Bloating Breast Tenderness

Good Natural Product 

This is my 3rd purchase of this item. After using for over 1 yr. I have noticed :
1.) my abdominal bloating is gone
2.) my thinking is clearer
3.) i sleep better
I would buy again.

Jane Austin

Jacksonville, FL USA

Aug 18, 2014

Bloating is Much Less, Sharp Ovarian Cyst Pains Gone, Menstrual Cycle was Pain-free, Lighter, and No Cramps an No Heavy Bleeding/Clots. 

Thanks so much for your reply.

I will be sure to view the videos you mentioned. Yes, I'm following everything on the enclosed literature to the letter, eliminating everything as detailed. (I did keep my one cup of morning Lipton Tea with honey) What a great improvement in my uterine fibroid / ovarian cyst / fibrocystic breasts symptoms in these first couple weeks already, starting only on the Fibrovan, Lugol's Iodine, Bioflavinoids, Indole-3-Carbinol, & magnesium & avoiding phytoestrogens! Bloating is much less, sharp ovarian cyst pains gone, menstrual cycle was pain-free, lighter, and no cramps or heavy bleeding/clots. Overall I feel great and intend to keep taking these supplements. I hope to improve my thinning hair as well, which was mentioned in the booklet.

Should I start the 1.75cc Progestelle on day 16 of cycle according to directions in blue booklet? (Age 48 / 5'4" / 125lbs /Premenopausal)

Please send the bonus Progestelle when you can.


Debbie P.

March 4, 2011

Boynton Beach, Florida

Yes, You Saved My Life, PCOS, Fibroids, Bloating, and Edema 

I have been suffering with PCOS for 7 years!

I've also developed fibroid tumors over the last few years as well. I initially tried your Progesterone oil to treat the fibroids, but with the combination of progesterone, avoiding xenoestrogens, and switching to Nature Clean laundry powder my period is back! And I am less bloated and I have lost the 15 pounds of water weight I've been carrying around for years! I cannot tell you what a life changing program this has been for me, and I'd like to give you my sincerest thanks for saving my life. Yes, you saved my life - I haven't felt myself in 7 years - between the mood swings, bloating, my health issues constantly consuming my life, I haven't been motivated to do anything... Now, I feel like I've been reborn.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Of course you can publish my testimonial!

I don't think my fibroids are completely gone yet, but I can certainly tell that they have shrunk. I can feel them when I lay down and they have definitely gotten smaller. Regarding the PCOS, I am convinced I am recovering from that as well. I've only been on your program for 2 months, so I am hopeful after another few months I will be symptom free. I had a sonogram a few months ago and my largest fibroid was about 2 inches in diameter, and I plan to get another sonogram in a few months to see any results.

Victoria G.

June 24, 2011

Washington, DC

Thanks :) The Progesterone was a Real Blessing to Me. 

Thanks :) The progesterone was a real blessing to me. It seemed to normalize my hormones after getting off the pill. I'm so thankful for all your research and product. It took me from a miserable, bloated, joint hurting, abnormal pap smear woman to a happy, healthy and PREGNANT (yay) lady!! 

Sure, publish on. I think women need to know that there is help available when pharmaceuticals cause awful trouble and "trusted" doctors don't help. I'm on pregnancy week 11 now and all is fantastic (other than being tired and having indigestion.) You sent the protocol for preventing miscarriage already, thanks :) but I haven't used it. In fact, it got so that when I would apply the progesterone cream I would get cramps so I quit. Don't know what all that was about, but it's been smooth sailing since. The only battle I have now is gardnerella and bacterial vaginosis that I figure was caused by the aftermath of two courses of 2nd generation cephalosporin back in February (either that or in combination with Yaz) and a subsequent yeast infection. I'm sure I've had the BV infection since March or so but didn't know the symptoms until they did a UA this past month and found it. So now it's either ciproflaxin or flagyl but I'm going to combine that with garlic vaginal suppositories and apple cider vinegar washes because I don't need another yeast infection or recurrence of BV. So much for conventional medicine. It makes me thankful for people like you that look for the cause and develop NATURAL remedies that ACTUALLY WORK instead of focusing on artificial patented money making drugs that have nasty side effects. 

Thanks again,

Sheri J.

Glenpool, OK

Sept 16, 2011

Editor's Note: After a while, if stopping progesterone makes you feel better (ie, less cramping), then there is likely still a xenoestrogen in your environment. Progesterone can only balance out small loads of xenoestrogens. If the load of xenoestrogens is large OR strong, then progesterone can temporarily make it worse.

This is because large estrogen loads cause the estrogen receptor to become sleepy, and progesterone wakes them up.

Get rid of the xenoestrogen, THEN the progesterone will work. It may take 1-3 months for something topically put on the skin to wash out of the body.

Women with anxiety, fear and stress can be exquisitely sensitive to xenoestrogens. I have had 3 unrelated women tell me that their mascara made them bloat and have breast tenderness.

I Finally had a Breakthrough! Migraines Improved! Bloating, Breast Swelling, Tenderness Way Down! 

This is Michelle B. in Kailua – here is a photo of the rainbow on Kailua Bay Christmas morning. Thought you would like this. 

