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Absolutely, natural progesterone can suppress endometriosis!
Oestrogen will stimulate endometriosis whereas progesterone will prevent it.

In the mechanism of cell multiplication, it is oestrogen which is responsible to trigger the BCL 2 gene which causes the cells to multiply uncontrollably – On the other hand progesterone switches OFF the BCL 2 gene and switches ON the P53 gene which sends messages to the cell to mature and die.

If this message is not switched off by Progesterone, then the cells which lines the uterus continue to multiply and go wild …. causing Endometriosis.

 As oestrogen is the problem, AVOID all form of oestrogen!

 Endometriosis is caused by the imbalance between too much oestrogen and a deficiency of progesterone.  This unopposed oestrogen results in many ‘symptoms of oestrogen dominance’ including endometriosis.

Using natural progesterone cream for endometriosis over a few months can help reverse this condition

BEWARE OF GETTING OESTROGEN DOMINANT!

In fact, we live in a “Sea of oestrogens

  • We are surrounded by Xeno-oestrogens in the environment (molecules that mimics the action of oestrogen). These are mostly found in petrochemicals such as insecticides, plastics, mineral oil-based creams, household products, car fumes and others.
  • The Pill or HRT also contains estrogen and synthetic progesterone which will cause oestrogen dominance.
  • When the ovaries don’t produce and release the egg it will cause oestrogen to rise. During an anovulatory cycle, the corpus luteum doesn’t produce ANY progesterone and oestrogen becomes the dominant hormone. Today, on average, this happens around the age of 34 years old!

Progesterone is the only antagonist to too much oestogen.

PROGESTINS FOUND IN HRT & THE  PILL WILL HINDER EFFECTIVENESS OF NATURAL PROGESTERONE

Synthetic Progestins such as Megestrol and Provera compete with the receptor binding sites normally reserved for Progesterone. Progesterone taken together with these synthetic hormones will not work. You are advised to withdraw from using synthetic Progestins as found in the pill or HRT gradually before starting to use Natural Progesterone for treatment of Endometriosis.

HOW MUCH PROGESTERONE FOR SUPPRESSING ENDOMETRIOSIS

  1. For normal use between 100-200mg/day of progesterone is sufficient but in severe cases 500mg/day will be needed, its best to go by symptoms, adjusting it higher or lower as the weeks go by.
  2. Rub the cream on any part of the body that has good circulation before bed time – beasts, neck, chest, legs, arms, thighs, soles of the feet, or back.
  3. If you have a lot of body fat, the progesterone will be soaked up by the body fat first before getting into your blood stream. You may then need a higher dose to deal with endometriosis.

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Many women are infertile due to multiple early miscarriages!
In my interview with Wray Whyte, she shows us that if early progesterone fails to rise, after ovulation, implantation doesn’t take place.

Many women could possibly be miscarrying after two weeks, but not even aware that they’re pregnant, because they bleed, but they could be bleeding an embryo that is fertilized. “ and she went on to explain how to prevent this issue by using progesterone.
Interesting to see what she said a few years ago is being backed recently, by team of researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and University of Illinois at Chicago, who stated: “Micronised plant-derived progesterone could give hope to women who suffer multiple miscarriages in the first four to five weeks of pregnancy.” (*ref:1)

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Can Infertility & Miscarriage be caused by a lack of Progesterone?
Transcript of the Interview

Vero: Let’s speak on the fertility issue because it’s something that…

Wray: Yes, that’s fine.

Vero: carries so much…emotion.

Wray: Yes.

Vero: and the woman can be so desperate and really trying anything to fall pregnant.

What are the causes of Infertility & Miscarriage?

Wray: It’s such a huge topic. And there are so many things that can cause infertility. One, of course, is nutrition, not having the right nutrients. I think, going back to vitamin D again, a lack of it can cause anovulation.  It can stop ovulation. And if you don’t ovulate, you won’t fall pregnant.  And if this happens, the women are put onto ovulation stimulation drugs, rather than trying natural things like vitamin D.

I find very intriguing because it’s something that you never hear about it, or you never read about it. Everybody is told, and everybody believes, that progesterone only rises at ovulation.  And this isn’t true.  There’s a pre-ovulatory rise up to 50 hours prior to ovulation.  And it’s coming from the brain.  And they now believe that this rise in progesterone from the brain (***ref:1) causes LH (Luteinizing Hormone) to rise, which then initiates ovulation.  And it’s not LH rising and causing ovulation, it needs the progesterone to rise, so in other words, progesterone is initiating ovulation itself.  But it’s directed from the brain because prior to this sort of discovery, they thought that progesterone was only produced by the corpus luteum, not by the brain.  Well there’s been huge research now and it is produced by the brain.

