Expectant Moms May Ward Off Eczema and Allergies with Probiotics

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller March 18, 2014
Probiotics may help prevent allergies and eczema in children—and could even help prevent asthma. [More]

Should I Take Antidepressants for PMDD Only Two Weeks Before My Period?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller February 4, 2014
Should you take an antidepressant for PMDD only after you ovulate? We explain below why this idea either makes no sense, or means everything we’ve been told for years about how SSRIs and antidepressants work is just plain wrong. [More]

Marijuana for PMS & PMDD Relief - Reconsidered

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller February 4, 2014
If you can use marijuana judiciously, without descending into abuse, overuse, or dependency, and it helps you, we’re happy that you’ve found an effective, natural, albeit temporary solution to your symptoms. We don’t have a judgement about it, and we are all for women taking charge of their own health. [More]

Are Multivitamins a Waste of Money?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller December 18, 2013
None of the studies that the media tells us reach an unavoidable conclusion that “vitamins are worthless” or “vitamins are bad for you” do anything of the sort. We tell you the real story that medical spokesmen and mainstream media isn't telling you. [More]

Are Vitamins Bad For You?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller December 17, 2013
For women, for people under the age of 65, and for those who choose to take high quality multivitamins, these studies don’t prove much of anything. They certainly don’t justify the headlines we’ve been seeing. [More]

Brains, Breastfeeding and Babies

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller October 29, 2013
Children who are breastfed longer have better language skills and higher intelligence later in life, according to a new study. This Harvard Medical School study followed more than 1,300 mothers and their children over a period of seven years. [More]

Overprescription of Antidepressants

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller September 19, 2013
In recent years, the use of antidepressants has skyrocketed. According to a recent review in the New York Times, 1-in-10 Americans now takes an antidepressant. At the same time, some organizations are now encouraging doctors to curb the use of antidepressants. For instance, last year, the Dutch College of General Practitioners urged its doctors to limit antidepressant prescriptions to only the most severe cases, and instead focus on other lines of treatment first. [More]

Do Vegetarian Sources of Iron Help With Premenstrual Symptoms

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller September 17, 2013
Non-heme is linked to reduced risk of PMS, says study. This study proves correlation, not causation, which means there is some relationship between iron and PMS but we don't know the cause and effect. Read more for Dr Heller's perspective on the study and what foods are good for your health. [More]

Does Fennel Provide PMS Relief?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller August 16, 2013
There’s a new study that compares the herb fennel to exercise for the treatment of PMS. While we like the herb fennel, this study doesn’t actually prove very much. There ARE proven natural solutions to PMS and PMDD: Vitex herb, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6 all have been shown to be effective in well-designed, placebo-controlled studies. PMS Comfort has plenty of common-sense suggestions that can help you get a handle on premenstrual suffering. [More]

Treat Yourself Well: Self-Compassion, PMS, and PMDD

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller April 5, 2013
Women tend to be a lot harder on themselves than they are on others. And when you’re in the midst of a full-blown PMS or PMDD episode, it’s all too easy to fall into those self-denigrating emotional and mental patterns. [More]

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The PMS Comfort Blog is our informal way of keeping you up to date on women’s health issues that we think are important; timely; underappreciated; useful; or just interesting. And, we’ll admit, sometimes we can’t resist poking some good-natured fun at the way the mainstream media portrays health, natural health, and women’s health issues. As always, we’d love to hear from you and are interested in knowing what you think and feel about these or other topics. Leave a comment for us, we’ll always respond. And, if there’s a women’s health topic that’s of interest to you, or that you find confusing, let us know! We want this blog to be helpful to you.

 

Dr. Daniel Heller is the primary author of this blog, the developer of our PMS Natural Relief Programs, and the founder of www.pmscomfort.com. He is a holistic naturopathic doctor in Northern California with over 16 years experience helping thousands of women recover from PMS, PMDD, as well as helping women, children, and families find natural answers to all manner of health challenges.

 

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