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Conditions Related to Hormone Imbalance
These conditions have been know to respond to PROGESTERONE THERAPY
One in ten people over sixty-five and one in two over eighty-five have Alzheimer's. Avoid all synthetic oestrogen and aluminium products: cooking pots and pans, foil, toothpaste in aluminium cans, carbonated soft drinks in aluminium cans, most deodorants, many antacids. Balance calcium levels with magnesium and large doses of progesterone as well as high levels of nutrition.
Researchers have found that too low a level of cholesterol causes an increase in aggressive behaviour. Significantly cholesterol is the precursor to progesterone. Progesterone helps to stabilise blood sugar, so using 25mg/day should help.
Auto-immune disease - Lupus erythematous
Lupus is an auto-immune disease causing inflammation of the connective tissue, with joint pain, fever and fatigue. There are three forms of lupus: (a)discoid (b) systemic and now one caused by Aspartame, the sweetener used in most carbonated soft drinks is causing an epidemic of lupus and epilepsy in the USA.
Users of HRT are more likely to get lupus than non users. Oestrogen is contra-indicated. Progesterone is the precursor hormone to your corticosteroids, including cortisone. Pushing up your natural cortisone levels with progesterone therapy is very beneficial as costisone is a very effective anti-inflammatory. Between 25 to 200mg/day should be applied, depending upon the severity of the disease. Immune boosting nutrition should also be used.
Allergies have increased from 2% to 20% in the West. Progesterone pushes up naturally the cortisone levels which keep allergic reactions under control. Adequate levels of progesterone in the blood would ensure a good supply of cortisone. Generally 25mg/day is sufficient.
Researchers have found that alcohol lessens the ability of progesterone to break down the enzyme monoamine oxidase, thereby increasing depression. Keep the level of progesterone high if there is a problem with alcohol, particularly in women during the 8 days before menstruation. approximately. 25mg/day of progesterone should help.
Blood sugar .. low - (hypoglycemia) and high (hyperglycemia)
One of the many functions of progesterone is blood sugar regulation in all vertebrates. Irregular levels of blood sugar can result in a number of conditions ….bloating, weight gain, panic attacks, migraine epilepsy etc.
Cancer of hormonally sensitive tissue
As progesterone de-activates the Bcl-2 gene (the onca gene which is activated by oestrogen) and activates the p53 gene (a protective gene that gives the right message to cells), it is important to supplement with progesterone cream
Women with low levels of progesterone have a 5.4 greater chance of getting breast cancer with 10 times a greater chance of dying from all cancers. Breast cancer recurrence after a mastectomy is more likely if the surgery is performed in the first half of the cycle when oestrogen is dominant than in the second half. The Pill increases the risk of getting cervical cancer as does HRT. Tamoxifen, a weak oestrogenic drug used in the treatment of breast cancer, is classified as a carcinogen. It causes an increase in both endometrial and liver cancer. The dose is dependant on the levels of oestrogen in the body, and will vary from 25mg in a post menopausal woman to 50 mg in a fertile female.
Cold hands and feet
Progesterone helps to thin blood which helps with this condition
Progesterone, because of its ability to reduce water retention, can cure constipation.
Muscular weakness; exhaustion; confusion; procrastination; lethargy; excessive yawning; lack of libido; shortness of breath and joint pains are symptoms of fatigue. As stress hormones are made in the adrenal glands from progesterone, a lack of progesterone usually due to adrenal exhaustion, post natal low levels of progesterone or annovulatory cycles lead to the above problems manifesting themselves. High doses of progesterone (up to 200mg) are helpful
Progesterone has a natural Valium-like effect which helps with depression. It also naturally balances the seratonin levels. Seratonin is known as the “happy” hormone
Progesterone is the pro-gestation hormone and is vital for the survival of the fertilised egg, maintains the secretory endometrium and nourishes the ovum and embryo. Low levels of progesterone cause miscarriages. Many pregnancy problems are due to an under-developed placenta and symptoms will be greatly reduced if progesterone is used throughout the pregnancy.
