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Is your PMS trying to tell you something?

by Jennie Fresa |

While some may appreciate the incredible complexity of our menstrual cycle and it's ability to create life each month - most of us simply dread our monthly visit from Aunt Flo. The cramps, the bloating, the fatigue - yuck! But did you know those PMS symptoms may be your body's way of telling you something? Those cramps, cravings, and mood swings, may be signs of imbalance in your body and it's simply trying to get your attention (even if it's kind of rude about it!!). Does your period have your attention now? Lets get down to the facts!
First, your cycle should last 26-32 days - anywhere in between you're good! Bleeding should be normal without any inconvenient heaviness or blood clots - and should last 4-7 days, no longer or shorter. Cramps? You should be able to feel your uterus working with some slight sensations, but you shouldn't have any pain that's leading you to the drug store or reaching for a warm compress. 
PMS sneaking into your life each month? Talk about an uninvited house guest! Unfortunately, when your body has a hard time responding to changes in it's hormonal environment, it can put stress on our physical environment, as well. But don't fret - this is simply your body giving you clues to what it needs. So it's our job to listen and do something about it!

Do you tend to get cravings, nausea or have bowel changes before your period? That can be a sign that your digestive system needs some help. 

Do you have breast tenderness, headaches, or irritability? That can be your body's way of telling you that your detox system is down and isn't doing it's job of clearing out those extra hormones.

Do you find yourself facing fatigue or having trouble sleeping? Feeling anxious? These are important indicators that your body is running on low + is in desperate need of a nutrition boost!

So what does this mean? It means that by supporting and strengthening our bodies, we can get rid of or significantly reduce those unwelcomed monthly PMS systems. 
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