Before your premenstrual Week 4 rolls around, schedule special activities you love, but don’t do often—such as a mani/pedi, a trip to the doughnut shop or simply vegging on the couch and catching up with all your DVR’d TV shows. Research shows that once-in-awhile treats boost the same feel-good brain chemicals that plunge in Week 4 due to descending estrogen. Result: A temporary lift in mood that chases off premenstrual blues and irritation!
HORMONOLOGY TIP: Bust PMS by scheduling special treats for Week 4
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.