By including simple supplements into your diet, you could be treating PMS and other common period problems.
The team at Clue (the top free menstrual tracking app), recently reached out to Lara Briden for tips on treating irregular periods.
Lara is a board-certified naturopathic doctor with nearly 20 years of experience in female health. She is also the author of ‘Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods’.
Take PMS for starters: Arguably the most common period related issue among females. Premenstrual syndrome is a “recurring pattern of emotional, physical, and behavioral changes in the days before your period…There are over 150 symptoms that are associated with PMS.”
Common symptoms include:
- Breast pain.
- Emotional sensitivity.
- Acne, and
- Food cravings.
Of PMS, Dr Briden said: “PMS is common, but it’s not inevitable. It’s one of my favorite things to treat because it responds so well to natural treatment.”
So what does she recommend for treating PMS?
Magnesium. “PMS responds very well to magnesium. In some people, magnesium deficiency may actually be the main cause of PMS.”
To discover an additional treatment for PMS, as well as naturpathic treatments for PCOS, Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (FHA), Heavy Periods and Painful Periods; head to the Clue article. It is packed with helpful knowledge and tips.
Want to be more in control of your cycle? Download the clue app which is the top free menstrual tracking app available in both the apple app and google play stores.
* Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine employing a wide array of “natural” treatments. These include homeopathy, herbalism, and acupuncture, as well as diet and lifestyle counselling.
Feige is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to code things, design things, and all things beauty.