So this surge of progesterone prior to ovulation, causing LH to surge, causing ovulation…so progesterone keeps rising because after ovulation obviously it keeps rising. I think instead of giving ovulation induction drugs, which causes LH to rise, causing ovulation, try progesterone before ovulation, within that 50 hour time span.

And I would be so fascinating to find if using progesterone, just those few hours prior to ovulation would cause your LH to go up, which will then cause you to ovulate, rather than take the drugs.  They’ve never done a study on it. But it’s worth trying. And then…they’ve also found essential to egg implantation, is an early progesterone rise, after ovulation.  If it’s too low, implantation doesn’t take place.  So again, if you use progesterone within the 50 hours before ovulating, that would ensure you have that early progesterone rise after ovulation because you’re now full of progesterone.  And the egg implantation would be much more successful.

And then the other thing of course, is where the corpus luteum doesn’t make enough progesterone.  So then they’re given drugs like HCG to stimulate the corpus luteum to make more progesterone.  But it’s so interesting because another study has found that progesterone itself causes…or stimulates, its own, production.  There is no negative feedback system in that corpus luteum-progesterone, cycle.  It’s unlike any other system in the body, which always has that negative feedback. It doesn’t with progesterone, you know with the progesterone cycle.  So using progesterone prior to ovulation would give you that first initial rise which would help ovulation; it would also ensure that you have the high initial rise which is vital for implantation and then it would also continue to give you the progesterone if the corpus luteum is not making enough.  So your chances of success are greater.

And then, you’ll know two weeks later, if you you’ve conceived at ovulation, or roundabout, and, but if you’re not using enough progesterone, it doesn’t support that pregnancy.

So I think that many women could possibly be miscarrying after two weeks, but not even aware that they’re pregnant, because they bleed, but they could be bleeding an embryo that is fertilized.  And so, if you use progesterone for helping with pregnancy, it’s essential not to stop it if you are using it, [like, when you follow your cycle], because if you stop you’ll bleed.  So you would continue using the progesterone.

Continue using Progesterone if you don’t bleed!

If you’re not pregnant, you will bleed.  Even if it’s a few days later, you will, unless you’re using very, very high doses like 400mg a day. You will bleed.  And then you can stop using the cream.  But if you don’t bleed, then the chances are you are pregnant and therefore you must continue on with it.

The other thing that saddens me is that women are given progesterone, usually suppositories, if they’re, they’ve had, intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF), and then they’re given it for maybe six weeks, or two months, at the most for three months and then they’re told to stop.
Now that’s going cold turkey off progesterone.  And one of the causes of miscarriages is a drop in progesterone.  So they must never go cold turkey off of it, they come off it very, very slowly.  That’s why I prefer the cream because you can do it slowly.  With suppositories, well I’ve had to tell the girls “well, cut the suppository into bits, and use the bits.” You know, how do you do slowly?  Same with injections.  You can’t slowly reduce on an injection. It’s sort of all or nothing.

Just as a recap, progesterone 50 hours before ovulation, or in that range, continue with it (progesterone), right through when you would be getting your period, i.e. two weeks later; and if you bleed, then you stop using the cream.  If you don’t, continue, then you’ll have a test and then, hopefully, you’re pregnant.

Vero: How much progesterone when we talk about infertility, what would be the recommended doses?

Wray: Well, I always stick to 100-200mg daily and always use the progesterone before falling pregnant.  So many women fall pregnant but because the doctor might be worried about miscarriages, they’ll be given progesterone at, maybe, the four week interval: they’re now four weeks pregnant. They get estrogen dominance, all the symptoms.  And they must use it before they fall pregnant.  And overcome all that, learn how to use it, what it feels like etc., before falling pregnant.

(*ref:1)
https://www.figo.org/news/progesterone-could-be-key-preventing-recurrent-miscarriage-0015458

(**ref:2)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1730816
http://womeninbalance.org/resources-research/progesterone-and-the-nervous-systembrain/

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A few years ago, Dr Mercola stated that constant use of progesterone can cause ‘dermal fatigue’ – Dermal fatigue basically is a condition when the body’s adipose tissues undergo a process of saturation up till a point when further absorption is reduced.

