Symptoms, conditions and causes

What's the cause for PMS?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects your emotions, behavior and physical comfort or discomfort, just before the menstrual cycle--and sometimes during it as well.

Symptoms that you may experience prior to or during the menstrual cycle:

  • Cramps

  • Mood swings

  • Nervousness

  • Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Irritability

  • Breast tenderness

  • Sugar/carb cravings

  • Headaches

  • Hot flashes

  • Breast aches

Cause #1: High estrogen

There is a connection between high estrogen (female hormone) and PMS symptoms. If your body has high amounts of estrogen from your diet or from other causes, like having a high percentage of body fat, this factor can cause many difficulties prior to the menstrual cycle as well as during it.


  • Consume cruciferous vegetables (natural estrogen blockers)

  • Consume DIM (concentrated cruciferous)

  • Take more calcium D-glucarate

  • Take more magnesium

  • Take sea kelp

  • Take vitamin B6

  • Take a lot of B vitamins (nutritional yeast)

  • Take vitamin D

  • Take natural vitamin C complex (not ascorbic acid)

  • Take Ovex (Standard Process)

  • Take high-quality flaxseed oil

  • Avoid dairy

  • Avoid soy

  • Avoid birth control pills

  • You can also consume my Estrogen Balance with DIM Supplement

Note: If you are following the Healthy Keto® diet and intermittent fasting and during your period you have sugar cravings as well as mood swings this could be due to too-low estrogen. The solution would be to raise your estrogen levels; therefore in such a case don’t do the above remedies.

Other causes:

  • Too low estrogen (in case you are following Healthy Keto® + intermittent fasting and you still have sugar cravings and mood swings, this could be the reason)

  • Liver problems

  • Gallstones

  • Nutrient deficiency (iron, potassium, calcium, vitamins D, E, B)

Last updated: Jun 14, 2023 14:43 PM