The second one of my girlfriends comes to me complaining about intense cramps, bloating, moodiness, I take out the martini glasses. And although you may feel like you need a cocktail just at the thought of your PMS symptoms, there's no alcohol in the major relief I'm about to serve up. I mix up one of my signature Anti-Bloatinis! By serving up the right mix of nutritious, PMS-fighting foods, I've helped countless friends (and myself) cope with the hormonal chaos that so many women are faced with during that time of the month.
But before I play bartender, I give my friends a little PMS 101, first and foremost letting them know that the symptoms they're experiencing are not "normal." Sure, they're abundantly common and socially accepted and written off as typical female troubles, but no woman should have to endure pain, discomfort, and mental anguish a week out of every month for the duration of her reproductive years.