He said: “Progesterone is highly a fat soluble hormone. After many applications, the fat tissue becomes saturated with the hormone and it does not provide any beneficial effects. After reaching the saturation point, progesterone may hamper the adrenal hormone, cortisol and testosterone.”

However, This Claim Is Not Substantiated

If it was so, overweight people who have been using progesterone for a long period, would be saturated with progesterone and could go a long way without applying the cream, considering the amount of progesterone stored in their body!
But this is not the case, because the estrogen dominance symptoms would return quite quickly after stopping the use of progesterone. Progesterone levels begin dropping in the blood after about 13 hours, necessitating using it at least twice a day.

Progesterone Doesn’t Just ‘Get Stuck’ In Your Fat Tissues

Both Progesterone and Vitamin D are made from cholesterol, both these molecules are very similar. Not only is Vitamin D fat soluble but it can also be converted into a steroid. Moreover, just like progesterone, Vitamin D can also be transported throughout the body from the skin.

Yes, it does enter the fat cells, as it’s not water soluble, but the fat contains capillaries and they have red blood cells in them. These red blood cells are responsible for picking up and distributing the progesterone to the other tissues present in the body.

Check this article in the ‘Menopause Journal’ –  It says “However, one explanation is that after absorption through the skin, the lipophilic ingredients of creams, including progesterone, may have a preference for saturating the fatty layer below the dermis. Because there appears to be rapid uptake and release of steroids by red blood cells passing through capillaries, these cells may play an important role in transporting progesterone to salivary glands and other tissues.”, in other words saturated or not it still gets around the body.

But to remove it from your system, it does not require as much as 2 years either. Levels begin dropping after about 13 hours, necessitating using 100mgr to 200mgr of progesterone at least twice a day to reverse your symptoms.

Find out if you have Dermal fatigue

One way of finding out if you have dermal fatigue, is to drastically drop your progesterone intake for a few days, before increasing it again
If you experience oestrogen symptoms during that gap, you can be reassured that her receptors were working fine and that you do not have ‘Dermal fatigue’.

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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…

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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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…

People are confused when their estrogen symptoms get worst specially when using progesterone for the 1st time or increasing the cream dosage. They blame the Progesterone!! They don’t realise that the cream stimulates the estrogen receptors so they reduce the cream and it is contradictory! The symptoms will become less and they feel better, but they still have the adverse symptoms that they started with …  It’s not progesterone causing those symptoms it’s too much estrogen!

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Transcript of the interview

Vero Laos: Wray, let’s go back a little bit in time. So, you discovered that you had this progesterone deficiency 15 years ago. So, until now, until today, are you still using the cream, have you decreased the usage of the cream, when do you actually know that you need the cream?

Wray Whyte:  The symptom that comes back the quickest for me, I become emotionally sensitive and I am tearful. So, I know I’ve not been putting on enough. I think I also mentioned in the past that I am sometime a bit vague about putting it on. So, I’ll be in a hurry, I’ll squeeze out some, rub it all over and maybe I do this for a few days. And then I realized, because of my emotions that I actually haven’t been putting as much as I should and then I will increase the amount. But then also, if I find I need it, I will do that two week sort of stint, where I put two teaspoons a day on.

And, I find it does take two weeks before the symptoms reduce. It so much depends on the person because a friend of mine, she experimented because she heard I’ve done this and she found her hot flushes suddenly came back but it went quite quickly. But she didn’t have the emotional instability or the irritability and tiredness that I get. But, I think she’s got less fat cells than I have, so she makes less estrogen than me because that was one thing I wanted to point out which so many people aren’t aware of.

They think that when they get to menopause, their estrogen drops and that’s it. It’s not true. We make estrogen until the day we die in our fat cells. The estrogen is called Estrone and it’s just as potent as Estradiol, the estrogen we make pre-menopause in our ovaries. Estradiol should be low in menopause. But whenever a woman goes to have a test, they would only test Estradiol, whether she’s pre or postmenopausal and this is wrong. They will say your estrogen is low, you must take more, so they give Estradiol but they do not seem to know that menopausal women are still making it in their fat cells, so do men.

Men make Estrone as well and as they get older, their estrogen level increases and testosterone and progesterone decreases in them. This is another reason why they get these symptoms. So, it’s important to realize, we still make estrogen until we die or we do not make progesterone in the quantities we did in our premenopausal years, we make very little and it’s mostly to do with brain nerves, that sort of function, rather than reproductive. So, it is important to realize that.

