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Straight Talks with Wray Whyte…

So often, we get confused about the right amount of Progesterone Cream necessary to help us get rid of our estrogen symptoms. In my interview with Wray Whyte, she clears many common misunderstandings and gives us the essential guidelines for the cream to be effective.  

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Transcript of the Interview

Wray Whyte: I think in almost every one of the queries I get, and I get quite a few, they all ask how much cream to use, how much progesterone to use and I spend my life on a calculator because a lot of the people who write in use another cream with varying strengths.

So I have to work out for them how much and of course they’re always alarmed because most of the time, they have to use half the container to get the amount I suggest. But as far as dose is concerned, it really depends on symptoms. It doesn’t depend on weight, age, height at all and it depends a bit on sex because a man doesn’t need as much. But the problem is how much estrogen does a woman have in her body.

The more estrogen, the more progesterone is needed and what I’m finding, if women get the courage and listen to what I say and use a lot which is sometimes 10 times what they have been using. They are given 20 to 40 milligrams a day to use and I would say to use 100 to 200 or more… and they’re alarmed in this but there are some who listen and they are the ones that respond dramatically.

I have found and it was interesting that one girl had a doctor put her on 400 milligrams immediately. She had no estrogen-dominance symptoms at all, none, and I found women who do that, go really high (in progesterone dosage), don’t often get the symptoms. But I’ve got women using 1000 milligrams a day, half a tube. It’s a huge amount because their symptoms are just so bad and so it really depends only on symptoms which again are a reflection of how much estrogen you have in you. Not size, not weight, not height…. But symptoms, and to go high (to use a high dosage of progesterone)

Vero Laos: Yes. Actually, what you are saying is so interesting because we presume that just taking that little scoop everyday would be sufficient and as you say, it’s how much estrogen and how much estrogen-dominance we have is directly related to the amount of symptoms that we have. So then one would start on a high dose. What would be the regime that you would advice let’s say for the first three months?

Wray Whyte: If somebody is pre-menopausal i.e. they got a regular cycle but are having horrific symptoms, I tell them to ignore the cycle. So in other words, they would use the cream everyday and through their period as well and I say do this for two to three months. Sometimes they require longer, sometimes shorter but it doesn’t harm to use it through the cycle and what this means is that it gives progesterone a chance to become dominant. If you take a break, estrogen can rise so you’re back to square one every time you start the progesterone.

Going continuously on the cream, it suppresses estrogen continuously so it cannot rise and generally, at the end of the three months, the progesterone is now dominant and then once they sort of feel stable, they can start experimenting. They stop the cream and then see what happens. If the symptoms come back, they obviously haven’t gone on long enough but if the symptoms don’t come back, then they can continue not using the cream for the length of the follicular phase that they normally have.

Now this is another confusing thing because everyone is told to use the cream for 14 days and have a break for 14 days. Twenty-eight days is only the average length of our cycles. They range from 21 days to 35 days. If you add those two together, divide by two, you get to 28 and so the pill manufacturers put their pill in a 28-day package.

Everyone now thinks every woman has a 28-day cycle and it’s simply not true. So a woman with a 35-day cycle, she would only start using progesterone on day 21 and use it for the next 14 days. So she doesn’t use it (the cream) for three weeks but somebody with a very short cycle, 21 days,… she would start using it on day seven and use it for the next 14 days.

So you have to know… but there are some women who have erratic cycles some don’t, in which case you use the average.

Vero Laos: You would advise women with very bad estrogen dominance symptoms, not to respect the 14/14 days over the three months but just to use the cream the whole month and every day.

Wray Whyte: Things (the cycle will) sort themselves out. They don’t feel as bad because to my mind, it’s far better to use the cream daily and get rid of the symptoms. I feel it’s a small price to pay because sometimes, the cycle can get upset. So instead of a regular cycle, using it daily can make the cycle shorter or longer but that’s not the problem. It will sort itself out again once you start following the cycle.

So it’s important to realize for the recapping: size, weight, height do not play any part in it. The symptoms play the part. The worse the symptoms, the more progesterone is needed to overcome them and the longer normally you have to use it and I found using for two to three months daily, is sort of generally OK. Some women need longer.

Then if you feel stable, start following your cycle and the best is to start a 28-day and then your normal cycle will sort of flow from there and then things should start getting better but I found also estrogen dominance can come out of the blue. Some women can be coasting along for three months and they’re perfectly happy and then suddenly they get hit and I get this sort of panic letter. Sometimes there is no explanation for it. It’s usually stress.

