The Choice of the "informed woman"
(with thanks to Dr J.Lee MD)
This information will help you to be educated about the unwanted effects of low or no progesterone and too much estrogen (Estrogen Dominance)and the subsequent unpleasant symptoms associated with the Menopause, PMS, and the conditions of infertility & osteoporosis.
Other major disorders, including breast cancer, stroke, osteoporosis & heart disease have also been shown to be exacerbated by an imbalance of hormones.
To understand the effects of HRT (synthetic hormones), estrogen, and natural progesterone, on the Menopause, Hot Flushes, Night Sweats, PMS, Migraine Headaches, Mood Swings, Fertility, Heart Disease, and Osteoporosis, it is necessary to distinguish safe and natural hormones from those that are foreign and carcinogenic. This will allow you to make informed choices that will benefit your future health and quality of life.
Problems arise, when foreign estrogens, petrochemical compounds, and synthetic hormones are introduced into the body. These interfere with natural hormone production and normal thyroid function when natural progesterone production is consequently suppressed by these environmental antagonists.
Natural progesterone is produced in the ovaries after ovulation and it balances the side effects of otherwise unopposed estrogen.
Under the influence of cycles without ovulation, the menopause, stress and dietary antagonists, progesterone production ceases or is suppressed and the effects of Estrogen Dominance can be observed. Many women experience otherwise unexplained weight gain from the lack of progesterone that is required for proper thyroid function and fat metabolism.
It is also important that we distinguish between Natural Progesterone, Yam extract and its counterparts in the drug industry - PROGESTINS. Although these drugs are commonly referred to as progesterone, this is a misnomer. In some ways they mimic the effects of progesterone in the body, but in other important ways they gravely interfere with natural progesterone and can create and exacerbate hormone related health problems, and be a primary contributor to the condition referred to as Estrogen Dominance:
- Increased Body Fat
- Interference with Thyroid Hormone Activity (hypo-thyroid)
- Depression & Headaches
- Salt and Water Retention
- Blood Sugar Irregularities (Food Cravings)
- Reduced Oxygen in All Cells
- Decreased Libido (Sex Drive)
- Loss of Zinc and Retention of Copper
- Excessive Blood Clotting
- Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
- Reduced Vascular Tone
- Increased Risk of Endometrial Cancer
- Uterine Cramping
- Increased Risk of Uterine Cancer
When the above list of ill-effects is compared to the benefits of Natural Progesterone, we see an interesting correlation.
Natural progesterone is made by the ovaries prior to the menopause and by the adrenal glands and fat cells after the menopause and is the precursor for natural estrogen. It is the single most important hormone in the female body.
When the female body fails to produce enough progesterone between ovulation and menstruation and during the menopause, natural transdermal progesterone cream can address the underlying cause of most symptoms.
Because the female body uses natural progesterone to make natural estrogen, a properly formulated natural progesterone cream is the natural safe choice for menstruating women and for post-menopausal women seeking to establish the correct balance of their two primary female hormones.
This balance of Natural Progesterone and Natural Estrogens will protect them from the effects of the condition knwon as "Estrogen Dominance".
Benefits of natural progesterone:
- Helps Use Fat for Energy
- Facilitates Thyroid Hormone Action
- Natural Anti-depressant
- Natural Diuretic
- Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
- Restores Proper Cell Oxygen Levels
- Restores Libido
- Normalizes Menstrual Cycles
- Normalizes Zinc & Copper Levels
- Normalizes Blood Clotting
- Helps Normalize Breast Epithelial cells
- Strengthens Endometrium
- Helps Normalize Ovarian Function
- Precursor for Cortisone Production
If you suffer from any of the above, you are very likely to find the solution in John Lee and N.Shealy's books. I have put a list of books I own and recommend on this page.
In order to balance estrogen in your system the use of a Natural Progesterone cream is recommended because it is the quickest and safest way to get progesterone to where it is needed.
Dr.N. Shealy MD PhD in her book states: "Natural progesterone is the only known hormone that can be taken without supressing the body's own production of that hormone. Natural Progesterone cream is a safe and effective supplement. It is easily absorbed through the skin.
It can be used to treat a wide variety of problems, including alcoholism, cervical dysplasia or erosion, endometrial carcinoma, endometriosis, fybrocystic breast disease, hypothyroidism, ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, premenstrual syndrome, temporomandibular joint syndrome, urinary tract infections, uterine fibroids, vaginitis, depression, migraine, and low libido. At this time, I recommend that men and most women over the age of fifty use transdermal natural progesterone cream.
Your best choice and most potent is Nat ProNatural Progesterone Cream go here.
Patients using this particular cream have reported marked improvements in the above mentioned symptoms.
For more information about Nat Pro Natural Progesterone go here.
Fertility and Natural Progesterone
Among the numerous other desirable effects of Natural Progesterone are the following:
Makes Possible the Survival of the Fertilized Egg
Maintains the Secretory Endometrium which Feeds the Ovum & Resultant Embryo
Progesterone Surge at Ovulation is the Source of Libido
On the Pill?
If you search online for "contraception risks", you will find plenty of articles related to this subject and remember, it could be you having these undesirable effects from foreign synthetic hormones!!! Still in Doubt? Read "What your doctor may not tell you about pre-menapause by Dr. J.Lee MD". Link to the book is on this page.