|There are several hormonal related
conditions in women that indicate the need for progesterone. They
are: osteoporosis, PMS, hot flashes, loss of libido, water
retension, fibrocystic breasts, fatigue, and depression.
Conventional doctors typically treat these with
A cream that reverses osteoporosis and subdues
What Is Progesterone?Progesterone is a principal female reproductive
hormone which naturally balances estrogen, the second major female
hormone. Many women have excess estrogen, which increases the risk
of breast cancer cancer of the uterus, and osteoporosis. Excess
estrogen can also severely worsen premenstrual syndrome (PMS). To
balance progesterone/estrogen levels, many doctors prescribe
synthetic progesterone, progestin, which has recognized side
effects. Natural progesterone's side effects are
Why Too Much
Estrogen?During menopause, a woman's progesterone level
eventually drops to zero. At the same time, estrogen drops only
about 40%. Since the two hormones work together, this creates an
imbalance. The obvious solution is to add more progesterone. In
addition, estrogen is supposed to be eliminated through the bowels,
but a high-fat and low-fiber diet promotes the growth of bacteria in
the intestines which break down estrogen into forms that are
reabsorbed into the bloodstream instead of being eliminated.
High-fiber diets are helpful in promoting estrogenís
A healthy liver converts estrogen to less
active, noncarcinogenic forms. However, consuming too much alcohol,
sugar, fat, and caffeine causes the more active forms of estrogen to
recirculate through the body.
Moderate exercise is also a component in
balancing the functions of the body and building bone strength.
Diet, exercise, and natural progestorone will almost always correct
John R. Lee, MD, the pioneer in the field of
progesterone therapy, says that taking natural progesterone lowers
the risk of osteoporosis, PMS, fibrocystic breast conditions,
ovarian cysts, miscarriage, menopausal symptoms, and breast and
endometrial cancer. (CLICK HERE for details on Dr. Lee's book, called the
most important book ever written about menopause.)
Evidence that natural progesterone relieves
PMS conditions and menopausal symptoms is based on the clinical
findings of Lee and other physicians. Evidence that it prevents and
even reverses osteoporosis and prevents certain forms of cancer is
based on the common scientific understanding that estrogen and
progesterone must be in balance to prevent bone loss and certain
Most natural progesterone is made from
diosgenin, a plant sterol abundant in the Mexican yam (Dioscorea
villosa). Manufacturers convert diosgenin to the identical
progesterone molecule that the body produces. Therefore,
progesterone is natural. It is not a synthetic substance. Progestin
is synthetic, because it is not found naturally in the body. Please
note that the various creams currently being sold in many health
food stores for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, containing
Mexican wild yam without natural progesterone, are useless. The
diosgenin contained in the yam must first be converted to
progesterone, a process that the body cannot do.
Side EffectsSome side effects of synthetic progestin include
bloating. headache, fatigue, weight gain, and depression, and it can
actually increase the symptoms of PMS. According to Lee, natural
progesterone causes no side effects in the dosages he
Dosage and How to UseLee recommends using a cream which supplies between 20
to 30 milligrams of natural progesterone per day. Absorbed through
the skin, the progesterone by-passes the stomach and liver.
Progesterone taken orally is chemically changed in the stomach and
liver and is far less effective. (Plain Mexican yam creams contain
only diosgenin, not progesterone; the body on its own cannot convert
diosgenin into progesterone.) Lee suggests that women apply a small
amount of the progesterone cream daily, from days 12 through 26 of
their menstrual cycle, to their breasts and buttocks. Use about one
ounce of cream during the fifteen-day period. Some women need more
to relieve symptoms, and others less The amount needed may decrease
over time, and you may discontinue its use after a year or two to
see how you do without it.
Natural Progesterone helped Joan
Beckmeyer end nightly drenching menopausal sweats.
"Progesterone cream is wonderful," She
Menopause was pretty much hell for Joan
Beckmeyer, fifty-two, of Somerville, New Jersey.
"During the day, I had the most
incredible hot flashes you could imagine," Beckmeyer says. "And at
night, I had these sweats that left me absolutely drenched. I'd wake
up and have to clean up my soggy body." Beckmeyer was otherwise in
good health and steadfastly avoided drugs prescribed by her
physician. But she was also practically at wit's end and was
considering succumbing to synthetic estrogen and progestin. Then, a
friend recommended that she read Dr. John R. Lee's book, What
Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause. It made sense to
her, and she began using a natural progesterone cream.
"For the first month or two, I didn't notice
any change," Beckmeyer recalls. "Then, during the third month, I
realized that I hadn't gotten up that night with a terrible sweat.
And then I stopped having hot flashes during the day.
"Not only that - I feel a lot better, too,"
she adds." I have a lot more energy. The progesterone cream is just
wonderful, and I'm no longer embarrassed to sleep over at friends'
Warning!Premarin and Provera can be dangerous! Synthetic
estrogen treatment increases the chance of cancer of the uterus
eight times! In fact, estrogen is the only cause of cancer of the
uterus! Estrogen treatment has also shown to be a contributing
factor in stroke and heart disease among women.
Estrogen is the conventional treatment for
osteoporosis. Yet, it does not reverse osteoporosis. Progesterone
does actually reverse osteoporosis. Bone density tests have shown
that progesterone treatment even in women over 70, have reversed
osteoporosis. Typically there is a 15% annual increase in bone
density when a woman uses progesterone cream.