Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Woman’s Love That Finds No One

My personal evaluation of romance to the opposite sex was used to be finding the one who gives it back or reciprocate the love I can offer. In my growing years of courting me by different guys who presented themselves in so many different ways to be chose as the owner of my heart, just taught me more to find the right one. The right man who is the kind of a guy who is the ideal. The one who will complete the meaning of my world being a woman in practicality sake. The man who is the right to that sense of ideal man in me who is should be in the first place good looking, gentle man, honest man and lovable man. These are what used to be my standard of ideal. This is a very normal part of a growing process that will eventually deepen our personal concept of it, as we grow old. In my case, that searching brought me to dream the one I really like, I really want and I really love that later on went me to the process of eliminating of my likes and dislikes, as I defined the word “love” so well within me that I don’t want to reveal so I may avoid the consequence for it to be my personal opinion or point of view because now “love” to me is beyond that and even beyond the usual connotation and interpretation of it.

Finding the right guy is an annoying experience to me and I guess to the other women too, because in every ten men who passed and came into our lives gave us the experience to love and be loved and to hurt and be hurt. I have loved the most ideal man in my life that I thought was the right one and he was really the man who can give me everything that I was dreaming of, which eventually made me realized that those are superficial, but I didn’t love the person for what he has, I loved him for who he is. In some circumstances, he just didn’t allow himself to be what he was loved of. And I believe that this is the reason why some guys became the wrong one in our life, for being not the one in accordance of love. This is where I learned about that finding the quote and unquote “right one“ is actually finding the no one in between, which is the no one who is not the right and not the wrong and that no one who is actually not the ideal and seems odd to many. I know that sometimes love chooses the quote and unquote “wrong one,” that’s why they said love is blind, but we keep on insisting from choosing the right one base on how we prefer it, which nowadays is hard to find. The wrong one might be the right person we are looking for, but we somehow miss the chance to see it that way because we are busy finding the character of that right one where we personally referred and based our likes and dislikes to a man.

In a certain point in our life that is said we are already old enough to distinguish what is the appropriate with regards to this matter, to whom we want to settle down ourselves with, exclusively to the one we really love, regardless of who and where he stands, most of the times is the other side of our expectations. Such person comes from nowhere and we don’t even know he’s just around. When I met my husband, I never expected that he would be my husband. He’s the type of a guy you’ll never approve as far as the standards or ideal is concern and to cut the long story short why he is out of the ideal, my husband is a wheelchair bound. Who is a practical woman nowadays will like him? I don’t think any one will like him, unless it’s love. This is a kind of love that doesn’t go on balancing the consequences for loving and making him a part of my entire life, for the rest of it, which I already knew from the start. I didn’t choose to love him but love chose me to. It may sound mysterious but love is simplified with that matter beyond the usual reverie and expectations of it in the world today. I am no saint for doing that and I’m not trying to. I am just a woman in love with a man who is no one compare to my old standard of it but he is more than that usual man. He has an understanding of my “definition” of love and even deeper than mine, yet he is no one. I am not encouraging you to find a man like him, but I am encouraging you to redefine love that is not supposing, which will make you complete and more than happy and I guess being a woman is how basic our love is that will find the untitled, faceless and unappreciated man who is no one to anyone but the real one with love.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Celebrating Being A Woman

As we celebrate the month of March for us women, I believe that the time has come for our women’s instinct that is calling to promote our basic essence that strikes for holistic betterment from within that is not just to prepare us in seeking for a higher career status to be dominant in any field but to put an essential meaning being a woman they all loved. We seldom see unsuccessful women in their respective fields but a global mindset is saying that a whopping (or huge) 84 percent of women based in the countries India, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and U.S. who participated in UK-based firm Salt Communications that conducted a survey for women who are hesitant to take center stage that makes them procrastinate or put off to take hold of opportunities because they too didn’t have the confidence and this is a global condition in women including the Philippines. I’ve heard of this condition in women not long ago but I guess this applies to masculine too, but it is just more pronounced with women who just recently showed amazing recognitions of supremacy based on history which used to be known as submissive who only take care of the house chores. Last March 15, 2008, I’ve read such condition in the Lifestyle section of Philippine Star about a similar survey conducted by Bridges last January of the same year and the said survey revealed that 4 out of every 5 Pinays (Filipino women) admit to letting go of their dreams. It also said in the survey that young women would rather procrastinate or put off than pursue their dreams to become as expected career woman because of lack of confidence. Is it? I just would like to raise a question, but I’d rather call it turning the priority into something noble actions than lacking of confidence to achieve what is often wanted regarding career opportunity and these uncounted women dreamers became doers of astonishing passions in their respective fields other than opportunities that are related to corporate world as achievement.