Progesterone drops, estrogen rises. Symptoms come back. What causes this stress? It’s obviously the individual would know but that is something to be aware of. Estrogen can rise again and hit you suddenly without realizing it and there are so many factors now that cause estrogen to rise.

I’ve just finished answering somebody. Even milk which contains the bovine growth hormone causes IGF-1 to increase. This is insulin-like growth factor and that increases aromatase in the body. Aromatase converts more testosterone into estrogen …. so you get estrogen rising. We just don’t know what we’re doing with ourselves. At any one time, we could be eating a huge amount of phytoestrogens without realizing it and they’re in grains and legumes mainly. So, estrogen rises again. There are so many variables. It’s impossible to say but if it does happen, increase the cream again. Increase the progesterone.

Vero Laos: Excellent, Wray. That’s so interesting. So often we just follow the mainstream and we think we are OK but our health really matters and we have to be responsible. We have to know about our hormones. We have to know what causes such imbalance and how to preserve ourselves. We want to live long and we want to live healthy ……. and happy of course. I really appreciate your work and the way that you are really helping women all over. Thank you so much, Wray.


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I met with Wray Whyte in 2000 when I started using progesterone cream.

We became friends and later on I had the privilege of working alongside her to
help women make informed choices to take control of their health.

I interviewed Wray on several occasions on the benefits of progesterone therapy!

In March 2012, as we were heading to Greyton, in the beautiful Cape Province in South Africa, I did a series of interviews with her.

I’d like to share some footage of our travel through the Karoo together…with some fun moments.
As a Tribute to our beloved Wray who left us too soon!

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Wray Whyte was a champion in helping thousands of women balance their hormone naturally and regain their health. She was bright, generous and worked relentlessly as an advocate of natural hormonal balance.

Her legacy will continue to help women make informed choices about their health.

She made that statement about estrogen dominance:

“As estrogen is rising all over the world because of the environmental toxins, most of us are Estrogen dominant! We also consumed a significant amount of grains and legume which are estrogenic.
The main symptoms of estrogen dominance are weight gain, mood swings, depression and much more. Estrogen has valuable attributes which we need obviously – but some we don’t.
It is called an ‘inflammatory and excitatory hormone’ . It is a mitogen, in other words, it causes cells to proliferate whereas progesterone inhibits mitosis, so it stops the cells proliferating. Progesterone is also an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant – that is why I advocate using it to counter any possible estrogen dominance.”

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Straight Talks with Wray Whyte…

So often, we get confused about the right amount of Progesterone Cream necessary to help us get rid of our estrogen symptoms. In my interview with Wray Whyte, she clears many common misunderstandings and gives us the essential guidelines for the cream to be effective.  

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Transcript of the Interview

Wray Whyte: I think in almost every one of the queries I get, and I get quite a few, they all ask how much cream to use, how much progesterone to use and I spend my life on a calculator because a lot of the people who write in use another cream with varying strengths.

So I have to work out for them how much and of course they’re always alarmed because most of the time, they have to use half the container to get the amount I suggest. But as far as dose is concerned, it really depends on symptoms. It doesn’t depend on weight, age, height at all and it depends a bit on sex because a man doesn’t need as much. But the problem is how much estrogen does a woman have in her body.

The more estrogen, the more progesterone is needed and what I’m finding, if women get the courage and listen to what I say and use a lot which is sometimes 10 times what they have been using. They are given 20 to 40 milligrams a day to use and I would say to use 100 to 200 or more… and they’re alarmed in this but there are some who listen and they are the ones that respond dramatically.

I have found and it was interesting that one girl had a doctor put her on 400 milligrams immediately. She had no estrogen-dominance symptoms at all, none, and I found women who do that, go really high (in progesterone dosage), don’t often get the symptoms. But I’ve got women using 1000 milligrams a day, half a tube. It’s a huge amount because their symptoms are just so bad and so it really depends only on symptoms which again are a reflection of how much estrogen you have in you. Not size, not weight, not height…. But symptoms, and to go high (to use a high dosage of progesterone)

Vero Laos: Yes. Actually, what you are saying is so interesting because we presume that just taking that little scoop everyday would be sufficient and as you say, it’s how much estrogen and how much estrogen-dominance we have is directly related to the amount of symptoms that we have. So then one would start on a high dose. What would be the regime that you would advice let’s say for the first three months?

