The Too Small Pot: Expand your Roots

  I have a plant that sits next to my computer. It is in dire need of a larger pot. In fact, it is so big it is growing up and out of the pot that it is in, yet the leaves are starting to wither.  The plant is starving and dying to grow – it […]

Breast Tenderness: PMS & Menstrual Irregularities Part 8

This post is for you if you experience breast tenderness associated with PMS and the menstrual cycle, varying from mild to severe, and see your doctor regularly for checkups. If, after trying these methods for three cycles, you do not see results on your own, get in touch with me and book an appointment/consultation.  These […]

Internal Remedies for Menstrual Cramps (Part 7 of the PMS and Menstrual Irregularities Series)

I hope that you’ve been able to see that PMS and menstrual cramps, along with any other menstrual irregularity that may be bothering you, are all tied together.  Symptoms do not exist in a vacuum, by figuring out which pattern most resembles our current state of being, we are able to address the whole body […]

Menstrual Cramp Home Remedies – External (PMS and Menstrual Irregularities Pt. 6)

Let’s tackle some of my favorite menstrual cramp home remedies for external use.  These remedies are simple and effective for menstrual cramps, and are done in the comfort of your own home. Previously, I discussed some of the causes of menstrual cramps. You may fit into one, or more, of the most common categories: Qi […]

Types and Causes of Menstrual Cramps – Part Five of PMS and Menstrual Irregularities

Menstrual cramps range in severity from an inconvenient ache to a nauseating pain.  I used to suffer from debilitating cramps, to put it mildly: it was the pits.  If you are in the menstrual cramp boat, you know how they put a damper on your whole day and limit what you are able to do.  […]

Herbal Remedies for PMS – Part Four of PMS and Menstrual Irregularities

Let’s get you on the path to a healthy menstrual cycle with simple herbal remedies for PMS! All of these suggestions are things that you can do at home, for deeper and more thorough herbal suggestions you need to speak with an herbalist.     Choose the pattern that most fits with your presenting signs […]

Lifestyle and Diet Strategies for PMS and Menstrual Irregularities (Part Three)

Lifestyle and Diet Strategies for PMS are a vital part of resolving PMS. If you aren’t moving enough, from being sedentary or from fatigue and lethargy, this can contribute to PMS symptoms.  Moving is key to keeping the blood flowing in the body. If we don’t move, our blood and energy gets stuck and stagnated.  […]

Causes of PMS and Menstrual Irregularities (Part Two)

In Part One, I discussed the symptoms PMS and Menstrual Irregularities and what a healthy period is considered to be.  Let’s move on to the causes of PMS and menstrual irregularities. According to Western/conventional medicine, PMS is caused by the natural swing of hormones – progesterone and estrogen.  Holistically speaking, PMS generally brings to light […]

What is PMS? Part One: PMS and Menstrual Irregularities

This is Part One of a series that I’m going to be doing on women’s health issues, specifically relating to PMS.  I would have loved to fit this into one blog post, but the thing is… PMS’s role within healthy menstruation is a big topic.  Even bigger is discussing other menstrual irregularities.  I hope that […]