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The importance of a menstrual cycle

The Secret Powers of Ovulation (It’s Not Just for Making a Baby) September 11, 2019 by Dr Lara Briden Ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone are highly beneficial for health. That means that natural ovulatory menstrual cycles are beneficial for health because cycling is the only way to make ovarian hormones. Does that surprise you? Men make their … Read more

Premenstrual moods & Progesterone

The following article was originally posted on the blog of Lara Briden – The Period Revolutionary. Her book is Period Repair Manual. Why Progesterone Is Both Good and Bad for Mood (and How to Treat PMDD) April 23, 2019 by Dr Lara Briden Progesterone calms the brain and promotes sleep. At the same time, progesterone might be … Read more

It’s the Ratio that counts

Why Oestrogen:Progesterone ratio is so important The levels of different molecules within tumour cells yield information about cancer’’s nature. –In breast cancer, one of the most crucial factors for helping guide treatment is the oestrogen receptor (ER). Women with high levels of this molecule in their cancer cells (called ‘ER-positive’ breast cancer) benefit from hormone … Read more