The Truth About Hormone Therapy – Erika Schwartz, Kent Holtorf and David Brownstein

The Wall Street Journal March 16, 2009

An interesting study of “how special interests, a confused medical establishment, and opportunists can combine to complicate the issue and deny patients access to safe and effective treatments”.

Evidence?  (bolding by HCS)

There are 25 years of scientific research with hundreds of studies in the U.S. and Europe that have demonstrated that bioidentical hormones, estradiol and micronized progesterone, are equally or more effective than synthetics — and safer. Yet mainstream medicine has buried its head in the sand and refused to take these studies seriously.

The article concludes:

Sadly, seven years after the WHI study finding Premarin/Provera unsafe, the hormone-replacement debate can be summed up in three words: confusion, ignorance, misinformation. Meanwhile, millions of women have embraced bioidenticals, leaving their conventional physicians looking stubborn and foolish.

The medical establishment must stop kowtowing to drug companies and start serving women’s best interests — and that involves widely prescribing bioidentical hormones. This will lead to healthier, happier women and, in the long run, help reduce America’s skyrocketing health-care costs.



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