Dr. Purser To Address Women’s Health

0 April 27, 2010 - Archive

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
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • 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[1], 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[2] and selenium—an antioxidant associated with reduced risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in elderly subjects.[3]


Super CalSuper 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.

[1] WEN-SEN LEE, CHAO-WEI LIU, SHU-HUI JUAN, YU-CHIH LIANG, PEI-YIN HO, AND YI-HSUAN LEE. Molecular Mechanism of Progesterone-Induced Antiproliferation in Rat Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells. Endocrinology 144(7):2785–2790. Copyright © 2003 by The Endocrine Society doi: 10.1210/en.2003-0045.

[2] Kitchin B, Morgan SL. Not just calcium and vitamin D: other nutritional considerations in osteoporosis. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2007 Apr; 9(1):85­–92.

[3] Zhang J, Munger RG, West NA, Cutler DR, Wenegreen HJ, Corcoran CD. Antioxidant intake and risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in Utah: an effect modified by smoking status. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Jan 1; 163(1):9–17.

  • Bren

    Hi I had my tubes tied. If I do the progessence plus is there a possibility of pregnancy? I have low progestin so I am wanting to raiSe it up

    • Young Living

      Hi Bren, We recommend discussing the use of Progessence Plus™ with your healthcare provider to determine if this product would be right for you. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Candace Roux

    I added this to my cart for my October order. I was in stock & was in my cart & still shows on my order. I did not receive it & there is no mark on the packing slip as being back ordered. I am concerned as I am out & see that it is now not in stock.

  • Trudy

    My sister has had viral meningitis twice. She is 9 weeks pregnant and feels it coming on again. What would you recommend? She has 3 children and can’t afford to be in the hospital.

  • Trudy

    My sister has had viral meningitis twice. She is 9 weeks pregnant and feels it coming on again. What would you recommend? She has 3 children and can’t afford to be in the hospital.

  • Issac Forst

    I already knew about the majority of of this, but nevertheless, I still thought it was useful. Nice job!

  • Unfortunately osteoporosis runs strong on both sides of my family. I did a bone test a few years ago and they even said that I have a mild case – and I’m still in my 30s! I’ll consider taking a supplement like Super Cal. I would not like to take a fall or bump into something and break a bone at such a young age. Thanks so much, David

  • sharon kerley

    I do not know where to put the progessence Plus.I know on my neck but where??? sharon kerley

    • Much can be done by Much can be done by eating homaonrl foods such as yams and sweet potatoes and tofu. In Japan, there is no words for such symptoms as hot flashes, mood swings, etc. Many of these symptoms tend to be worse in women who’s adrenal and endocrine system is already out of balance. This is usually due to stress and carrying too many toxins. Start by doing a very good cleanse (and that doesn’t need to be purgatory).

  • I am learning more and more about eating healthy. The more I learn the more I am convinced that the more natural the food the better it is for me.

    A friend of mine told me about a book called the original fast food, supposedly written by a BYU professor, but I haven’t been able to find it.

    One of the things it talks about is getting too much protein from animal sources. The affects of too much animal base protein is osteoporosis. His claim is that too much animal protein draws calcium out of the bones weakening them. Have you heard of this? Can my diet right now help me prevent or lessen some of the discomforts you mention in this article?



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