Fight PMS with our Nutritionist in Edinburgh.

Don’t suffer in silence every month: let’s fight PMS together with our nutritionist in Edinburgh.

Premenstrual Syndrome is largely governed  by female hormones. We blame progesterone – the “happy, feel-good hormone”. Progesterone levels drop towards the end of the cycle in the normal way in most women. However some of them can discover some physical and emotional symptoms from seven to ten days before a woman starts her menstrual cycle again. Symptoms can be very different for everyone that suffers from it. We know that this is a recognised condition and it affects up to 80% of women from their teenage years into their 40s.

The most common physical symptoms are:

  • Water retention
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Stomach cramps
  • Tender breasts
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Bloating or weight gain
  • Digestive issues
  • Food cravings
  • Poor sleep

Emotional Symptoms are:

  • Poor concentration
  • Irritability
  • Lowered confidence
  • High stress
  • Difficulty coping
  • Tendency to anxiety or panic
  • Low mood or mood swings

From a nutritional basis PMS can be seen as a deficiency of nutrients. Lady eating

Food with very little nutritional value such as fast or canned food, caffeinated, alcoholic and carbonated drinks, or high-sugar foods, can exacerbate the issue.

With PMS, cutting these out and replacing with whole foods, a diet high in protein and good fat (the basis for all hormones), followed by huge amounts of fibre in nuts, seeds and avocados.

Eating plant-based will help keep your hormones happy.

Wish you a wonderful weekend!



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