Vero Laos: In regards to using the cream, so there can be a reactivation of the estrogen dominant symptoms and so that can be a bit confusing. Is it just we are going through a phase of detox where our estrogen receptors are being activated and the symptoms come up or, and we’ve got to wait for the progesterone cream we are taking to really take effect or do we need to increase the cream? So, it can be a bit confusing.

Wray Whyte: It is!  People do find it confusing because they are starting progesterone for the first time or increasing it because they’ve heard its better and the symptoms become worse. They then blame the progesterone. They don’t know anything about it stimulating estrogen, so they reduce progesterone and it’s paradoxical.

But they find of course that their symptoms become less. So therefore, this reinforces the belief it was the progesterone causing the problem. But then the symptoms come again. So they’re then, they reduce further still and they feel better until they finally sort of barely using progesterone but they still got the adverse symptoms that they started with. It’s not progesterone causing those symptoms. It’s estrogen, estrogen, estrogen, estrogen.

It was really interesting, just the other day, a woman wrote to me in a bit of a panic. She said she’d missed putting on her progesterone for 4 to 5 days. I think she’d gone away or something and left it behind. What would happen and I said, probably that her symptoms come back and she would definitely get estrogen dominance when she started the cream. She said, she wrote back and she said, very interesting because that’s exactly what happened, her hot flushes started getting worse, they got worse when she went back on the progesterone. She persevered, increased the progesterone, hot flushes went and now she’s back down to the level she was using. So, as I said, it can occur even within the hour. You have to sort of just play around with your own dose, your own amount and your own symptoms. It’s impossible for me or anybody to guide somebody through that, impossible.

Vero Laos: Okay!
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A simple web search for the term ‘progesterone’ will result in hundreds of pages; some of it good and some of it bad. With all those results, it is quite difficult to divide facts from fiction.

What are the most popular misconceptions about progesterone?

Some women claim progesterone, instead of making them feel better, does quite the opposite. Others say that it causes them to put on weight, prevents them from ovulating, or makes their hair fall out, the list goes on and on.

Should progesterone be blamed for all those symptoms?

In this article, I will do my best to clarify some common misconceptions, and show you why progesterone is not to blame for these health concerns.

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Progesterone Dosage is Vital !

First, it is vital to differentiate between the two hormones: Estrogen and Progesterone.

In a woman’s body, estrogen serves a variety of purposes; it stimulates subcutaneous fat cells to proliferate, which causes a woman’s body to gain its shape at puberty. Unfortunately too much Estrogen will cause weight gain that will be hard to lose unless the level of estrogen is reduced.

When someone doesn’t use enough progesterone supplementation, it will stimulate the estrogen receptors that trigger water retention and weight gain. This stimulation leads to a state of ‘estrogen dominance’.

Often when these symptoms occur, progesterone is blamed!

Then many reduce the dosage or stop using it!! Ironically it seems to give some relieve as the estrogen receptors are no longer stimulated….but it defeats the purpose of reversing estrogen dominance!!

Progesterone should not be blamed for estrogen dominance symptoms.

In fact, increasing progesterone dosage will dispel the estrogen dominance symptoms and help the individual regain a sense of normalcy.

It is important to balance estrogen and progesterone in the proper ratio for a healthy body.

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Low Progesterone leads to Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is necessary for the growth of an egg and the proliferation of endometrial cells during each menstrual cycle. But an excess of estrogen will mess up the cycle, prevent ovulation and increase the risk of massive bleeding and even endometrial cancer.

Using progesterone during the period of ovulation will stimulate the early release of progesterone so necessary for successful implantation of a fertilized ovum at pregnancy.

Many women have malfunctioning luteal phase, resulting in little or no progesterone being secreted during ovulation. These women are more likely to suffer estrogen dominance symptoms. Around age 35 (perimenopause) the progesterone levels drop due to anovulation. Low progesterone levels usually increase in frequency until menopause when the ovaries stop producing a viable ovum.

It is important to realize that even during perimenopause, the production of estrogen and testosterone do not decrease, resulting in estrogen dominant problems
It is recommended to use 100-200 mg progesterone daily. If symptoms persist more should be required. The amount depends entirely on symptoms. When symptoms are severe more will be needed.

If symptoms seem to get worse, do not reduce the progesterone dosage as many do, blaming the progesterone. These symptoms are signs that estrogen are stimulated, and that MORE progesterone is necessary.

Increasing the progesterone dosage is the only way to overcome estrogen dominant symptoms!

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