It is estimated that between 8% and 20% of all women suffer some form of moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) one to two weeks before the start of their period. PMS has long been blamed for a variety of issues–everything from mood swings to insomnia and between. But the reality is, that PMS is a very real, and sometimes disabling condition for those who meet it head on every month.
Despite the introduction of prescription anti-depressant type medications to the market several years ago for management of PMS and it’s more severe form known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), women have been able to find some relief, but now more promising research could be turning women to nature–and a healthier diet for management. (more…)