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More PMDD Natural Remedies to Think About

PMDD Diagnostic TestThere are two things I would like to speak about today in regards to PMDD natural remedies that you might want to think about if you are being troubled by Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. They are two natural remedies (if you can call them that) that might go quite un-noticed by many women as it may seem they are quite minor in comparison to all the other problems and solutions you might come across. However even the smallest improvements combined together create a net benefit that is much more than the sum of its parts. Putting just these two small tips into practice can make a sizable impact – even if it will not get rid of the worst of PMDD on their own. This is a part of the idea of holistic treatments.

What are PMDD Holistic Treatments?

Holistic Healing for PMDDThe term holistic treatment is often thrown around a lot when people talk about natural ways of healing mental and physical conditions. It is sometimes confused my homeopathy which is a very different beast and one that is very much in debate. Holistic healing for PMDD however I believe is the only way to deal with such a multifaceted condition that comes from a root hormonal imbalance.

Holistic basically mean you are treating the whole person not just a single symptom. It is almost the opposite idea of drugs which deal with a single symptom or group of symptoms and attack it like a bulldozer. Instead a person should look t improve all aspects of their life. Typically this focuses on three of four main aspects. The image to the right shows four but I prefer a more simple approach with three that are:

  • Mind – The logical thinking brain as well as your perceptions and emotions.
  • Body – Your physical body of course
  • Soul – Or spirit if you prefer. Your connection to the world, god, nature or whatever you believe – this is the lest defined but it is about connections to people and the world (some simply call it social)

When all these parts are being looked after they each help in their own way, but they help you overcome many health issues when combined together for a much greater benefit. If you look after all three you will find that you will unleash a healing power much greater than you can imagine as each remedy or method you use will synergize with the others incredibly well.

If you are not into mysticism do not worry – there is also science behind this thinking which I will explain with the natural remedies for PMDD below.

3 PMDD Natural Remedies For Holistic Healing

 Stress Relief

Stress ReliefIn the mental aspect there is very little worse than stress. Stress is a major problem for women because high levels of ongoing stress add to the hormonal imbalance which comes out on various different ways. Obviously you are stressed because of PMDD, but stressing about things taints your view of your life and the world. It can make you do and say things you regret and drains your vitality and mental aptitude.

More scientifically, stress releases a hormone called Cortisol. When too much cortisol is in the body it lowers the immune system, Increases your fight or flight reactions by spurring the adrenal glands, and also clogs up the hormonal pathways which interferes with the function of the menstrual cycles and elevated your PMDD.

There are lots of ways to lower stress, but there is a natural remedy which not that many people know about called Glycerine. This substance can be mixed with water to create a drink which has been proven to lower cortisol in the body. It actively FIGHTS the result of stress. This does not mean the stress will go away – learning to deal with stress is still the best way, but this will help during the PMDD times and times where you are about to go into stressful situations.

Hydration

Hydration for PMDDOn the body aspect, one little thought of part of the equation is hydration. When you are even a little bit dehydrated your moods become effected and your body does not work as well as if you had enough water. Now you can see how if you are dehydrated and stressed how bad your moods can become along with your PMDD – the links are starting to line up.

Hydration is an easy one to solve though, simply drink more water! Keep a bottle of water handy and sip is regularly. Or get a glass of water and a chance to stretch at the office. Or any other way you can create a system – or ritual – to keep your body with enough water in it. Do not go out and drink TOO much though. If you intake too much water you can flush out a lot of minerals you need but you need to drink a heck of a lot for that to happen.

One thing I have heard that is interesting is alkaline water. An Alkaline diet is an interesting concept that might help many women – and drinking alkaline water can help to restore your body’s pH balance to what it needs to be while hydrating you.

Introspection

Introspective WomanThis is not a remedy like taking a pill, a herb, or getting something done TO you. Introspection is something we all do at times, but really helps with the connections you have in life to help with the spiritual aspect of holistic healing. Meditation can also help with this mind you but the purpose is to really understand your self and your connection to others.

Introspection is a conversation with yourself designed to really understand those things that you perhaps want to hide away and not confront. It can also allow you to see yourself as others might see you so you know how better to connect with your friends and family. This is something you should do every day – but never make it an argument with yourself – it is designed to be an uplifting and enlightening experience.

Now, tie all of these things together and you can see how they might all create an outcome much greater then each individual piece as they work together for better moods and better health. For more information on Holistic and natural healing of PMDD click below for an excellent guide that will really help you banish this horrible condition!

