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Overcoming PMS The Natural Way

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Get rid of your monthly symptoms for ever!
Are you one of the 70% - 90% of women who suffer every month with premenstrual symptoms?
Or one of the 30 – 40% of women who suffer from the physical and/or emotional symptoms that are so bad that they interfere with you daily life?
Do you suffer from:
  • Anxiety and tension
  • Bloating
  • Skin problems
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Irrational crying
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irritability and more...

If so, then this new book by Marilyn Glenville PhD, one of the world's leading nutritionists, is for you. It will show you how to take control of your monthly symptoms and get rid of them permanently. Instead of following the orthodox method of dealing with each PMS symptom individually, Dr Glenville turns convention on its head and reveals a new and radical approach explaining how you can gain relief from all your symptoms naturally.
At last, a groundbreaking approach to eliminating your premenstrual symptoms for good.


"It isn't just your imagination – or the fact that it's Monday morning. Getting out of bed is such an effort and at breakfast you snap at your children or partner. As you head out of the door, bloated and grumpy, you don’t know how you will get through the day and by the middle of the afternoon you have eaten a whole packet of biscuits and a couple of chocolate bars.
"Sound familiar? If you’ve been feeling something like this around the middle of your monthly cycles, you could have pre-menstrual syndrome – and you're not alone. The condition affects up to 90 per cent of women before they reach the menopause. PMS, it has to be said, has had a terrible press, and women who suffer from it have sometimes been portrayed as red-eyed monsters on the rampage. For the vast majority of sufferers, however, PMS is much less dramatic, while still remaining a definite problem in their lives.
"The term 'PMS' describes any symptoms that happen between ovulation and the start of the period. And there are over 150 of them, from food cravings, breast tenderness, headaches and irritability to mood swings and crying spells. They can come in all sorts of combinations, and range form mildly annoying to very severe.
"You may decide you can just live with them. But if PMS is preventing you from working and playing as freely as you’d like, you'll need to take a harder look at what you can do about it. That’s where this book comes in.
"In Part One we'll be looking at causes, symptoms, diagnoses and conventional treatments for PMS. But first, let's glance at the PMS puzzle – the confusions and ambiguities surrounding a condition that for many of us remains all too real.
Not just all in the mind
"Because PMS involves so many symptoms – which seem to increase yearly – it has been difficult to pin down. And there are other problems. The symptoms begin in the days leading up to a period, and disappear when a period begins. And yet when doctors examined one group made up of women with PMS and one group without, and measured hormone levels in the second half of their cycles, they found no difference in the two groups’ hormone profiles..."


Acknowledgements – vii
Part One – The PMS Puzzle – 1
Introduction – 2
1. What is PMS? – 8
2. The Cause of PMS – 24
3. Diagnosing PMS – 32
4. The conventional approach to PMS – 42
Part Two – The Natural Approach to Treating PMS – 61
Introduction – 62
5. The PMS Diet – 65
6. Lifestyle Changes – 103
7. Food Supplements – 132
8. Herbs – 152
9. The Treatment Alternatives – 163
10. Coping with the Symptoms – 179
11. Could there be Another Cause? – 210
12. Tests – 225
13. Putting it All Together – 234
Notes – 241
Staying in Touch – 253
Suggested Reading – 254
Useful Addresses – 255
Index – 257

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