Progesterone is the hormone that prepares the female body for conception and pregnancy, it regulates the menstrual cycle and is produced in the ovaries, the placenta or the adrenal glands. If the woman has difficulties to get and stay pregnant, one of the reasons could be low progesterone levels. The progesterone levels change during the menstrual cycle and if conception occurs, it prepares the uterus for the fertilized egg. There are ways to increase progesterone levels naturally without using hormone replacement therapy.
Symptoms of Low Progesterone
When the levels of estrogen in in the body are too high, the levels of progesterone will drop and this can lead to symptoms like irregular menstrual cycle, weight gain, heavy bleeding, depression, sleep disorders, tender breasts and premenstrual syndrome. You need to eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables in order to intake a sufficient amount of vitamin B6 and C to increase progesterone. Zinc is the mineral that can help too and is found in seafood, pumpkin seeds and nuts. Stress could also be a reason for low progesterone because the cortisol will reduce the production of it. So, how can you naturally support the progesterone production without medication or an invasive therapy?
Estrogen and progesterone are two of the hormones that are very important for the women’s health and if one of them is higher or lower, some changes in her body will occur. The symptoms of low levels of progesterone could be hot flashes, low libido, anxiety and mood changes, headaches, absent or irregular menstrual cycle, emotional and metabolic issues, skin problems. If the woman is pregnant already, the low levels of progesterone may lead to abdominal pain, fatigue, tender breasts, low blood sugar and spotting.
Diet Rich in Nutrients
In order to keep the healthy levels of the progesterone in the body, you need your blood sugar to be stable, so avoid sugar and fast carbohydrates. A diet rich in high quality protein and good fats, with a lot of vegetables and fruits is the optimal for the overall health and the hormonal balance. In order to boost the progesterone production you can add to your diet more egg yolks, walnuts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, shellfish, cherries, spinach and even dark chocolate. On the other hand, you will need to avoid foods which decrease or block the progesterone production.
Herbs and Superfoods
Some herbs are very good for the women’s health as they heal the hormonal imbalance and regulate the menstrual cycle. Red clover and vitex are the most effective herbs which will improve the symptoms and will work on the cause of the condition. Maca is a popular root used in smoothies that can help with keeping the healthy ratio between progesterone and estrogen. Chia and pumpkin seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are also among the recommended foods. You need to increase zinc and magnesium in the body by adding dark chocolate, almonds and lentils. The herbs are very gentle but also highly effective if you are persistent with them.
In order to keep all the hormones in the body in balance, you need to reduce the stress as it leads to high production of cortisol. Also if there are issues with the glands, the hormone production would be affected. In order to heal the body in a gentle and non-invasive way, without any side effect, you can use the coMra Palm. This small laser is very easy to apply, you can use it at home and is very effective in healing the roots of the conditions. It gives your body the extra energy and support it needs in order to awaken its own natural healing abilities. In the user guide, you can find all the details about the treatments and how to increase progesterone in your body with it. This laser therapy together with exercising, walks in nature, breathing etc. would regulate and reduce the stress reaction and will support the normal progesterone production too.
Get Rid of Toxins in the Environment
The xenoestrogens that are everywhere around us may affect the levels of the progesterone in the body. You need to reduce the usage of cosmetics that contain chemicals like parabens and sulfates, not to store your food in plastics, fruits and vegetables grown with pesticides, canned foods, farm-raised fish and non-organic meat. The toxic environment can affect your health and the hormonal balance. So, in order to increase progesterone levels in your body try to use as many clean products as possible.
Using coMra Therapy During Pregnancy and After Birth
Pregnant women and new Moms will be glad to know that coMra therapy offers amazing benefits for pregnancy and birth as well as postpartum recovery. coMra Therapy is a remarkable tool for pregnant mums and midwives and offers many benefits for the challenges faced around childbirth. We speak to Natasha Stadler, an independent midwife, about her experience using coMra therapy with her clients.
Natasha Stadler has been a midwife for 30 years, and an independent midwife for 13 of those years. She was introduced to coMra therapy 7 years ago and has found it to be an invaluable tool for her clients.