I cannot just associate the result of the said survey to the whole concept of young and not so young women achievers who succeeded in other perspective of success. It is said in the survey: “overall, the study suggest that while Filipino women in their 20s believe that their current situations can be better, more than half of the 350 women who responded in the survey cannot take the steps necessary for the improvement because of lack of confidence.” They believe that their situations can be better and yet they don’t have the confidence? Reading between the verb “believe” and the noun “confidence” are two coherent words with each other and open for an argument. How can one believe without confidence? The two words are contradicting as they used but harmonious in a sense, and this statement proves that women are known holders of success if they want to. I want to believe that the survey’s result is depending on those women’s family background, social status and educational attainment where somehow they built their confidence that has the big factor for achieving their goals but believing is aligned to a better situation where confidence comes in easily. Setting aside the implied rivalry between the two sexes, I believe that we women have more than what it takes to be successful in any kind for being emotionally “non-technical” in all aspects of life than men. But we women are not out of the ordinary, we’re just women who are in love with what we are doing and that’s why we’re easy to be loved with or without the titles next to our names.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Cause of ovarian cysts and natural remedy

According to almost M.D. practitioners and some ob-gyne, the causes of ovarian cysts are products of failed or disordered ovulation. What is ovulation? As we all know sometime in the middle of our menstrual cycle, almost certainly an egg during or between the 12th and 16th days it reaches maturity in one of the two ovaries, released and is quickly sucked up by the tulip-shape opening of the nearness fallopian tube. These are two 4-inch canals leading from the ovaries to uterus and this release is called OVULATION. It is also said that a functional ovarian cyst is formed when the follicle does NOT release its egg, and the follicle continues to grow forming a cyst. An ovarian cyst can also be formed even if the follicle releases the egg, the hole where the egg is released closes up, the corpus luteum is NOT formed, and the cyst continues to grow. It is now believed that xenoestrogens may contribute to ovarian cysts. How the normal cycle happens? Let us review how a normal menstrual cycle occurs. The hypothalamus is a portion of the brain in the lower portion of the brain. The pituitary gland is even lower and underneath the brain:

Low levels of estrogen and progesterone stimulate the hypothalamus to send slow pulses of gonadatropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) to the pituitary gland.
Stimulated by slow pulses of GnRH, the pituitary sends follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to the ovary, which initiates the maturation of ova in follicles. The follicles then produce estrogen.
In about 10 days, the high estrogen level signals the hypothalamus to produce fast pulses GnRH. These fast pulses of GnRH tell the pituitary gland to produce luteinizing hormone (LH). Luteinizing hormone (LH) promotes ovulation. The follicle after ovulating turns into the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum produces progesterone. After mid cycle, the luteal phase GnRH pulse rate slows dramatically, to levels below that of the follicular phase.
The maturing ovarian follicles produce estrogen, which promotes proliferation of ovarian cells. After ovulation, the follicle becomes the corpus luteum (yellow body) and produces progesterone, which becomes the dominant gonadal hormone during the second half of the cycle and converts the proliferative endometrium (lining of the uterus) into secretory endometrium.

If pregnancy does NOT occur, the corpus luteum involutes (atrophies) and the production of both estrogen and progesterone falls, a signal for menstruation, and the shedding of the endometrium.
Serum levels of estrogen and progesterone fall as they are metabolized and excreted.
The fall of estrogen and progesterone stimulates slow pulses of GnRH, starting the cycle anew.

A disordered ovulation will form ovarian cyst. Our ovaries normally grow cyst like structures called follicles each month. Follicles are little "chemical factories" that produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone and release an egg when we ovulate. Sometimes a normal monthly follicle just keeps growing. When that happens, it becomes known as a functional cyst. This means it started during the normal function of your menstrual cycle. There are two types of functional cysts:

Follicular ovarian cyst. Ovulation initiates a complex chain reaction. The follicle holding your egg takes its cue from your brain's pituitary gland via a hormone called luteinizing hormone (LH), which is necessary for conception. When everything goes according to plan, your egg is released and begins its journey down the fallopian tube in search of fertilization. A follicular cyst begins when LH doesn't surge and the chain reaction doesn't start. The result is a follicle that doesn't rupture or release its egg. Instead, it grows and grows until it becomes a cyst. Follicular cysts are usually harmless, rarely cause pain and often disappear on their own within two or three menstrual cycles.