I am writing because this month I finally had a breakthrough for January regarding my estrogen dominance, histamine-like migraines - I only had one migraine at ovulation and one migraine the first day of my period. Incredible! I usually have 4 migraines / 1 each day for 4 days both at ovulation and again during my period. 

Bloating, breast swelling and tenderness went way down and I barely gained but 2 pounds during each part of the cycle, which I promptly lost. 

For the first time I feel like there is a chance to gain some control over the disabling frequency and severity of years and years of these migraines. 

By focusing more on reducing xenoestrogens, and employing other changes, I think I am turning things around 

Of course I use your progestelle, but also: 

First, I took your advice and changed my laundry detergent. Unfortunately we could not find a single type or brand you recommend, but I changed it from fragranced ALL to UNscented ALL free clear. Used it all during December and January. 

Second, changed shampoo, soap, sunscreen etc. 

Third, my new prescription of low-dose hydrocortisone for low adrenal cortisol has been in place for 10 weeks. Without sufficient cortisol my body cannot mitigate the histamine response I get during the estrogen surge. I have battled fatigue / low cortisol after Epstein Barr virus in 2010. I have made more progress towards stability, more stamina and energy to do more basic tasks in 10 weeks than in all 19 months preceding. . Sadly, my doctor who wonderfully put me on the W McK Jeffries low dose protocol died tragically this week, so I don’t know if another Hawaii doctor will continue to help me...... Dr. Shintani may be my only hope. 

Fourth, I stopped eating foods that contain higher levels of histamine, foods that I eat a lot of: stopped chicken, spinach, tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, green beans and fresh squeezed lemon on salads and in water. I never knew about food-related histamine – I thought it was simply a reaction, not actually also a phyto-component of some foods.... 

Fifth, based on your suggestion in the pamphlet I stopped all the licorice I was taking for adrenal support 10 weeks ago. Did not know it was estrogenic – and this has to be a major problem for why my migraines got so much worse while I have battled adrenal fatigue. 

Thanks to you and other efforts on my part, something is starting to change. I will update you on how the February cycle goes. 

Aloha, Michelle B.

Jan 24, 2012

Honolulu, Hawaii

I Noticed that My Hair Loss Has Decreased, Sleep Better, Bloating Gone, Breast Pain Decreased 

I am sorry, Dr Eckart, I did not mean that my symptoms were getting worse, I think is my fault I did not make an effort to express my self correctly maybe and I have cut out lots and lots of xenos and natural estrogens since I already talked with you on phone I actually could see some definite improvements I could FINALLY have a really good night sleep two nights ago night, without using my NIGHT HERBS COMBO, after almost 4 days now of using Progestelle, and I am so glad about it 

Yes the first 2 nights I felt wired, and agitated, then two days ago I used just a tiny less, and now sleep has actually, definitely gotten better, even during day now I feel much calmer and less anxious, less excited about almost everything, I like it!! 

Also another positive change was that I noticed that my hair loss has decreased, when I combed it yesterday, I combed and combed and pulled but no hair would come out, I could not believe my eyes, and when I washed it today, (usually every time I washed, a little ball of hair would come out) today I could count my hairs, very few, this is really unusual for me, last 4 months have had hair coming out when combing or washing, lots of them, I can tell there is a change, and hope it will continue to be so 

Also, my bloating is almost gone, I had bloating and trapped abdominal gas, constantly especially at night, for last 6 months, every day, now is almost totally gone no more gurgling noises, almost no discomfort at all 

My breast, not huge difference yet , but it feels already less tender and less heavy, in general, yesterday at gym I noticed I did not feel any pain when I would do usual exercises,----- yes, when I get up in the morning I still feel some heaviness, but there is a difference, the swollen little glands that were painful, I can feel they are not that swollen any more and the skin feel more natural and flat, I can definitely feel the difference as of this morning and it is not getting worse, ---I do not know if all this improvement is due to that I have eliminated all that huge amount of junk and Phyto-herbs and food and all, since I talked with you on phone, or if it is the Progestelle, or both, but I hope it continue to feel better 

Lena G.

Feb 10, 2012

Portland, Oregon

My Breast Cysts and Pain Had Totally Disappeared.  Heavy Bloating, Lack of Sex Drive, Anxiety, Hair Loss, Insomnia 

I wanted to thank Dr. Eckart for many things. Well first of all, for his product Progestelle, which has changed my life. Before I started to use Progestelle, I had been experiencing hair loss for over 4 months, heavy bloating, lack of sex drive, and painful breast tenderness with some swollen cysts, heavy sinus congestion (difficult breathing) and sleeping problems and night anxiety, I did not know then that these are all symptoms of estrogen dominance. 

For months I had been drinking lot of soy milk and other phyto-estrogens because I thought that they actually would help in these symptoms, and I was so confused, because my symptoms were actually getting worse. 

I found this website and I finally started to learn about estrogen dominance, so I ordered Progestelle immediately, I started to use only between 1 and 2 droppers a day. 

At first my symptoms got worse, except the breast tenderness, which seemed to improve immediately Dr. Eckart guided me with his advises and suggested that I first get rid of all xeno-estrogens I was using, and stop eating all strong phyto-estrogens included in his list, wait about a month then start Progestelle again. 

