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Q: I have been told that progesterone is a woman’s hormone. Is this true? A: Men and women have the identical hormones – different levels, but the same hormones. Therefore, as I researched I uncovered the fact that both men and women can benefit equally from using a 5% progesterone cream. Men stop producing progesterone around the age of 50. Clinically, this often results in fat deposits around the middle and can lead to prostate cancer.
Q I have been told to use progesterone cream from Day 14 of my cycle forward. Why does your Platt Protocol recommend using it daily? A: I have had the benefit of studying and researching the benefits of a high dose progesterone cream for over 20 years. Through assisting thousands of patients, I found that they had the fastest, most effective relief from troubling symptoms when using the cream daily. Cycling progesterone can be utilized if the only concern is regulating periods. However, the Platt Protocol requires the use of daily progesterone in order to control insulin and adrenaline – hormones that are produced daily, both day and night.
Q: Where is the best place to apply progesterone? Is hair on the skin an issue? A: Progesterone needs to be transdermal to reach the blood stream and assist the body in getting into balance. To achieve the therapeutic effects of progesterone, it needs to reach the blood stream. The forearms are the perfect place because the skin is thin and there is a great blood supply. It should not be placed on fatty tissue such as the inner thighs and abdomen. Note: Only testosterone cream should not be applied to areas where there is hair (there is an enzyme around hair follicles called alpha reductase that converts testosterone into dihhydrotestosterone (DHT).
Q: Are your progesterone creams ‘natural’? I avoid products with harmful ingredients. A: All the ingredients in our creams are natural. There are no soy derived ingredients, parabens, or phenoxyethanol.
Q: How can I get more information on the benefits of progesterone cream? A: My two books outline my 20 + years of study and assisting thousands of patients to live happier, healthier lives through hormonal balance: “The Miracle of Bio-identical Hormones” and “Adrenaline Dominance”. Both books can be purchased from this site or on Amazon, in soft cover edition or Kindle.
Q: Do you recommend a certain type of diet or exercise to enhance the effectiveness of the Platt Protocol? Yes! Low glycemic diets like the Mediterranean or Paleo plans have worked well for many of my patients, especially when fortified with leafy green vegetables. I also suggest always eating breakfast and small meals throughout the day every 3 hours, using at least 2 tablespoons of coconut oil daily, avoiding all sugar and processed foods, packaged foods, eating certified organic food, and choosing foods with the Non GMO Project Verified label on foods. Breakfast: many are benefiting from using whey protein for breakfast in a quick shake adding leafy green vegetables or vegetable powder and coconut oil.
It has been shown that regular exercise, especially short bursts of high intensity exercise, and walking daily is essential for optimal health..
Q: My doctor wants to place me on an oral progesterone capsule. Is this better? A: The liver converts oral progesterone into a different hormone called allopregnaneolone which does not attach to progesterone receptor sites. The Platt Protocol incorporates a 5% progesterone cream since it is the most effective way to use progesterone.
Q: I have had a hysterectomy and have been told that I do not need progesterone. Is this true? A: No. Progesterone is probably the most important hormone to replace after a hysterectomy, a fact that I discuss in depth in my two books: “The Miracle of Bio-identical Hormones” and “Adrenaline Dominance”. Both books can be purchased from this site and are also available immediately for Download as eBooks.c
Q: When a man or a woman is using progesterone do they have to be careful not to expose it to their children? A: Progesterone cannot harm children in any way and can in fact be helpful for conditions like ADHD, bedwetting, temper tantrums and more. Note that the fetus gets exposed to incredibly high levels of progesterone when it is in the womb.
Q: Are there any side effects caused by using progesterone cream? A: For the most part, progesterone cream is extremely safe. Women may notice some nipple tenderness upon initial use because there are multiple progesterone receptor sites in that area. In addition, because progesterone helps to heal uterine tissue, a woman might experience a heavier period or even spotting between periods. Both these issues are temporary phenomena and subside once the body acclimates to more balanced hormones.
Q: What is the difference between a 5% progesterone cream and a 2% cream? A: 5% (50 mg per pump) is the exact, effective strength required to block adrenaline and insulin and the ideal strength to provide protection from excess estrogen. Lower strength progesterone cannot provide these benefits. In fact, 2% cream or less can actually stimulate estrogen receptor sites and cause unwanted side effects.