How to Reduce PMS

February 22, 2022

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How to have a Peaceful Period

PMS is something many people experience and there are practices you can add into your lifestyle to help you reduce period pain. Typically it takes around 90 days to resolve symptoms if the habits you need to switch up have been going on for years.

 

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Lifestyle Practices

  • Self-care throughout your cycle according to the practices
  • Take a walk 3x a week for 60 minutes to help reduce PMS
  • Get outside or try a light box at home
  • Get your thyroid checked to rule that out
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Food

  • Enjoy omega 3-rich fish 3x weekly or other omega 3-rich foods for vegetarians- walnuts, berries, winter squash
  • Flax seeds
  • Iron-rich foods- red meat, lentils, leafy greens, raisins
  • Complex carbs- whole grains, fiber riched foods, oatmeal, parsnips, bananas
  • Enjoy dark chocolate
  • Avoid- sugar, fast carbs, dairy, excess salt, and alcohol
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Mind-Body

  • Yoga & meditation can prevent and reduce stress & severe PMS
  • Practice stress reducing practices
  • Ayurveda suggests Castor oil packs to reduce period pains
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Nutrients

  • Calcium can reduce PMS headaches, pain, moodiness and food cravings by 50%
  • Vitamin B6- alone or combined with calcium
  • Zinc, magnesium & Vitamin D3- can help prevent physical & emotional PMS symptoms.
  • Turmeric- sprinkle turmeric onto your meals to help reduce anti-inflammatory
  • Raspberry leaf & oatstraw tea
  • Saffron- in one study 76% of subjects experienced more than a 50% reduction in PMS symptoms
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I specialize in disrupting the personal training industry by infusing my workouts with Ayurveda and yoga principles. 

I host a weekly podcast, Peaceful Power Podcast and have written two cyclical living books- Divine Body Wisdom and Ayurvedic Approach to Healing Your Menstrual Cycle. 

I graduated from Shakti School in 2019 as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. I'm a 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic postpartum doula graduate from Inner Sun & Moon AyurDoula Program. I've specialized in pre/postpartum fitness since 2007. 

My other interests are playing tennis, watching the Hallmark Channel, and enjoying my morning cup of coffee. I also love exploring my favorite nature trail with my two sons and husband. 

I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness counselor, Ayurvedic postpartum doula & 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Personal trainer since 2007.

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