I did do exactly so, it was easier than I thought, and I also started taking iodine, as the Doctor suggests, and it actually seemed to make me feel better already, then after 3 weeks I started to use Progestelle again on day 14. 

This time, I started on a higher dose, to avoid delays or estrogen dominance reactions, I used 4 and half droppers a day this time, and already within 3 hours my anxiety was gone, I could breath normally, no short of breath at night, I could sleep like a baby, the day after my hair loss had totally stopped, my bloating was much less. 

Within days the sex drive was back to normal, and my breast cysts and pain had totally disappeared. So I feel like a normal and healthy person again. 

So thank you Dr. Eckart.

But I also want to thank Dr. Eckart for being so kind to me and to be so patient to reply to all of my emails and to provide so much professional guidance and solid advises that have proved to be all so valid and true and helped me to heal and change my life. 

I am using Progestelle 14 days a month for now, and it seems that my cycle has become more regular than it was! I also wanted to add that if the dose you are using might seem to not work for you, do not get discouraged; it is a sign you need more. Everybody is different and we all react in different ways, so I would encourage to just increase the dose like I did, until it works and be committed to this life style and it will get better! 

It is hard to find doctors like Dr. Eckart, who are very knowledgeable in this subject, and who have been doing such a deep research on estrogen dominance symptoms, and especially who are able to provide such a large list of things that are dangerous to use and of the things that are safe to use!! 

I canceled my next appointment with a local naturopath, I feel fine now and I rather invest my money instead in getting myself larger amounts of Progestelle, which I know it works!! 

I can provide here my email if anybody would like to get in touch with me! 

micinomiau @ 

Lena C.

March 13, 2012 

Portland, Oregon

I Ordered Your Product and Within 5 Days I Noticed My Hair Growing Back! 

I wanted to write about your product and it's amazing results in my life! I had suffered for many years and didn't know why or how the reasons! I am 39 and have 3 children. I suffered monthly moodiness and bloating after my children were born but after my 3rd child things began to turn ugly. I went to my doctor and she prescribed lexapro and ativan, even though I was not depressed, I thought at this point anything has got to help! It didn't! It got worse and I took myself off the meds. I continued to have mood swings, sleepless nights, fatigue and weight gain and nothing seemed to be working. With all this happening I noticed I began losing my hair on top of my head, which for a woman is total disaster! I quickly began researching on the Internet of my symptoms and found I may be estrogen dominate! Maybe this was my problem the whole time! I went to my doctor about what I found on your website and was quickly discouraged from purchasing anything from the Internet and was told "what I really needed was antidepressants"!! I couldn't believe it! I felt in my heart of hearts this was the answer, told my doctor I was going to pursue progesterone and not her meds. I ordered your product and within 5 days I noticed my hair growing back! I noticed my mood swings were gone and I was happier, sweeter and kinder to everyone around me! I felt like a completely new person!

I cannot thank you enough! You have a customer for life! I 've been taking it regularly (expect during my period) at night, and I can sleep now and get the rest I have been needing! THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU! I took Dr. Eckard's advice and started using natural makeup and now my face is more clearer and it has been in 4 years! Again, thank you for your product and your work!

Billie F., Kingston, Ohio

March 17, 2007

Gone are Those Days of Feeling Bloated and Suffering the Yo-Yo Weight Gain/Loss of around 5 lbs. Due to Fluid Retention. 

Dear Dr. Eckhart,

I think Progestelle is an absolutely fantastic product. I’m 37 years and I have been living with monthly bloating and moodiness for the past 17 years. Using Progestelle, as it’s recommended every month, has improved my quality of life two-fold. I suffer from many cysts on the ovaries, a small fibroid and from cysts in the breast. The cyclic changes my body went through for so many years are virtually non-existent today. Thank you Dr. Eckhart for such a marvelous product!

Progestelle has even ameliorated the “manic” and “chip-on-my-shoulder” episodes that would take hold of me about one week before my period. Gone are those days of feeling bloated and suffering the yo-yo weight gain/loss of around 5 lbs. due to fluid retention. I could go on and on about the benefits of Progestelle.

I do recommend this product to any women suffering from mood swings and bloating.


Cira C. New York, New York

March 10, 2007


Decrease in my Anxiety Level and Weight Loss.  Scar Tissue Gone.  Bloating Better.  No Depression when Dieting. 

Sept. 9, 2009
Dear Dr. Eckhert,

Thank you so much for the time you spent with me last Saturday providing me with the information I needed to know due to the fact I could not read the printed word in your pamphlet. What I find most interesting is that my anxiety level has dropped so much since I began taking the progesterone.

The next think that I find remarkable is that the I had been losing detail in my only eye which is a 10 degree field. Within the week I began to see some detail on a landmark that I have. I thought naw this can't be possible but it is. My dry eye appears to be dissipating.

According to my cornea specialist dry eye is suppose to be a fact of life as one gets older. My intestines seem to be cleaning themselves out since I began this liquid and bloating is going down. I had been given cyclosporine as an experimental drug to protect two human corneas from rejecting and the side effects have been incredible besides both corneas rejected. I have worked hard on my diet to maintain my sight but the weight gain was insane. Within this week my body appears to be deflating and my hair is silkier. That is strange to me.

