San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 5, 2007
Over 50 million women battle PMS every month. Now, the co-authors of the bestselling book The Princess and the PMS and the medical experts at PMScentral.com are reaching out to female celebrities famous for their tabloid-worthy bad behavior. With trips to rehab, DUIs and questionable judgment becoming more frequent among young stars, the PMS team has contacted the publicists of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and others to offer PMS counseling.
"Of course, not all behavior problems can be chalked up to PMS, but hormonal changes do influence emotional and physical reactions. It's possible that female celebrities who are 'acting out' may be suffering from untreated PMS," says Elizabeth Goodman, co-author of The Princess and the PMS. "PMS can exacerbate underlying emotional issues and certainly affects how women react to alcohol and other substances. There is help for these young women, for all women."
The Princess and the PMS addresses the symptoms of PMS, with particular emphasis on the emotional toll the syndrome takes. With symptoms as varied as binge eating, irritability, physical pain and emotional outbursts, PMS worsens under stress. For young celebrities, the stress of public scrutiny could be magnifying the same struggles faced by millions of ordinary women with PMS.
"With specific lifestyle changes plus counseling and supplements, even difficult cases of PMS can be managed," says Dr. Hyla Cass. "However, if women aren't proactive, their PMS won't magically disappear. There's no cure, but books like The Princess and the PMS offer take-charge strategies to overcome the symptoms for most women."
Written by a bestselling team of comedy writers and medical, nutritional and alternative medicine specialists (including president of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine and author of Food for Life Neal Barnard, M.D. and Integrative Medicine specialist, psychiatrist and author Hyla Cass, M.D.), The Princess and the PMS offers a lighthearted but medically sound approach to beating PMS. The "just-between-us-girlfriends" humor is coupled with invaluable medical advice on symptom-reducing diet, exercise, supplements, healthy coping mechanisms, stress reduction, alternative healing strategies, relationship guidance, and much more. The men's side of the book, The Prince and the PMS, appeals to shorter attention spans and features cartoons, survival strategies and bottom-line "guydance" on how to love their premenstrual princesses back to health.
The Princess and the PMS / The Prince and the PMS, from Quantum Leaves Publishing, is available at all major book retailers. The book is also available from PMS Central, a Web portal for women featuring PMS-related information and coping tools, and from PMS Red Flag, a site for men that includes a customizable email PMS Alert System.