Monday, January 17, 2011

PMS medicine

The belly rules the mind.
-Spanish proverb

PMS makes us women step on a roller coaster every month. One roundabout is food cravings. And what do we eat when those cravings hit? Chocolate, sweets and chips. You never find anything nutritious on the PMS-list.

Most women with PMS experience a drop in serotonin levels, which triggers cravings for carbs because the body uses carbs to make serotonin. If cortisol is high and serotonin is low, you'll seek carbs and fats. Simple sugars are metabolized more quickly than complex carbs, so they offer a quick serotonin fix.

Have you also noticed that you are hungry, edgy and irritable within an hour or two after a meal? Then it is the hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, which usually is the strongest during the second half of the menstrual cycle.

To make the PMS more enjoyable I recommend you the following medicin; Raisin Nut Balls. They are easy to make and delicious. They supply you with the sweet you crave for, and keep your blood sugar at bay.

Mix 75 g of raisins

Mix 50 g of unsalted nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, cashew...)

Cut dried ginger into small pieces to provide the Raisin Nut Balls with some extra spice.

50 g melted butter

and finally
25 g shredded unsweetened coconut

and add a touch of cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients together and shape your own PMS medicine. Finish up by rolling them in coconut-cinnamon mixture

Put your feet up at the wall in Viparita Karani as you lay down and enjoy your life with PMS medicine.



  1. Ska testas, absolut!

  2. Låter supergott! Ska testas. Jag lärde mig en indisk (Gujarat) variant av en av mina Yoga-vänner i Indien. Den görs på hackade mandlar, urkärnade dadlar och en matsked Gee. Röres ihop till bollar. Suveränt gott! Har dock inte tänkt på det som PMS bullar. Ska genast göra en sats :-)

  3. Tack för tipset, blir sugen på att prova, ser gott ut!!

  4. Låter jättegott! Måste testa, även om jag varken har mens eller PMS nuförtiden :)

  5. Värt att testa kan jag och 25 andra japanska yoginis intyga.