
BPA's, also known as Bisphenol A, are chemicals that act like estrogen and can cause hormonal imbalances, PMS, irregular menstrual cycles and they have been linked to problems with reproduction and sexual development. Even behavioral and developmental problems in young children and some kinds of cancer have been linked to BPA exposure.
Should you care about cash register receipts? YES! This is another easy way to avoid excess exposure to BPA's. If you don't need the receipt don't touch it. Also always wash your hands before eating just in case you've been exposed to BPA's which can be found in many paper products, including toilet paper, tickets, food wrappers, newspapers and napkins.
If you are a woman constantly having mood swings, PMS, menstrual cramps and menstrual irregularities consider the paper you touch everyday and if you don't need it, don't touch it. Sometimes it is the small things in life that can make a big difference in our health. Be Well.
Sources: Kannan, K. Environmental Science and Technology, Sept. 23, 2011.
You're PMS'ing and what you're craving cupcakes, salty potato chips and CHOCOLATE!!! Mood swings caused by hormonal changes, especially the drop in progesterone just before your menstrual cycle/period, definitely cause those food binge cravings. So what's a girl to do??
If you give in to the cravings, your mood plummets further, often from the calorie intake realization and the sugar that let's you down with a crash. Bloating is another common problem and the junk food and salty snacks only make that situation worse.
So here's a couple healthy suggestions of foods to help fill you up while at the same time have the extra perk of helping resolve PMS. At the very least, eat these foods before any junk food. Don't wait until you have the cravings, feed your body before the cravings get out of control. (One note, there are lots of healthy dark chocolates available today. Splurge on quality chocolate and eat it in moderation, this will be a benefit in the long run.)
Here's six great foods you must keep on hand at all times, PMS or no PMS.
1. Garbanzo beans, I love them pureed into hummus. You can also easily spice them up with a little garlic, paprika, salt, pepper and dill and melt jarlsberg cheese over them. Makes a great snack. Garbanzo's are high in magnesium, which can reduce bloating and water retention, Vitamin B6 which has been know to reduce irritability and manganese may help mood swings. Eat them hot or cold in a salad, either way they are delicious.
2. Comblex Carb's are your best friend when you're dealing with PMS symptoms. I'm talking, brown rice, oatmeal, beans and whole grain pasta. Whole grains contains the three nutrients mentioned above, magnesium, vitamin B6, and manganese. The right balance of these nutrients can help depression, irritability and as an added bonus they carry few calories for those girls watching their weight.
3. Fish – Fish is high in both omega 3's and 6 fatty acids. Small fish will have the least amount of pollutants so check out mackerel, sardines and herring. Ok, it may not be what you were craving but think outside the box. You're body will love you because it's high in oils, (good for skin and hair) and fish is also a great source of Vitamin D. Studies suggest a diet rich in vitamin D may reduce the risk of PMS by about 40 percent.
4. Nuts – Nuts are fast and easy and the natural oils help your body make the "feel good" neurotransmitters that impact mood. Throw nuts into any meal and they spice up just about everything. Walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios, cashews, pine nuts are some of my favorites.
5. Sweet potatoes and/or yams – I consider yams a goddess food for all age women. High in vitamin and minerals, yams are really the perfect food. Baking a yam is so simple, just wash it and place in oven at 350 degree's for about 45 minutes and your done. For a faster version, slice the yam into rounds with the skin on, place on a cooking sheet with a little olive oil and thyme and their done in a quick 15 minutes. (melt blue cheese or feta on top for a yummy treat.)
6. Water – Drink lots of water. Often we think we're hungry when really we are just thirsty. Staying completely hydrated helps bloating and of course fills you up so you won't want to binge on those junk foods. You can drink your water as tea, hot or cold. Add lemon or sweeteners if you need too. If you need more than just foods for your PMS try our PMS Relief tea. It's all herbs, tastes great and is guaranteed to work fast. You can drink it as a tea right when your period arrives or use a packet in the middle of the month at ovulation to help you deal with mood swings. The added benefit is the herbs in PMS Relief also help regulate your cycle. You'll be pain free, PMS free, and bloating will never bother you again.
Often, menstrual pain and cramps are not taken seriously. But here at Pack Herbs we take them very seriously, as do a group of researchers at the University of Taipei. These researchers from Taiwan have made international news. Using highly specialized brain scanners the researchers found the anatomy of the female brain changed as a result of painful menstrual cramps. If fact, even if women did not have cramps at the time of the brain scans, yet had experienced moderate to severe cramps on a regular basis for years, scans still showed their brains gray matter had abnormalities. Yes, abnormalities! This is the first documented evidence of it’s type. This research proves the monthly misery of menstrual cramps have serious lasting side effects, similar to the effects of people who deal with chronic pain issues. This research is published in the Sept. 2010 issue of PAIN.
“A long-term bombardment by peripheral pain can elicit plastic changes in the central brain as a reactive adaptation,” Hsieh explained. “It can also be a crucial mechanism that perpetuates the ‘chronification’ of pain” — that is, a mechanism that can turn pain into a lingering affliction, says Dr. Jen-Chuen Hsieh, a professor of neuroscience at the Institute of Brain Science at National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan, and lead researcher. Previously, the researches found PET brain scans also showed differences in brain activity.
Menstrual cramps, or pain in the lower abdomen occur when the uterus contracts during menstruation. Cramps are one of the most common gynecological disorder in women of childbearing age. As a woman who has been through some pretty painful menstrual cramps in my life, I found Chinese herbs can eliminate monthly suffering and I wanted to share it with others. This is the reason I gave birth to PMS Relief Herb Pack. (Not a traditional birth, but a birthing of sorts.)
Whether you experience the moodiness, cramps, backaches, bloating, breast tenderness or all of the above, PMS Relief will work for you. It’s packed with 14 herbs (a dried powder extraction) which has been used through-out Asia for centuries. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, our herbal blend of Chinese herbs (not Western herbs) is nothing like what’s been on the American market before. One packet mixed in water is all you need to start feeling the immediate relief. Most women use a packet the day before their cycle starts and then a packet or two on their worst cramping days. Did I mention it’s all natural herbs, nothing artificial added and it taste good too.
Do your brain and your body a favor and give PMS Relief a try. There is really no reason to suffer any longer. Chinese herbs have the longest continual use history of any medicine on earth. What are you waiting for, an abnormal brain to develop?
Read the abstract here: http://www.painjournalonline.com/article/S0304-3959(10)00329-5/abstract