I have eliminated the herbs and foods that are recommended and changed our laundry detergent. I hope and pray that this is the answer that I have been seeking since 2004 to bring my body back to where it was going.

Thanks so much for the dialogue. It was very much appreciated.


Rita M.

Nov. 17, 2009

Dear Dr. Eckert,

I have been taking progesterone now for two months. I have noticed a remarkable down in my anxiety level, weight loss and the ability to actually get to the bathroom in time due to less frequent incontinence.

I have also listened to your suggestion of how to handle chocolate cravings and went for half of a banana and noticed that this has done the trick I believe this correction only took place because I abandoned all of the herbs that were suggested not to use which you read to me. Before if I went for the orange or had half a banana it really didn’t make a difference I wanted the chocolate anyway.

I also noticed that there is a reduction in food intake without me forcing the issue or concentrating on not eating. When my stomach says its full it means it and doesn’t want anymore. Because I have been working on correcting and balancing my body all my life and have been giving medication most of my life i.e. steroids it has been a non stop balancing act without real results. The calm that I am now experiencing is enabling me to feel less anxious when I have to meet more challenges which appear to be never ending in my life. But I do not have the same reactions to stress.

Since I have tried everything in my life to correct my body weight and other problems I am so appreciative especially to have the ability not to be in constant worry.

Thanks so much,

Very truly yours,

Rita M.

Apr. 26, 2010

Dear Dr. Eckhart,

I thought the following may be of interest to you. The scar tissue on my hand is now just a freckle and we can actually see the hand underneath. This is incredible.

I have eliminated all of the foods and herbs on the list that you gave me...The interesting think is that I just wanted time off from my over all diet. I DID NOT USE ANYTHING FROM the LIST though. So last week, I gave my self a break on all the legal things. The two days of being free cost me 5 days to be able to move forward again. The ability to move forward without becoming depressed or destructive was a first in my history of dieting.

The clarity of my mind is really the big change. There is a big shift here that I can notice. I can't say to you it is all due to the progesterone balancing act, but I can say to you that this never happened before. Something is going on here definitely as my hypothalamus is speaking loud and clear to me about observing when I am almost full now. The last time I wrote you I was able to figure out when I was full this time it is stating to you STOP before you are full. My balancing act is a life long 50 year battle so all I can do is state to you what I am observing.

My education, experience and my knowledge of health and nutrition never hit upon this balancing act. The professionals that taught me or I went to always would blame the patient for not moving forward. Drugs and behavior and telling the patient that they are not disciplined were the common practice of informing a patient of their failing the diet they were given. Ah, but at this point of my life. It appears that must be more to all this. So this is my update. Thanks for listening.


Rita M.

Apr. 26, 2010

Dr. Eckhart,

thanks for the quick response. The scar on my hand was scar tissue from i.v.'s over the years in the same place. In the last month I began putting some of the progesterone drops on the scar tissue.  After I noticed it was considerably smaller with the treatment of the drops over the last few months and voila it is almost gone.

All I can do is tell you what is going on not why. I have been on this journey or taking back my life from being ill since birth from one thing or another. I think the elimination on the food list you suggested enabled me to have clear thinking. I cannot come to any other conclusion as i HAVE BEEN TRACKING THINGS ALL MY LIFE AND FOLLOWING OTHER ALTERNATIVE WAYS WHICH DID NOT HELP ME IN THE LONG RUN. THE SWELLING AND PAIN IN MY ARMS is almost gone since I eliminated all of the products on the food list and changed the laundry products.

I have a question for you... Calcification in the breast does it eventually go away? Yes you may publish what you think would help others. As this is what is most important and that is to encourage others to not give up and continue to balance themselves.

All the Best,

Rita M.

April 27, 2010

Hello. Sorry to bother you but I have been thinking on how I responded to you about the scar tissue on my hand.  As it kept on going round and round in my head. And I sounded to me very stupid...after the fact

I thought of this and realized after 7 months I responded to you in this fashion BECAUSE I learned to trust you over the months that I have been taking the progesterone. All of the things you stated that would take place have. I am sleeping at night. The scar tissue on my ovaries seems to have disappeared and I can turn in bed without screaming in pain. Anxiety level has dropped. So why shouldn't the scar tissue on my hand disappear?

For the first time I do not have to second guess a MD or look up the side effects as I have none nor is the cure making balancing act making me feel miserable. I have tried everything and everyone...including my own education and ability.

I couldn't help myself though everyone else around me gets better from my educating them.

People will not take you seriously as a healer if you are a blimp happens to me all the time. I won't be able to do what I wish in this area unless the weight comes off. Nice to say I couldn't figure out which bathing suit to put on this morning as I have two the same but in different sizes and I can't read the tag. I accidentally put on the smaller one and it fit without being tight. Oh I couldn't even pull up the bottom to the suit three weeks ago. I realized at this point of this program. I am learning to trust you without looking up things because I am seeing results. It is nice to sleep though the night.

Question: While your are cringing reading this I have to ask ah does caffeine free diet coke cause calcifications on the breast? Yes, I have been drinking a can a day and stopped yesterday, for the last 24 days.  Other than this I have been honestly sticking to the what the plan is...

Thanks for taking the time to read this answering my questions and finding out all the estrogen and environmental chemicals that cause problems.
Rita M.

