If you need help with hormones or periods, you’re in the right place. This site explores women’s health topics such as immune treatment for endometriosis and the 4 types of PCOS. You’ll also find information about natural treatments including iodine for breast pain, progesterone for heavy periods, and some of the best natural anti-androgen supplements for facial hair and acne.
For more information, check out my books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual, which cover topics such as the benefits of magnesium and Prometrium for perimenopause. And my podcast for “everything women’s health in under 15 minutes.”
Why do antihistamines cause weight gain? And how does hormonal birth control affect metabolism?
In episode eleven of my podcast and Youtube video, I look at how common medications affect metabolism; why birth control that is androgenic is more likely to cause weight gain; and whether natural progesterone causes weight gain or weight loss.
Progesterone has anti-androgen benefits and can promote ovulation. That makes progesterone therapeutic for polycystic ovary syndrome, as described in my recent paper The central role of ovulatory disturbances in the etiology of androgenic polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—Evidence for treatment with cyclic progesterone.