Monday, November 28, 2005

What makes a woman Special?


What makes a woman Special?

Women are special creatures- we are different than men and that difference must be taken into consideration in our training and nutritional programs.

What is it that makes women special?

  1. The obvious physical characteristics J
  2. Our monthly hormonal cycles

At different times over the past couple years, I noticed myself having extreme mood changes, symptoms of depression, complete physical exhaustion and total lack of motivation. After realizing that these symptoms came at the same time each month, I finally connected my symptoms to PMS. My PMS was negatively impacting every aspect of my life for about 2 weeks of every month! As I researched the subject I found that many women, as they have children and enter into their 30’s, have more PMS symptoms. Up to 85% of women suffer some of the 150 symptoms called PMS.

What caused my PMS? I am very healthy and fit, so why was I suffering so badly? My knowledge of nutrition led me to a possible nutrient deficiency. I started simple supplementation of key “hormonal support” nutrients including: B-6, magnesium, calcium, vitamin E and B-12.

Three months into my faithful supplementation I had my first symptom free cycle!!

Every female needs to realize the important role that vitamins and minerals play in supporting our natural hormonal cycle. Regardless of weather or not you suffer negatively from PMS, the female hormonal cycle affects every woman. As the mother of 3 young girls, I believe that from birth there is a “time of the month” for every female.

If you do suffer PMS, there is hope…before turning to an antidepressant or taking the pill for relief, please try the following supplements:

Vitamin B6*:

100mg per day

Vitamin E:

400-600 IU per day

Calcium:

1,500 mg per day

Magnesium:

800 mg per day

Fatty Acids( like fish oil or flax seed oil):

2-4 gms per day

Or you can benefit by taking one of the following great supplements:

Pinnacle PMS Care- http://store.femnutrition.com/pinpms.html

Schiff PMS Formula- http://store.femnutrition.com/schpms.html

Remember YOU are in control of your body, life and legacy.

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xoxoxo~Michelle

www.BuffMother.com