Wray Whyte: If somebody is pre-menopausal i.e. they got a regular cycle but are having horrific symptoms, I tell them to ignore the cycle. So in other words, they would use the cream everyday and through their period as well and I say do this for two to three months. Sometimes they require longer, sometimes shorter but it doesn’t harm to use it through the cycle and what this means is that it gives progesterone a chance to become dominant. If you take a break, estrogen can rise so you’re back to square one every time you start the progesterone.

Going continuously on the cream, it suppresses estrogen continuously so it cannot rise and generally, at the end of the three months, the progesterone is now dominant and then once they sort of feel stable, they can start experimenting. They stop the cream and then see what happens. If the symptoms come back, they obviously haven’t gone on long enough but if the symptoms don’t come back, then they can continue not using the cream for the length of the follicular phase that they normally have.

Now this is another confusing thing because everyone is told to use the cream for 14 days and have a break for 14 days. Twenty-eight days is only the average length of our cycles. They range from 21 days to 35 days. If you add those two together, divide by two, you get to 28 and so the pill manufacturers put their pill in a 28-day package.

Everyone now thinks every woman has a 28-day cycle and it’s simply not true. So a woman with a 35-day cycle, she would only start using progesterone on day 21 and use it for the next 14 days. So she doesn’t use it (the cream) for three weeks but somebody with a very short cycle, 21 days,… she would start using it on day seven and use it for the next 14 days.

So you have to know… but there are some women who have erratic cycles some don’t, in which case you use the average.

Vero Laos: You would advise women with very bad estrogen dominance symptoms, not to respect the 14/14 days over the three months but just to use the cream the whole month and every day.

Wray Whyte: Things (the cycle will) sort themselves out. They don’t feel as bad because to my mind, it’s far better to use the cream daily and get rid of the symptoms. I feel it’s a small price to pay because sometimes, the cycle can get upset. So instead of a regular cycle, using it daily can make the cycle shorter or longer but that’s not the problem. It will sort itself out again once you start following the cycle.

So it’s important to realize for the recapping: size, weight, height do not play any part in it. The symptoms play the part. The worse the symptoms, the more progesterone is needed to overcome them and the longer normally you have to use it and I found using for two to three months daily, is sort of generally OK. Some women need longer.

Then if you feel stable, start following your cycle and the best is to start a 28-day and then your normal cycle will sort of flow from there and then things should start getting better but I found also estrogen dominance can come out of the blue. Some women can be coasting along for three months and they’re perfectly happy and then suddenly they get hit and I get this sort of panic letter. Sometimes there is no explanation for it. It’s usually stress.

Progesterone drops, estrogen rises. Symptoms come back. What causes this stress? It’s obviously the individual would know but that is something to be aware of. Estrogen can rise again and hit you suddenly without realizing it and there are so many factors now that cause estrogen to rise.

I’ve just finished answering somebody. Even milk which contains the bovine growth hormone causes IGF-1 to increase. This is insulin-like growth factor and that increases aromatase in the body. Aromatase converts more testosterone into estrogen …. so you get estrogen rising. We just don’t know what we’re doing with ourselves. At any one time, we could be eating a huge amount of phytoestrogens without realizing it and they’re in grains and legumes mainly. So, estrogen rises again. There are so many variables. It’s impossible to say but if it does happen, increase the cream again. Increase the progesterone.

Vero Laos: Excellent, Wray. That’s so interesting. So often we just follow the mainstream and we think we are OK but our health really matters and we have to be responsible. We have to know about our hormones. We have to know what causes such imbalance and how to preserve ourselves. We want to live long and we want to live healthy ……. and happy of course. I really appreciate your work and the way that you are really helping women all over. Thank you so much, Wray.

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 Straight Talks with Wray Whyte…

3 Essentials to look for when buying a Progesterone Cream: Are the ingredients safe? Is the Progesterone well absorbed? What is the amount of active ingredients in the cream?  Look for Natural Preservatives instead of synthetic one  and make sure you are not paying for the price of fancy container but rather for the amount of progesterone in the cream.

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Transcript of the interview

 Vero Laos: The question that many, many people would ask in regards to the choosing the right progesterone cream. There are so many progesterone creams on the market today.

