Well they are at it again.
Trying to scare us away from our quality-of-life-giving hormones. The deception is mind boggling. Please know, the hormones they are referring to in the JAMA study are once again, Premarin and Provera; dangerous drugs, which in my opinion should be outlawed. These so called hormone drugs made from horses' urine were reported by the Women's Health Initiative 2002 "to be dangerous, harmful, and even fatal, and would be better to take nothing at all than to take these drugs." My sentiments exactly.
I have exposed from the research I have done and interviewing hundreds of cutting-edge doctors that natural bioidentical hormones can be individualized to perfectly restore each woman to optimal health according to her individual needs. A horse has 34 different estrogens and we have 4, none of which are compatible with a horse. Synthetic hormones are chemicals. Why would a woman take a drug when she could take a natural exact replica of what her body makes or once made?
Natural hormones keep you healthy, give you quality of life, and are cancer protective. In fact, there has never been one reported incidence of bioidentical hormones causing cancer. Natural hormones, along with a good diet, good nutrition, quality sleep, and a positive mind-set allow you to live out the second half of your life with pleasure. Because I replace my hormones with natural bioidentical hormones, and have done so for 13 years, I do not require one single pharmaceutical drug. If all women felt as good as I do as do those on the bioidentical regimen then we wouldn't need their drugs unless absolutely necessary.
I asked my friend, Bill Faloon, Editor of Life Extension magazine, along with the help of his scientific advisory board, to give me their thoughts on the flawed and deceptive JAMA report (see below).
Follow the money. If they can scare you away from hormones, then you will need all their various drugs to take away the debilitating symptoms. Connect the dots.
I've got your back!
For more inforamtion on bio-identical hormones, check out my Lecture at the Movies coming to a theater near you on November 4th and 9th. For more information and to watch newly posted clips from the movie, click here.
This JAMA study corroborates everything we know about horse-urine derived estrogens and synthetics progestins. We said back in 1994 that they increase breast cancer risk and the WHI study proved us correct. You have also criticized the use of these unnatural hormones (Premarin® and Prempro®) in your books. You have recommended individually-dosed compounded natural estrogen (estriol and low-dose estradiol) and natural progesterone (which is completely different than synthetic progestins (Provera®), We have persuasive evidence that estriol may protect against breast cancer, as well as findings indicating a possible protective effect for natural progesterone.
The one flaw to this study (and all others for that matter) is that they don’t properly account for confounding factors such as 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood levels and cruciferous vegetable intake. To protect you against criticism from the ignorant mainstream, we compiled an article years ago detailing what diet-nutrients a woman adhere to if she is taking any kind of estrogen replacement therapy. The most up to date version of this is embedded in the extensive White Paper we compiled on the safety of bioidentical hormones that you can access in our October 2009 edition of Life Extension. Our position is that natural hormone (bioidentical) replacement therapy is safe when combined with the wellness program that we both advocate.
For longer life, Bill Faloon