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Archive for December 11th, 2016

Progesterone

My clients know how passionate I am about hormones and the power of natural progesterone.

Hormones are chemical messengers and can only work once inside the nucleus of a cell. To get into the nucleus the hormone needs a carrier which is called a receptor. Receptors are very specific, they will only transport the hormone for which they are made. Progesterone receptors will not transport the synthetic progestins into the cell nor can they make use of diosgenin. This is such an important point for women taking synthetic progesterone.

Progesterone, the oldest hormone, is about 500 million years old and is vital to all vertebrates: fishes, reptiles, birds and all mammals, including humans. It plays many roles in the body for both males and female, some of which are: regulating blood sugar, developing intelligence, building bones (think, osteoporosis!) and brain activity. It is involved in reproduction where it is converted by the adrenal glands into cortisone, oestrogen, testosterone and others.  For a pregnant female, it is responsible for holding the baby in the womb, so for many women with a history of miscarriage, this is crucial, and this is what I look at closely with my female clients.

The Cinderella Hormone

Watch this video of Dr. Sherrill Sellman shares her personal experience with the hormone progesterone and how it helped her and could help other woman deal with perimenopause and menopause.

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