Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)  |  Brannick ClinicPremenstrual syndrome (PMS) is more than emotional irritability just before a women has a period. There are over 100 symptoms that are related to PMS. Women are regulated by monthly hormonal changes and the rise and decline of hormones may not be a smooth transition—resulting in an imbalance that can cause undesirable symptoms. 

Rather than giving more hormones to a women, it is better to balance the hormones. Most women today have excessive levels of estrogen. So, the common practice is to raise the progesterone to match the estrogen. However, having high levels of both estrogen and progesterone create problems later on.

Hormones turn on receptors in breasts, ovaries and the uterus. These receptors should not be constantly stimulated or turned on all the time. If there are high levels of hormones in the body these receptors are constantly stimulated, which isn’t good for long term health or cancer prevention. Constant stimulation can result in tumor formation.

Therefore, we recommend a comprehensive approach of avoiding estrogen containing foods like: 

  • Dairy products
  • Soy products

Conventionally raised red meat using supplements to regulate hormones in the animal.