Episode 005 - Busting PMS Myths
We have this idea in our society that period pain is just an inevitable part of life, that it’s normal and commonplace for women to suffer for one week out of every month, and that we should just accept it without complaint.
I’m here to tell you that this just isn’t true!
Period pain should NOT be normalized in this way. You do NOT need to spend four days laying on the couch with a hot water bottle over your pelvis, binge-watching Love is Blind and feeling like junk. You deserve to live your best life all month long (even if living your best life means laying on the couch, binge-watching Love is Blind!).
When it comes to painful cramping, inflammation is at the crux of the problem, and there are a number of simple, natural ways that you can reduce your overall inflammation and experience more comfortable periods.
I LOVE it when my patients report that they barely even noticed that their last period was happening, after spending years dealing with painful cramps. Let’s work on making your next period, your best period!
Let’s get started! Hit play to learn:
Exactly what is happening in your body during each phase of your cycle
What causes period cramping and how changing your diet can reduce your pain
My top anti-inflammatory and gut-friendly food recommendations
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