Natural hormone Balance for Women - Uzzi Reiss

by Jennifer
(Germany)

Hello Wray,

A book " Natural hormoe balance for Woman" from Uzzi Reiss states as below,

"However, if you take progesterone alone, be aware that estrogen maintains the cellular receptor sites for progesterone. Progesterone alone could block some of this estrogen function. That could actually inhibit some of the ability of progesterone to perform its job inside the cells."

I look forward to your comment. Thanks!

Jennifer

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Jul 04, 2013
Natural hormone Balance for Women - Uzzi Reiss
by: Wray

Hi Jennifer Oestrogen does stimulate progesterone receptors, which is one reason many women feel good using oestrogen for the first time. But after a while as levels build, the good feeling wears off as now oestrogen has the upper hand! It's a feedback loop between the two hormones. As progesterone is dropping, oestrogen kicks in and rises. This then stimulates progesterone secretion which rises, etc etc. That's how it should work. But if oestrogen is too high, which is so often the case, it will suppress progesterone and all our troubles start. The same applies to high amounts of progesterone, but luckily we continue to feel good! You could always try the oestrogen and let me know how you feel! Take care Wray

Jul 04, 2013
Natural hormone Balance for Women - Uzzi Reiss
by: Jennifer

Hello Wray,

I am not interested in trying oestrogen, I am more interested in your comment on the last sentence as below.

"That could actually inhibit some of the ability of progesterone to perform its job inside the cells."

Do you agree with it?


Thanks,
Jennifer

Jul 04, 2013
Oops, I got confused!
by: CL

Hi, Wray, could you please clarify for me, when you wrote above, "But if oestrogen is too high, which is so often the case, it will suppress progesterone and all our troubles start. The same applies to high amounts of progesterone, but luckily we continue to feel good!", is this passage meaning that progesterone in high amounts suppresses estrogen as estrogen does with progesterone, or that high progesterone ALSO suppresses progesterone, but without the experience of estrogen dominance? Thank you so much, Wray, for everything you do, answering all our questions so patiently! Love the site, and you, too! Best, CL

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Jul 05, 2013
Oops, I got confused!
by: Wray

Hi CL Sorry I was a bit obtuse! I should have phrased it as "high progesterone will suppress oestrogen". And by doing so none of our troubles start, as progesterone is the feel good hormone. Talking of which they did a fascinating study of why women get together, see here. It turns out their progesterone levels rise, so it becomes a must do thing! And men call us 'chatty'. They would too if they felt good doing so! Bless you for the kind words, so happy you love the site! Take care Wray

Jul 05, 2013
Natural hormone Balance for Women - Uzzi Reiss
by: Wray

Hi Jennifer No I don't agree. There's too much evidence of what we would think of as excess progesterone, only improving a situation. Take for example all the women who are using 400-500mg/day, some going up to 1000 or 1400mg/day, see here, here, here and here. Or the Traumatic Brain Injury patients who get over 1200mg via IV transfusion, it only improves their condition. Or the 2400mg/day Dr Dalton gave her patients with post natal psychosis. Or the latest research from Emory on cancer, see here. Where amounts of 2500mg up to 5000mg are given. None of these were given oestrogen to help progesterone 'perform it's job'. Although in the TBI studies they found vitamin D did increase it's ability to heal the coma patient, see here, here and here. Which is why I keep asking people to have a vitamin D test done, and to keep their levels high. Going as far as to say to some it's pointless using progesterone unless their vitamin D is high. I found the similarity between Progesterone and Vitamin D fascinating, so put down on all the identical functions they perform. It's the oldest hormone there is, formed millions of years before the sex hormones came along. So I can't see how oestrogen would have a bearing on how it works. Yes it does stimulate progesterone receptors, but so do a number of hormones. In fact the interplay between all hormones and neurotransmitters is remarkable. Very relieved you don't want to try the oestrogen! Take care Wray

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