The Woman Behind the Wealth of Knowledge
Catherine P. Rollins
Ethically Supporting Women’s Choice of Natural Progesterone Since 2001
If you’re feeling confused about how bioidentical (natural) progesterone can help stop your pain, end your frustrating symptoms, and help you rediscover what it means to relate well, think well and feel well in your own skin, you’re in the right place.
Truthfully, I know what you are going through!
And I believe, that your finding this page…
It didn’t happen by accident.
In fact, it’s only because of a lack of “hidden information” your doctor and drug companies aren’t sharing with you, that I’ve been blessed to help so many women who struggle with progesterone related devastations – like miscarriage, infertility, luteal phase defect, PCOS, menopause, PMS, extreme menstrual pain, impossible weight battles, skin blemishes, immune challenges, sleep deficiencies, exhaustion – and yes, even the ‘unexplained symptoms’. I began to explore natural bioidentical progesterone as a potential solution.
I asked. No one answered. I questioned. My doctor didn’t know what to say.
I knew I had to find out. And I knew I had to give us a voice.
Now nearly two decades after I made that bold, yet critically important decision – here I am, continually researching every day to bring you the most up-to-date knowledge available about bioidentical (natural) progesterone.
100% unbiased. 100% backed by studies. 100% for women like us.
More now than ever, I want women of the world to be taken seriously, and stand up so we can save our sanity … our health … and often our life! And that’s how my story begins…
The Problems Begin
The Searing Pain Felt Unbearable, Like a Hot Poker Ripping through My Abdomen…
Diarrhea, vomiting and excruciating abdominal pain was so unbearable, it would take me to the brink of collapse.
I have no memory of these “period problems” until around age 18 when mum grew concerned and took me to see a specialist.
The specialist prescribed “The Pill” to artificially regulate my period, reduce unsightly acne and facial hair, and ease my suffering.
It wasn’t long before side effects relating to The Pill created more damage than good.
I had to stop taking it.
I didn’t realize the coincidence at the time, but my hormonal hell continued right up until I was 22 – I moved away from home (and neighbouring cluster of petrochemical companies where I also worked). My journey took me to Perth, Western Australia. And then, California.
I was amazed when, just four years later, my periods settled down and I got my life back.
(Or so I thought).
I married in Oceanside, California and, two years later, in 1984, gave birth to my son, John. While still breastfeeding John, I fell pregnant, and returned home to Australia to give birth to my daughter, Dominique in 1985.
My third child Cara was born in 1989, healthy in every respect but “special” in that she was born with an extra toe on her left foot!
Her pregnancy was riddled with problem, after problem, all leading up to the moment the doctor said those fateful words, “Catherine … I’m sorry … but you shouldn’t have any more children.”
It Seemed That Hormones, Again, Were Tearing My Life Apart
At age 30, two months after Cara was born, I was admitted for a tubal ligation.
And that’s when I began to live a daily hormone hell.
By the time Cara celebrated her first birthday, debilitating fatigue, hair loss, panic attacks, missed periods – all caused by me severe hormone imbalance – were tearing my life apart.
I felt alienated.
Tears came easily.
Because (as weird as this may sound, maybe you can relate!) even after three pregnancies, my hormones were a mystery to me.
Back then, “it” just wasn’t talked about.
Your only support was at the local women’s clinic, so that’s where I headed.
Of course, you know what happened.
Immediately, a female doctor started me on “The Pill” … again.
That’s When The Vicious Cycle Took Stranglehold
The pill failed to relieve symptoms (like before).
So I was prescribed estrogen patches coupled with Provera (synthetic progestin) tablets.
Symptoms only grew worse.
Ramp up the dosage by implanting estrogen – and now testosterone – pallets into my backside.
Of course, Provera was prescribed again to “protect my uterus”.
As you can imagine, that level of synthetic HRT resulted in continued screenings for cervical cancer, uterine cancer – and a mammogram (to investigate a suspicious lump in my breast).
That’s Right Before My Insights Uncovered … THE TRUTH
HRT was (unbeknownst to me at the time) ruining my life.
By October 1996, around the time I was hospitalised for a D&C to resolve thickening of the endometrium and to correct cervical erosion (both known side effects of HRT), a work colleague dropped a book in my lap titled, ‘Passage to Power’ by Leslie Kenton.
Leslie’s book referred constantly to Dr. Lee and a “wonder cream” called natural progesterone.
Of course, I began to panic.
I sensed I was in trouble. Women’s intuition kicked in, and I KNEW HRT was slowly poisoning my body. And all of the confronting, medically backed information I was uncovering through publications like Passage to Power left me feeling frightened.
Still, after immediately hounding countless health food stores for a jar of this natural progesterone cream, I felt frustrated.
None could be found.
That’s when it happened.
