You rarely see medical writers put the word progesterone on paper. Researchers at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Mineral Metabolism Clinic are quoted as saying, “estrogen is necessary to prevent bone loss and when women go into menopause, their ovaries stop producing the hormone” (Washington Examiner, August 1, 2011). This is the standard line: no mention of the role natural progesterone plays in bone formation.
In his book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, Dr. John R. Lee says that there is evidence that progesterone deficiency is the major cause of the early appearance of the osteoporosis process.
There’s a progesterone deficiency all right, and it isn’t just in women’s bodies. It’s in the medical establishment and the press.
Women just aren’t getting the whole story.