Are Hormones Safe?
Hormones, hormones, hormones…there is always someone warning you to stop
your hormones. “You’d better get off those.” Well ladies if you’re like me and you’re on
bio-identical hormones you can feel safe.
The warnings are about synthetics. Studies confirm that synthetic hormones increase
your risk of breast cancer, heart attack, stroke and blood clots. So women all over
America, you smart ladies, ran into your medicine cabinet and threw those synthetic
hormones away. The more militant ones of you went to the doctor and said ”how can
you have given this to me in the first place… it is causing me harm.”
Out of this came the bio-identical movement where doctors started to prescribe
hormones that did not have the same risk. Yay! I’d prefer they were less expensive and
that bio-identical doctors would accept insurance. Hopefully, we will get there someday.
The upside is that bio-identical estrogen became available and progesterone has
always been available over the counter.
I have been studying hormones for over 30 years now. Not only with U.S. doctors, but
with doctors from all over the world. Here is something to consider when you ask
whether bio-identical hormones are SAFE. In Europe a woman can walk into a
“Pharmacia” and walk out with her hormones. Estrogen was 20 U.S. dollars and
Progesterone was 12 U.S. dollars when I was there 2 years ago. I just walked out
with the hormones in my hand. Why? Because their doctors know bio-identicals are
SAFE and believe women should have access to them. Here in the U.S. we are limited
because doctors are not acknowledging that we know how to manage our own hormone
balance. And of course, doctors have to be in control!
Here at BHN, for many years, I have seen and known that women are either, not able to
afford a doctor, OR are not able to find a doctor who will prescribe bio-identical
hormones. Sometimes they are not educated in bio-identicals and sometimes they are
just used to doing the same thing they have been doing since they graduated from
medical school…which could be 40 years ago!
There is a study that is very comprehensive called “The Compounded Bio-identical
Hormone Immune, Inflammatory and Cardiovascular study.“ The short hand of the
study is, The Choiice Study and the study subjects were young girls to 70 year-old
The researchers found the results of using bio-identicals were: lowered fasting
glucose, lowered elevated blood pressure, lower triglycerides, lower anxiety, lowered
depression, lowered elevated CRP which is the marker for heart attack and lowered risk
of stroke. AND the benefits began at 8 weeks.
So ladies, you can email me for the study. I have consolidated it for you. I am your
advocate. I study hormones every single day bio-identical and synthetic. My mission is
to put bio-identical hormones into your hands.
Here are my best recommendations:
For women seeking hormone balance who are still menstruating or who would prefer
not to use estrogen:
Pro-Help Moisture Treatment Creme
For women who are no longer menstruating or who have had a hysterectomy:
Menopause Moisture Treatment Creme
For women looking for a stronger dose of estrogen and progesterone:
Ostaderm (order over phone)
Hormone balance with SAFE hormones! You deserve it!
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