Nix PMS with beans

/Nix PMS with beans

Nix PMS with beans

My HormonologyDread the irritability, depression, see-sawy moods and insomnia that are part of PMS in your premenstrual Week 4? The results of a recent 10-year study in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveal an easy way you can cut your risk of developing these and other PMS-related symptoms by 30 to 40 percent: Get 20 mg. daily of “non-heme” iron–the kind from plant foods (such as beans, tofu, lentils, spinach and iron-fortified cereal) and supplements–all cycle long. As the researchers explain, iron helps produce serotonin, a brain chemical that balances mood and improves sleep. And that’s key since serotonin production drops throughout your Week 4 as estrogen levels dip, triggering those unwanted PMS symptoms. 

 

By | 2017-04-22T11:08:56+00:00 July 14th, 2013|diet, health, hormonology tip, moodiness, natural remedies, pms|0 Comments

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Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered 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 movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle’s 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 free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips–to share vital information about hormones.

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