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Episode 35 - Healthy Hormone Support
Today we have Heidi as a guest which I am super excited about!
How long have you been using essential oils?
I have been using oils for about 5.5 years now
You have an amazing story regarding using one of your favorite oils, Progessence Plus. So tell us a little bit about what was going on with you before you started using Progessence Plus.
Before I started using Progessence Plus my husband and I had gotten married five months earlier. We were trying to have a baby and my cycle disappeared for about four months and so I saw a nurse practitioner and she ran some tests. She said she thought I had PCOS and wanted me to get an ultrasound to confirm it. I did not get the ultrasound because I refused to accept that diagnosis. I went home and started researching it. And I started talking with a good friend of mine and told her I was 99% sure it was a hormone imbalance and I was low in progesterone. She recommended that I try out this one product and thought it might help some and that is when I started with Progessence Plus.
How many kids do you have now?
Since May 2017, we have three children, a set of twins and a little girl.
How long after using Progessence Plus did you get pregnant with your two boys?
I started using Progessence Plus and my cycle came back in two to three weeks and we got pregnant right after that cycle. So your body just needed that little extra boost of progesterone in order to get pregnant. I started doing that and also started clearing out endocrine disruptors from our house a little bit before that. So I think all that together helped me get pregnant.
What exactly would be an endocrine disruptor and what role do you think that played in your fertility at the time?
We had a lot of wax melts, I was using scented lotions and shampoos that all have nasty chemicals that disrupt your endocrine system, which is your hormones. Once I started getting rid of the wax melts my headaches started going away and I started feeling overall better. Adding in the Progessence Plus made things so much better.
As far as your moods go, how do you feel your hormones and your emotions were affected by Progessence Plus and getting rid of toxic chemicals?
Absolutely! One thing I never realized is that when you are progesterone deficient, just how ragey you can be or moody and depressed. So having Progessence Plus makes me a more even mom and happy mood wise. The few times that I missed using it shortly after having our twins I would go into this blaw stage. I do not want to mom, I do not want to wife, I do not want to do anything state. And my husband would say “ummm…. Don’t you need to be using something?” And I would start using it and feel so much better.
My husband does the same thing, “have you been using your Progessence Plus?” I can notice it too. Sometimes I do not even know if I want to be around myself if I do not have that little drop of oil.
Did you do anything with food at all? Was that a factor?
We definitely have cleaned it up some but it is not perfect. It is a lot better than it used to be! A lot more whole foods and a lot less processed foods. Trying to keep it as clean and whole as we can really helps a lot. Adding in good supplements has helped also.
Nobody is perfect. We cannot really have absolutely perfect diets, garden of eden diets, because of the fact that we live in a fallen world so our food is very different than it was years ago.
Anything else you would like to add?
I would like to say, using Progessence Plus since having our twins helped keep some blues away. After one cycle, I got pregnant with our girl and since her, my cycle came back early even though I am nursing. This is the first time in my life I have not had painful periods. I had really really heavy periods growing up so not to have painful periods or super intense ones. I ran out of Progessence Plus about a month ago. I had the slightest cramping. I definitely need a bottle of Progessence Plus.
Our society is so engrained to think that cramping, bloating, moodswings, that it is all normal, the headaches. That is a sign, your body’s way of telling you it needs something. So I keep trying to tell people, listen to your body. If your body is saying something during that time of the month that I need something, you need to give it what it needs. Those symptoms really are not natural and not normal and we need to educate on that because people say it just my period, I do not feel good, whatever. I will take a motrin and get over it. The motrin could lead to liver clogging and all the issues that come with that. Thank you for mentioning that, that is super important information.
I will say about headaches, that any time I have a headache, I think it is a hormone headache and if I use Progessence Plus, they go away almost instantly, it is amazing. So you just figured out it was a hormone headache by using the Progessence Plus and it worked. That’s great! Especially when I was pregnant.
What a story Heidi has! I just love that people can listen to their body, know what their body needs, and use those products to help them. Progessence Plus was able to help Heidi, and I honestly believe it is a great support oil for anyone. It also can help support your libido, so if that is something you want to work on as well that would be a great thing to try also.
Another thing that is a great recipe with this being Valentine’s month, so February, I wanted to share with you the Juicy Roller. This is from the Lucy Libido book. If you do not have the Lucy Libido book I would highly suggest it. It talks about hormones and how to support them and goes into detail with some really fun recipes you can try with your spouse. For the Juicy Roller you will need a 10 ml bottle, 20 drops of clary sage, 10 drops of cypress, 10 drops of orange, and fill with a carrier oil. I like to use Young Living’s v-6 carrier oil because it really is smooth and really nice. So when you are feeling like you are not in the mood but your partner might be, you want to roll the Juicy Roller from the middle of your upper inner thigh all the way down to your knee. Do a couple rolls up and down and see if that helps and see what happens. You can put it below your belly button as well. I love this one, for some reason it works really really well for me and really quickly. So I hope it does for you as well and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Happy Valentine’s Day month, the month of hormones and love, and all that good stuff. I hope you have a wonderful February and thank you for tuning into Twelve Minute Health Bits.
Today I leave you with 1 Corinthians 16:14 “Let all that you do be done in love.”
Say the positive affirmation with me: “I can be in tune with my body to give it what it needs to be healthy.”
If you choose to use Progessence Plus and add that to your wellness routine, place a couple drops inside of your arms, and rub your arms together. I prefer to use my Progessence Plus at night because it does make me a little sleepy. So it helps bring me personally into that deep sleep which is really helpful as well because who does not want to sleep really well? But during the day it makes me a little groggy.
If you are interested in joining our Wellness Team send me a message or see the person who sent you this podcast. I look forward to having you on our team. Be well my friends and be blessed.
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