How Vitamin B6 Relieves Premenstrual Mood Symptoms

PMS cureThank you to my nutrition professor who first taught me about vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) for PMS. It is a reliable treatment for premenstrual mood problems including PMDD.

I still remember B6 as the eureka moment in how I thought about periods. Suddenly, I had much higher expectations of what a period should be like. Premenstrual mood symptoms are common, but they’re not normal. 

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How Iodine Protects Breasts

Molecular iodine for breast health.

Iodine has a long history of being effective treatment for breast symptoms such as pain and cysts. It may also play a role in helping to reduce the risk of breast cancer and even to treat breast cancer.

For example, new research has found that iodine deficiency may play a causative role in the development of breast cancer and that iodine supplementation may be effective as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer.

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How Wheat or Gluten Affects Periods

Wheat or gluten is not usually an obstacle to healthy menstruation but can sometimes be a problem for endometriosis, amenorrhea, and thyroid disease.

Keep reading for a short survey of how wheat affects periods, but first, let’s take a closer look at wheat’s two main symptom-causing components: FODMAPs, which are a type of carbohydrate, and gluten, which is a protein.

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Phytoestrogens Are Not Estrogen

Phytoestrogens are a special group of phytonutrients that occur naturally in most plant foods. The two major classes are isoflavones in soy, and lignans in seeds, whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.

They’re called phytoestrogens because they interact with estrogen receptors but they’re not estrogen. In fact, they bind so weakly to estrogen receptors that they effectively block estradiol and are therefore better classified as ANTI-estrogen.

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