I realized that the esteemed Dr. John Lee was in Melbourne lecturing on natural progesterone and women’s health. I made it a point to be in the audience.
As I sat and watched – fidgeting nervously as I digested every word Dr. Lee spoke – I felt panicked.
I was sitting on a ticking time bomb – and there wasn’t a damn thing I could do about it. (Because implants, once stitched into your backside, are not easily removed.)
Yet every fiber in my being was telling me it was burdened by these not-natural-to-the-body hormones, and all I could do was watch how things panned out.
“If you’ll help me find a way out of this mess, I will dedicate myself to helping other women understand what’s really going on … and avoid a similar plight.”
In answer to my heart-felt desire to get better, a local source of natural progesterone cream opened up to me. I began applying it directly to my breasts, changed my diet, began exercising, and mustered up a mountains worth of courage to line up for that dreaded mammogram. The results came back all clear. The lump had disappeared!
That Was My Miracle! My Answer …
My end of the bargain was to spread the word. So that’s what I did.
I jumped on the Internet to research “real” natural progesterone cream, found a local distributor, and helped to make natural progesterone cream available to other women in Australia.
I learned, in the process, that there was a sea of MISinformation out there (largely populated by drug companies) that I had to get savvy with – and fast!!
I held workshops everywhere women would listen.
Lounge rooms … support groups, everywhere …
I funded a seminar in Geelong featuring Sherrill Sellman, author of ‘Hormone Heresy’.
I put together an info pack and posted these out to women absorbing the cost myself.
I ordered a box of Dr. Lee’s book, ‘What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause’ and sold these at cost to make sure it made it into the hands of anyone who needed it.
Once Again, Fate Stepped In
I made contact by phone with Dr. John Lee in the USA, using our long distance conversations to get the answers to questions other women with serious health problems presented me with.
Dr Lee was always gracious …
Putting aside his private affairs, day or night, to lend an ear or extend his medical expertise to women like me who (I guess you could say) “hounded him for information”.
Thanks to his participation in providing the initial information you now see on this free Advisory Network, this truly remarkable man’s legacy will live beyond his death – and continue to provide women like us the information we so desperately need.
So I Made A Promise
When I discovered that stories such as mine are horribly common, I made a promise:
No-one should have to suffer like I did in ignorance and isolation.
I would make freely available the information and research I had amassed in a format that would make sense to everyone.
I would offer support and advice to anyone who needs it.
I would connect people everywhere with health care professionals if possible who would respect their condition and their choices.
I would make sure that women can find safer, natural alternatives to artificial, not-natural-to-the-body hormone replacement therapy.
To that end, I subsequently founded and privately funded the Natural-Progesterone-Advisory-Network.com website you see today.
… And I Found Myself In The Firing Line
It wasn’t long into my progesterone journey that I received a “cease and desist” letter from the Therapeutics Goods Administration (Australia’s equivalent of the FDA) threatening $100,000 fines if I did not stop making health claims associated with the sale of progesterone cream.
They said, “You can sell your cream … you just can’t tell the whole truth.”
In other words, I and other distributors like me could sell progesterone cream, we just weren’t permitted to educate female consumers that the “cosmetic” cream they were purchasing contained a “hormone” that would have an impact on their health.
the power a tiny group of minds can have over 50% of our population’s bodies, isn’t it?
As you can imagine, this was a turning point for me.
The moment of personal truth and fearlessness.
It made me stop and think:
What exactly WAS my ‘higher’ objective.
Was it to sell cream?
Or was my mission, passion and purpose to get the (mis)information about progesterone out there?
And would I allow intimidation, then … and to come, to destablize my sense of purpose?
Well, you know how this story ends.
I walked away from my progesterone cream business to focus on bridging the gap in education, providing a “safe haven” for women, developing a substantial and, importantly, impartial knowledgebase women and healthcare professionals could trust.
Catherine, you are awesome! You are, in person, exactly who I imagined you to be – caring, compassionate, and you know your stuff. You are the real thing! I walked away with a solid appreciation of my symptoms, why I wasn’t getting results from my progesterone cream, and how to take control of my hormones. ~ Chris, Torquay, Australia
Catherine, thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring so much about all of us women out here who need your information!! ~ Shelley, Sydney, Australia
Thank you so much for all your advice and help. I know I couldn’t do this without you. I feel very confident, and think I am totally equipped now to talk to my doctor. ~ Ruth, USA
We Are 100% Independent, Guaranteed
To insure that you’re getting the most accurate, unbiased, untainted, and unswayed information available every day, I and this FREE Advisory Network stand 100% independent.
I do not sway to the influence of sponsors, censors, drug companies, distributors, etc.
I tell it like it is when it comes to the best uses of human-identical hormones.
I make recommendations, share women’s stories, points out concerns, provide unbiased information that has helped so many women around the globe for almost two decades.