This polluted environment has wreaked havoc with human fertility. Not only has the sperm count dropped by more than 50% in the West, but the endocrine disruptors have effected women’s fertility from her foetal days. Anorexics, long distance runners and ballet dancers often cease menstruating if their body fat drops below 20%. Defective Luteal phase which happens in the last 2 weeks of the month results in the inability of the egg to embed in the uterine lining. This problem is directly as a result of low levels of progesterone. High doses of progesterone are needed as a supplementation , this can be reduced very slowly during pregnancy once the placenta takes over the role of producing large amounts of this hormone.
These are caused by an imbalance in oestrogen and progesterone, so applyingprogesterone cream helps immediately
Ovarian cysts including Polycystic ovaries (PCOD)
These are caused by failed ovulation and respond to progesterone therapy
This, including loss of femininity/masculinity and impotence are helped with progesterone cream
Period pains and ovulation cramps
Pain during menstruation, known as dysmenorrhea, is now acknowledged to be an imbalance of hormones. Endometriosis also causes pain at menstruation
Apply 25 to 200mg/day of progesterone rubbed directly onto the abdomen.
Excessive oestrogen relative to progesterone causes water to be retained in the breasts, which results in swelling and pain.
Endometrial cell growth is stimulated by oestrogen. Endometriosis is where these cells are now growing in areas other than the endometrium such as in the walls of the uterus, anywherre in the pelvic area, bladder, lungs, liver brain and rectum. These cells cuase pain and because they are hormonally sensitive can cause bleeding. High doses of progesterone, 200mg are needed to keep this under control and slowly but surely the condition should disappear. Progesterone will help with the pain.
Fibroids are benign, usually painless tumours found in the uterus. They often cause heavy, irregular, sometimes painful periods. The cause again is oestrogen dominance and therefore progesterone 20 to 200mg/day helps control this condition. They may take up to 6 months to disappear. A hysterectomy is not necessary.
Hair loss & excessive facial hair in women
With declining progesterone levels in the 5 to 10 years prior to menopause, the body responds by producing alternative adrenal hormones which have some male like effects. The two most obvious results of this are male pattern baldness and facial hair.
20mg/day of progesterone, facial hair drops off within weeks, but hair on the head will take up to 6 months to grow.
PMS - Pre Menstural Tension
is a state of Oestrogen dominance or progesterone deficiency which in both cases will be relieved by progesterone therapy
from the subheadings below Heart diseases
Oestrogen thickens blood and causes an increased risk of clots.
Avoid all forms of oestrogen and use approximately. 20mg/day of progesterone, as this reduces the risk of clots. Also take between 15 to 75ml of Omega 3
Oestrogen causes water retention that increases the blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of both heart attacks and strokes. A normal blood pressure irrespective of age should be 120/80. A healthy cholesterol level should be 190 -210mg/dl. Oestrogen also accelerates the aging of collagen, weakening the walls of the arteries. Progesterone is a natural diuretic and protects the cardio-vascular system. Oestrogen promotes fat synthesis and blood clots while progesterone increases the burning of fats. It is also very effective at preventing palpitations or arrhythmias. Progesterone counteracts the effects of oestrogen and is known to relax coronary arteries that have gone into spasm, it also normalises blood clotting and brings down blood pressure by acting as a diuretic. 20 to 200mg/day of progesterone will be needed depending upon the severity of the problem.
There are about 100 diseases that produce either inflammation in the connective tissues or degeneration of these tissues. These diseases include Alzheimer's, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, Crohn's disease, colitis, dermatitis, diverticulitis, hepatitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lupus erythematous, nephritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's and ulcerative colitis. Inflammation is the end result of long term stress. Progesterone is an excellent anti-inflammatory, being the precursor to cortisone, so rubbing the cream on to the painful joints has helped many people. 20 to 200mg/day should be used until the symptoms are under control and then the amount used adjusted. Avoid all forms of oestrogen.
Oestrogen and progesterone should remain in balance during the menopause, but due to the polluted environment and stress, progesterone levles are low and oestrogen levels too high. Hot flushes are due to any change in oestrogen levels. Supplementing with Progesterone cream restores the balance between the two hormone and because progesterone it is a precursor to oestrogen can help with hot flushes as well.
