Premenstrual syndrome is so common in our society that many people, including women, think that it’s just a normal part of the female cycle. Headaches, menstrual cramps, irritability, irregular periods, heavy periods, depression, bloating, water retention, and cravings are actually not normal; they are a sign that your hormones are not as balanced as they should be. Hormones are very powerful molecules that have numerous roles in the body. They perform their best when in balance with each other. The oral birth control pill is not a period-fix-all. Natural remedies for PMS do exist and are effective for treating the underlying issue. Talk to one of your naturopathic doctors to find out how to have problem free periods.