The PMDD Treatment Miracle

 

More Natural Remedies for PMDD

Natural Remedies for PMDD
Natural Remedies for PMDD

My last post on PMDD natural remedies was a little short I have to say, I have been a little busy recently so wanted to make this follow up post giving some more natural remedies for PMDD that you can start using to really make inroad into curing PMDD. Again, I stress that there is no one remedy for PMDD that will solve the entire problem, it takes a concerted effort using a number of different options that will impact on your internal healing processes to bring about lasting change.

That being said, I wanted to focus on two very important parts of treating PMDD naturally: Stress and Sleep.

Stress

Stress is a major problem to everyone’s health not just PMDD sufferers. It is akin to a modern disease if you ask me, something that insidiously infects our life and plays havoc with all of our internal systems. Stress I believe is very high because life is so fast, so involved, and so varied compared to a long time ago. Sure, we have a lot of things that have relieved pressure from our lives, but I also think we are worse at DEALING with stress these days as well.

There are many problems that stress causes. It can lead to dangerous behaviours like drinking too much alcohol, or sometimes drinking too much coffee, or smoking too (if you are smoking – please, please, PLEASE quit smoking for your health!! I am begging you). All these things mess up your internal systems and especially your hormonal state.

Stress itself is actually not a BAD thing in small amounts for short periods. It gets us motivated and gives us a burst of adrenalin and energy which is caused by the release of a hormone called cortisol. The problem with this is that over a long period of stress this hormone keeps being released. It clogs your body with too many hormones which inhibit other hormonal processes leading to the symptoms of PMDD. Too much stress also lowers your immune system making your body less able to deal with illness and internal cleansing. It is bad news!

Lowering your stress level is therefore one of the most important natural remedies for PMDD you can possibly do!

Sleep

PMDD Diagnostic TestThis is another problem for women with PMDD. Some get too much sleep, others get way too little. Your sleep cycle can often get messed up leaving you tired, lethargic and out of sorts. This happens any time you are out of your usual rhythms of sleep, but then you combine this with other PMDD symptoms you can see how it make the whole situation a heck of a lot worse!

Your aim should be to normalise sleep. Get a sleeping routine going by hitting the hay at the same time every night. Also make sure there are no distractions when going to sleep – complete lack of light, noise and movement that could distract you is essential. Finding your regular sleeping patterns will give you more energy and allow the bodies healing functions to work better to fix the hormonal imbalances as well!

Natural PMDD Remedy Ideas

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Need a Natural PMDD Remedy?

As mentioned in my previous post about a hope for a PMDD cure, there is a natural PMDD remedy to suit many people, and many PMDD natural remedies that all combine to form a way to balance the underlying hormonal disruption, boost mood and help the mood regulators in the brain fix themselves, and alleviate all the physical problems of this disorder too.

Sounds like a tough ask though doesn’t it. A lot hinges on this working for you as well, so I know you really want to know just a few ideas you can start using straight away to help with this.

Here are a few things you HAVE to do to start remedying your PMDD.

Exercise

Now you might already be doing a lot of exercise, and if this is the case then do nto stop, your deficiencies may lie in other areas. If you are not doing any exercise then you need to start. This is not just for women who might be overweight either (please excuse my bluntness), this is for anyone no matter what your size. If you have a high metabolism and you are always skinny and so do not exercise – yuo are probably the one I really need to talk to! Exercise does not just burn fat, it strengthens your muscles, it regulates hormones, it releases feel good brain chemicals called endorphins. It also increases your cardiovascular fitness allowing better breathing and better blood circulation. All of these things are VITAL to tackling the root cause of PMDD.

This exercise should also not just be a light walk now and then, it has to be relatively strenuous; and it has to be regular! You do not need to get a gym membership for this, there are plenty of ways you can exercise and raise a sweat by just doing running and body weight exercises.

Dietary Changes
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There are quite a few diet changes you must make for an effective natural PMDD remedy. I mentioned some of them in my post about a PMDD diet, but there is a lot more you can do as well.

One other things you must consider is hydration. Increasing your water intake can help to flush out toxins from your system and makes you feel more energetic as well. Removal of toxins is not just for detoxification (though that is a very good thing to do), it is also about making sure you body has energy and resources to fight PMDD and not fight additional chemicals and toxicity inside yourself.

Another natural pmdd remedy diet tip, is to focus on a Low GI diet. This is to make sure you eat plenty of food that does not turn into energy too fast as this can cause a spike in energy which the body has to flood itself with a hormone called insulin to get rid of. This flooding of hormones causes a clogging of hormone pathways leading to many of the symptoms of PMDD.