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What Type of PMS do you have?

Did you know there are 4 different types of PMS and knowing which type affects you most can help determine what foods and supplements will be most helpful to you? Premenstrual Syndrome describes the symptoms that can occur during the menstrual cycle between ovulation and the beginning of your period. PMS symptoms can be mild or severe, lasting between 2 and 14 days. Over 30 different symptoms can be attributed to PMS although the common symptoms are fatigue, food cravings, headaches, bloating, constipation and night sweats. By paying attention to which symptoms are the most prevalent for you, you can find an effective natural treatment to help ease these symptoms.
PMS Type A PMS-A symptoms are centered in the nervous system. Women with PMS-A experience more irritability, mood swings, anxiety and nervous tension along with muscle tension. The best foods for PMS-A are those high in calcium and magnesium such as nuts, seeds, beans, and hummus. Many women also finds taking between 600 an…

The Alchemist's Inspired Avocado Slicer

As many of you may know a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to escape our cold, long winter and visit my sister and mom in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Besides taking long walks on the beach, hanging out by the pool, practicing yoga or reading a great book, vacation is a great time to explore new restaurants.
As a vegan, it can be difficult to travel but I find many restaurants are able to modify their existing dishes to suit my needs and was happy to find several restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area that already had vegan options (as well as the completely vegan restaurant Sublime).
My favorite discovery on the trip was The Alchemist coffee shop and cafĂ©. They serve siphon coffee and opened face sandwiches called slicers. Part of the fun was their enchanting atmosphere with a coffee roasting station in their courtyard, spirulina farm, outdoor seating among the trees, coy pond and wind-chimes. My sister and I liked it so much we went there twice during the five days of my trip! It …