Smiles. And is still somewhat scared as I move forward...

New York, New York

Editor's Note: Estrogen Dominance (too much estrogen) from Environmental Estrogens cause a magnesium deficiency. This magnesium deficiency causes calcifications in the breast and other places. The solution is to take 800-1000 mg/day of Magnesium Citrate until you almost get diarrhea, take progesterone cream and cut out Environmental Estrogens. In many cases, the calcifications dissolve away.

If you have a magnesium deficiency, this causes calcium to create calcifications in the body in unwanted places.  Most of these calcifications are calcium oxalate.  Magnesium oxalate is 567 times more soluble than calcium oxalate.  Also the citrate ion will complex to the calcium to form a soluble complex.

Bloating and Cramping Gone for the First Time in 10 Years! 

I would like to change the shipping to next day. Please add the difference to the same credit card. Thank you!

-Lisa B.

Lisa, Overnight Express is $18.00. You probably don't need it that soon unless there is a threatened miscarriage. I am looking at your medical form. You may have to change your laundry detergent and wait several weeks before starting on the Progestelle anyway. We have had some problems with Ecover. ie One patient could not use our product for two years until she switched from Ecover to Nature Clean. I am attaching the booklet and pink sheet so you may get started on eliminating stuff right away.

-Eckhart, MD

Alright, keep the shipping as normal. The detergent I use is Ecos (not Ecover). Thank you for the information!!!


The reason why the progesterone creams did not help was those creams were formulated incorrectly and/or you did not avoid xenoestrogens. See under failures.
If you have a hypersensitivity to smell, impaired Rhomburg, or sensitive to small amounts of drugs (see above web page) then, you have impaired chemical excretion. You have difficulty excreting all drugs including xenoestrogens. The root cause of this is low level anxiety. The answer to this is a seminar at Pleasant Valley Church in Georgia. Email if you want more info. Weight gain and cold temp is due to thyroid receptor desensitivity. See the above website under thyroid. The mood swings and depression is of course due to estrogen dominance. Let's stay off the licorice plus for now. NO Ecos, NO dryer sheets. Use the detergent suggested in the handout. This is a RED-X. Use a simple olive oil bath soap for soap and dish detergent. NO sunscreen for now this is a RED-X. This may be the single cause of your PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME. What do you use to wash dishes? Let me know in a month or two how you are doing. If it is not working let's talk about it. Give me a call.

-Eckhart, MD

Thank you again for getting back to me. Things are finally starting to make sense as to why I have been having so many problems in the past when I try to use the creams. I have been off of the birth control now for a little over a month. I have not had a period and my stomach is bloated like a basketball. Since stopping (the bad) progesterone creams, the cramping is at least gone. I had purchased Dr. Lee's book a while ago. However, on his website he has a recommended list of creams. He lists Emerita creme. I purchased this at a health food store and got immediate severe cramps. I wasn't sure why until I came across your website. I then checked the ingredients and realized they have the methyl and proply parabens. Another one he lists is Arbonne (I had also ordered this and discovered the same thing...they don't list the parabens on the website, but do on the bottle). I am surprised that he has not checked out these items more thoroughly before listing them as recommended creams! I went through my personal care products and even though most were from the health food store, almost all had the parabens (cleanser, moisturizer, shampoo, shaving creme, toner, some makeup). I have thrown those away. I use a dishwashing detergent from Trader Joes (brand). I had a question re: the Ecos laundry detergent. This is what is lists as the Ingredients: Plant Based Surfactants, Soap Bark, Chamomile, Horsetail (plant), Lavender, Rosemary, Cellulose Optical Brightener, Soy Based Fabric Softener, Essential Oils of Magnolias & Lilies, & Water Do you still feel like is could be causing problems?? I also wanted to ask why you suggest I stop using the Licorice Plus??I started taking it through my naturopath's recommendation for my adrenal glands (had been very fatigued all of the time). I've been taking for over a year now. Thank you!!

-Lisa B.

NO ECOS. NONE. NONE. Chamomile and Rosemary is estrogenic. Lavender may have hormone disruption properties. Use Nature Clean Powdered detergent or TSP. NO fabric softener. NONE. We are trying to get you well, and are trying to minimize stuff. Once you get well THEN you can experiment. ECOS contains chamomile this is estrogenic. Rosemary may be estrogenic and perhaps made my mother's fibroid bigger. Lets try coming off of Licorice plus for a couple of months, there are some steroidal components to it.

-Eckhart, MD

Well, Lee MD is brilliant. I got to talk to him on the phone before he passed away last year at age 77. I was able to add to it with my knowledge of environmental medicine. You may need to come off of everything and wait a month. Parabens seem to be associated with menstrual cramping. No parabens, no cramping. But no one is perfect.

-Eckhart, MD

Thanks, I ordered the detergent. I'll keep you posted -

-Lisa B.


HI. I wanted to give you an update on my progress. I eliminated the parabens/xenoestrogens for a month and a half and began to use the progesterone oil as directed (and the laundry detergent). I have had a normal menstrual period for the first time in about 10 years!!?It is the first time I have been able to be off birth control with no side bloating or cramping!!! I am so happy I discovered your website and product. It is people like you who really care and take the time to educate and help those in need. After having been to so many doctors with no avail, I can finally say I feel healthy for the first time in quite a while. Thank you for all the great information you provide to your customers. You are a blessing!

