Flash: Wild Yam Cream
Everything Your Doctor Hasnít
Shared With You About The Causes of PMS and Menopausal Discomfort
... and the Revolutionary New Natural Solution
Why women from 13 to 60 need the Wild Yam Cream . . . and some
percent of American women suffer from some type of menstrual
problem. I suspect your PMS story canít be as bad as mine. But
parts of our stories probably match. If youíre like me, youíve
suffered from the day you had your first period: Debilitating
cramps. Wild mood swings. Super sensitive breasts. Pain that
would make a line backer double over.
Ninety percent of American women suffer from some type of menstrual
problem. I suspect your PMS story canít be as bad as mine. But
parts of our stories probably match. If youíre like me, youíve
suffered from the day you had your first period: Debilitating cramps.
Wild mood swings. Super sensitive breasts. Pain that would make
a line backer double over.
Fortunately, Iíve finally found relief. Now you can, too.
Hereís my tale. In the late 1940s, my mother desperately tried
to have a baby. After two heartbreaking miscarriages, she heard
about a special study at the University of Chicago. The researchers
there were testing a promising new drug that would allow her to
carry a baby to term.
During her pregnancy my mother received 52 injections of a drug
called DES, which turned out to be an artificial form of estrogen.
The stuff did everything it promised! She got her dream: me. But
DES turned out to be my nightmare. Later, as we DES babies grew
up, these same researchers discovered this massive exposure to
estrogen as fetuses caused severe deformities in the sexual organs
of both males and females. (What will they find out 20 years from
now about estrogen replacement therapy?)
In my case, I was born with cervical cancer. And I only have one
working ovary. My uterus is in backwards. And Iím too embarrassed
to tell you the rest! But the point here is, my messed up system
created menstrual problems I wouldnít wish on my worst enemy. I
take that back. I would!
PMS: The Bitch From Hell
Ovaries alternate releasing eggs once
a month. When itís my non-working ovaryís turn, I suffer no menstrual
cramps or hot flashes. But I dread the months when the egg comes
from the functional ovary. For 10 days before my period, I experience
pain equal to natural child birth. Only drugs with strong narcotics
put a dent in the agony. My sister, who lives in Canada, sends me
pain pills that are not available here so I could have enough presence
to get dressed and go to work.
Talk about PMS. Hey, it was no secret in my case. I am the bitch
Things got worse as I got older. The physicians felt my exposure
to DES intensified the typical symptom of menopause.
At age 44, I am perimenopausal. (Perimenopause is the decade before
menopause when womenís bodies slowly and subtly begin to prepare
for menopause. Perimenopause typically starts around age 40, but
can begin as early as 35.) The hot flashes, which I had only experienced
right before my period, intensified and became common throughout
the month. My wild mood swings, which before had only been the hallmark
of PMS, affected me all month long. There were times when an emotional
cloud engulfed me for 30 days straight, choking me in a fog of malaise.
And, for the first time in my life, I couldnít fall asleep. Or stay
Needless to say, I was not a happy camper. In fact, I had become
a prisoner of my menstrual cycles. I prayed for relief. But I was
very picky about the solutions I sampled. After spending a lifetime
coping with the sad side effects of an artificial ďwonderĒ drug,
I was not about to make the same mistake twice. I certainly wasnít
going to take more artificial estrogen. (Been there, done that.)
If the solution wasnít 100 percent natural, I wasnít interested.
The Natural Solution
Last year I got lucky. I learned about a natural form of progesterone
made from a wild Mexican yam. This jar of peach colored cream looks,
smells and feels like an expensive cosmetic. I rub one-quarter teaspoon
of the sweet smelling cream on different parts of my body twice a
day during the second half of my menstrual cycle. (Youíll read why
the timing is so critical later.) My friend who turned me onto the
cream promised this was the panacea I was looking for. I was willing
to invest the meager sum to find out.
I have to admit, at first I was skeptical. That a simple cream could
take the pain away. Or exorcise my mood swings. Or cool the hot flashes.
But this natural form of progesterone did all of that and more.
