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How can I increase my progesterone levels naturally through food?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Don't!

There are no foods that stimulate progesterone.
Further, foods traditionally claimed to contain Progesterone such as mexican yams are unregulated, may contain progestins but not progesterone, and do not have a progestogenic effect. Many have an estrogenic effect! if you have a true need for additional progesterone, which most women don't, talk with a knowledgeable doctor.

In brief: Don't!

There are no foods that stimulate progesterone.
Further, foods traditionally claimed to contain Progesterone such as mexican yams are unregulated, may contain progestins but not progesterone, and do not have a progestogenic effect. Many have an estrogenic effect! if you have a true need for additional progesterone, which most women don't, talk with a knowledgeable doctor.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Diverse diet

Progesterone is formed internally from cholesterol in the ovary.
Progesterone levels depend on effective ovulation. Low fat diets can lower Progesterone levels. Normal fat levels, including essential oils (dha, omega-3) are helpful to maintaining good ovulation.

In brief: Diverse diet

Progesterone is formed internally from cholesterol in the ovary.
Progesterone levels depend on effective ovulation. Low fat diets can lower Progesterone levels. Normal fat levels, including essential oils (dha, omega-3) are helpful to maintaining good ovulation.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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