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Notes from Dr. Dan Purser’s briefing at the 2010 Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Dan Purser, a medical doctor specializing in women’s hormones, said Young Living has the best
products he has ever seen!

Dr. Gary Young, Dr. Dan Purser, and their wives decided it was time to reformulate YL’s Progessence
Cream. With Marc Schreuder's (research scientist) advice, they put natural Vitamin E in it. Dr. Nayan Patel,
who teaches at USC, also helped with Progessence Plus.

Progessence Plus features "super micronized" progesterone dissolved into Frankincense (and other) essential oil so that
it is absorbed better through the gut and through the skin. Progessence Plus is an essential oil blend with 95% essential
oils. A natural progesterone from wild yam is dissolved directly into natural Vitamin E and essential oils including
Frankincense, Bergamot, and Peppermint to enhance absorption in the skin.

The pituitary and one of its hormone roles – Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) comes out of the front of the pituitary. It’s
very fragile. If the brain shifts or moves slightly, the stalk can be damaged. Progesterone comes from the ovaries. FSH
comes from pituitary, goes to the ovaries, and stimulates them to make P4 (progesterone).

The most common cause of low hormones in younger women is pituitary damage which may be caused by gymnastic
and/or cheerleading falls, motor vehicle accidents, surgery, trauma/shock, diarrhea, dehydration, tumors, drug inhalation
(cocaine, meth which are vaso-restrictors), childbirth issues (such as hemorrhaging after childbirth), traumatic brain injury,
Sheehan’s Syndrome, and intense stress.

Low progesterone causes:

PMS (average menopause is age 51)
Headaches, especially bad migraine headaches
Endometriosis - progesterone resistance
Hot flashes - low progesterone levels
Day and night sweats
TMJ disorders
Demyelination which leads to neuropathies. (Covering over the nerves)
Lack of libido (feelings of sexiness)
Hair loss
Increased acne

* Most physicians believe these symptoms are caused by a lack of estrogen. Most physicians are wrong. It’s low
progesterone! *

5 B's of Estrogen Dominance (5 easy-to-remember signs that someone may be estrogen dominant)
* Backache
* Bleeding - excessive
* Bloating
* Breast tenderness
* Bitchiness
(Uterine Fibroids too)

Estrogen dominance means too much estrogen. Must balance progesterone.

7 menopausal dwarves (7 easy-to-remember signs)

Benefits of Progesterone (this only refers to human P4 made from wild yam, NOT synthetic progesterone)
* Cools arteries (helps migraines)
* Prevents 98% of hot flashes
* Prevents 98% of day or night sweats
* Prevents 98% of PMS
* Prevents 98% of migraine headaches (in females only!)
* Really improves post-partum depression
* Aids in weight loss
* Helps re-grow hair in women
* Elevates mood, sense of well-being
* Reduces acne
* Helps with 95% of TMJ inflammation
* Reduces breast cancer risk
* Aids somnolence (makes you sleep well; great for insomnia)
* Heals nerves! (causes remyelination)
* Reduces and gets rid of endometriosis symptoms
* Improves bone density (which helps with osteoporosis)
* Improves libido
* Makes breasts light and fluffy
* Aids in weight loss

=> Progesterone prevents menstrual migraine headaches in women. This has been widely known since 1971! Do you
know how important this is for all the migraine sufferers out there???

Dr. Purser was very clear that he was strictly talking about human progesterone or P4, a natural progesterone identical to
human progesterone made from wild yams.

Natural progesterone is good. P4 is good!

In this context what is human progesterone or natural progesterone?

The P4 Young Living uses is molecularly identical to human progesterone that the body makes. It’s made from wild yams.
Using wild yams you are getting a natural compounding which creates a natural P4.

Progessence Plus is the fully formed progesterone. It’s not a yam precursor like some OTC progesterones. Pure
progesterone is the end product. Progesterone Plus is super micronized for tiny particle size - less than 5 microns. The
tinier, the better absorbed.

*** There are a lot of bad compounded progesterones out there! ***

Synthetic progesterone is extremely harmful and raises the risk of breast cancer as the ingredient MPA or
Levonorgesterol like in birth control pills is a known carcinogen and causes breast cancer (there are tons of studies on
this). Even after taking just 1 birth control pill ~ that’s ONE birth control PILL, not a PACK of PILLS! ~ you will add 10
years of increased risk of getting breast cancer.

Dr. Purser said he used to prescribe a natural sublingual progesterone so it could get straight into the blood stream faster
and his patients used to spend $400 - $600 on this program a month! But he says topical Progessence Plus is even
better! His patients are now seeing great improvements and a bottle of Progessence Plus costs only $35 for a 15ml bottle
and it will last a long time.

PubMed says:
Much Candida (yeast) overgrowth and periodontal disease is caused by hormonal drugs taken orally.
Transdermal therapy eliminates fluctuating hormone levels.
Transdermal drugs need promoters such as phenol and salicylic acid.

Menthol (in Peppermint) and limonene (in Frankincense and Bergamot) enhance skin penetration.
Alpha-pinene, cineole, terpenes and limonene double and quadruple skin penetration.
Alpha-pinene enhances the skin penetration of estrogen by four to ten times.
Linalool from Rosewood leaves (leaves are harvested rather than cutting down the whole tree in Brazil) is important to the
delivery of progesterone.
Skin permeability is a constant. Water at 25 degrees Celsius will penetrate the skin at the rate of 0.2 mg/cm/hr. Phenols
will penetrate at the rate 22 times higher and salicylic acid (such as wintergreen) 114 times higher. (This knowledge was
used in selecting essential oils to help the natural progesterone penetrate and be absorbed better than other progesterone
supplements on the market.)

