Bothered by PMS symptoms, such as breast tenderness, headache and bloating? Try taking two grams of omega-3 fatty acids daily. In a study in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, female volunteers who did just this were happier, calmer and more focused after 45 days and experienced a reduction in breast tenderness, fewer headaches and less bloating after 90 days. While it takes three cycles for the full effects to kick in, the improvement in premenstrual symptoms is certainly worth waiting for. You can find omega-3 fatty acids at health food stores and online at Amazon.com.
Boost premenstrual happiness with omega-3s
Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, is leading the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This is a movement that was launched in 2005 with her groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular Hormone Horoscope® Apps, free eBooks, infographic "cheat sheets", videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.