Wild Yam, Natural Plant Progesterone (Creams and Products)
In women, one of the many functions of progesterone is to regulate the body's level of lubrication. For example, a woman may be sexually aroused, but unable to have sex due to dryness. The eyes can be affected by dryness and sinuses affected by stuffiness. Many women with lowered progesterone levels will also experience constipation (or painful or strained movements) simply because their bowels are not being well lubricated.
Progesterone also effects the body's production of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, produced to regulate the body's sleep-wake cycles. Along with Estrogen, Progesterone levels, Melatonin levels also tend to lessen as we get older. When melatonin (and hence progesterone) levels are low, you will tend to have problems with anxiety, nervousness, irritability, fatigue, sleeplessness, irregular sleep patterns or restlessness. Many of these symptoms are also associated with Menopause.
PMS symptoms caused by lower levels of progesterone:
Menopause caused by lower levels of progesterone:
Wild Yam is a tropical herb whose roots contain natural plant hormones, a progesterone precursor, that is readily absorbed by the body. Regular use of topical applications of Wild Yam (or Mexican Wild Yam) have been shown to help reduce the above PMS and Menopause related symptoms. Topical application allows the active ingredients in Wild Yam products to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream with excellent results.
In addition to using Wild Yam products, it is recommended to do annual/biannual colon cleanses (click HERE to see recommended products), eat a diet high in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and low in Sugar and Simple Carbohydrates (this includes pasta, crackers, cookies, and white breads). It is also recommended to lower your beef and pork consumption and increase your intake of Soy and oily fish such as Salmon and Red Snapper (Omega-3's and Omega-6's).