PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and other period problems like missing, irregular, heavy, long, or painful periods may be common but are not normal. If you are experiencing period problems it could be a sign that something is out of balance in the body.

Do you ever have any of the following thoughts?

  • I struggle at that time of the month

  • I have terrible PMS

  • I feel run down, depleted, and moody when I’m about to get my period

  • I hate feeling awful every month

  • I recently stopped birth control and my period is not regular

  • I just want guidance on how to have a healthy, regular cycle

  • My cramps and period pain are interfering with my day-to-day

  • My period went missing

  • My period is long and heavy

  • My period is irregular and I’m left guessing as to when it will show up

If you are experiencing PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and other period problems it is helpful to understand the root causes that can explain why this is happening.

Symptoms of PMS & Period problems

  • hair loss

  • headache and migraine

  • increased appetite

  • insomnia

  • irritability

  • hot flashes or night sweats

  • low libido

  • low self-esteem or confidence

  • mood swings, weepiness

  • swollen and tender breasts

  • weight fluctuations

Causes of Period problems

The root cause of your period problem could be related to many different issues. It is important to understand what is causing the imbalance in order to properly heal.


AMENORRHEA: this is when your period is missing for more than 3 months

ADRENAL OR THYROID IMBALANCES: either or both can result in a missing period

AMENORRHEA POST-BIRTH CONTROL: upon stopping birth control your period is missing

INSUFFICIENT CALORIE INTAKE: if the body lacks the fat and nutrients necessary to produce hormones your period can go missing

LOW BODY WEIGHT: this can be related to a missing period

MENOPAUSE: periods stop as the ovaries no longer release an egg each month (occurs for most women in their 40s or 50s but signs of perimenopause can start in your mid-30s or 40s)

PRIMARY OVARIAN INSUFFICIENCY: menopause comes earlier than expected

PREGNANCY: if your period is missing it is important to check for possible pregnancy


POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS): a hormonal condition characterized by metabolic imbalances, enlarged ovaries with small cysts, and in some cases elevated androgens that results in irregular cycles


ENDOMETRIAL HYPERPLASIA: thickening of the uterine wall that can result in heavy periods

FIBROIDS: abnormal growths within the uterus can result in heavy periods  

IRON-DEFICIENCY ANEMIA: blood loss with heavy periods can result in iron loss + over time could lead to iron-deficiency anemia


ENDOMETRIOSIS: growth of endometrial tissue (uterine lining) outside of the uterus that can result in painful periods

ESTROGEN DOMINANCE: elevated estrogen or estrogen elevated in relation to other hormones (low progesterone) can result in painful periods


As part of my approach to get to the root cause I look at all possible contributing factors related to the mind + body to properly heal:

EATING HABITS: what we eat can shape how we feel especially with excessive sugar, low protein, inadequate nutrient dense foods, and reliance on caffeine

BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE: when blood sugar fluctuates between high and low it can result in low energy, fatigue, and moodiness

POOR GUT HEALTH: IBS, SIBO, leaky gut, infections, gut bacteria imbalances (dysbiosis), and candida overgrowth are a few contributors that can alter nutrient absorption + impact your body’s ability to utilize the vitamins and minerals it needs

LIFESTYLE: lack of sleep, lack of regular exercise, lack of consistent relaxation practices and drug or alcohol use can all contribute to period problems

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS: a high load of toxins or heavy metals in the body from products we use or consume can contribute to period problems

CHRONIC EMOTIONAL STRESS: anxiety, depression, grief, moodiness, irritability, financial concerns

WORK-RELATED STRESS: shift work, long hours, irregular hours, stressful environment

Solutions from Composed Nutrition

Together we will customize a plan to ease your PMS or other period problems.


A complete picture of your hormones and gut health that may be underlying your PMS or period problems with 5 virtual nutrition coaching sessions


A complete picture of your hormones that may be underlying your PMS or period problems with 5 virtual nutrition coaching sessions


A complete picture of your hormones that may be underlying your PMS or period problems with a 1-hour results review and PDF of next steps


Virtual nutrition coaching package to uncover the root of your PMS or period problems and implement steps to feel like yourself again

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