Have you seen this week’s Newsweek magazine? Here we go again! They have a new article on how Oprah is giving "dangerous" advice by having uninformed guests give false information to the public. First of all, how dare they alter Oprah’s image for that cover! It’s out of focus, and they have obviously added bags and shadowing under her eyes to make her look crazed and scary.
In the article, I am listed as scary guest #1. You know me, the very scary, Suzanne Somers! Now Pat Wingert, the woman who wrote the first attack article in February, is at it again, attacking me for using natural bioidentical hormones. She makes me sound like some whack-job idiot, even though I bombarded her, at her request, with dozens of studies showing the efficacy, safety and protective nature of these hormones, but she chose to ignore the data and not print any of the resources.
You might find it interesting that Pat Wingert, the journalist behind the Newsweek attacks, has written her own book on synthetic hormones. I guess she has an agenda. How can she call herself a journalist when she refuses to print the other side's position? I sent her all the studies, back on Feb 12th, verifying the efficacy and safety of bioidentical hormones and the safety of estriol replacement. I also stated to her at that time, I do not, DO NOT inject anything into my vagina. She wrote the slam job in February and now she's re-writing it again. So she did sloppy journalism and did not do her homework - even though she has my email and could have contacted me to verify information. She never bothered. Such is Newsweek Magazine. Then they go after Jenny McCarthy for the work she is doing with autism. Jenny is a friend of mine and she has done amazing work to bring about awareness and help to autistic families, but because Jenny theorizes that vaccinations may be a cause for autism being on the rise, Pat Wingert calls her crazy.
Here are just a few of the studies I sent to her on the safety of bio-identical hormones, in response to the first attack she made on me. Read them and make your own decision.
Lemon, Henry M. Estriol Prevention of Mammary Carcinoma
Induced by 7,12-Dimethylbenzanthracene and Procarbazine. Cancer Research, 35 (May 1975): 1341 – 1353.
Lemon, Henry M.
Antimammary Carcinogenic Activity of
17-Alpha-Ethinyl Estriol. Cancer, 60 (Dec 15, 1987): 2873 – 2881.
Kuiper, GG, et al. Comparison of the Ligand Binding Specificity
and Transcript Tissue Distribution of Estrogen Receptors alpha
and beta. Endocrinology, Vol. 138, No. 3. (March
1997): 863 - 870.
Lauritzen, C. Results of a 5 Years Prospective Study of
Estriol Succinate Treatment in Patients with Climacteric
19(11) (Nov 1987): 579 - 84.
Iosif, CS. Effects of protracted administration of estriol on
the lower genito urinary tract in postmenopausal women. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 251,
No. 3, (Sep 1992): 115 – 120.
Takahashi, K, et al.
Efficacy and safety of oral estriol for managing postmenopausal
symptoms. Maturitas, 34 (2000): 169 – 177.
* Note for the following studies: The Women's Health Initiative was a study of synthetic hormones, made from
equine (a pregnant mare's urine) estriol - not the bioidentical hormones which
Suzanne references in her books. These synthetic hormones are the ones the FDA
has approved, even though there are studies to prove they increase many health
risks for women.
Hulley, S. Randomized trial of estrogen plus progestin
for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in
postmenopausal women. Journal of the American Medical Association, 280 (Aug 1998): 605 – 613. *
Writing Group for the Women's Health Initiative
Investigators. Risks and Benefits of Estrogen Plus
Progestin in Healthy Postmenopausal Women: Principal Results From
Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 288 (Jul 2002): 321 - 333. *
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