Avoid all forms of oestrogen supplements at this time, because although they are effective at stopping the flushes, they can worsen existing symptoms such as breast tenderness, depression, water retention and weight gain. Herbs can also help with hot flushes such as Dong quai (Angelica sinensis) and Agnus castus, Black cohosh.
Osteoporosis is the weakening of the bones. It is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and a deterioration in bone tissue which makes bones fragile and creates a high risk of bone fractures. Bone rebuilding consists of two continuous processes. The first step consists of cells known as Osteoclasts breaking down old and damaged bone tissue. This activity is effected by oestrogen levels. In the second step Osteoblast cells then lay down new bone tissue. Without Osteoblast activity the bones become porous or sponge-like and brittle. Progesterone is the only known factor that stimulates osteoblast activity.
Fractures of the hip, forearm and lower spine are increasingly common and are striking men as well as women at a younger and younger age. Osteoporosis is rapidly becoming epidemic.
Other contributing factors in Osteoporosis are:-
a) diet. Foods that are bad for our bones are acid causing foods such as sugar, refined carbohydrates and excess protein as in meat(meat is made up of amino acids), These foods effect the pH of the body, thus causing loss of calcium from the bones to maintain a balanced pH.
b) Malnutrition, which is rife in the west amongst the wealthy because of junk food diets, and weight loss programs and anorexia
c) Habits such as smoking and drinking
d) Medical drugs. Many drugs effect our bones, such as antacids, lithium, chemo therapy, anti-convulsants, corticosteroids, thyroid drugs, diuretics and antibiotics.
e) Excessive exercise without adequate supplementation of nutrients.
f) Stress as it causes hormonal imbalances which in turn cause calcium to be lost from the bones.
g) Weak digestion limits bone health too. This often occurs as we age.The standard medical protocol for osteoporosis has been to use oestrogen. Oestrogens decrease bone reabsorption "but", associated with the decrease in bone reabsorption is a decrease in bone formation. Therefore, estrogens should not be expected to increase bone mass. Bone tissue should be broken down and rebuilt continuously, just like all of the other cells in our body. This process takes place when osteoclasts help to dissolve old bone tissue, while osteoblasts stimulate new bone growth. Because estrogen has a rate limiting effect on osteoclasts it delays the breakdown of bone tissue. Natural progesterone, on the other hand, stimulates osteoblast production which results in new bone tissue growth.
In 1981, Dr John R Lee began what is now a landmark study of progesterone in the treatment of osteoporosis: Every one of the sixty three women treated with progesterone had an increase in bone mass. Furthermore, in many cases this increase was substantial, far greater that what has been achieved with other osteoporosis therapies. Dr Earl Mindel author of "The Vitamin Bible" states in his July 96 issue of the Mindel Letter that osteoporosis drugs such as Fosomax, Didronel and Floride do not prevent or reverse osteoporosis, and can cause serious side effects. What these drugs do is temporarily create denser bone that looks better on X-rays but is of poor quality and causes increased risk of fracture! Dr Mindel goes on to say that "If you're at risk for osteoporosis, remember that the only thing now to actually prevent and reverse it is natural progesterone, preferably used as a skin cream. And don't forget to get plenty of weight bearing exercise."
To add to what Dr Mindel says, it is vitally important to take supplements to build our bones, as the nutritioal content of our food these days is deficient. Take both vitamins and mineral supplements, making sure you get adequate Vit K as well as a balanced calcium ,magnesium and zinc suuplement
These include: acne; facial pigment; erythema; herpes simplex; urticaria; psoriasis; neurodermititis; rosacea; seborrhea; keratoses; dryness; early aging; excessive bruising. The preceding list of problems can occur due to a lack of progesterone.
Many so called thyroid problems are nothing more than oestrogen dominance, as oestrogen blocks the effective action of the thyroid hormones. Doctors will usually administer the drug “Altroxin”, but in a lot of cases progesterone cream is all that is needed to correct this imbalance.