-Lisa B. , Irvine, CA

(please feel free to use this as a testimonial)

Miscarriage Avoided - Healthy Baby Born! 

I am 43 years old now.  At 41 years of age I began to experience some symptoms of MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS that were worse than I had ever had before.  Mood swings and anxiety at times were very hard to deal with.  I was also feeling far angrier than the offense would warrant.  This was causing a great deal of difficulty in the parenting of my 5 children.  As time went on I was having irregular periods as well and then I suffered the loss of two babies due to first trimester losing babies.  I read the book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause" and decided to ask my pc doctor to evaluate my hormones in the hopes that she would be able to help with the imbalance.  She asked me several questions about my emotional symptoms and diagnosed me with depression.  She prescribed an anti-depressant.  I had a feeling that she would be approaching my condition this way so I had a copy of the book with me, along with some of the web pages I had downloaded from your site.  When I told her that I believed the problem was hormonal she excused me saying, "It looks like we're finished here.  I can see that I'm not convincing you...but when you decide that you want this prescription it will be waiting for you at the front desk."  A few days later she called me to let me know that my test results indicated that I had a thyroid condition which was causing my hormonal problems.  I was low in progesterone as well as estrogen and I decided to begin the natural progesterone oil.  I shopped all over the internet for a type of NP which would not contain the additives that were undesirable and found this one as the only one based in oil.  I was also placed on Synthroid for my thyroid condition and I can't tell you which one if not both of these helped "even me out" but I can tell you that a couple weeks later I was pregnant!  Had I followed my doctor's advice I probably would've caused my baby to suffer with birth defects. I was concerned that I would miscarry again but through much prayer and continuing on the natural progesterone through my first trimester things went very well!  I want to say that Dr. Eckart was very responsible in my care even though I have never met the man face-to-face.  He quickly responded to my many questions and once even called me on the phone to make sure I knew that I needed to taper off the NP as I progressed to the second trimester of the pregnancy.  I gave birth to a ten and a half pound baby boy named Uriah in February and we are all doing wonderfully.  I thank God for leading me to your website and have referred other women to your company already.  They are pleased with the results also.  I know that there will be many more because it seems that often I find that the women I meet are struggling with hormonal changes and have never heard that there is a natural way to solve this problem.  So many of them believe that antidepressants are the only answer!  Thanks again for providing a better way. 

Sincerely, Sarah N. (mother of six)

Editors note: Estrogen dominance can cause a hypothyroid clinical picture with a normal T3 level. Women are tired and have a body temp. of approximately 97F, and gain fat on the belly and hips. Hair may thin. Avoiding xenoestrogens and taking Natural Progesterone will reverse this. A repeat first trimester miscarriage is almost always a Natural Progesterone deficiency. 


Cysts are Gone, Cramps are Gone, NO MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS! 


Thank you so much for your wonderful product. For the past several years I have suffered from severe endometriosis, ovarian cysts, MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS, debilitating cramps, and infertility. I have had multiple surgeries to remove the endometriosis and spent nearly six months enduring the hot flashes associated with receiving Lupron injections. When my doctor wrote me a prescription for the birth control pill in October to try to control the endometriosis, it was the last straw. I couldn't bear the thought of putting more chemicals into my body, and I knew there had to be a more natural way of dealing with the endometriosis. So, after searching the Internet, I found your product and decided to try it.

After eliminating a majority of the phyto- and xenoestrogens mentioned in your information packet and trying the progestelle for 2 months, I was amazed at the results. My cysts are gone, I had no MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS, and—for the first time in my life--I had absolutely no cramps with my period. I was ecstatic—this is the best I have felt in years. I have shared my story with my friends, family, doctors, and colleagues, and everyone has been amazed. In fact, my physical therapist was so amazed that she tried it for one month with the hope that it would help shrink her grapefruit-sized fibroids. It did. Recently she had an ultrasound, and her doctor was shocked to see that the fibroids had totally disappeared. As a result of me “spreading the news” to everyone who will listen, I have had numerous requests to try my Progestelle and to borrow the information packet that you sent with my initial order. Unfortunately, one of these requests resulted in my information packet getting lost. If possible, would you please send me another information packet? (Or several more—they are awesome marketing tools for the Progestelle and I would love to be able to give them to friends who are interested so that they might purchase the Progestelle and enjoy the same success that I have found.)

Thank you so much for your help. You are making the world a healthier and happier place—one woman at a time.


Jennifer C. , Pittsburgh, PA Jan 8, 2007

What a Huge Relief! 

Of course you may publish it. I am so thankful that I need not go through any invasive procedure and hope women with similar problems would benefit from the right product which is unavailable in my country.

My situation:

(1) Bad MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS for many years --both pre and post mens migraine headache as well as lower abdomen cramp during mens.

(2) Previous scan report said "Monthly abdomen endometrium appears slightly nodular which may be due to monthly abdomen endometrial hyperplasia or underlying polyps. The thickness of 11mm is still within normal limits. No uterine or adnexal mass present. A corpus luteum is noted within the right ovary." The scan was done in May and I started progestelle in late June till now. The latest scan on 29 August showed EVERYTHING HAS BECOME NORMAL. My slightly bulging stomach has gone down again and I don't feel bloated anymore.