Wray Whyte: I don’t mind what cream or what suppository or however people take it, I mean, I’ll answer any questions. It doesn’t make any difference to me. But what I do ask people to look for is the ingredients, are they safe? Because some of them have got adverse effects and is it absorbed?

We run saliva tests periodically to see if the progesterone is being absorbed. So, a naturopath does it for us, she gets a patient who’s never had it, she does it before test and then a month or two later an after test. The progesterone in every case shoots up. So, it’s absorbed very well.  So, if you use a cream, some people have said they’ve used one which is incredibly thick and takes a long, long time to rub in. That shouldn’t be the case. You shouldn’t have to rub it in a long time. So, you need to look at what carrier, the thickness, the toxic ingredients if there are any. A lot of doctors prefer using injection and suppositories. They also like the oral or the fizzy vaginal tablet because it gives you a dose, they are used to doses. To my mind, progesterone should not be done in dose form. It should be solely by symptom. So, I prefer a cream for that reason.

You don’t have a measured amount.  So, for instance, if somebody’s using suppositories and they want to reduce the amount because their symptoms have gone, what do you do? Shave a bit off the suppository each day to get less progesterone, cut it in half a quarter? The same with injections which are apparently very painful, you could give half an injection I suppose, same with the capsules. In fact, if people are taking capsules, I say, cut it open, add it to a cream and rub it on your skin instead.

The other advantage to cream, it can just be put anywhere. It is the best burn ointment I have ever come across. So, people have used it to heal leg ulcers, just filling up the ulcer with progesterone in places and other minor wounds. You can’t do that with a suppository or an injection. So, I always asked them to look at the ingredients and the amount obviously, if you’re buying something which isn’t as strong because a lot of people look at the price of the container. They don’t look at the fact that they’re actually buying an active ingredient. If they work out a comparison, they’ll find that in some cases, they’re paying twice what they would be paying with another brand. That is the important thing to look at, not the price of the container. So, those are the things I would ask people to look for.

Vero Laos:  You did mention the toxic ingredients that we have to watch out. Can you just expand a bit more on that?

Wray Whyte:  Some of the preservatives they use. The Parabens have been used for years. There have been papers done on them that say they are still safe and some that advice not using them.  The Propyl paraben has got slight estrogenic properties. So, maybe it’s advisable not to use something with that in and another one that people favour is Phenoxyethanol. Its hazard rating isn’t very high but it is a synthetic so I wouldn’t recommend using it. Antioxidants, mostly people use Rosemary or Vitamin E for the antioxidant properties it has. I haven’t yet seen in the progesterone creams, BHA or BHT. Now, those are synthetic antioxidants used in a lot of fried foods and baked foods, biscuits and cookies and things like that but those have got estrogenic properties. But as I‘ve said, I haven’t seen those used in progesterone creams but certainly in other creams. So, look for the natural antioxidants, natural preservatives rather than synthetic.

You know, you’re using a progesterone cream all you actually need is a vehicle which is an oil to get it into the skin. You do not need 20 other ingredients added to it. Just add some cost to the cream. So, that’s one reason why we’ve kept no unnecessary added ingredients. I remember once, you asked me about the liposomes’ and we never got to finish that. I think we got cut off. A lot of creams are saying that they’ve got liposomes in them but it’s a very expensive system for getting drugs into the body. You can put a tiny amount of liposomes into a cream and say its got liposome’s in it. But it won’t be based solely on just liposomes because they’re far too expensive. It will have other oils in it as well. And, from the saliva tests we run, we found they’re not necessary, not at all. Progesterone gets into the tissue. So, it’s an expensive cream which to my mind is not worth bothering with.

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Many people have a misconception that progesterone and synthetic progestins (as found in HRT and the pill) is the same hormone.

They are not!

This confusion, even among certain health care professionals, misleads into believing that natural progesterone poses a cancer threat.

Studies published in 1995 found that women who had been exposed to HRT for longer than 5 years had a 32% increased risk of getting breast cancer. If the estrogen was combined with a progestin, it went up to 41%, and for those women who were post-menopausal the risk went up to 71%, while the risk of getting ovarian cancer went up by 72%. Further sub analysis showed that the SYNTHETIC PROGESTIN was actually the culprit causing the increased breast cancer risk. (Source Dr Anna Garrett)

Clinical studies by the Emory University suggest that progesterone is a beneficial and effective hormone. The University has been investigating this hormone for the last 20 years. A study conducted in 2006 on the victims of traumatic brain surgery also established that progesterone is effective in reversing the brain oedema after the injury. Progesterone showed no harmful side effects on the victims.

