Today is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, and we are celebrating it! Of course, for us, every day is women’s health day. We see a crucial and intimate connection between menstrual cycle health, and supporting women in finding natural relief from PMS and PMDD symptoms, and overall health and fitness.
To women who suffer days or weeks a month from premenstrual mood swings, cramps and bloating, depression and the like, this relationship is probably obvious. You can’t feel healthy when you ache and feel overwhelmed before your period; you can’t get on track with your personal fitness program when your back aches and everything feels swollen because of PMS water retention.
Much of today’s activities will focus on diabetes and blood pressure checks; access to mammograms and cancer screening; and discussion of how to balance work, family, and personal health, especially in these challenging times.
We hope, though, that the discussions of healthy eating aren’t sponsored by the chips and fries and soft drinks manufacturers, but are more along the lines of the First Lady’s program to support fitness and health among children: a lot of those principles could easily be adapted to women, too.
We have some suggestions about how you can personally take a stand for Women’s Health & Fitness Day, and support your own menstrual cycle health in the process:
Substitute a serving of whole grains for white bread or white rice: oatmeal, brown rice, or whole wheat bread are great choices. Have at least one serving of cooked deep-green veggies PLUS one serving of raw salad veggies today. In fact, we suggest you do this every day! If you haven’t exercised yet today, get started by taking a walk around the block. You can make it more fun by going with a friend. When some stressful moment threatens to blow up your plans, before you react, take a deep breath and remind yourself that this probably won’t seem so important in a week or a month. This can do wonders for your health, and your peace of mind. We’re posting this too late for today, but if you’re not in the habit of eating breakfast, start tomorrow: it’s the most important meal of the day. Do something nice for yourself. This doesn’t have to cost money, and doesn’t have to involve food or more time in front of a screen: it can just be giving yourself a little extra time today.
We hope you’ll make this the year you achieve natural relief from those PMS or PMDD symptoms. We’re here to support you all the way!
We are in the business of providing women natural premenstrual syndrome relief. So I love it when I get feedback like this. It's really what makes us tick here: knowing that we're making a difference in women's lives, that we're helping something (PMS) that doesn't get the attention it should get. And, sometimes—well, more than sometimes—we really change someone's life.
Jodi is one of PMS Comfort's biggest fans. She was a participant in the PMS Comfort Study. You can see her video here, taken when she completed the study. I got this letter from her after she received a new supply of the supplements, a little more than a year after the study ended.
"Hi Doc! A few weeks ago, I started to feel kinda bloated and irritable and achey, like I was getting the flu. I've been living with my gramps, he is 92 and I didn't want to risk him getting sick (He's a very busy man!) so I was going to move back home till I got better. So I was getting my belongings together and lo and behold, I grabbed my little pill container and immediately realized that I had run out of all my pills a few days prior, which normally I would not be too concerned about but no pills meant NO PMS Comfort!!! Well Doc, then it all made sense!!! I had gone a few days without my PMS Comfort pills and what a difference it had made!!! I then had to actually look at a calendar and count days and realized it was PMS time. Well, I tried to explain this to my gramps which was quite funny and needless to say, I got in my car, drove two hours home, grabbed a FULL bottle of PMS Comfort, took two, grabbed some clothes, played with my cats, said hi to my mom, and drove the two and a half hours (traffic) right back. It was a long day but well worth the drive! Long story (not so short), I will NEVER leave the house again without my PMS Comfort!!! NEVER EVER!!! So then yesterday, my sister tells me that there was a package at the front door and it's a supply of PMS Comfort!!! Doc, you made my day, my month, my year!!! I was so excited!!! I AM so excited!!! The difference that you have made in my life is mind blowing!!! You know the saying for the credit card, 'Don't leave home without it.' Well, you can say, 'PMS Comfort, don't leave home without them!!!' Thank you so so much for the supplements! I hope that business is going well! I tell everybody, even men, about them! Sorry to ramble on and on but I had to tell you about this most recent experience. Take care and please keep me up to date on the website and everything. Thank you again Doc!!! ~ Jodi"
I've got nothing to add: Jodi said it all perfectly well!