What follows is my story. I can only tell you what happened to me...
and I have no idea what the wild yam cream will do for you. However,
if the cream could work for me, a woman toxic with estrogen -- which
is the worst case scenario -- imagine what it could do for you, a
The First Week: Increased Libido
I started rubbing the cream on the soft areas of my body on day 9
of my menstrual cycle. (Day 1 is the day my period begins.) For that
first week (days 1-8), my body is producing all the progesterone
it needs. My ovaries, which produce the hormone, donít need any help
from their friends! I only start applying the cream when my body
canít produce enough progesterone to keep my hormones (specifically
the ratio between estrogen and progesterone) in balance.
I apply the cream transdermally, which means absorption through the
skin. Have you seen people on cruise ships with patches behind their
ears? That was scopolamine, which helps fight motion sickness. The
nicotine patch works the same way.
If you are trying to get pregnant, donít use the cream until day
15 (after youíve ovulated.) One of progesteroneís tasks is to keep
the egg in the other ovary from being released. (If that happens,
fraternal twins could result.) However, this job makes progesterone
a mild form of birth control. So women trying to get pregnant should
start the cream after ovulation just to be safe.
Progesterone has another job. It increases female (and male) sexual
libido. And that was the first thing I noticed. Suddenly, I became
a very sexual creature. My life is busy -- the kid, work, house work,
taking care of the dogs -- usually I barely find time to work out,
much less make love. But the progesterone cream rearranged my priorities.
Forget the house work! The man in my life noticed a big change and
vowed to pay for all future jars of wild yam cream.
Adding the cream to my regimen also created a wonderful sense of
euphoria. What it did was even out my mood swings. It made my depressions
less depressing but made my ďwinsĒ so much more wonderful. I found
myself losing my temper less because I was not as irritable as usual.
I now could handle the roadblocks life put in my path with more equanimity.
I had this wonderful sense of calm despite the storm around me.
The timing couldnít have been more perfect, because I got downsized
right out of a job. Instead of panicking, my typical reaction to
money pressures, I calmly crafted a plan to look for new opportunities.
This was the first time in my life I didnít overreact. I shook my
head in wonder!
This new feeling extended through PMS week. With enough progesterone
in my system, my bitchiness just disappeared. Everything in the world
seemed too wonderful.
PMS Week: No Pain, All Gain!
But the true test of the creamís efficacy came during the week before
menstruation with the working ovary. I typically start getting hot
flashes seven days before the onset of my period. Thatís when my
family and my co-workers start avoiding me. The day before my period
the crippling cramps begin. For four days I live in a narcotics-induced
haze to quell the pain.
But this time, none of this happened. When I got my period, I experienced
slight cramping. I rubbed one-eighth of a teaspoon of the cream on
my abdomen every 30 minutes until the pain subsided. In two hours,
I felt nothing! No more pain killers. I didnít even need an aspirin!
The yam cream passed its acid test.
Women who have migraine headaches right before their periods can
rub the cream on the back of their necks every 30 minutes until they
Why does this happen? Because natureís natural balance is upset:
the system is rebelling against too much estrogen and too little
progesterone. Scientists donít really know what causes this imbalance.
Either the ovaries just donít produce enough progesterone. Or they
produce too much estrogen. In my case, I had too much estrogen to
start with. Either way, the ratio is off, making your life miserable.
But the week before menstruation is exactly the time your body is
counting on the right amount of progesterone to be coursing through
your veins. You see, one of progesteroneís tasks is to relax all
your smooth muscle tissues, including the ones contracting the uterus
to dispel the unused uterine lining. Without this hormone, which
is one of the best muscle relaxers in nature, your uterus and other
involuntary muscles will contract with greater force than necessary,
causing cramps and migraine headaches. Add the progesterone and poof!
The aches go away.
