Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

What is Premenstrual Syndrome?

PMS is a disorder characterized by a set of hormonal changes that trigger disruptive symptoms in a significant number (estimated 40 million suffers) of women for up to two weeks prior to menstruation.

Often symptoms tend to taper off with menstruation and women remain symptom-free until the two weeks or so prior to the next menstrual period. These regularly recurring symptoms from ovulation until menses typify PMS, premenstrual syndrome.

Characteristics of PMS

Over 150 symptoms have been attributed to PMS. After complaints of feeling “out-of-control”, anxious, depressed and having uncontrollable crying spells, the most common complaints are headache and fatigue. But symptoms may vary from month to month and there may even be symptom-free months.

Characteristically symptoms may be both physical and emotional. They may include physical symptoms as headache, migraine, fluid retention, fatigue, constipation, painful joints, backache, abdominal cramping, heart palpitations and weight gain.

Emotional and behavioral changes may include anxiety, depression, irritability, panic attacks, tension,lack of co-ordination, decreased work or social performance and altered libido. (some useful PMS information)

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Aromatherapy Bath Oil - therapeutic and pampering for a relaxed and stress-free pregnancy

How can MellowMama Aromatic Bath Oil help you?

Pregnancy is a time for reflection, contemplation and creativity and can result in great personal growth, connecting women with their female intuitive self, inner wisdom and creative life force. This can bring positive growth, strength and change.

Sometimes life can be hectic and the commitments of the modern world take away the opportunity to dream and develop. NaturalEco MellowMama Bath Oil is ideal for pregnant woman and contains therapeutic grade essential oils of Sandalwood, Rosewood and Neroli. MellowMama Bath Oil is a wonderful product for promoting relaxation and connection with the inner self.

Aromatherapy involves the use of therapeutic grade extracts of essential oils of plants to effect healing and to facilitate both emotional and physical health. In the case of aromatherapy, the oils are not swallowed. Rather the mediums of massage, warm baths and oil burners are used to release the oils into the air and to introduce them to the skin. The inhaled vapors allow the particles to enter the system and to produce therapeutic effect. It is also well known that the area in the brain that processes smell is very close to the area which plays a large part in the experience of emotions. For this reason, the smells around us can deeply influence our emotions as well as our sense of well being. Aromatherapy applies this knowledge and uses the distinct aromas of nature’s diverse botanical treasures to great therapeutic effect. All the ingredients found in NaturalEco aromatherapy bath, massage and oil burner oils contain therapeutic grade extracts of specially selected plants and are undiluted with synthetic ingredients.

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FDA Approves Un-natural Act!

by Warren Matthews of Xtend-Life

I got quite a shock this morning when I read a news item about the FDA approving a new drug called Lybrel developed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

This drug is a new oral contraceptive pill. The standard contraceptive pill is bad enough in that it has been linked long term to breast cancer and other health issues, but this one potentially could be a lot worse!

Why? Well it works by suppressing the females menstrual cycle…totally!!

Turning a normal event into a medical condition and developing a drug to suppress it, is in my opinion going against the laws of nature and as such inevitably something will ‘give’ in those women who are persuaded to take it…and I am sure that there will be many who will.

I can just imagine now the warm and fuzzy adverts telling you how you no longer have to experience the discomfort of your monthly periods. All you have to do is pop a pill each day and your life will be ‘rosy’.

Well, it doesn’t work that way in reality. Any relief from removing period discomfort is bound to be replaced by something many times worse, in time. Whether it is depression, sexual dysfunction or even worse, cancer!

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Hot Poultice for Cramps

* 5 d. cypress oil: in 4 oz. of hot water.

Wring out a peice of fabric in the water. Apply to stomach for cramps.

Originally posted 2007-04-09 10:53:10. We hope you have enjoyed this Post From the Past!


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Flower Essences Can Help Your First Trimester

How can Creation Essence help you?

The pure Flower and Gem Essences in this unique conception formula have all been chosen according to their valuable properties for women who are planning to conceive.

From flowers come seeds and flowers are therefore strongly linked with fertility. This combination of flower and gem essences will balance the emotions by creating inner serenity and grounding in preparation for conception and pregnancy.

Stress, anxiety and unspoken fears may all impact on the ability to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy. Both pregnancy and parenthood bring many emotional changes and may sometimes prove difficult and frustrating.

Creation Essence will allow you to balance your emotional well-being, remove negative energies, open up your creative life force and prepare you with a calm yet joyful anticipation of what lies ahead.

What is Creation Essence?

NaturalEco Creation Essence contains the following pure and undiluted flower essences in our unique 100% natural formula:

Maidenhair Fern improves sensitivity to the soul and encourages female intuition. Any change in direction of the life path can be smoothed by the clarity of mind and feelings that Maidenhair Fern imparts on the individual. This essence cultivates the asset of intuition and allows a deeper reliance on your own gut-feelings and the knowledge of the soul, reducing the need for external input and approval.