There are many studies that suggest how progesterone protects from cancer by activating the gene p53. Abnormal cells keep growing and multiplying when this gene is inactive.
Too much estrogen is known to trigger heart diseases and cancer. Progesterone protects from cancer by slowing down the production of the estrogen.
Various studies highlight the protective function of progesterone in the body. It prevents hypertension, lowers blood fat, prevents coronary artery disease, protects from endometrial and ovarian cancer, and epilepsy. The presence of progesterone in the body is essential for a healthy pregnancy as well as preventing miscarriages, it also aids in vasomotor symptoms.

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Progesterone protects from Cancer

The alarmingly increased rate of cancer is a result of pollution, toxins from agriculture and industry, processed foods and increase usage of prescription medicines such as estrogen. Studies reveal that only 5% of cancer is heredity.

A study in 2002 also revealed that the increasing occurrence of cancer in humans is due to a lack of UV-B and vitamin D3. Experts suggest by having careful exposure of sun and taking vitamin D supplements regularly can help in reducing the rate of cancer. Progesterone and vitamin D are of similar nature and studies suggest that a lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone.

Exposure to high level of estrogen can result in cancers of the breast, ovaries, and endometriosis in women and prostate, testicular, and breast cancer in men.
The studies also highlight the fact that the longer a woman is exposed to her own natural estrogens, she will be at a greater risk of developing breast cancer. Women who have low levels of progesterone are 5% more at risk of developing cancers.

How much progesterone to use?

The daily recommended progesterone dosage for women is 100 -200 mg daily, and for men it is between 10 – 100 mg per day. However the dosage should be increased until the estrogen dominance symptoms are taken care of. Progesterone can be used to sooth the radiation burn of radio-therapy and regenerate the skin. Progesterone is neuro protective agent as well as prevents lipid per-oxidation and protects the vascular system. This hormone works as an anti-inflammatory agent and is known to reduce the response of natural killer cells.
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Low progesterone is considered to be the main cause of the pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS highly affects a women’s physical and mental state. The symptoms of PMS can range from depression, anxiety, weigh gain, mood swings, raging temper, cramps, dizziness, and dehydration to different types of skin problems.

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Beware of Low Progesterone and high Estrogen

Nowadays more and more women start experiencing anovulatory cycles (no ovulation). This has caused PMS to increase for women in their 30’s. This hormonal imbalance is caused by low progesterone and high estrogen levels, due to the influence of xeno-estrogens, an endocrine disruptor which mimic the action of estrogen in the body.

Teenage girls have also started to experience low progesterone and PMS due to the high level of estrogen in their body.
Estrogen dominance suppresses the activity of the thyroid glands, which will give you a temporary hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This triggers the adrenaline which makes women more irritable and temperamental.

I would suggest small regular meals of proteins and complex carbohydrates every three to four hour to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Weight gain is a result of low progesterone and PMS

In order to raise their blood sugar, women with PMS usually gain weight two weeks before their periods due to cravings for sweet foods. Some women can gain up to 5 kg or more which make them look like they are pregnant, which gets really distressing!!
Natural progesterone therapy will help you control your weight by balancing the estrogen level and adjusts the hormonal imbalance.

Avoid birth control pill to treat PMS

Some doctors and gynecologists prescribe pills such as birth control pills, etc. for PMS. It contains progestin and progestogens which is NOT bio-identical progesterone. This treatment should be avoided as it causes women to become more estrogen dominant, making the PMS worse. To increase the Bio-identical Progesterone dosage for PMS should be considered as the prime treatment.

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Progesterone Dosage for PMS

Usually 400mg/day of progesterone cream is needed to stop heavy bleeding and this corrects the cycle as well.

You could also consider taking at least 2000mg/day NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), 2000mg/day taurine and at least 5000iu vitamin D. Taurine is low in dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and vitamin D is a vital nutrient, a lack causes cells to malfunction, and reduces the benefits of progesterone. Initially progesterone can upset the cycle, but it should have settled by now.