(3) I totally kicked caffeine and switched to conti olive oil soap as well as beauty products without paraben since June as advised.

(4) Also took vitamins B, calcium + E as recommended in the booklet.

I would certainly continue to use Progestelle at a maintenance dose for many, many more months. Thanks for the advice. Noted about pregnancy but no big issue with that as I am still single.

Look forward to getting progestelle with thanks!

I just had my scan result and what a huge relief-----that my monthly abdomen endometrium has gone from 11mm to 4mm!!!!! And the scan shows no other abnormality!!!!! Its truly amazing that I have used progestelle only for 3 months and the problem has cleared up. Indeed, it was a good decision I did not rush into committing to any invasive procedures!!!!

A BIG thank you to you, Dr Eckhart!!!

I am applying progestelle full dose in the 4th month now. Do you advise I could continue it with a maintenance dose the 5th month on? I must say the olive oil base is great, it absolutely did not give me any itch. Progestelle is running very low, would very much appreciate if you could mail the remaining balance to me.

As for my gal friend who is using the double strength I passed it on to her, she is applying only the maintenance dose because beside MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS, she does not have any problem with her reproductive system, is it ok? Please advise too.

Meiling L., Singapore Sept. 6, 2006

I went for another follow-up scan a few days ago since the last one in September. Like that of September, the scan shows NO abnormality and my endometrium is 3mm thick which is excellent!!! I attribute it to the continual use of progestelle.

I would like to place order for myself as well as two of my gal friends. As two of them are ordering through me, is it still possible to still enjoy the 1 bottle free for each of them?

These two gal friends of mine only suffer from MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS. Can they go on just maintenance dose of 1 bottle of olive/grapeseed or 1/2 bottle of double strength every month?

Hear from you soon.

Meiling L.,
Singapore Dec. 20, 2006

As I have a clean bill for the past 3 years consecutively, my gynecologist discharged me therefore I have no result to share with you. I am positive I am doing well. I still diligently apply progestelle from day 6-26 every month and am down to the last bottle. Hence, I am placing a fresh order.

Thank you once again for the wonderful product.

Meiling L., Singapore Mar. 16, 2009



I wanted to provide you with the results of my first month usage. All I can really say is that I am truly amazed that I have found a product that delivers what it claims. I have been afflicted with MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS for years and after a month of modified diet and product changes I feel I am on the road to recovery and a more quality life. If it gets better through continued usage I can only tell you I have never felt better in my menstrual life as I do now. Thank you for your research and product. I have passed my success to my family and friends who also may suffer from the many side effects of hormone imbalance and hopefully have offered them a drink of water.

I Cannot Tell You The Difference This Has Made

Just a quick note to tell you that I am absolutely amazed by the difference Fibrovan and Indole 3 carbinol has made in just two weeks! It is hard to believe that I could feel so different already.

I have been trying supplements of every kind and nothing has had such a dramatic effect. My abdomen used to be so sensitive that when my two-year-old granddaughter leaned on it I would wince in pain. I had even given up trying to 'pull it in' because it was just too sore and sensitive.

Now the soreness is nearly gone and my stomach is already pooching out considerably less. I am also finding that the constant, deadly fatigue is going away. I am still tired at times (I lead a rather busy, stressful life) but it is a more normal end-of-day exhaustion. I wake up feeling so much better than I used to.

I have two weeks to go before I am even out of Phase I. I cannot tell you how much difference this has made in my life.

I suppose I should wait for the 12 weeks to end before I go back on natural progesterone? And should I increase the Indole? I am taking 400mg a day now. I feel a little irritable when I take much more than that, but according to my weight, I should be taking more.

Thank you so much for your time and all the good you are doing. I will keep you posted on my progress.

M. Miller, Clearlake, California
July 2, 2007

Progesterone Oil

So far it seems to work better than the all the creams I have tried. I haven't used it a full month yet. I experienced a decrease in abdominal bloating. My thinking is sharper. I have more energy, not so moody and tired. I did use in conjunction with KLB6, which is kelp, lecithin, & b6. Because I tend to have a sluggish thyroid.

Jane Austin - April 13, 2013

Decreases the Bloating

I have been using this for about 4 years on and off and it works well. It helps to decrease the bloating and I notice I urinate more. That works for me because I am getting rid of the excess water. I use it because of estrogen dominance. It slows down bleeding, but the bleeding hasn't stopped. Well I will use it more often now instead of sporadically.

Sunshine “Sunny” - August 31, 2014

Monthly Bloating and Breast Tenderness Gone!

I wanted to say 'Thank you'. All of the info I have received both in the booklet with my first order, as well as several emails back and forth with you have been so valuable! I have started using only Bare Essentials/Minerals makeup, and my skin has never looked better.

I also now know what to avoid as far as preservatives/herbs and the difference has been phenomenal! I am no longer having any mid-cycle pain, my cycle has returned to normal, with minimal to no cramping. There is no longer any water weight retention or headaches, and no uterine pain or breast tenderness whatsoever at any point in any recent cycles! I am so happy! My weight has also returned to where I would like it to be without any dieting or diet changes at all. I feel wonderful! Thank you!