Corpus luteum ovarian cyst. If LH does surge and your egg is released, another chain of events starts. The follicle then responds to LH by producing large quantities of estrogen and progesterone in preparation for conception. This change in the follicle is called the corpus luteum. However, sometimes after the egg's release, its escape hole seals off and tissues accumulate inside, causing the corpus luteum to expand into a cyst. Although this cyst usually disappears on its own in a few weeks, it can grow to almost 4 inches in diameter and has the potential to bleed into itself or twist the ovary, causing pelvic or abdominal pain. If it fills with blood, the cyst may rupture, causing internal bleeding and sudden, sharp pain.

The two main sexual hormones in women are estrogen and progesterone. Both are produced in men and women, although in different quantities. What is the function of progesterone and estrogen in our body? Estrogen regulates the menstrual cycle, promotes cell division and is largely responsible for the development of secondary female characteristics during puberty. In non-pregnant, pre-menopausal women, only 100-200 micrograms of estrogen is secreted daily. But during pregnancy, much more is secreted. Estrogen is produced in the ovaries, adrenal and fat tissues. During menopause, the amount of estrogen in the body declines by about 50 to 60 percent. Production, however, is augmented in the adrenals and in the fat cells. Estrogen and progesterone work in synchronization with each other. They oppose each other in their actions and work as checks and balances to achieve hormonal harmony in both sexes. On the other hand, progesterone acts primarily as an antagonist (opposite to) to estrogen in our body. For example, estrogen can cause breast cysts while progesterone protects against breast cysts. Estrogen enhances salt and water retention while progesterone is a natural diuretic. Estrogen has been associated with breast and endometrial cancer, while progesterone has cancer preventive effect.

Some of the functions of progesterone include:
· It protects the breast, uterus, and ovaries from cancer
· It acts as a natural diuretic
· It produces a calming, anti-anxiety effect
· It contributes to formation of new bone tissue

Researchers have proven that virtually all Natural Progesterone supplements and creams are made from yams or from soy. Soy and Yams contain a diosgenin, which is a molecule that has the base molecule of progesterone. Real yams are found mostly in West Africa as their dominant food crop but unlike other staple crops such as cassava, most yam varieties can only be harvested once annually, even though they mature in as few as 8 to 10 months. Wild yams were found to have a diosgenin that had the base compound of progesterone in it. We can require ourselves to eat taho, which made of soy on a regular basis and sweet potato or a kamote like, a yam like to help ourselves produce progesterone and to help prevent the normal coming of ovarian cysts.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Next Best Thing Is Being Indomitable

I’m a believer of the saying “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. Nowadays, being beautiful and sexy is the next best thing to a woman. I admit. I’m hypocrite if I’d say that I don’t pay attention with the way I look. I also beautify myself for my own satisfaction of me and not to please the criticizing eyes of most people just to attract a better judgment of me. Being a woman is what transpires me to inspire other women that indeed beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and we can make a difference with such true hidden splendor in us. Whatever defines you to project your true self tells who you are, where you come from your standpoint and how you’re ‘made’ to live it with conviction for you to be able to sustain. For me, it is important to know your basic self to radiate your indulgent disposition being a woman. Truly, the world has brought us different interventionist that broke the simplicity of a woman divided with implausible ‘identity-modifiers’ that enhance natural beauty with expectations around. I see no wrong about it especially when they all define womanhood and womanly figure that is depending on an individual’s social status.

Our society is rigorous or meticulous of our eloquent being, somehow. Most eyes are scrutinizing us from head to foot and these stares often misunderstood our totally as a woman with our single downside. We are indomitable amongst sexes men and in-between feminine and masculine ‘kinship’. And to prove it philosophically, men want us women to be on their sides, gays wanted to be in our position and lesbians compete with men to win us. That’s how strong, tough, spirited, invincible, doughty, unconquerable, resolute and determined we women are made of or sometimes we may call it stubbornness, in short, we are indomitable. But we do easily give in with love and they call us with that as martyr. What’s wrong with love in the first place? Come to think of it. Even though it sometimes disastrous and known as pains taker. Meaning, it accumulates all the pains in the world if it’s not done according to incur of love by partner we love the most. And because we always cry at the end of its failure, at the end of the day we do love unconditionally. So how can we go wrong with that? Well, it’s not love that brings pains it’s the relationship neither from one side that cannot hold on to, faithfully.

