What we now know from brain imaging (Conclusion: Our results suggest that abnormal spontaneous brain activity is found in PMS patients and the severity of symptom is specifically related to the left MFC and right ACC. The present findings may be beneficial to explicate the intricate neural mechanism of PMS.) is that it’s not the uterus that is the source of PMS and other neuropsychiatric conditions in women, it’s brain inflammation. What happens with PMS is that estrogen dominance facilitates Candida overgrowth. It appears that it’s Candida overgrowth that is the cause of the brain inflammation associated with PMS.
I first studied PMS under the first doctor to describe the syndrome, Katarina Dalton M.D. Dr. Dalton made the connection when her monthly migraines disappeared when she became pregnant. (Progesterone levels increase by around 300% during pregnancy due to production by the placenta). Dr Dalton pioneered the treatment of PMS with natural progesterone. Natural progesterone offsets the estrogen dominance that occurs from around days 15-25 of the menstrual cycle. Dr Dalton focused on the physical symptoms in her descriptions of PMS (“In addition to her patients, she studied teenage schoolgirls, the mothers of abused children and women confined to prison for serious crimes, including murder. Her research showed that during times of severe PMS, students' academic performance dipped and women were more likely to abuse their children or commit crimes. From historic anecdotes, she even concluded that Queen Victoria suffered from PMS, as indicated by reports of her monthly screaming and throwing objects at her husband, Prince Albert”). Unfortunately, her male counterparts still believed in the “hysteria” theory.
This brings us to PMS 911. If PMS and other neuropsychiatric conditions are caused by an immune system response to Candida overgrowth (brain inflammation), it makes sense to add ingredients that kill Candida. Two safe, very effective and inexpensive anti-fungals are lithium and niacin. Lithium has long been used by psychiatrists to treat depression, manic depression and anxiety. We now know that lithium works because it kills Candida. If you look up “health benefits of niacin”,you’ll see it lowers cholesterol/triglycerides and reduces pain in arthritis. This is because niacin also kills Candida, reducing inflammation.
If you experience symptoms that routinely occur around days 15-25 of your cycle, you may benefit by applying one pump of PMS 911 during these days.