And, all this with just the modifications. I have not yet even begun to use the progesterone.

I am wondering about Ylang Ylang. I know lavender and chamomile were mentioned as ones to avoid, and I do. I did some research online regarding Ylang Ylang and noticed it's also listed as having estrogenic activity. I did want to double check this with you, as there is a hair conditioner which contains this, and I will definitely be avoiding this if this is true concerning Ylang Ylang.

Thank you in advance, and again, thank you!
Michelle P. Greensboro, North Carolina

This Has Worked Wonders For Me

About 3 or 4 yrs ago, I had a lump in my stomach the size of a cantalope, it turned out to be my right ovary that had grown to be that size, so I went to my gynocologist and he said I needed immediate surgery to have it removed. So a week later I went into the hospital for surgery and had it removed along w/ my appendix b/c it was attached to it. Luckily it was not attached to my bowel. He diagnosed it was endometriosis after the surgery. For a while everything felt better, but shortly after all of my symptoms came back. As of now I've been on Depot Lupron twice for a period of 6 months throughout the years to stop my period so that my body could recover for a while, also I have been on and off birth control. Currently I have been on continuous birth control for abt 3 months, and right b4 that I had a round of depot lupron. So I've only had my period abt. 2 times within the last 9 months. My doctor recommended I see a infertility specialist, so I did and was told it would be impossible to become pregnant on my own without doing in-vitro fertilization due to my severe endometriosis and only having one ovary. He was afraid that if I went off the birth control pills long enough to try to conceive that my endo cysts would grow back and prevent it. He also said I have pcos. My chest is sore and swollen all of the time, I feel nauseous and I have gained abt 20 lbs within the last year, and I get severe cramping without any warning. I've been exploring tcm, acupuncture for fertility, I don't know where to turn. I want to get pregnant on my own b/c I can't afford to do ivf and I don't want to be on all of these medicines that make me all wacky. Please help. Can progestelle help me?? I can't even have a sexual relationship w/ my boyfriend b/c having sex is so painful and burning, I've lost the desire b/c I don't enjoy it anymore.

Amy G.

Dr. Eckhart,

This has worked wonders for me so far with my endo symptoms, no cramps, no swelling of my chest, and no more bloated stomach. But for the entire 2 weeks I've been on progestelle I have had migraines like every other day and have had to leave work early quite often. Do you have any suggestions as to why I would be getting such bad headaches like this??? I really need to stop them so that I don't miss soooo much work.
Thank you for your quick responses on my questions.

Amy G.

I am still using the progestelle, just finished my first bottle yesterday and my headaches have subsided since I last e-mailed, which is awesome, so I am feeling better on the progesterone oil and cut out the xenoestrogens I put on my skin.

But, do I have to stop using the progestelle oil in order to get my period??? Or do I continue using 3 dropfuls at night like I have been until my period arrives then stop the progestelle?? I'm just a little confused abt. that part of the regime.

The last time I had my period was Nov 20th, and it lasted for 12 days.

Amy G. - Honesdale, Pennslyvania
Dec. 16, 2009

Editor's Note: The increased headaches with the use of Progestelle is from xenoestrogens or chemical estrogens in her environment. To get rid of the headaches, get rid of the xenoestrogens. Sometimes lotions and sunscreens take about 1-3 months to wash out of the body.

Constant environmental estrogen exposure leads estrogen receptors to down regulate or become "sleepy". Taking progesterone cream "wakes up" the estrogen receptors and estrogen now has a greater effect. This greater effect of the estrogen yields headaches. The solution is to cut out xenoestrogens.

No Stomach Aches, Bloating Or Headaches AND No Breast Pain

Dear Dr. Eckhart,
Just a short note to let you know that I am so great. I have removed as many xenoestrogens as possible from my environment, skin and diet, as you advised, for nearly a month now and the improvement has been amazing. I am using the Nature Clean powder detergent, no dryer sheets, Elysian Dream products for hair and skin (fragrance free and those without rosemary and lavendar oils, only ones with olive oil, and the organic, fragrance-free shea butter), and the crystal deodorant vs. regular deodorant (AMAZINGLY better), and we changed all of our household products to the Nature Clean line and no longer use any antibacterial foaming soaps or anything. Just Grandpa's baking soda soap for regular hand washing.

I have lost seven pounds this month, my last period cycle was 28 days (who knew!) and my hair has started to grow back (after four years of thinning!!). The biggest thing is that my body is, quiet, for lack of a better way to describe it! No stomach aches, bloating or headaches, no breast pain and my moods are more consistent day to day. My energy is coming back, skin is great -- I can't believe it.

I think I have finally tapped into what has been ailing me for the past six years and I couldn't be more pleased! I plan to use these products regardless... the "clean" feeling from them is just so great. My husband has been using them too, and we are thrilled!!

Thank you so much!
D.S. - Huntington, New York 
Dec. 19, 2007

Editor’s Note:  Recently I found that Shea Butter contains higher levels of theobromine than cocoa nibs.  I was using Shea Butter for nine months on my legs and experienced insomnia, tiredness during the day, peeing at night, and a headache behind my eyes during the day.  All these symptoms went away after I stopped using Shea Butter as a moisturizer on my legs.