The Hormone ShiftTuesday, July 31, 2012 6:00 AM
PMS: you hate it. Now, how to love it.
As if PMS wasn’t noxious enough, stress has been shown to intensify its painful and mood-altering symptoms. Hoping to help women who find themselves down and out 1/4 of every month hormone expert and holistic health practitioner, Dawn M. Cutillo, recently released a new book, “The Hormone Shift,” that tells you what’s happening in your body and how to kick Aunt Flow’s monthly symptoms to the curb and life a healthier, happier life.
The author goes in depth on how estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol impact our bodies — more specifically how we are effected by an imbalance (low energy, weight gain, depression, night sweats, insomnia, hair loss…and lots and lots of other things no mama needs). Fortunately we don’t need to play victim. Cutillo outlines what we can do using natural methods (think homeopathy, natural hormonal cream…) and lifestyle modifications after she outlines how exactly the shift effects our weight, thyroid, aging process, mood, and more. Better yet everything comes with side effects and consequences listed so you know exactly what you are getting into.
Sigh we still get let go of the pain au chocolates when we’re PMS’ing, but we’re getting there…
Dish with us: How do you deal with PMS?