Do you have spotting before your period? A heavy menstural flow? Poor sleep and anxiety? Mood swings? Unexplained infertility?
These signs may be indicating that you have low progesterone.
Low progesterone may be contributing to your unexplained infertility as it is one of the key hormones in supporting a pregnancy as it maintains the lining of the uterus which makes it possible for a fertilized egg to impant and survive, and it is also resposible for supporting the developing embryo.
If you suspect you may be low in progesterone a simple and cost effective salvia test can be preformed. If your progesterone is low, you can increse your levels naturally by following these easy steps.
REDUCE YOUR EXPOSURE TO XENOHORMONES
Excess Estrogen may be a factor in your low progesterone so reduce your exposure to xenoestrogens can help to lower your estrogen levels naturally.
Avoid toxic cleaning products
Eat Organic meats
Avoid petrochemically pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides
Eating fat gives your body the nutrients it needs to create hormones, and cholesterol plays a big rols in the synthesis of progesterone. Eating fat also balances your blood sugar levels and improves insulin sensitivity.
Studies have shown that Vitamin C can boost progesterone levels and correct any luteal phase defects. Food sources of Vitamin C include, Kiwi Fruit, Sweet Potato, Strawberries, Mixed Berries, Lemons, and Brussel Sprouts.
Zinc helps the pituitary gland to release follicle stimulating hormones which encourage ovulation and they also stimulate your ovaries to release more progesterone. Food sources include, oysters, red meat, pumpkin and pumpkin seeds and cashwe nuts.
Vitamin B is involved in the metabolism of estrogen and can easily become depleted when estrogen dominace is a problem. Vitamin B6 has been shown to reduce estrogen while increasing progesterone.
Vitex is my favorite herb to use when dealing with progesterone deficiency. When used over a three month period Vitex has been shown to sucessfully increase progesterone levels.
Our liver metabolizes our hormones so by supporting the liver it can balance the estrogen / progersterone ratios. Drinking warm water with lemon each morning or using 1g of NAC daily has been shown to have benefits in reducing excess hormones in the liver.