Extract taken from Dr Katherina Dalton’s book ‘PMS The Essential Guide to Treatment Options

Chapter 13
It is a well-recognized fact about PMS that most sufferers are free of their monthly problems when pregnant, or at least during the second half of pregnancy. This is because the placenta produces huge amounts of progesterone to keep the pregnancy going – it may raise the level of progesterone in the blood to 40 or even 50 times the greatest amount found in non-pregnant women. However, there are a few women who continue to experience their PMS symptoms daily during later pregnancy, and these women are the ones who are most at risk of developing pre-eclampsia (page 150).

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Hot flashes are usually worse towards the end of Peri-menopause and at the beginning of menopause. During that transition period about 50% of women experience them, and many continue to do so for several years.

During this time, anovulatory cycles occur more frequently, which reduces the production progesterone in the body. While ovarian estrogen does not fall until the last viable egg has completed its development. Moreover, oestrone (estrogen) is still produced by fat (adipose) cells. It causes an imbalance as progesterone is not able to counter the excess of estrogen.
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What can cause Hot flashes?

Hot flashes increase in severity and frequency just before menopause, when menstrual cycle becomes irregular (peri-menopause).

Progesterone drops sharply during the last year or two of peri-menopause, but estrogen does not. When the ratio is disturbed, hot flashes occur.

When blood glucose drops too suddenly after eating or drinking something sweet, it causes a surge in adrenaline and noradrenaline that cause a hot flush.

A drop in serotonin caused by stress can trigger a hot flush. This drop can occur due to a lack of the precursor amino acid tryptophan in the diet, or a reduced ability to convert tryptophan into serotonin.

Men also experience hot flashes. It can be caused by low testosterone, particularly in older men going through andropause. It can also happen during anti-androgen therapy for prostate or testicular cancer, or after removal of the testes.

Hot flashes and sweating are more prevalent in menopausal women with Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

The benefits of Progesterone Cream for Hot flashes:

  • Progesterone is a strong anxiolytic, partly due to its action on the GABA receptor sites. GABA is a calming neurotransmitter.
  • Progesterone partially prevents the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline from the adrenals.
  • Progesterone is an anti-inflammatory hormone, mainly due to its metabolite allopregnanolone as opposed to estrogen which is an inflammatory agent.
  • Progesterone is also a potent vasodilator, it reduces blood pressure, plus it increases the production of Nitric Oxide which is a powerful vasodilator –
  • Progesterone will restore imbalance in the progesterone to estrogen ratio, and help eliminate hot flashes

    All these factors helps reduce and eliminate hot flashes!!

Natural treatment & Cure for hot flashes

In seeking a cure for hot flashes it’s essential to:

  • Reduce stress.
  • Keep blood glucose stable by avoiding all sugars or starchy food or drink containing sugar,
    (grains, legumes or sweet fruits and vegetables that fall into this category).
  • Use Bio-identical Progesterone cream to preserve the ratio of progesterone to estrogen high. 600:1 is recommended to feel well!
  • Deep breathing exercises and acupuncture can help reduce the stress linked to hot flashes

In average menopausal women require 100-200mg/day progesterone unless symptoms are severe. Once the hot flashes have started, it will only respond to levels of 400mg/day or more.
Men need 10-100mg/day progesterone, but 100mg/day and over will be needed to stop hot flashes.
Consider supplementing with:
Tryptophan/5-HTP, the precursor amino acid to serotonin,
Tyrosine, the precursor amino acid to dopamine. By raising the dopamine levels, it will inhibit prolactin production.
Vitamin D is also essential for the normal functioning of all cells. It’s also a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, have a test done!

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Women are hesitant using Bio-identical Progesterone cream when they don’t understand the difference between; Progesterone Progestin & Progestogens. Health Professionals often use these definitions interchangeably creating confusion in the mind of the public. Only Bio Identical Progesterone (just as our body makes it) is safe to use. Unlike synthetic hormones, Progesterone can be broken down into metabolites, that will calm us, act as an anti-inflammatory… among many other benefits. Our health choices depend upon understanding the fundamental differences between Progesterone, Progestin and Progestogens….find out more..
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Transcript of the interview:

 Vero:  Another question that we come across often and it’s the misconception or the lack of understanding, even among the medical people, between natural Progesterone or Progesterone Progestin and Progestogens.

