Zulaikha’s Radio interview with Sue on Women’s health problems
1. What causes acne and some tips to help individuals that suffer from it?
The skin pore gets blocked, usually with oil. Bacteria can also infect it. The reaction is to send more blood to the area (swelling and inflammation) and white blood cells, as part of our immune system attack the bacteria and forms pus inside the pore. As we now, this is how pimples are made. At an ongoing level, a continuous supply of oil, grease, dirt or the body’s own skin lubricant known as sebum will set off pimple or even cyst formation. Even if we remove the grease and dirt and keep the area squeaky clean the pimples can return. Why?
Two reasons, one being hormones like DHT (see notes on PCOS) that stimulate the release of sebum and thus block the pores and secondly, cosmetics that contain oils that behave like sebum. Jojoba oil being the worst one!
What can we do? Use the PCOS protocol to lower levels of DHT: avoid large helpings of carbohydrates, take Chasteberry Tincture and eat plenty of pumpkin seeds, for instance. Check out your cosmetic ingredients. You may notice an explosion of pimples when you use a new product, for instance. (I did – at the age of 60 plus!)
2. Why do some individuals have painful menstrual cycle?
We have already discussed the importance of magnesium, especially for women, during this special month of August. Cramps and pain are mainly due to the uterus lining contracting. It does this to release the bleeding phase of the cycle. Calcium levels in the blood drop just before the cycle and then flood back in to cause the contractions an so begins the flow. But intermittently magnesium balances out the tight squeeze, to relax the uterus. If there is insufficient magnesium the cramps get more intense.
What solutions can you suggest?
So next time, take more magnesium for the cramps. Better still is to take a complete calcium and magnesium supplement every night and take larger doses during the premenstrual phase. Also take enough Vitamin B6 to stop the swelling, bloating and discomfort.
3. Menopause and the sweet potato treatment.
For most symptoms of menopause progesterone is the hormone of choice. it is a precursor for estrogen and so the body has the best of both hormones. We are all able to make enough progesterone throughout our lives providing we have the precursors. But the popular way is to take hormones and often the body cannot control elevated levels. if the liver is congested the excess progesterone breaks down into “dangerous” 16-hydroxyestrogens and returns to the bloodstream. So the women then suffer from thicker blood, an estrogen excess (adverse 2/16 ratio) and have a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, let alone cancer.
As an alternative,, my DIY method makes use of a natural progesterone precursor that is present in our common red sweet potato (ipomea batatis) When a small piece of fresh, raw sweet potato is chewed so juice is absorbed in the mouth it enters the bloodstream directly. The result products a signal to the pituitary gland and levels of progesterone begin to rise. This system has been successfully used by women around the world for over 15 years! So much for science – just do it , observe it, evaluate it and share it! Full instructions are available, just google it: Sue Visser sweet potato.
4. success story using the sweet potato.
When you restore your own progesterone the body calms down and hoot flushes and other signs of hormonal imbalances begin to lessen. We all still need to balance our diet, eat fewer sweets, more protein and so on, but to get relief without taking HRT or using hormone creams is for me, the secret of my success with this method. It costs a few cents a day and makes perfect sense, as women all around the world have discovered! We also have developed techniques for halting a menstrual cycle (long before “Seasonale” -tye drugs were used). Also for helping ladies to fall pregnant, a suitable quantity, usually one or two finger-sized pieces, when chewed a day is all that is needed. After trying all the available hormone treatment methods, a lady n her forties fell pregnant and called her baby “Patat”.