Hormones determine overall health and fertility
Balance hormones naturally to prevent infertility and breast cancer
Women over 35 are less likely to become pregnant, although may still experience menstruation until the age of 55… And those who continue to have periods in their 50s often times develop breast cancer.
Infertility is caused by:
- Hormone imbalance
- Tumors or cysts
- Eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia)
- Extensive exercise (quick fat loss)
What hormones are involved?
The endocrine glands are a special group of cells in the endocrine system that secrete the reproductive hormones Estrogen and Progesterone.
Estrogen releases into the body on cycle day 1 (menstruation) until ovulation for 14 days (in relation to a 28 day cycle). Estrogen is the nutrient dense layer that nourishes the uterine lining, preparing for a female egg to implant safely.
Progesterone releases into the body after ovulation for approximately 10-16 days. Progesterone mends and regulates the condition of the nutritious uterine lining of the womb (endometrium).
Estrogen and progesterone work together each month, creating a harmonized yin and yang environment.
Tracking ovulation with fertility awareness opens the awareness of either balanced or imbalanced ratios of our hormones.
The relation of hormones to infertility and breast cancer
Pregnancy is not less likely to occur due to age, but in fact because the corpus luteum is not making progesterone any longer. Without progesterone we cannot manage stress, which causes our body fluids and kidneys to shut down. This results in anovulatory cycles and estrogen dominance, often leading to a number of different health issues and eventually, the growth of breast cancer.
Anovulatory cycles can lead to:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
- Fibroids or cysts
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Breast Cancer
One of progesterone’s main functions and benefits is to mitigate the cell division in the breasts. Cancer risk rises when cells divide rapidly, as there is a higher chance of mutated cells.
What causes hormone imbalance?
Balance hormones naturally by avoiding excess estrogen. Research shows numerous unnatural products in our environment containing this hormone (in the form of Xenoestrogens). It is essentially an imitation hormone that is not only unnatural, but very toxic to the environment and our bodies.
Xenoestrogens are commonly found in:
- Body products
- Hair products
- Plastic containers / Water bottles
Estrogen dominance occurs after over exposure to xenoestrogens. Progesterone creates a harmonized environment.
Estrogen dominance can lead to:
- Weight gain
- Mood changes, ie: depression, anxiety
- Low sex drive
- Hot flashes
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Excess bleeding
How to resolve Estrogen dominance
Balance hormones naturally by giving the body natural progesterone.
Doctors commonly prescribe medical progesterone (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate or MPA) to balance hormones, but this does not fix the core problem, as it essentially solely stops our symptoms. Alternatively, absorbing natural progesterone aids in healing the body.
No OBGYN will prescribe a pregnant woman MPA because they know there is a high risk of cleft lip and cleft palate.
Where to find natural progesterone
Progesterone is naturally produced in the body, but otherwise extracted from wild yams or soybeans and created into a skin cream.
The human body naturally lives in a circadian rhythm of day and night, creating a 24 hour clock. Balance and rejuvenation occur when we allow the body to sleep through each night.
Health problems develop in the gut, and hormones will not remain balanced if healthy gut bacteria doesn’t exist.
Balance hormones naturally by ingesting nutritiously dense food and water because these are the building blocks for every single cell in the body.
Hormones balance naturally when living:
Sweating is a beneficial form of detoxifying the body.
Balance hormones naturally by managing stress levels. Progesterone competes with a hormone named cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that manages our stress levels; the higher our stress levels, the more frequently our cortisol is produced. When cortisol is overworked, progesterone deficiency occurs, causing exhaustion, obesity, and continual stress.
Even if for only 5 minutes a day, practice expressing yourself through:
- Singing or humming or “ooo-ing” or “aww-ing”
- Creatingg a physical object, piece of art, clothing, etc.
- Sitting still and moving your body to the emotions that arise
After much research, Emerita Pro-gest Cream is a highly rated and loved progesterone cream without the side effects of medical progesterone. But be mindful ~ This form of progesterone is not 100% identical to the natural progesterone produced by the body. It simply does not carry the list of detrimental side effects of it’s competitors.
Keep in mind
Medically prescribed hormones will essentially place a bandaid your symptoms. Core issues (usually food and lifestyle choices) become ignored, and commonly eventually result in health issues like cancer.
Blood clotting and stroke risks increase when medical estrogen (Estradiol Oral) is swallowed. To safely use prescribed estrogen, rub it on the skin rather than taking it internally, and be sure to take in conjunction with natural progesterone.