 Wray:  Yes. They take progesterone and they change the molecule. The Progestin’s were designed because they discovered that progesterone, when taken orally, was destroyed in the gut and the liver. So, to overcome this so they could add it to the contraceptive pill because they realized both hormones were needed, they came up with the Progestins. They’re many now, some are derived from progesterone, some unfortunately are derived from testosterone, so they have androgenic properties so can cause acne and skin problem and facial hair in women who use them. There are dozens now in the market but in every one of them, the actual progesterone molecule has been changed.

Vero: There are so much adverse effects in regards to Progestins and Progestogens that makes people a bit scared and they don’t understand how safe natural progesterone is because of the adverse effect that they are with Progestin and Progestogen that there’s a bit of mix up and confusion arising from that, isn’t it?

 Wray:  Hugely! I think principally because the papers and doctors use the term interchangeably. Luckily, there are many people who realize and I’ve got papers (medical articles), where they say, not all Progestins are created equal and they compare the natural with the others. I’m glad because, I just wish though, this would get through to the medical profession that they are very, very different substances, very, very different. The one thing they found and this came out through the TBI (traumatic brain injury) studies, is because they tried MPA (Medoxyprogesterone-Acetate) which is commonly known as Provera. They tried that and it does reduce oedema like progesterone does but there it ends. It cannot be metabolized into the same metabolites that I mentioned earlier that progesterone is. So, you won’t get Allopregnanolone, which has this potent analgesic anti-anxiety effect. So, they’re very, very different. The body cannot metabolize it into the metabolites which are also vital. One day, it might get known.

Vero: Is Provera, Premarin are they as widely used today as it was 15 years ago?

 Wray:  No. They did the Women’s Health Initiative and they did this study in England called “The Million Women Study.” The result from that really puzzled people because they found that the things that they thought estrogen was helping for actually became worse. Women heard about this of course, so stopped using it, huge amount. They’re now trying to persuade women to use estrogen only for a shorter period of time and as low a dose as possible to get rid of menopausal symptoms. But, you and I know that progesterone gets rid of them safely without taking the risk of using estrogen. So I don’t see the point of it.
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Straight Talks with Wray Whyte…

In my interview with Wray Whyte, she shares her personal story, how she found out 15 years ago, that she had a Progesterone Deficiency.  She had terrible dizziness,cracked heels, flaking finger nails, terrible mood swings, depression, terrible fatigue and  muscular weakness. Some days she could barely walked

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Transcript of the interview

Vero Laos: Hello Wray, it is great to have you again online this early morning.. Speaking from Cape Town and me from Mauritius. So… to carry on from the last interview that we did. I would like us to really hear more about your own experience. When did you actually find that you had progesterone deficiency?

Wray Whyte: I know …that was a wonderful journey and still is…

I was in Johannesburg at the time and I had a very strange day, I thought my blood pressure had dropped so low that it was barely working, because that was how I actually felt that day. So I went to the local chemist, I didn’t have a doctor then and I still don’t have one …, and he took my blood pressure and he said it was high.. I have never had high blood pressure so I didn’t recognize it and he suggested I went to see a doctor or my doctor and I said I did not have one.

He recommended I went to one up above the chemist, which I did. I was 47 then and I said I knew nothing about hormones but could it be something to do with that? And anyway he decided to take blood and the results came back, estrogen was fine and various other things, he took my FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH(Luteinizing Hormone)  but he never took PROGESTERONE because they didn’t in those days and I’ve discovered they still don’t unless you asked for it.

By then I had read about Progesterone and all the symptoms fitted. He had just read the same book that I had actually read and he said he would test the hormones again. This was now about a year later, and my symptoms had just gone worse and worse. So he did  another  test and the results came back, PROGESTERONE was 0.6 which is about same level  you get in the follicular phase and that’s what men get, but this was done in my luteal phase (peak Luteal). So obviously there was something very wrong,  i.e: lack progesterone. So he suggested and I tried it, I did…

In those days it was difficult to get hold of a progesterone cream and there was one the chemist was selling, and it turned out to be a yam cream, not progesterone. And I was while I was on that that I started to get have hot flushes which I never had before, it was the most awful experience. I wrote the company and they agreed it was not progesterone it was a Yam cream and they were selling it as progesterone…which was rather fraudulent. Anyway I did find a progesterone cream and the hot flushes went in 10 days which was such a relief, and then I ran out of the cream because I haven’t ordered enough and the hot flashes came back, this convinced me progesterone worked. And then I found gradually, because I am not using the high dosage I am using now.. the symptoms I had been suffering from started to disappear, I had terrible dizziness, I had cracked heels, flaking finger nails, terrible mood swings, I’d go into rages, and depression, terrible fatigue. I had muscular weakness, so bad that some days I could barely walked…other days were fine, and it would fluctuate all the time.. all of these actually started going away.

