First and foremost, proper nutrition can help reduce the effect of the other four causes of hormonal imbalance. Nutrition is the foundation. It is the key.
When the body is being fed life-enriching food, it can more effective deal with stress. Many of my clients have been able to reduce or even eliminate their addiction to pharmaceuticals. If the body is working properly, it won’t need surgery as often, if at all. And, even though it is impossible to eliminate environmental toxins through eating well, a proper functioning body can help flush out any toxins brought in faster – before they can cause any damage to your system.
How Hemp Can Help
Hemp seed oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids (EFAs, including Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and one of the few sources of hard-to-get gamma linoleic acid also known as GLA). Severe periods have been linked to a deficiency in essential fatty acids (like Omega-3 and Omega-6), specifically GLA (gamma-linoleic acid from Omega-6 fatty acids).
Because our body can’t produce Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, it’s important to make sure our body gets enough essential fatty acids through our daily nutrition.
GLA helps stabilize hormone levels and reduce inflammation and so can ease bloating, cramping and other PMS discomforts.
In addition to being a wonderful source of EFAs, hemp is also filled with a variety of important nutrients, including protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins (including Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, E), minerals, chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, and more-which makes hemp a nutritional powerhouse and a wonderful addition to any woman’s daily meal plan.
Calcium and vitamin D [which are both found in hemp], taken together in food or supplements, have been shown to prevent PMS, and reduce the severity of PMS.
A trial at the University of Massachusetts compared the diets of two groups of women, aged from 27 to 44 years. One group (1,057 women) had developed symptoms of PMS over 10 years, and the other group either had not, or had very few symptoms (1,968 women).
They found that those who had the most calcium (1283mg per day on average), had a 30% lower risk of developing PMS, compared to those with a low intake of 529mg per day. The authors of the study wrote: “While previous studies have observed the benefits of calcium supplements for treating PMS, this is the first, to our knowledge, to suggest that calcium and vitamin D may help prevent the initial development of PMS.”
[Parts of this source: nutraingredients.com]