Hormones - Four Types of PMS

Plant-based Nutritionist, Jordan Bruce, shares why it's so important to listen to your body's cues and why you can't ignore your body's hormonal needs. 

By Jordan Bruce, RHN



Well, it’s going to take a big toll on your body.

  • 5 million suffer from PCOS
  • 70 to 80% of women will develop fibroids by age 50!
  • 1/10 will suffer with endometriosis during reproductive years
  • 9 to 14% have heavy periods
  • 12% have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying to term πŸ€žπŸΌπŸ’•
  • Women are 5 to 8x more likely to have thyroid problems
  • 75% of those diagnosed with autoimmune diseases are women
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome is 2x as likely among women
  • 85% of chronic migraine suffers are women
  • Anxiety is more common than among men (2x in childbearing years)
  • 1/8 experience depression, 2x the rate of men

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Your menstruated cycle and hormone health is IMPORTANT! The way be are living is taking a toll on our body, mind and mood.
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So many women suffer from PMS unnecessarily. It’s so common, but it’s not normal - it’s a sign of a hormone imbalance in the body.
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PMS A: anxiety
Often seen among estrogen dominant clients with lower progesterone. Progesterone is the calming sex hormone that increases production of GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps sleep. Mood swings, water retention, painful periods, shorter cycles.
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PMS D: depression
Feeling down at the same time each month. Not as common, but due to contraception this is occurring more. Low estrogen in relation to progesterone. I recommend getting into nature and moving your body. Breath in the fresh air and enjoy those post exercise endorphins.
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PMS C: cravings
You earn all the sweet treats! If ignored, this will impact your blood sugar levels and insulin. In ideal situations, the steroid hormone cortisol counterbalances insulin, but it stressed then it will inhibit production. The liver stores and manufactures glucose based on your insulin & glucagon levels.
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PMS P: pain
Period cramps!! This can be due to pro-inflammatory prostaglandins - they’re also the reason you get loose bowel movements during menses. If you eat high sugar, meat, dairy and canola this will contribute to inflammation.
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After being put on the birth control pill for skin at 16 then later getting IUD’s, I now celebrate a true bleed. I got my period within a month of removing all contraception and I know my lifestyle, diet and supplements made the transition smoother.

Exciting News!

I’m so excited to share what I’ve been working on the last TWO MONTHS! An in depth game changing group program for anyone with PMS, irregular periods, anxiousness, irritability, weight gain, PCOS, high stress living or burnout. I’ve created a 10 week course that includes hormone testing, hair analysis for heavy metals, gut health symptom checklist, workshops and meal plans. We will dive into blood sugar balancing, keeping your thyroid happy, cortisol (think HPA axis dysfunction aka adrenal fatigue), estrogen dominance, lifestyle...everything!
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♥️ BONUS: The first 10 WOMXN to sign up also get my LIVER LOVING PROGRAM FOR FREE. Did you know you won’t successfully support hormone health unless you also support liver function? I can’t wait to teach you what I know, answer all your questions and give you a personalized CUSTOM HORMONE PLAN based on your test results and intake. Your entire body is connected: gut health, sex hormones, stress hormones, digestion, liver function, blood sugars. It’s time to listen to your body. 

Learn more here brucesroots.com

P.S. Stay tuned for some exciting new things to come from Jordan & Veg Expo! 

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