Why Hormone Imbalance is Not Normal

For as long as I can remember I have had menstrual cramps. Periods were always incredibly painful. I had to miss school and work on a regular basis. And I always had to load up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen.   I thought that was just the way it was. All the girls around me were also struggling with menstrual cramps or other PMS symptoms like mood swings, bloating and cravings. As far as I could tell, it was normal and there wasn’t much to be done about it.   My cramps were so bad that I asked my doctor about it. She put me on birth control pills. This didn’t help with the cramps but it helped me feel “normal” since all my friends were on birth control pills too.   Many women would agree with me, that PMS is normal, and there isn’t much to be done about it.   This is wrong.   Just because something is common, does not mean that it is normal. Hormones are meant to be balanced. They don’t go all crazy and out of whack on their own.   When you experience the symptoms of PMS or menopause, you are experiencing a hormone … Continue reading Why Hormone Imbalance is Not Normal