Progesterone is the hormone that prepares the woman’s body for conception and pregnancy, it regulates the menstrual cycle and is produced in the ovaries, the placenta or the adrenal glands. If the levels are very low, the woman has difficulties to get and stay pregnant. The progesterone levels are different during the menstrual cycle as it prepares the uterus for the fertilized egg. During the whole pregnancy, the progesterone levels are very high.
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.
When there is not enough progesterone in the body, the levels of estrogen would increase and this could lead to symptoms like irregular menstrual cycle, weight gain, heavy bleeding, depression, sleep disorders, tender breasts and premenstrual symptom. You need to intake enough vitamin B6 and C in order to maintain the levels of the progesterone, zinc is the mineral that would help too. 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?
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, turmeric, walnuts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, shellfish,cherries, oregano and thyme.
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 on 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 as the laser can help you with other conditions as well. 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.
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 that would show results on the symptoms and the causes. Maca is the superfood that can help with keeping the healthy ratio between progesterone and estrogen. Chia and flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are also among the recommended foods. You need to increase the magnesium in the body by adding dark chocolate, almonds, pumpkin seeds and beans. The herbs are very gentle but also highly effective if you are persistent with them.
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 try to use as much clean products as possible.