Wednesday, June 3, 2009

PMS - Everything You Want To Know About Pre-menstrual Syndrome

Written by Kyle J. Norton Reproduction of any Kyle J. Norton's article is allowed with name of the author and all links intact.

Pre mentrual Syndrome ( VI ): Treatment With Natural Remedies And Diet
Article 101 - 128

Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. It is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women's menstrual cycle, it effects a women's physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts.

The Series of PMS articles is for education and information only, if you are taking any medicine or you want to apply them to your diet, please consult with your doctor, herbalist, dietitian before applying.
Kyle J. Norton

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101. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Herbs For Insomnia
Insomnia is a lack of healthful, restful sleep and is a common problem experienced by 20% to 30% of American adults at sometimes in their lives. It is caused by emotional disorders and upset, hormone imbalances, age, environmental and genetic factor.

102. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Herbs for Hormone Imbalance
Most herbs used to treat hormone imbalance for women with premenstrual syndrome either containing phytoestrogen or non-estrogen or both.

103. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Herbs for Water Retention
Cleaver contains chemical agent which helps to release the congestion of lymphatic channels caused by swelling and soreness due to environment toxins thereby, it helps to improve lymphatic function in regulating the fluid in the body tissue.

104. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Herbs for Liver
By increasing the liver function, it helps to improve liver function in synthesis carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and improve immune system in fighting against infection and inflammation caused by foreign invasion, thereby decreasing all types of premenstrual syndrome including menstrual pain and cramps, hormone imbalance, food and sugar craving.

105. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Herbs for Depression
St. John wort contains hypericin the chemical compound which helps to treat anxiety, depression and feelings of worthlessness. It also has a more powerful antidepressant effect for treating depression for some women with PMS with little or no side effects.

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Herbs for Stress
Hawthorn berry besides has been used widely in treating circulatory problem such as congestion of blood vessels in the chest area, it also contains high amount of proanthocyanidins which is necessary in enhancing enzyme metabolism and oxygen utilization thereby, reducing the risk of stress caused by oxygen deficiency or heart related disease,

107. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Essential Oils-Juniper
Essential oil juniper contains chemical compounds which helps to strengthen the immune system by destroying microorganisms found on non-living objects through lymphatic system, thereby decreasing the risk of inflammation and infection caused by foreign bacteria and virus invasion.

108. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Essential Oils-Grapefruit oil
Grape fruit essential oil extracted from vary parts of grape fruit tree. It contains myrcene, limonene, geraniol, linalool, citronellal, decyl acetate, etc. and is said to helps to stimulate the lymphatic system in regulating fruid retention in body tissues.

109. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Essential Oils-Jasmine
Jasmine is a genus of shrubs in the olive family, native to Afro-Eurasia. It contains variety of chemical compound including benzoate, ceosol,, benzaldehyde, y-terpineol, nerolidol, isohytol, phytol and acetic acid. It has been used in traditional medicine in treating sexual libido. Essential oil jasmine is extracted from the flower of the plant.

110. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Essential Oils-Rosemary
Rosemary is a perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves belongs to of the Labiatae family and native to the Mediterranean region. Essential oil rosemary extracted from plant has been used in tradition medicine in treating memory loss and slow recall.

Final Chapter : Premenstrual syndrome and Diet
Many women with PMS have been seeking help from conventional doctors, herbalist and other specialists with some success. In fact no matter how good the medication are, how effective the herbs are, how good the self help program is, etc. without changing or adding foods which contain high amount of antioxidant, vitamins, minerals and nutrients, re occurrence of the symptoms is as high as 100%. The series of premenstrual syndrome and diet has been used by many women with PMS with high successful rate. Some of them saw their syndrome disappear after 6 months of continuing diets and some saw dramatic improvement of their symptoms. I remember some years ago, one of the Chinese herbalist told me " eat to diseases, eat to prevent, eat to cure or eat to die ", your body is yours, it is up to you to take care it or damage it.
The final chapter contains 18 articles

111. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Grapefruit
Grape fruit contains high amount of vitamin C and other vitamins such as A, B complex which only helps to increase the elastic of capillary wall but also increase the effectiveness of transportation of information between cells thereby, decreasing the risk of nervous tension including depression, anxiety and emotional and physical stress.