Anyway, that’s how we women can go farther. Reawakening of our inner selves or a revamp of our original self as indomitable women, as special gender and specie created by the Creator is tantamount to the word I choose that best describe us or rather the word that represents our true being beyond the ‘identity-modifiers’ of our pretty selves. It is not actually our next best thing as women as contrary to the title I thought for this blog, but it is us already and it’s up to us to awaken or conceal such essential of ours. It is our natural composition that transpires other women with their great identity.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Good About Banana

The expression "going bananas" is from the effects of bananas on the brain that will boost up our energies into something we never expected, which affects our mood. It cools both the physical and emotional temperature to make us relax on climax. Do you know that that exotic banana gives you more than you think of its pleasantness? That is why banana is brilliant for having a “sex a-peel”, which a term I only plagiarized to spice up an attention. Anyway, erase of what you think it is. I just used the term “pleasantness” to be sounded kind of naughty, which I guess I’m not successful. What do you know about banana? How do you enjoy its benefits? According to a professor at The City College of New York or CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas.

Bananas are one of Mother Nature's gifts to us. Unlike most fruits, they're available fresh all year round and after reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again and you will never ever stock your bananas in the refrigerator again!Is this interesting? Yes it is. Read on:I somehow vaguely knew this information about what’s good in a banana long time ago and since then, I never miss the chance to get myself bananas every time I’m in the market. Just recently, I received a forward email from my husband about bananas benefits on a very detailed fact and thank God there’s internet to “blog” and share this very factual gift to my fellow women. And here’s the whole truth about bananas: Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
* Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
* PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

* Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

* Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

* Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

* Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

* Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

* Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

* Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

* Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

* Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

* Overweight and at work: Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

* Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

* Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

* Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

* Smoking & Tobacco use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

* Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

* Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

* Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape! So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

Friday, January 11, 2008

Make The Most Of It

Diet doesn’t only mean watching your weight and cutting down your intake of foods but knowing also the nutrients that our body needs from those foods we eat every day. The less middle class women like me can also be cautious and conscious with the food we can affordably buy in the market even if we are ordinary women, even if we are not socializing and even if we’re not dancing on the floors with highly and well-known persons on the upper and the middle class of our society, because we cannot afford the kind of living they are living, yet we can be like celebrities’ very attentive attitudes of their strict diets too. Isn’t it nice? We buy can goods and instant noodles with their preservatives contents and for having their nutritional facts as guaranteed by nutritionists but it is not actually healthy, offensively aside. They can only give us less than fifty percent of the nutrition we need or even lesser than that from those ready made and instant foods. That’s why knowing the vitamins and nutrients from the affordable vegetables is very important practice that we should do as women whose responsible of not only to “herself” but the people around us that we love the most and to whom we offer our services, like our husbands, parents, nephews and nieces and our children. This practice may immensely contribute to our healthy lifestyle; physically, mentally and spiritually and when cooking will become more enjoyable than ever.

These vegetables were not accidental as they came here in the world before us and its true purpose was given as a gift to us by our Creator ever since. It is up to us as women who were mostly presented by the knowledge that this era had reached about vegetables nutritional facts and being the recipients and as the queen of our kitchens to make it as a practice and later on a way of life for getting the better sources of nutritious foods, as part of our daily meal and not a punishment especially for kids. I’m sure every woman nowadays is aware of these benefits as facts, which some are engross with its many ways around to know the nutrients that a particular vegetable has, besides having the good advises that we usually hear from our elderly about vegetables. And with the help of Internet to access such searching about a particular vegetable’s vitamins and nutrients and the benefits we can get from it or reading it from the books and food dictionaries around and we learned about other ways of cooking them tastefully and deliciously. We can balance the way we eat to achieve the figure as women we usually dream, which means that we must eat the right amounts of foods from all levels of the Food Pyramid each day. This way you will get all the calories and nutrients that we need for proper growth of our children and us and development.