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Learn To Alleviate Menopause With The Proper Use Of Aromatherapy

Much as we’d like to avoid it, the reality is that all women have to go through the physical and emotional issues of menopause. It can be a very challenging time, and it’s important to find ways to get any help or relief that might be required.

Aromatherapy is a great way to relieve any pain associated with menopause. There are many essential oils that are wonderful for creating a feeling of calm and relaxation, which is a great help if you’re suffering from cramps or stomach problems.

There are also aromatherapy fragrances that are specifically suited for helping your body feel at peace. Using these particular oils will help you to feel more relaxed and comfortable, as well as helping to reduce the pain and stress often experienced with menopause.

Many women also find that depression gets hold of them when they start to go through menopause. It helps to know that certain aromatherapy oils do a great job revitalizing your body, as well as give you a burst of energy and strength. This really helps to reduce the effects of pain, fatigue and depression that many women associate with menopause.

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Dealing With Menopause

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time at “mid-life” when a woman has her last period. It happens when the ovaries stop releasing eggs - usually a gradual process. Sometimes it happens all at once.

Perimenopause is the period of gradual changes that lead into menopause. It affects a woman’s hormones, body, and feelings. It can be a stop-start process that may take months or years.

“Climacteric”is another word for the time when a woman passes from the reproductive to the non-reproductive years of her life.

The ovaries’ production of estrogen slows down during perimenopause. Hormone levels fluctuate, causing changes just as they did during adolescence.

The changes leading to menopause may seem much more intense than those during puberty. The intensity may be affected by a woman’s feelings about aging, including her reactions to social judgments about aging.

Induced menopause occurs if the ovaries are removed or damaged as in hysterectomy or chemotherapy. In this case, menopause begins immediately, with no perimenopause. The time after menopause is called postmenopause.

The average age for a woman’s final period is 51, but it can occur as early as age 40 and as late as age 60. Each woman’s experience with menopause is unique. Some women experience very few changes during this time, while others report noticeable symptoms.

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Discover the secret to improved fertility and healthy conception

How can NaturalEco Conception Essence help you?

The pure flower and gem essences in this unique conception formula have all been chosen according to their valuable properties for women who are planning to conceive.

From flowers come seeds and flowers are therefore strongly linked with fertility. This combination of flower and gem essences will balance the emotions by creating inner serenity and grounding in preparation for conception and pregnancy.

Stress, anxiety and unspoken fears may all impact on the ability to conceive as well as to carry a healthy pregnancy. Both pregnancy and parenthood bring many emotional changes and may sometimes prove difficult and frustrating.

Conception Essence will allow you to balance your emotional well-being, remove negative energies, open up your creative life force and prepare you with a calm yet joyful anticipation of what lies ahead.

What is NaturalEco Conception Essence?

Conception Essence is a unique combination of flower and gem essences in pure, undiluted stock strength. Created to facilitate conception and release the creative life force, Creation Essence contains the following carefully chosen essences in our 100% natural formula:

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Menstrual Cramps and Fluid Retention

To comfort the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps, use repeated hot compresses of Marjoram and Clary Sage over the abdomen. As you lie back and rest, drink a cup of chamomile tea. A warm aromatic bath with Lavender and Rose soothes and comforts before and during menstruation.

To ease fluid retention, which products a general bloated feeling and may include specific symptoms of tender breasts and a swollen abdomen, take warm aromatic baths with the following mixture: 3 drops each of Lavender and Clary Sage mixed into a little evening primrose oil.

You can also mix 2 drops each of Lavender, Roman Chamomile and Clary Sage into 1 tsp (5 ml) each of evening primrose oil and Jojoba Oil, and gently massage your abdomen in a clockwise direction.

To help prevent fluid retention and other menstrual problems, visit an aromatherapist for a course of lymphatic drainage massage. Then try to have a monthly lymphatic drainage massage a few days before your period is due.

Excerpted from “The Aromatherapy Bible” by Gill Farrer-Halls

Originally posted 2008-04-29 07:17:50. We hope you have enjoyed this Post From the Past!


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Prevent stretchmarks and pamper your skin naturally

How can NaturalEco StretchEasy Massage Oil help you?

Every pregnant woman worries about stretch marks and the effects of pregnancy on her body. More than 75% of all women get stretch marks during pregnancy. Whether you are one of the lucky or unlucky ones will depend upon a number of factors including rapidity of weight gain, age, genetics, the condition of your skin and your general health.

StretchEasy Massage Oil contains essential oils of Patchouli, Neroli, Mandarin, Jasmine and Vitamin E with RoseHip Oil to soften and condition the skin and underlying connective tissue, prevent the formation of new stretch marks and reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks.

The wonderful aroma of this massage oil will also create a relaxing and uplifting experience, while the massage helps to relax and induce feelings of well being!

For a complete stretch mark prevention program, use in combination with NaturalEco StretchEasy Formula.

What is StretchEasy Massage Oil?

StretchEasy Massage Oil is specially formulated from 100% aromatherapy oils in therapeutic strength. Oils and plant extracts have been used for thousands of years for skin conditioning and beauty and their effect on skin health is well known.

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