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet- Apple
Apple contains phytochemical compounds including quercetin, epicatechin and procyanidin B2 which are powerful antioxidants and irregular cells growth regulators thereby increasing the immune system in fighting against infection and inflammation including the reproductive system.

113. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Diet - Orange
Folic acid is viatl for production of healthy red blood cells and prevent anaemia, thereby, increasing the blood circulation and oxygen absorption resulting in decreasing the risk of nervous tension including loss of energy, loss of concentration, dizziness, fatigue and tiredness.

114. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Flaxseed
Flaxsseed contains high levels of Omega 3 fatty acid which is essential to balance the levels of ather fatty acid resulting in lessening the risk of over production of certain hormone in the prostaglandins family casuing premenstrual pain and cramps.

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Nuts and Seeds
Nut rank very low in GI index, it means carbohydrate in nut is slower than many others in releasing glucose into the blood stream during carbohydrate synthesis, thereby, decreasing the fluctuation of levels of insulin in the blood stream resulting in lessening the risk of diabetes and symptoms of food and sugar craving.

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Olive Oil
Olive oil contains high levels of vitamin E, triterpenes and phenols which helps to improve the immune system in fighting against oxidation reactions in the nervous system including the brain as by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves thereby reducing many symptoms of PMS caused brain cell oxidation.

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Kelp
Kelp are seaweed plants belongs to the family and exist only on the clean water coast line. It contains many nutrient and has been used as foods for thousand of years for people living in the coast line.

118. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Brocolli
Broccoli contains numbers of vitamins including vitamin A, C, E which not only help the immune system fighting infection, inflammation and irregular cell growth, but also maintain the production of certain hormone by glands in our body resulting in lessening the risk of hormone imbalance and nervous tension.

119. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Bok Choy
Bok choy contains high amount of antioxidant including vitamin A, C and beta carotene which only helps to prevent cancer but also strengthen the immune system in protecting our body from infection including the reproductive organs caused by bacteria and virus.

120. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Diet - Whole Grain
Whole grain in it original form contains high amount of fiber, it not only helps to slow down the conversion from carbohydrate into glucose in the bloodstream, but also increase the feeling of fullness in the stomach and improve the large intestine muscles in moving stool, thereby, decreasing the blood sugar fluctuation, weigh gain and constipation.

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Egg Plant
Tranditional Chinese herbalist believe, kidney play an important role in sexual desire and sexual dysfunction in women and men alike. Unlabancing of Yin and yang qi or blood stagnation in the kidney organ causing over active or abnormal function not only in regulating the urinary secretion but also interferes the sexual function.

122. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Red Pepper
Red pepper contains high amount of casaicin which helps not only relieve pain for our body including the abdominal region, it also helps to improve the immune system in fighting against irregular cells growth causing inflammation and infection to the reproductive organs.

123. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Soybean
Soybean is a nutritional foods which is recommended to be eaten regularly by dietitian. It belongs to species of legume and native to Southeast Asia. It contain high amount of protein which is vital for vegetarian for replacing animal protein in their daily diet. Soybean may be toxic if it is eaten RAW.

124. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and diet - Banana
Banana is a herbaceous plant belongs to the family Musaceae, native to the Southeast Asia. It,s phytochemical of yellow pigment is said to promote healthy skin and anti wrinkle. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating constipation.

125. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and diet - Garlic
Garlic is a species in the onion family Alliaceae, native to China. It has been used in Chinese traditional medicine in enhancing function of blood circulation and immune system.

126. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Ginger Root
Ginger is a spicy plant belongs to the family Zingeraceae, native to Asian. It has been used as a form of diet treatment in traditional Chinese in treating blood stagnation caused by yang qi deficiency.

127. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Diet - Wild Cold Water Fish
Wild cold water fishes including salmon which live in cold water and prefer temperature below 68 °F. they live in ocean all their live and only come back to the stream where they were born to spore and die after ward.

128. Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and diet -Red Wine
Red wine is an alcoholic beverage made of fermented grape juice without adding sugar, acids, enzyme or other yeasts. Moderate drinking red wine has been existed in Mediterranean cuisines for thousand of year in improving blood circulation in the body and decreasing the risk of heart disease and strokes.