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How I Broke Free of My Hormone Hell


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Hormone hell for women can creep up on us at any age, from our 20s into menopause.

Listen To AudioAnd the cluster of symptoms that suggest hormone imbalance is different for every woman.

Our symptoms tend to be unique to our body and life circumstances, so it can be challenging to pull the pieces together.

We might completely miss the early warning signs that too much of one hormone is circulating in our body, and low levels of other hormones mean we cannot maintain balance, month to month.

I had no idea how to read my body or interpret what it was communicating, so my hormone hell went on for years resulting in deteriorating health — and quality of life.

The crunch came in my early 30s after the birth of my third child. I faced severe challenges I could not ignore.

Doctors prescribed artificial, NOT-natural-to-the-body hormones in the form of The Contraceptive Pill and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), but my body did not tolerate these drugs.

Navigating the side effects caused by artificial HRT was a nightmare. I went through a period of several years where my hormones tore my life apart.

As a Women’s Health Advocate and Mentor, I consulted with countless women around the globe who, like me, were confused and needlessly suffering through hormone hell.

Now aged 63 and thirty years into my Progesterone journey, who could have imagined that dabbing a little Natural Progesterone cream on my body three weeks a month could profoundly turn my life around? It saved my life!

Symptoms That Suggest Hormone Imbalance

If you can relate to any of these symptoms, then consider there might be a safe and effective way to resolve your hormone hell by topping up your levels using a Natural (also called Bioidentical) Progesterone Cream.

Hormone imbalance might include:

  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune illness
  • Blood sugar imbalance
  • Bone Loss
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Constipation
  • Cystic ovaries
  • Depressed mood
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Foggy thinking
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heavy periods
  • Hot flashes/flushes
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Increased body / facial hair
  • Infertility
  • Irregular periods
  • Irritability
  • Mood Swings (PMS)
  • Nervousness
  • No sex drive
  • Night sweats
  • Painful, lumpy breasts
  • PCOS
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Thinning skins
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain

How Does Progesterone Help?

Progesterone is the building block to many other steroid hormones in our body such as cortisol, testosterone and estrogen. And, as such, its use can greatly enhance our overall hormone balance. When we are progesterone deficient, our body lets us know!

When entering menopause, some women might only experience irregular periods leading to losing their period altogether. However, for some of us, menopause will genuinely be a challenging time dealing with one or more symptoms. You might experience a range of these ‘signals’, from mild to moderate discomfort. And your symptoms may come and go. Progesterone supplementation can resolve many of the debilitating symptoms women struggle with when transitioning into menopause.

A young pregnant mother runs the risk of miscarrying in the first trimester of her pregnancy if her ovaries cannot produce enough progesterone needed to hold the uterine lining in place. Supplementing progesterone levels until the mother’s placenta takes over the production of progesterone in the second trimester can be a game-changer.

Where ovulation is absent during a woman’s menstrual cycle, such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), her body’s progesterone levels will be extremely low. This imbalance will create a host of symptoms, many of which are listed above. Dabbing on progesterone cream for two weeks of your cycle each month can help bring up your body’s levels and bring about a sense of balance.

We know the physical and emotional symptoms experienced days before a woman’s period such as mood swings, craving for food and depression – known as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) — often respond well to cyclic progesterone supplementation.

Progesterone Protects Our Body

A fundamental key to hormone balance is knowing that when the level of our hormone estrogen becomes the dominant hormone, and our progesterone levels are low, our body’s estrogen can become TOXIC.

Progesterone is our body’s natural anti-estrogen. It balances or mitigates estrogen’s effect on our body. It protects us against estrogen-driven reproductive cancers, such as breast cancer.

Progesterone benefits include the following:

  • Protects against fibrocystic breasts
  • Helps use fat for energy
  • Is a natural diuretic
  • Promotes sleep
  • Contributes to reducing anxiety and panic attacks
  • Natural anti-depressant/mood enhancer
  • Facilitates thyroid hormone action
  • Normalises blood clotting
  • May help restore sex drive
  • Normalises blood sugar levels
  • Normalises zinc and copper levels
  • Restores proper cell oxygen levels
  • Prevents endometrial (uterine) cancer
  • Helps prevent breast cancer
  • Stimulates osteoblast for bone building
  • Restores normal vascular tone
  • Necessary for the survival of the embryo
  • Precursor of corticosteroids and other hormones
  • Modulates other hormones helping to restore balance
  • Reduces estrogen dominance symptoms

Supporting Women’s Right To Choose Safe Hormones

I’ve been using — and teaching other women — how to source and use Natural Progesterone safely for the past thirty years.

From my journey in 2001, I established a blog where I advocated for every woman’s right to choose bioidentical (natural-to-the-body) hormone supplementation. My passion was to ethically support and educate women (and men!) on the immense benefits of Natural Progesterone’s safe and effective use.

I know my continued good health relies on me applying bioidentical progesterone (cream) to my skin every other day to stay balanced. Supplementing natural hormones keeps me mentally balanced, physically strong, and looking AND feeling young and sexy for my age.

A Roadmap Out Of Hormone Hell

Whether you are menstruating or post-menopause, Natural Progesterone may be the missing link to achieving optimal health.

When it comes to things I’m super grateful for, Natural Progesterone has proved to be the MOST IMPORTANT health hack I’ve discovered.

If this information was helpful to you, perhaps you’d consider buying me a cup of coffee.

Love, light & laughter

Catherine (Cat) Farrar

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