PMS is Not Normal!
PMS is Not Normal and is a result of Hormonal Imbalance, signaling that something is off within your Endocrine System. This may be a warning sign of infertility issues in the future. Estrogen dominance is often the root cause of many PMS symptoms (cramps, bloating, hot flashes and migraines) as well as irregular, shorter cycles, PCOS and infertility issues.
The luteal phase is the time before your period (when PMS Symptoms occur). Progesterone levels should be high and estrogen levels for the most part low. Estrogen Dominance is when estrogen levels are higher than they should be relative to the progesterone levels. What disrupts this balance? Two of the biggest challenges are stress and blood sugar dysregulation. Skipping meals, eating too many sweets, a glass of wine before bed. All these disrupt blood sugar balance. The brain sees low blood sugar, either from skipping meals or from a crash after eating a sweet, as a stressor and triggers your adrenal glands to release cortisol, in an attempt to help regulate your blood sugar. If this happens too often, it can trigger your body to be in a constant stressed state,known as flight or fight. This adds to the chronically high stressful load we are all experiencing these days. This drastically impacts all our hormones.
- The precursors for progesterone are the same precursors for the stress hormones. As acute stress becomes chronic the body’s survival mechanism kicks into action and will begin to steal those building blocks for the sex hormones. Less progesterone will be produced.
- Extra sugar in your system, and the insulin produced by your body to deal with it, can also interfere with the production of progesterone and disrupt ovulation.
- Since Fat cells produce estrogen, the more sugar you consume added to the additional stress, creates increased fat cells production and affects estrogen levels.
You Have The POWER to bring balance back to your hormonal system. There are natural ways to support and rebuild your system, bring it back into balance, harmony and optimal function and the possibility of a total reduction of your symptoms.