2010 International Grand Convention promises to be packed with educational opportunities that will cover everything from product education, sharing opportunities, and growing your Young Living business. A favorite presenter from last convention, Dr. Dan Purser is returning as a keynote speaker and will present about the important role hormones play in women’s health and help launch an innovative new product.
Recently featured in Essential Lifestyle magazine, Dr. Purser has an extensive resume that includes practices in family medicine with an emphasis on women’s health and preventative care of the body. As you get ready to learn more from Dr. Purser in Salt Lake City this June, take a look at what he had to say about two top women’s health concerns: menopause and osteoporosis.
As women mature, the most pressing health concern is menopause. Menopause is inevitable, it is unavoidable, and it can be extremely difficult. There are 35 known health effects associated with menopause including:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Increased wrinkles
- Weight gain and muscle loss (sarcopenia)
- Memory issues
Luckily, progesterone—a naturally-occurring human hormone—can combat or decrease many of these negative effects. Progesterone is known to decrease foam cell formation, endothelial inflammation, and plaque formation—thus promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. Unfortunately, as the body ages levels of progesterone decrease. In order to stay healthy, it is recommended that most women supplement their progesterone levels.
Dr. Purser’s go-to supplement for relieving the discomfort associated with menopause is Progessence™. “In my own office practice,” Dr. Purser attests, “Liberal use of Progessence dramatically decreased hot flashes and day and night sweats.”
Progessence™ is comprised of a variety of ingredients specially combined for women’s health. Progesterone, as mentioned above, is known to mitigate many of the health effects associated with menopause; pure geranium, fennel, and sage essential oils improve estrogen receptor function; and black and blue cohosh and wild yam help support proper levels of progesterone for women.
Menopause also increases the likelihood of developing osteoporosis—a disease that decreases bone density thereby increasing the chance of fracture. To combat osteoporosis, it’s a good idea to take a supplement that contains both calcium and magnesium and selenium—an antioxidant associated with reduced risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in elderly subjects.
Super Cal™, a supplement that combines calcium and magnesium with selenium, is Dr. Purser’s first choice to help maintain proper bone health. Super Cal takes the expertly formulated amounts of calcium, magnesium, and selenium and infuses it with pure marjoram, wintergreen, lemongrass, and myrtle essential oils to enhance the synergistic effects of this specially blended supplement.
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