Is your to-do list to blame for bad PMS?

/Is your to-do list to blame for bad PMS?

Is your to-do list to blame for bad PMS?

My HormonologyDo you put stress-busting activities–like yoga, exercise, meditation, having fun with friends, doing favorite hobbies and taking a vacation–at the bottom of your to-do list?

If so, here’s one good reason to turn your to-do list upside down: A study in the Journal of Women’s Health reveals that women who are the least stressed throughout their cycle have significantly fewer and far less intense bothersome symptoms on the days right before and during their period (such as irritability, moodiness, the blues and pain) than women who are highly stressed.

While the link is unclear, the researchers theorize that stress may alter estrogen and/or brain chemical levels in a way that worsens premenstrual and menstrual symptoms. Sounds like a good reason to start penciling in some relaxation-time today.

By | 2018-04-05T17:45:44+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|hormonology tip, Week 1, Week 4|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at

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