Dr. Purser always checks his patients’ blood levels before and after they start using Progesterone Plus to show how well
it’s working. Salivary tests are too inaccurate, so levels must be tested by blood.

No pre- or post- menopausal woman should ever have a serum level of <1.0 ng/ml ever! Normal serum is 2.0 ng/ml

Normal progesterone serum levels are > 2.0 ng/ml.

Deficient serum levels are < 1.0 ng/ml.
1 ml applied on the neck raised progesterone levels by 1900% in 2 hours!
Dosage now is 1/30 ml = 1 drop.

What the medical research says about P4

* Again, it prevents menstrual migraine headaches in women. This has been widely known since 1971 - do you know how
important this is???
* For nerve healing (remyelination)
* Prevents and relieves TMJ inflammation
* Benefits PMS
* Endometriosis
* If resistant to progesterone, one must take larger doses of progesterone
* Improves libido
* Helps with sleep
* It is the woman’s “feel good” hormone

Results of Los Angeles Progessence Plus study

One lady's hormone level was at 0.20
1 ml was applied to her neck and forearm, 30 minutes later it was 0.27.
50 minutes later it was 2
120 minutes it was 3.78
3 hours later it was 1.52
4 hours later it was 3.75

1000 mg applied around neck and arms after just one application on her neck on Thursday, she reported symptom relief
through Sunday at lunch.

That was before they added Frankincense, Copaiba (reduces inflammation), Rosewood and Cedarwood (helps with the
absorption), the base is vitamin E.
They ran a 2 study after adding the above oils
Even less than one drop of the Progessence Plus (with the essential oils added) enhanced skin penetration.
1 ml = 30 drops
1/30 the application (with the added essential oils) = better faster results and it smells good!

Dr. Purser has written 4 patient handbooks, all of which are condensed portions of the textbooks.

Program 120 motto: the superior doctor prevents sickness. Discover the link between top health issues and the latest in
published science in Dr. Purser's Program 120. (for practitioners)

Real Fibromyalgia Rx Targeting the pituitary as the root cause of those suffering from fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, and Interstitial Cystitis.

Real Solutions for the Top 7 Female Health Concerns, Dr. Purser targets the top killers that affect American women today
and what Young Living Products to use to support your health naturally.

Progesterone: The Ultimate Women’s Feel-Good Hormone Understand why progesterone is considered the "Ultimate
Woman's Feel-Good Hormone” and how it improves libido, prevents breast cancer, prevents migraines and causes weight

The books and audio CDs can be purchased from Abundant Health:
3 ways to apply
* On the neck over the carotid arteries
* Any time you have symptoms
* On the temples for migraines
- Don’t press on your neck or temples when you rub and don’t get in your eyes.
Essential oils do not remain in the body so they do not clog up the liver, arteries etc.
Although the bottle label says not to use more than twice a day, Dr. Purser says one can apply it anytime one has
symptoms, and referred to a patient who had wonderful results applying it 3 times a day. He suggests putting it on the
temples any time one has a migraine. He suggests putting it on neck and possibly also on the forearms, both of which are
quick-absorption areas.
Cycling is not necessary so you don't need to stop using Progessence Plus during that time of the month.
Progesterone is also safe for young girls 12 to 14 years and up. Dr. Purser said it would be okay for a 12 year old or 8
year old, but not on a 5 year old.
It is safe for young girls if PMSing – they’ll get real happy and calm real fast! It will not suppress their own
progesterone production. Dr. Purser has 10 children with lots of young girls running about. He says it really elevates
their mood!
Rub over carotid arteries (in neck) for faster absorption.

If period is heavy, use more. If excessive bleeding, see your doctor.

Do not use directly on men as it can lower men’s libido. Dr. Dan Purser also wrote Male B book for men.
From YL’s online product info page:
Progessence™ Plus serum is formulated for maximum performance. All natural, USP-grade super-micronized
progesterone from wild yam is melted in vitamin E and essential oils for optimal absorption. Studies indicate that limonene
from frankincense and bergamot and menthol from peppermint oil can enhance substance penetration through the skin.
Progessence Plus does not require the cycling of application sites.
How to use: Directions: Apply 2-4 drops daily on neck area. For added effect, apply 1-2 drops along forearms daily. Do
not exceed two applications per day. Does not need to be rotated on different areas of the body or cycled throughout the
month. Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult
a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use in conjunction with contraceptives containing progesterone. Warning:
This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer.* Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place. (*
The state of California does not differentiate between progesterone synthesized in a lab, which has been known to cause
cancer, and sources of naturally-occurring progesterone, thus YL is required to put the warning on the label.)

Ingredients: Copaifera Reticulata (Copaiba) Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedar) Bark Oil,
Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Vitamin E, Citrus Aurantium Ber
gamia (Furanocoumarin free Bergamot) Peel Oil, Mentha
Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, USP Progesterone (from Wild Yam Extract), Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Oil, Eugenia
Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil Formulated by D. Gary Young 100% pure YLTG quality essential oil