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PROGESTERONE THERAPY (Increase body's PROGESTERONE levels)

PROGESTERONE Therapy

- Increase body's PROGESTERONE levels

First try to reduce body's excess estrogen

The first approach to an estrogen dominance over PROGESTERONE (in women) or TESTOSTERONE (in men) is to reduce estrogen levels in the body - For information on how to decrease the body's excess estrogen levels, see:

Reduce estrogen levels

How to raise body's PROGESTERONE levels

(A)Help adrenal glands increase their PROGESTERONE production

The innermost layer of the adrenal glands produces small amounts of the sex hormones (Androgens, estrogens and PROGESTERONE)

High vitamin E (>600IU) intake reduces LDL-Cholesterol - a precursor for producing PROGESTERONE

High intake of animal fats and elevated estrogen levels decrease PROGESTERONE synthesis

Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin B5 – promote PROGESTERONE synthesis, according to Dr. Ray Peat

Raymond F. Peat, Estrogen: Simply Dangerous, Ray Peat's newsletter, July 1995

PROGESTERONE-boosting Foods – avocado, raw nuts and seeds, olives, salmon and tuna;

Hormone balancing herbs – Dong Quai, Wild yams, Macafem, Licorice, Vitex

(b) Try and reduce stress

Stress uses up PROGESTERONE – when under stress, most of the PROGESTERONE produced by the body is converted into the corticosteroid hormones to deal with emotional stress or fight or flight situations. This creates an estrogen dominance situation leading to insomnia and anxiety, which further taxes the adrenals, and a vicious cycle continues as PROGESTERONE is used to make stress hormones.

Balance Adrenal “Stress Management”Glands

(c) Supplement with bio-identical PROGESTERONE

One should exercise caution when utilizing PROGESTERONE supplementation.

FIRST - use other tacticsto NATURALLY boost PROGESTERONE and reduce estrogen levels in the body:

Before considering PROGESTERONE supplementation

EXCEPTION

PROGESTERONE Supplementation IS A USEFUL & SAFE “TOOL”for Conception and Pregnancy problems related to Luteal Phase Deficiency (LPD) to Prevent miscarriage and preterm labor/premature birth – since PROGESTERONE levels are naturally high during pregnancy

PROGESTERONE for Conception and Pregnancy Problems related to Luteal Phase Deficiency (LPD)

PROGESTERONE supplementation may be beneficial when you are living today's ‘Typical'lifestyle - as it helps to control your hormone imbalance symptoms. However, controlling symptoms does not bring about healing. Only our bodies can heal, and when we keep putting stuff in and on our bodies in an attempt to promote healing, we just get in our body's way. Again, decreasing the body's estrogen load should be the first approach to your hormone imbalance.

For information on how to increase PROGESTERONE levels in the body in order to counter-balance estrogen presence:

How to supplement Progesterone

References

http://www.johnleemd.com/store/resource_hormonetest.html

The Estrogen Alternative: A guide to Natural Hormone Balance

PROGESTERONE - Links

PROGESTERONE

Related Links:

ABOUT PROGESTERONE

PROGESTERONE –“Precursor to Androgens, Estrogens and Corticoids”

- Production in the body

- Levels in the body

- Estrogens and PROGESTERONE in Lifestage Events

FUNCTIONS

Functions in the body

HEALTH BENEFITS

- BPH / Prostate Cancer

- Conception and Pregnancy

- Body/Mind Hormonal Balance

- Osteoporis / Bone Building

- Thyroid Function / Fat-burning

- Traumatic Brain Injury

SUPPLEMENTATION

PROGESTERONE Therapy

- How to supplement PROGESTERONE

- Before considering PROGESTERONE supplementation

-Bioidentical PROGESTERONE

What to Look For in a Bioidentical PROGESTERONE Cream or Gel

- Delivery Method Choices

Oral

Sublingual

Epithelial: Transdermal, Vaginal, Rectal

Intramuscular (I.M.) Injection

-Supplementation to aid conception / prevent miscarriage with Luteal Phase Deficiency (LTD)

- PROGESTERONE Dosage Chart

Hormones Links

HORMONES- Related Links:

HORMONES

Hormones 101 –“Feel Good, Look Good”

Chart of Human Hormones

Testing Hormone Levels

> Take Hormone Test

Synthetic Hormones

–“Frankenstein Version of Natural Hormones”

Balance Adrenal "Stress Managment" Glands

(1) AMINES:

5-HTP –“SSRI Alternative”

SEROTONIN –“Mood Hormone”

MELATONIN –“Darkness Hormone”

> The Biological Clock

T3 and T4 - “Thyroid Hormones (Triiodothyronine and Thyroxine)”

HISTAMINE –“Inflammatory Response Hormone”

Fight or Flight Catecholamines:

EPINEPHRINE. NOREPINEPHRINE

DOPAMINE –“Go Get it! /Reward Hormone”

(2) POLYPEPTIDES:

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)- “For auto immune disease, cancer, AIDS, COPD and the common cold”

FSH, LH and GnRH

PROLACTIN –“Cool Down Hormone”

INSULIN –“Blood Sugar Uptake”, GLUCAGON, IGF

LEPTIN –“Curb appetite / Burn Fat”

GHRELIN –“Hunger Hormone”

(3) STEROID HORMONES:

Steroid Hormones

Steroid enzymes affecting Steroid Production /Activity

Glucocorticoids

CORTISOL –“Stress Hormone”

MIneralocorticoids

ALDOSTERONE

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex hormone-binding carriers

Estrogens –“Predominantly Female Sex Hormones”

Progestagens

PREGNENOLONE

PROGESTERONE –“Precursor to Androgens, Estrogens and Corticoids”

Estrogens and PROGESTERONE in Lifestage Events

Androgens -"Predominately Males Sex Hormone"

Sterols

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

CALCITRIOL (active form)

CALCIDIOL (circulating form)