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Tips for Taking Prolief and Phytoprolief May 09, 2005 1:36 PM

Tips for Taking Prolief and Phytoprolief Congratulations! When you chose Phytoprolief/Prolief Hormone Balancing Cream, you took a step toward health and hormone balance. Welcome to a New World of wellness! HERE ARE A FEW HELPFUL HINTS TO MAKE THE TRANSITION TO HORMONE BALANCE EASIER FOR YOU. One pump is 20mg (an average of what your body produces naturally). Some women need more than 20 mg. (one pump) a day because of lifestyle, diet or their body would naturally produce more. 1. Follow the instructions on the Prolief/Phytoprolief bottle for application As a general rule: Pre-menopausal women- (those still having periods) should apply two pumps on days 6 – 26 of your cycle; day 1 being the first day of your period. Periods should become more regular and PMS symptoms should diminish as you use the cream....this can take 3-6 cycles. At that point you can reduce to one pump a day from day 12-26. Menopausal women not on any estrogen - apply one pump a day (preferably at night) for 25 days and then stop for 3-5 days. Menopausal women taking a synthetic estrogen – (our goal is to wean off of synthetic hormones) Apply one pump for 25 days. Take 3-5 days off while cutting the amount of synthetic estrogen in half each month over a 3 month span. Here is an example: 1st month take the synthetic estrogen every other day 2nd month take it every 3rd day, and so on. Menopausal women taking synthetic estrogen and progestin - Stop the progestin immediately and take the estrogen as instructed above. Women who are not regularly having a period or no period - use 45 days and STOP – you should begin 1-2 days later. Then use regularly day 12-26. 2. When you begin using Phytoprolief/Prolief, you MAY experience MAGNIFIED SYMPTOMS for a short while (this is your body’s natural response), this will subside as your hormones achieve balance. Some women may experience a little breakthrough bleeding this is a signal that your body is using the progesterone cream to achieve balance. The side effect of to much natural Progesterone is sleepiness. 3. If after using one pump a day during the 1st month, you don’t experience some relief from symptoms add another pump. Use one pump in the morning and one at night. It does take’s 3-6 cycles to experience the full benefits (You didn’t get out of balance overnight). LISTEN TO YOUR BODY...During times of stress, you may need to increase your dose. After 6-12 months, many women can decrease their dose to a 1/2 pump. 4. Remember to rotate the cream to different sites such as the inside of the arms, the chest, neck, face, palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. MAKE SURE THAT THE AREA IS CLEAN. DON’T apply over a petroleum base cream. (Look on year creams for the words mineral oil or petroleum base). The hormone can not penetrate the petroleum layer and petroleum will increase estrogen dominance. 5. Phytoprolief has the addition of natural herbs which acts as phytoestrogens. These “phytoestrogens” or natural plant estrogens have been added to the Prolief cream to help women who are experiencing hot flashes or vaginal dryness. For those women using Phytoprolief, you may begin the transition to Prolief after the first 2-3 months of use of Phytoprolief (if the hot flashes and vaginal dryness has subsided). If your symptoms have not diminished, you may increase to two pumps/day and if needed, add Arbonne’s Menopause Formula The desired goal is to wean off of the phytoestrogens – the Phytoprolief and Menopause Formula – and use the least amount of progesterone cream that will maintain your hormone balance. LIVE HEALTHY!!! 1. Decrease estrogen dominance in your diet: Look for meat and dairy products that are free of hormones and antibiotics. Try to lower your consumption of sugar, refined carbohydrates (pastas, white bread and white rice), and trans-fatty acids (hydrogenated oils, margarine’s, fried foods). Eat fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Buy organic as much as possible. 2. Decrease estrogen dominance in your environment: Avoid all types of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, including household cleaning solutions. Don’t microwave food in plastic or Styrofoam containers. Do not freeze things in plastic either. 3. If you have questions, the following are great sources of information regarding women’s health, and the use of progesterone cream. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life From Thirty to Fifty. Dr. John R. Lee, M.D. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone Dr. John R. Lee, M.D. The Estrogen Alternative: Natural Hormone Therapy with Botanical Progesterone Raquel Martin with Judi Gerstung, D.C. Hormone Heresy – What Women MUST Know About Their Hormones Sherill Sellman TO THE NEW HEALTHIER YOU!!! - Make a difference in your life and everyone else’s -  [ send green star]
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