All profits from the sale of my self-help ebooks and member subscriptions are injected back into educating and supporting women and healthcare professionals.
But there’s more!
A portion of profits from this website goes into helping support the health of women, girls and women in developing nations, and much more.
Where Do YOU Begin?
My website contains over 1,000 articles filled with unbiased, uncensored, up-to-date information and frequently asked questions on every aspect of natural progesterone and its use.
My ebooks, workshops and website contain REAL LIFE STORIES rather than just “facts, figures and truths.”
Most say they’re educational AND entertaining.
In fact, these real life experiences using human-identical hormones give women a sense of ease and validation they are on the right track.
And the tried and tested dosage and usage scenarios contained within have helped countless women like us get the best results possible from your progesterone cream.
I’m Passionate About Your Freedom To Make Informed Decisions About Your Health
I’ve made a bold, yet very important decision two decades ago, and I stand by that decision today! I’m passionate about your freedom to access the mountain of “hidden” information your doctors (and drug companies) aren’t sharing with you. What you need to know to save your sanity, your health, and quite possibly your life!
To that end, I continue to conduct research into aspects of natural progesterone, while providing comfort and advice to women worldwide on a daily basis. I want the women of the world to be taken seriously – even when they have unexplainable symptoms – and to have natural help readily available when they need it.
Hormones affect everything from our weight, skin and immune response to our ability to sleep well, relate well, think well and feel well in our own skin. Hormone imbalance therefore can have such a profound effect on a woman’s health and her overall sense of well-being.
My goal as Founder and CEO of the Natural-Progesterone-Advisory-Network.com website is to ensure women everywhere have the resources they need to find biodentical hormones and use it for the betterment of their lives.
Who Could Have Imagined …
Now aged 57, and twenty years into my progesterone journey, who could have imagined that dabbing a little progesterone and estriol cream on my body 2-3 weeks of the month could so profoundly turn my life around?
I Never Did
Now I have energy…
Brought on by my family, and my mission of bringing this message to the world.
I’m blessed to wake up every day in Torquay, Victoria – the surf capital of Australia – with Mel, my husband and sweetheart of 33 years, not far from my three adult children, and five gorgeous “progesterone” grandchildren Marli, Hendrix, Owen, Zavier & Zeplin (babies I was blessed to help deliver!)
Because of progesterone, I have energy to spare!
In my leisure time, I’m a keen outrigger, paddling out in the swell with my friends at the Torquay Outrigger Canoe Club or with Mel in our canoe around the breath-taking surf coast (Bells Beach – Great Ocean Road).
Been paddling for about 10 years, and I’m addicted to the RUSH.
Mel and I, as members of the Torquay Senior Mixed Masters team, recently competed in the Hawaiian Airlines 25km Sydney Harbour Challenge held at Manly Beach late February 2015. Paddling under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House and Kirribilli House (official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia) was such an uplifting and unforgettable shared experience that our crew has set its sights on New York in 2016 where we hope to compete in the grueling 25 km Liberty Challenge.
So now I want you to stop and think …
How are your progesterone related troubles holding you back?
What would you do if you finally had the energy, balance and health you so greatly deserve!
How would you live out your dreams? Your life? Your passions?
And what would it mean for your family (now or into the future?)
It is my hope this extensive consumer knowledgebase, indeed all the resources I make available on my website, including my self-help ebooks unlock the key to reclaiming YOUR wellness.
In love & appreciation,
Catherine P. Rollins
Founder & CEO
Ethically Supporting Women’s Choice of BHRT Since 2001
Can I say WOW what amazing website you have, it’s crammed with so much info and help it’s wonderful, and the thank you goes to you, Catherine. From my heart “thank you” for such a amazing, helpful website.
Congratulations on your website, I think it is very informative and the ebooks well worth the money. Thank you.
Thanks to my Angels for helping me find your Network!!!!!
Your website is WONDERFUL!! I feel as if it is a Godsend for me. I am so glad I went ahead and bought your book. It not only reinforces what I already know, but has so much more to offer. Thank you SO much for all the time and passion you have put in your book. I will be spreading the word to my estrogen dominant sisters.
“I just thought I would let you know that I think your e-book is excellent, it is very comprehensive and well researched and helped me tremendously. I believe it very important for women to research and learn as much as possible to achieve a good understanding as to what to expect and this is one of the reasons I recommend your site. Congratulations to you on your achievement.”
Catherine, thanks a million for helping me find a compounding pharmacist in Santiago!
I think your site is the most comprehensive and well informed of all the sites I’ve looked at. A lot of them are simply pushing their own products – and don’t seem to have the consumers interests foremost in their minds. It’s refreshing to see an organisation, like yours, putting so much effort into ensuring women are informed – particularly during one of the worst periods of their lives.
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