Going back, most studies showed that the dietary supplementation from the vegetables is more effective than the usual nutritive foods that extracted from the same source. It is now highly recommended by most physicians the importance of maintaining the intake of most helpful vegetables’ nutrients in our body that is now rampantly reproduced by businessmen through the make of herbal supplements and that’s how studies went farther. We cannot buy beef every day just to maintain the protein we need from it, which we cannot do on a limited budget we all have, but we can substitute beef with other vegetables that has the same content of protein and it can be found with monggo or sprout, plus its factor for not having the cholesterol. Although, sprout has not the same taste that beef produces but you can be creative enough to make it innovatively delicious. Tip: sauté garlic till half brown then onion and lots of sliced tomatoes, at least four. Use fish sauce or salt to taste what you desire. On a separate boiling pan, boil sprout using the washed rice’s first water till tender. Add the boiled sprout, an ampalaya and two eggplants that were cut into small pieces bite size. Add more fish sauce or salt if necessary and you can also add malunggay or known in scientific name as moringa oleifera for more beneficial nutrition and to creamy like. Simple and budgeted viand, but it is creative and nutritious and not to sacrifice the most prioritized benefit for your family.

By doing such thing in your own hands, you’re empowering yourselves to free from all the worries. We know very well that kids today are not fond of vegetables on their plates but it is in your hands to make them like the vegetables on a forceful way but on a gently and informative manipulation. You can use the effectiveness of some TV ads about the drive of implementing vegetables to the kids with its attractive jingle, in a playful way. It marked a big impact to our youngsters. For practicality sake, you are already making the most of it with it.
Remember, aiming for what we really want as women are reachable because we have the power to make them happen, since we are the ones who have the basic to be able give focus to understand the simplicity of some complex measures around us and enjoy and be useful of our being every woman to the fullest.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


You must have heard and experienced a lot of differences between men and women relationships even if you’re both compatible with each other. Men are more on the complicated things they’re associated with and we women are more on the emotional aspects where he surrenders his inner self as masculine that is hiding in his mask of being more ‘superior’ than us, but privately and secretly he is dependent with our way of breaking their complex staff in its simplicity as their women. As we recognize these differences and we are already on the stage of unfolding and revealing his real self to us of which it’s sometimes what makes him keep his distance from us, emotionally, especially if we are already complaining about his real attitudes. Our first impressions of him during the courtship may either lead us to accept him or not and if we like him at the rate of seventy percent only, most likely we have the tendencies to be captured by his impressive, aggressive and persuasive way of courting us.

On our process of learning to love him is probably been locked and more focused on the basis of these facts about him that we first encountered, where good impressions and nice things about him were counted the most on the stage we’re still blinded by those and still in the excitement of discovering more of him. Loving him includes broadmindedness and heartfelt acceptance of the opposite of his constructive side and it should be focused on that alone. Because logically, it’s easy to love him with his positive sides as his good qualities whether you close your heart’s eyes and feel, but his disapproving sides like his negative attitudes and weakness natures is another story of it. With these natures he has, which we also have, you can assess yourself by considering these facts that you will be marrying them including the guy himself of how you were conquered and captivated by his good qualities and by doing that, you already have the first initiative for him to learn to do the same with you, and that’s how you are both going to work your relationship to last and that’s how you will learn to adjust yourselves with each other. It is not bad after all and you’re not a martyr if you think why you’re the only one who have the initiative first than him, don’t worry, because you will both benefit from it, especially you.

Let’s see our ‘scientifically’ human differences. We have know a lot of differences between men and women and one of the most very significant distinction in terms of our sexes refers to our hormones that have large dissimilarity when affecting both human sexes as male and female. As we all know men have the hormone named testosterone and women have estradiol, the potent (or powerful) female hormone. Armed with this scientific knowledge, we can already tell and determine how differences between men and women somehow affect relationships. Every woman produces about 20 mg per day of progesterone from our ovaries during the latter part of the menstrual cycle before menopause. During pregnancy the placenta begins to produce progesterone, as much as 400 mg per day. That is why it is called progesterone, when Pro means "for" and Gest means "gestation" or development, growth and conception. We women have three different estrogens that our body produces: estriol, estrone, and estradiol. In contrast, there is only one and only one progesterone that our body produces. It is called, of course progesterone. It is the precursor or pioneer to other hormones such as the three estrogens, testosterone, and cortisol. Yes, women also produce small amounts of testosterone. During the production of progesterone, it somehow affects our moods especially after the placenta is delivered, our bodies experience a drop in progesterone, and we women experience an emotional depression and if we produce more than the normal mg, we feel emotionally elated and we also have an increase in sex drive.

In other words, we women have the graphical ups and downs because of our natural and chemical influences in our body. These are the things that men seldom understand and sometimes they only complain with our being nagger without really understanding what’s going on inside us. Despite all these differences, they can all be united with one love that we feel for each other and this only mean that no matter how much disparities we have, the first stage of your relationship is already tied its knot for the marriage to last.