Three Months Later: Bye Bye
After 90 days of use, I had an unusual experience. My son and I were
having dinner at our favorite restaurant. He was dallying while the
waitress impatiently waited for his order. I said, ďSon, please tell
the women what you want.Ē
The waitress stared at me in shock. ďSon?Ē she said. ďThis canít
be your son!Ē The waitress thought I was his date! Heís 17 and Iím
44. I was flattered, but I knew this was an anomaly. But then we
went to New Orleans for his college interview at Tulane. The waiter
at the NíAwlins Cookery thought the same thing. That was twice in
I never intended to have the cream make me look younger! Having my
life back was certainly enough.
Can Men Use The Wild Yam Cream?
I sold a jar of wild yam cream to a man in my office who wanted the
jar for his wife. Three days later the wife called on the phone.
He was out of the office, so I asked her how she enjoyed the cream.
She said, What cream?
When he returned, I asked him what he was doing with the cream. After
he turned red, he explained that as he got older, he had trouble
reaching orgasm. He wanted the cream to help him out here. He felt
extra progesterone would give him the boost he needed. It must have
worked, because he bought a second jar for his wife!
How Your Biochemistry Can Work
Why does progesterone make all this happen? Hereís a basic science
Nature likes balance. PMS and menopause are caused by an natural
imbalance, typically too much estrogen and not enough progesterone.
The result makes your life a misery.
A Science Lesson
The science comes from Dr. Betty Kamen, who has a Ph.D. in nutrition.
Her wonderful book, ďHormone Replacement Therapy: Yes or No? How
To Make An Informed Decision About Estrogen, Progesterone & Other
Strategies for Dealing with PMS, Menopause and OsteoporosisĒ is an
easy-to-read and informative primer on the subject. I will just excerpt
the easy parts here.
Hormones are biochemical substances that are produced by your glands.
Even your ovaries are a gland because they also produce hormones.
Your body uses hormones to control other actions in your body. For
example, your thyroid controls your metabolic rate. Since most of
those actions take place far from the producing site (your thyroid
gland is near the neck; your stomach digests food), the glands deposit
hormones into the bloodstream. The hormones keep floating downstream
until specialized receptors recognize them. The hormones and their
receptors are like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. They fit together exactly
No other piece can take their place. In the body, hormone A wonít
fit into hormone Bís receptors; Hormone A just floats by hormone
Bís receptors in its search for a perfect match.
Your glands manufacture their own hormones. They use three basic
building blocks: amino acids, proteins and cholesterol. Hormones
made from cholesterol are called steroid hormones. Your sex hormones
are steroid hormones made from cholesterol. (Isnít that interesting.)
Before puberty, the adrenal glands manufacture all sex hormones.
Between puberty and menopause, the ovaries take over in women. Both
glands split the job after menopause. The testes manufacture hormones
Progesterone is the natural building block for all the steroid hormones,
making both estrogens (associated with females) and androgens (for
males.) Your body makes all the progesterone you need during the
first eight days of your menstrual cycle. The progesterone levels
shoot up to halt ovulation and trigger menstruation on about day
12. They continue at a high level until eight days after ovulation.
If fertilization has not occurred, the muscles in your uterus contract
to expel the rich uterine tissue that would nourish a pregnancy.
Women who are prone to PMS typically suffer from low progesterone
levels. The natural solution is to return the two hormones to the
balance nature intended for your body. During the second half of
your cycle, if your body has more estrogen than progesterone, it
is important to try to recreate the correct ratio to eliminate the
symptoms. That includes:
- Maintaining your bodyís ability to produce progesterone and/or
adding progesterone to the body naturally AND
- avoiding foods that will keep your estrogen levels high.
Correcting the Ratio: Eating
Eating properly can go a long way in encouraging your ovaries and/or
adrenal glands to produce more progesterone.
Here Iím on firm ground. My company, Meltdown International, uses
a scientific test that accurately measures your bodyís biochemistry.
The test results are an Ownerís Manual to your body that includes
a road map that leads you back to health. The road map includes how
to eat properly to fix the problems. I call it the grocery store
solution, since you can find your ďcureĒ in the supermarket.
All the research here comes from Dr. David Watts, another Ph.D. in
nutrition, who is the research director of one of the six federally
approved labs licensed to perform this test, the Tissue Mineral Analysis.
