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Women on Menopause Therapy More Likely to Develop Advanced Cancer, Die, Study Says Women undergoing hormone therapy for the symptoms of menopause face an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer or dying of the disease, according to the results of an 11-year study. Women taking a hormone therapy that uses a combination of estrogen and progestin were 1.25 times more likely to develop invasive breast cancer, and two times more likely to die from breast cancer, than women who took a placebo over the study period. The study is a follow-up of participants in the Women’s Health Initiative,... (Read More ...)

Chemotherapy vs Alternative Cures You may still think of Suzanne Somers as Chrissy, the dumb blonde we used to watch on televsion. I have a great respect for her because of her passion for teaching people to look at alternative choices before giving in to the conventional methods that may or may not help. In Knockout, she interviews a variety of doctors who are curing cancer. As the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Knockout: Interviews with doctors who are curing cancer,” Suzanne Somers is making waves across the cancer industry. Her powerful, inspired message of informed hope... (Read More ...)

In the last ten years, the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been on the rise. Since it can be a very expensive choice, Dr Randolph, Jr., Medical Director of the Natural Hormone Institute has a solution. Genie James, co-author of From Hormone Hell To Hormone Well says, “70-80% women can eliminate symptoms of hormone imbalance by using an over the counter preparation of bio-identical progesterone and a bio-identical estrogen called estriol. A woman can self-treat successfully and safely their hormone imbalance for less than $50 on a monthly basis.” People such as Robin... (Read More ...)

Estrogen is a natural hormone that is produced by the body.  Females begin producing what is called estrogen in the ovaries as their bodies mature from childhood to adulthood.  As the ovaries produce estrogen, a female begins her childbearing years.  She produces an egg each month and if not fertilized, the egg will be flushed from the body along with the lining of the uterus that the body prepared for nurturing a baby.  This is the menstrual cycle that occurs every 28 days (like clockwork for most women). Once the menstrual cycles begin, they continue uninterrupted,  except for pregnancies, ... (Read More ...)

A study conducted by researchers from Stanford University and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows a drop in the popularity of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and has also shown a drop in the rate of breast cancer. Researcher Marcia Stefanik says, “This is very strong evidence that estrogen plus progestin causes breast cancer. You start women on hormones and within five years their risk of breast cancer is clearly elevated. You stop the hormones and within one year their risk is essentially back to normal. It’s reasonably convincing cause-and-effect data.” The... (Read More ...)

Did you know that Premarin is made from horse urine?  This originated in the 1950’s, estrogen derived from pregnant horse urine. And since then, it has been the main source of estrogen made by pharmaceutical companies recommended for the symptoms of menopause. Did you know that Premarin contains fifty different forms of estrogen, only three of which being known to occur naturally in humans. Since drug companies can not patent a natural structure, they invent hormones that are patentable.  A few of these are Premarin, Provera and Prempro. As Dr. Hargrove, a former medical director of the... (Read More ...)

Before the 70’s, menopause was not really talked about.  In 1966, Robert Wilson’s book was published.  Here comes Premarin, the synthetic hormone.  It was touted as the only important hormone for a woman’s well being.  At this time in history, birth control was more talked about than menopause. Back in the 70’s is when studies started to link Premarin therapy (made from horse urine) to an increased incidence in uterine cancer. Studies were also being done on birth control pills which contained high doses of synthetic estrogen.  There was a connection found between using... (Read More ...)

According to a report in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, a review was done on Herbal remdedies such as black cohosh, red clover, Dong quai, evening primrose oil, ginseng,wild yam extract, chaste tree, hops, sage and kava kava. Here is what they concluded: The findings “raise several issues for women,” the Bulletin’s chief editor Dr. Ike Iheanacho in London, UK, told Reuters Health.  Potential problems include “quality issues, whether the product is in fact what it says it is on the box, and whether or not it will be the same product in the next box…There is a... (Read More ...)

Male menopause refers to any noticeable physiological, chemical or hormonal changes experienced by men as they begin to age (usually between the ages of 40 and 55 years.) Because of the symptoms men have reported, researchers think in fact, male menopause does exist. Maybe not at the same level women experience menopause, but more men are speaking about certain changes  they are noticing between those ages mentioned above. By the testosterone levels decreasing, this can leave a man depressed, scared, anxious, moody, lose sexual interest and have problems getting and keeping erections which... (Read More ...)

For any of you who missed the Oprah show recently, the discussion was around bioidentical vs. synthetic hormones.  Menopause is finally a “hot” topic now and getting the attention it deserves. I don’t see shame around it as Oprah was saying, I see ignorance. That is why it is so important for you to educate yourself. We all need to take control of our own health. You are in control of what goes into your body. This is a part of the wisdom of menopause! For many decades, the information for women to be on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) has been up and down.  It’s good,... (Read More ...)