Friends started asking me what was the change, how did I changed things. So I told them about the progesterone. They started using it and all their symptoms started going. Then I was ordering creams from a compounded pharmacy for them, and then one day my brother said why not make your own because I had been making my own hand creams since I was nineteen.

With the help of a British firm who sells raw material, we started experimenting with different ingredients until we eventually got the one we liked the best – that was 15 years ago. I was a bit crude in those days because we were just actually making it in the kitchen, putting in little tubs and selling it …distributing it by post to all the people that knew, and it was helping them… then it got to the point where we weren’t making enough, so we then started to have a lab making it for us. And we started putting it into tubes rather than the funny little containers, then when more info came to the web about safer more natural ingredients, then we started changing our formula until you got the formula which we have today.

 So that is in a nutshell…that is the story

Vero Laos: Wonderful, I would like to ask you more questions about the cream but I think it will be on another chapter. And by the way what was that book that you’ve read that really turned your world around?

Wray Whyte: It was Leslie Kenton’s book “Passage to Power”, and interestingly the Doctor was married to a Pharmacist and she had read the book and that’s why he had read it. She found it important and it was to her pharmacy that I had been going to

Vero Laos: Years afterwards, obviously, you are still using the cream?

 Wray Whyte: Definitely!

Vero Laos: Not because you are making it…

Wray Whyte:  DEFINITELY!

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Bio identical Hormone therapy  is the best choice for menopausal women who need hormone replacement therapy because of hot flushes, pain, mood swings etc… One of the most vital roles of Natural progesterone is to balance or oppose the excess of estrogen produced by the body. Many studies demonstrate that unopposed estrogen increases considerably the risk for breast cancer and uterine cancers.

Estrogen levels of women facing menopause drop to forty-sixty%, just enough to stop the menstrual cycle.  However, progesterone levels may drop to close to zero in some women.  Since, progesterone is the precursor to many steroid hormones, one can appreciate just how wide ranging the effects of progesterone deficiency are.

Proper supplementation with Natural progesterone will greatly enhance your overall hormone balance after menopause.

Some other benefits of Progesterone:

  • Stimulates bone-building and helps shield against osteoporosis
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Increases one’s physical and mental energy
  • Makes one calmer
  • Protects against toxic substances and acts as a natural diuretic.

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Progesterone vs Progestins

Natural Progesterone is much safer to use than progestin or progestogens like Provera, Premarin ..etc, because it is  natural to the body and it has no undesirable effects when used as directed. If you have some doubts about how different progesterone is from the progestin, bear in mind that the placenta produces three hundred-400 mg of progesterone daily throughout the last few months of pregnancy.  We understand how safe Natural progesterone is when such level are produced for the developing baby.  However, even a fraction of this dose of Progestin, can cause birth defects.

The progestin used in contraceptive pills and HRT can cause various complications on the long terms such as  loss of vision, breast cancer, an increased risk of strokes, fluid retention, migraine headaches, asthma, cardiac irregularities and depression.

What is estrogen Dominance?

Dr.John Lee (M.D)  used the term “estrogen dominance,” to explain what happens when the ratio or balance of estrogen to progesterone is changed by excess estrogen or inadequate progesterone.

Estrogen is a potentially dangerous hormone when not balanced by adequate progesterone. Both women who have suffered from PMS and women, who have suffered from menopausal symptoms, can recognize the hallmark symptoms of estrogen dominance: weight gain, bloating, mood swings, irritability, tender breasts, headaches, fatigue, depression, hypoglycemia, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and fibrocystic breasts.  Estrogen dominance is understood to cause and/or contribute to cancer of the breast, ovary, endometrium (uterus), and prostate.

Why Bio identical Hormone therapy is not commonly prescribed?

As Natural Progesterone cannot be patented – it equals NO PROFITS for the pharmaceutical lab.   So, a  majority of doctors have not heard about the benefits of progesterone and the concept of progesterone balance. Fortunately, however, a few enlightened medical doctors in the USA, Britain and elsewhere have been using progesterone to treat their patients for more than 50 years.

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