No Junk Foods
First, junk foods have to go. If you can use very little sugar and
not much salt, youíll go a long way toward returning your body to
its natural balance. That means avoiding processed foods and eating
more fresh fruits and grains (complex carbohydrates).
Second, eat foods high in zinc. Zinc is one of the controlling nutrients
for progesterone production. The old wiveís tale about oysters being
a great aphrodisiac is scientifically correct, since oysters are
loaded with zinc.
This may not be politically correct, but lean protein has the greatest
single impact on zinc absorption. Lean protein consists of lean meat
(top round, not greasy hamburgers), lean pork, chicken and turkey
(without the skin), fish, shellfish and eggs. If you are a vegetarian
and suffer from PMS, you might want to start eating protein two days
before PMS is scheduled to begin and then stop when your period begins.
Cut Out Copper
You can lower estrogen levels by slashing your copper intake. Copper
keeps estrogen levels high. The following foods are high in copper
in relation to zinc. Avoid these until you get your menstrual/menopausal
problems under control:
- Bakerís Yeast
- Bran flakes
- Brazil nuts
- Peanut Butter
- Sesame seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
I know youíll have no trouble giving up liver, but chocolate, lobster,
mushrooms and grapes? Sigh.
How do you know if you have too much copper? Brown spots on your
face or skin are a good sign. This means the liver has filtered out
so much copper it is depositing the excess amounts in your skin.
If your nipples turn from pink to brown, thatís another sign of copper
poisoning. Of course, a Tissue Mineral Analysis (TMA) is a good way
to know for sure.
Judging from the hundreds of TMAs Iíve seen in the last five years,
American women are severely toxic with copper. Itís my guess this
is why weíre having a much harder time with PMS and menopause than
our grandmothers did. We have to get our copper/zinc ratios in balance,
How did our generation get so toxic with copper? Birth control, for
one. Copper is a primary component of the Pill since it helps control
the ovulation cycle. Most IUDs are made of copper, too. Today, you
might be using these forms of birth control. But so did your mother!
You might have been born with too much copper to start with. And
now youíre adding more! Which means your system may have much more
copper than it needs.
There are other sources of copper poisoning. Copper pipes also leach
the metal into drinking water. If you have a swimming pool, your
green algicide is pure copper. And if you love your copper pots,
guess what? Theyíre seasoning your food, too.
Here are the aches and pain of copper toxicity: frontal headaches,
depression, fatigue, constipation, emotional volatility, weight gain
and food cravings. Sounds like PMS to me!
Avoid external sources of estrogen
Another consideration: Avoid external sources of estrogen, which
means dairy products and beef that were commercially raised. These
animals are loaded with estrogen and other growth hormones on the
feed lot. These hormones remain in the flesh and/or milk and can
be absorbed by your body when you eat them. Hopefully your liver
will filter them out. But some might get through. You need less estrogen,
Myself, I donít eat dairy products, except for plain yogurt. I get
my chicken from an organic farm (The Good Earth Farm in Celeste,
Texas) where I know they are range fed and killed the day before
I purchase them. Most of my vegetables come from the Good Earth Farm,
one of only 16 organic farms certified by the state of Texas. And
I only buy beef at Whole Foods, a health food market in Texas whose
integrity I trust in these matters. The store guarantees its beef
is naturally grain feed with no hormones.
Correcting the Ratio: Adding
Of course, the progesterone cream takes up where Mother Nature left
off. Iím sold on the natural solution, the wild yam cream. But what
about artificial forms of progesterone? Will they help? Not as much.
Because one of your liverís most important functions is to break
down foreign hormones by returning them to your digestive tract.
There, they bind with other substances so they can be excreted, not
absorbed. Birth control pills became a reality when scientists found
a way for the artificial estrogen to be absorbed by the intestines.
But this is not yet true with estrogen replacement hormones, making
them difficult to administer by mouth. Itís tough to fool your liver!
I swear by my wild yam cream. It has turned my life around -- naturally.
As Mikey said on TV, ďTry it, youíll like it."