5 All-Natural Ways for Dealing With "That Time of the Month"

So you're dealing with bloating, cramps and anyone who gets in your way becomes an enemy you must destroy. Yep, you've got PMS. When you complain about it being that time of the month, some people suggest you drink water, exercise and manage your diet, but when you feel like the world is ending inside of you, it can be hard to follow through with such seemingly simple cures. What most of us crave is a pint of ice cream and the couch. Don't let the naysayers get in your way of doing what you want. Instead, take some of this advice for beating PMS.  

1. Chomp some chocolate.

It sparks your endorphins, which will leave you with a nice, high feeling to counteract all the craziness that's going on inside of you. It's medicine for a woman's soul, so don't let anyone take your candy bar away from you.  

2. Sit back and Netflix.

Netflix binges are best served in bed. If you're PMSing, there's nothing quite like taking your mind off your moodiness by watching every single season of "Gossip Girl."  

3. Get in the bath.

Sit back, relax and take a bubble path — candles, bath bombs, relaxing playlist and all. Oh, and enjoy an aromatherapy treatment by adding some lavender oil, which is known to sooth anxiety, ease migraines, reduce high blood pressure and help with cramps, fatigue and nausea. [bctt tweet="5 All-Natural Ways for Dealing With "That Time of the Month""]  

4. Have a cup of tea.

Make yourself a cup of cinnamon tea and be amazed at the benefits it has on your body. Cinnamon has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate menstrual cramps. Try this DIY home remedy:  1. Get a teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder or a cinnamon stick. 2. Add to boiling water. 3. Stir well and let it steep for around 10 minutes. 4. Add a tea bag to it and steep for another two or three minutes. 5. Sweeten with honey or sugar if you so desire.  

5. Eat some bananas.

Bananas are packed with Vitamin B6 and potassium, which help reduce bloating and water weight. You can eat them plain, mix with yogurt, put in your cereal or make a fruit salad with them. Do you take advantage of any of these for alleviating menstrual symptoms?
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