PMS Relief and Primal Balance

Headshot-3By Murray Susser, MD

A Hormonal lipotropic combination of nutritional therapies from the experience of Murray Susser MD.



Women of any age, even teenage girls are all too familiar with the unpleasant hormonal swings that can result in PMS, (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome). With its uterine cramps, mood swings, breast soreness, headaches, fluid retention, muscle pain and other common disorders, PMS symptoms affect some 75% of women…but just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you have to live with these symptoms.



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What Causes PMS?

The real cause for PMS is simple: Your hormones become unbalanced, your estrogen levels increase and progesterone levels decrease, either relatively or absolutely. When our hormones are not balanced, unpleasant things happen to our metabolism.

There are many influences that cause these hormone imbalances, such as a high-sugar, refined carbohydrate diet, caffeine, stress, dairy, hormones in dairy products and meat, and estrogen-like toxins from pesticides and pollution. Alcohol also contributes to problems because it damages the liver and prevents it from excreting excess estrogen.

Correcting the hormone balance is a primary concern for woman experiencing trouble with PMS.

Primal Balance is my formulation of five nutrients that act to mobilize your lipotropic factors (lipo-means fatty and tropic means movement or mobilizing). This proprietary combination works on the fat based hormones, especially estrogen, helping to achieve optimal balance, resulting in a return to normal moods and a healthy cycle.

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What happens involves liver function and how it pertains to these complex and intertwined hormonal and metabolic issues. That sounds like it might be hard to understand, but taking lipotropic nutrients is simple, safe and has a high success rate. Side effects are remarkably low. It has also been shown that lipotropic factors are good for brain health and function. The brain is largely made from lipids. Therefore, lipotropics, including choline, inositol, and methionine are part of brain structure and function. They have also been reported to help in weight loss programs. They make it easier for the body to burn resistant fat deposits.

The great nutritionist Dr. Carlton Fredericks taught me about these metabolic problems about 40 years ago. Since then I have used this kind of nutritional aid for thousands of patients. When one of my patients gets relief from this accursed PMS intrusion in their life, it is a great blessing and truly gratifying.

In addition to Primal Balance, there are some lifestyle changes that help with PMS such as exercising, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and eating a healthy diet. The paleo diet is a healthy, low glycemic, anti-inflammatory approach to eating; consisting of a broad range of fats and proteins and complex carbohydrates. When followed properly, the paleo diet can assist in reducing the symptoms of PMS.


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