Today I have a wonderful question that I was asked this week and I'd like to share it with you. The lady asked "Why will just using progesterone help me balance my hormones?"
Well, let me tell you!
Bio-identical progesterone restores the imbalances caused by estrogen dominance. Both women and men, and even teenagers can have estrogen dominance.
What is estrogen dominance?
It is a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal, or excessive estrogen but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body.
We are designed to be in balance with estrogen and progesterone. As we age and progesterone levels fall, estrogen is designed to fall also, so we stay in balance.
After the ovaries shut down, progesterone is naturally made in the adrenal glands and estrogen is made in the fat cells.
They will naturally stay in balanced UNLESS a condition causes your estrogen levels to be too high for your progesterone levels. Then . . . you are estrogen dominant.
Ideally, the progesterone and estrogen levels should be 200:1, so you can see that progesterone is an important protective hormone.
SYMPTOMS OF ESTROGEN DOMINANCE
Take a look. Is this you?
Weight gain - in hips and thighs
Irregular menstrual flow
Cold hands and feet
Increased breast cancer risk
Inability to concentrate
So . . . do you wonder why you feel bad? It's not all in your head.
Sad fact - when most women go to their doctor with these symptoms, they are likely to end up with prescribed (synthetic) estrogen which will only make the symptoms worse as time goes on.
When men have estrogen dominance, they experience . . .
Lack of energy
We do not want this for our hubbies!
WHAT CAUSES ESTROGEN DOMINANCE
Synthetic hormones (birth control pills, Hormone Replacement Therapy)
Xenoestrogens - Xeno means foreign. So, xenoestrogens are made from something other than the body. Many xenoestrogens are petrochemically based or are byproducts of petrochemical production and most estrogen dominance is found in industrialized countries
How do they disrupt hormone balance?
These synthetic chemicals bind directly to hormone receptor sites in our bodies activating the sites and blocking normal hormonal activity. These substances accumulate in the tissues and wreak havoc on our ability to metabolize and eliminate toxins creating a state of too much estrogen in the body.
These harmful estrogens can be found in cows, steers, pigs and chickens, which are all given estrogen to be made fatter. Xenoestrogen exposure during embryo phase of life can make you more susceptible to estrogen dominance. Hormones in milk can also cause estrogen dominance.
Also found in . . .
Herbicides - used on lawns and plants
Plastics or plastic wraps
The exhaust of cars (and gasoline fumes)
Some city water supplies
Commercial household cleaning products
Pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables.
Stress - Cortisol can steal progesterone to make more cortisol. Stress can even cause anovulatory cycles.
Weight gain, fat cells make estrogen, estrogen causes the body to store fat, so you have more estrogen being made! That is the definition of a "vicious cycle"!
Progesterone can help you!
You do not need a doctor's prescription to get natural, bio-identical progesterone. It is available over the counter.
Women feel better from within 3 days to 3 months.
What else can it do?
Natural progesterone is a natural mood balancer, stress reliever, and brain-calmer, and it squashes cortisol, a natural diuretic, antidepressant, and antioxidant.
Boosting this one hormone, will directly affect all the pauses.
Cardiopause - lowers blood pressure and prevention of arrhythmia
Can prevent breast and endometrial cancers and possibly other cancers
Menopause - balances estrogen and restores libido
Osteopause - increases bone density
Thyropause - improves thyroid function
Vasculopause - relaxes peripheral vessels which can help circulation
Progesterone also increases:
GABA - which in turn can increase joy, control appetite, lowers anxiety levels
Serotonin - Which can elevate mood, balance sleep cycles and decrease cravings
If you are looking for a bio-identical hormone doctor and cannot find one, or you found one but you cannot afford the expensive lab fees and office visits, we can help!
Better Health Naturally's ProHELP is an affordable alternative!
I have used many different creams for many years. They all had so many ingredients, or they did not contain enough progesterone. Finally, I spoke with Dr. John Lee, the 'father of natural progesterone'. He helped me formulate our ProHELP, Menopause Moisture Crème, and ProMEN. We created a simple, pure formula, with 1000 mg of natural USP micronized progesterone. Dr. John Lee was so pleased with the crèmes, he even listed them in his book "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause."
These natural progesterone crèmes contain no soy and are delivered through the skin (trans-dermal).
Remember, you want micronized progesterone. Diosgenin or wild yam extract alone will not help. You want the actual hormone.
You can read testimonials that I have collected over the years at our website: www.bhnformulas.com
So, how can just using progesterone help YOU balance YOUR hormones?
There is your answer! You most likely have enough estrogen, and progesterone will help balance that estrogen.
There was actually a venture capitalists contest I recently read about where people would stand up and explain what they would like to do and why they deserve the money. One woman stood up and said "I want to help stop the wrath of raging hormones!" The crowd gave her a standing ovation and the judge yelled out "God bless you!" Yes, raging hormones are abnormal, they are miserable and that does NOT have to be you!
Women have been blinded for so many years to the dangers of HRT. But the Bible says . . .
"Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen" Isaiah 32:3
God wants our bodies to flourish into our old age.
Let's shop in His pharmacy, not man's pharmacy.
Ask for our 30 page "Natural Progesterone for You" booklet and our 10 page Men's Packet.