Premenstrual Syndrome: How You Can Benefit from Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods

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Prima Pub., 1997 - Health & Fitness - 168 pages
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a major problem for between 30 percent to 40 percent of menstruating women in the United States. Although in most cases symptoms are relatively mild, some women experience severe discomfort and pain. Symptoms of PMS range from headaches and cramping to depression and confusion. Remedies fill just as broad a spectrum. While for some women aspirin proves effective, others, in more severe cases, have turned to prescription drugs such as Prozac and Valium. In actuality, however, the side effects of such drugs outweigh their benefits.
On the positive side there are other, more natural options. Dietary therapy, nutritional supplementation, and exercise are three elements of a simple, seven-step program designed by Michael T. Murray, N.D., who is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine.In "Premenstrual Syndrome, Dr. Murray shares his expertise and natural approach to the problem of PMS. First, he overviews PMS including diagnosis and classification information. He then discusses various natural ways to reduce monthly discomfort. Treatments include dietary changes like reducing intake of fat and caffeine while increasing an intake of soy foods. Nutritional supplementation and an exercise program are two other treatment options. Murray also includes information about:
Low Thyroid Function in PMS
Herbal Support for PMS
Other Female Conditions Associated with PMS
In this thorough guide, Murray takes readers through his simple program that will allow women to control monthly discomforts naturally and effectively.

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Final Comments
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Low Thyroid Function in PMS
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About the author (1997)

Michael T. Murray, N.D. is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine. He is a graduate, faculty member, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Murray is the co-author of A Textbook of Natural Medicine, the definitive textbook on naturopathic medicine for physicians, as well as the consumer version - Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. He has also written over 20 other books including The Healing Power of Herbs and The Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements.

As a consultant to the health food industry, Dr. Murray has been instrumental in bringing many effective natural products to North America, including:

Glucosamine sulfate
St. John's wort extract &

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