Dr. Laurie Steelsmith, renowned Naturopath & Author, explains why hormones dramatically affect our mood, and how we can boost it with a few simple steps!
Women have long been associated with the moon for a reason: We’re dynamic and rhythmical, our moods prone to ebb and flow like the tides.
But as lovely as the metaphor may be, we—women—are the ones who have to deal with the very real truth of mood swings, particularly right before our menstrual cycles.
During this time, we may be weepy one moment and furious the next, to say nothing of the bloating, fatigue, aches, and insomnia that also tend to arrive with our “time of the month.”
While we might be quick to dismiss our unpredictable emotions as good old PMS, the truth is this: The hormonal changes we experience are also largely shaped by our lifestyles. Nutrition, exercise, sleep—all have an enormous impact on how severe or manageable our moods will be during our cycle and throughout the whole month. With that in mind, here are three top tips to naturally encourage hormonal stability:
1) Seek out Calcium and Magnesium Supplements
We give ourselves carte blanche while we’re PMSing and reach for everything from dark chocolate to salty pretzels. But—let’s be real—how many of us reach for a nutritional supplement as well?
And yet, bottles of calcium and magnesium ought to replace the bags of junk food we’re craving.
One of the reasons is that your levels of magnesium—an essential mineral that supports heart health and emotional strength—is diminished through your urine, especially when you’re stressed (and if you’re like most women, you know that you have to pee much more often right before your period).
Augmenting your diet with a magnesium supplement has the potential to organically bolster feelings of calm and centeredness. Calcium, meanwhile, can assist with the bloating, cramps, and general pains that frequently arrive with your menstrual cycle.
Who is Dr. Laurie Steelsmith?
As the author of two groundbreaking, bestselling books: Great Sexy, Naturally -- every woman's guide to enhancing her sexuality through the secrets of natural medicine -- and Natural Choices for Women's Health, I aim to provide women with wise, compassionate, and practical advice to improve the quality of their lives.
Lastly, I'm an avid yoga practitioner and am a passionate and devoted advocate of taking an empowered, integrative approach to one's health, appearance, and pleasure.
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