I received the following e-mail this morning:
I am struggling with symptoms. My fear is that hormonal treatment will cause cancer. Do you have any comments on this?”
Following was my reply:
Hi Jennifer (name changed),
You are so funny. If our natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy caused cancer, would I be using it myself AND would I have many, many women on it as well? (We have been doing this for 12 years now). I appreciate your question (you are not alone in your fear) because it shows how very confused women are. The only way to conquer your fear is to begin to do the reading and educate yourself in this area because KNOWLEDGE IS POWER and the TRUTH will take away your fear.
I would begin by reading:
-Ageless by Suzanne Somers
-Natural Hormone Balance by Dr. Uzzi. Reiss
-Adrenal Fatigue by James Wilson
I would also go to my website
www.happyhormonecottage.com and click on our Recommended Readings tab for clinical studies you can click on and read. We also have a section just for practitioners with over 100 clinical studies. The information on the safety and efficacy of what we do IS out there. It just isn’t readily available. Do you think the pharmaceutical companies who dose for the masses WANT to educate you on any alternatives? By the way, we DO have over 30 practitioners in the Cincinnati-Dayton area who work with us and sign off on our strategy for their clients’ hormone balance because they
-love their clients
-want to see them get better by treating the cause of their hormone imbalance issues…not just mask them with drug therapy
-became educated in what we do because this wasn’t taught in medical school.
You can also google the Women’s Health Initiative 2002 to read about the significant health risks caused by the synthetic drugs masking as hormones. This is what gave the word ‘hormone’ a bad name and put fear in women’s hearts. It isn’t the hormone that is the problem….it’s the drugs masking as hormones; these synthetic hormones that are the culprit. I challenge my clients to ask their doctor for the safety of the “hormones” they prescribe! Good luck with that! Be careful of the big pharma rhetoric! That is why you must become educated so YOU can know the truth and become empowered to take charge of YOUR journey. You really don’t have a choice.
And by the way, another “secret” that pharmaceutical companies (from drug reps mouths to doctors’ ears) don’t want you to know is that the REAL reason for using customized BHRT is for disease prevention. When you have replaced your depleted hormone levels with hormones that have been customized for you AFTER your hormone levels have been checked (preferably by saliva where the hormones can be found at the tissue level of cells) we can help prevent:
When YOU understand that the “reports” come out that state things like “HRT should only be used for 6 months” etc. this refers to the synthetic drugs masking as hormones. This has nothing to do with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that has been customized for you after checking your existing hormone levels and then replacing those depleted hormone levels with bioidentical hormones that are dosed for YOUR body physiologically. So you have to understand that in this area of women’s health, unlike no other, EDUCATION IS CRITICAL. Don’t delude yourself into thinking you can take the easy way out and just ask your doctor. Chances are good that your health care professional doesn’t know a whole lot about customized BHRT. Again, this isn’t taught in medical school. He (she) knows a lot about drug therapy……but hormone replacement (NOT drug substitution!) Is NOT drug therapy! It is actually replacing depleted hormone levels that are bioidentical to the ones your body used to make but, because we are aging, no longer do.
So do yourself a favor. Do your homework: read, call the cottage and speak to a natural hormone advocate, make an appointment for a free consultation, attend a Happy Hormone Hour (see my website’s events page), attend a Happy Hormone Coffee Hour, check out my website’s testimonial page. Only through your OWN journey will the truth set you free.