Scandal hits the CDC – scientists “falsified” vaccine data – Dr Frank Shallenberger

Not about hormones or natural desiccated thyroid but about supposed “evidence based medicine” such as we are told to accept.

Email communication – “Second Opinion – Health Alert”, 23 December 2015

This article contains this interesting insight:

“The story goes deeper and should give pause to any doctor who still believes that Big Pharma money can’t do pretty much whatever it wants to do to get the results it wants to see.”

Scandal hits the CDC – scientists “falsified” vaccine data

The beginning of the end is here. I’m talking about the beginning of the end of your right to refuse having unproven and dangerous vaccines or drugs injected into your body or your child’s body.

As is often the case, California is setting the standard. Mandatory vaccinations are scheduled to begin this January in California. If you don’t get the vaccinations, your child cannot go to school. Yes, you still have to pay your taxes to fund the school system, so all of the vaccinated children can have a place to go. It’s just that your child won’t be able to go unless you inject him with biological agents and chemical adjuvants. But most doctors, the news media, and many people continue to argue, “Where’s the proof that vaccines are dangerous?” You won’t believe the answer to that question. It’s on the editing floor!

Dr. William Thompson is a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC is the government institution that studies the effects of vaccines on children and adults. Fifteen months ago, the good doctor became a whistleblower when he admitted that a 2004 CDC study that he was a part of was falsified in order to show that there was no link between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism. And now we know why no link was found.

Dr. Thompson says the authors of the study, including him, deliberately omitted crucial data to hide the connection. When they included the data, the study found a 240% increase in autism among African American children and a 69% increase in all children who were vaccinated with the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age. Apparently, Dr. Thompson’s conscience finally got the best of him.

In August of 2014, Dr. Thompson said, “I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the Journal of Pediatrics.”

He then admitted under oath that the CDC falsified data in order to deny the link between vaccinations and autism. And that’s not all. The story goes deeper and should give pause to any doctor who still believes that Big Pharma money can’t do pretty much whatever it wants to do to get the results it wants to see. Dr. Thompson also said that senior CDC researchers tried to destroy all the documents related to the cover-up. However, Dr. Thompson has saved these documents! Here is his amazing statement:

“At the bottom of Table 7, it also shows that for the non-birth certificate sample, the adjusted race effect statistical significance was huge. All the authors and I met and decided sometime between August and September ’02 not to report any race effects for the paper. Sometime soon after the meeting, we decided to exclude reporting any race effects, the co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can. However, because I assumed it was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hard copies of all documents in my office and I retained all associated computer files. I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings from the final draft of the Pediatrics paper.” So things are really hitting the fan now, you say? Not so fast on that one.

The CDC denies all wrong doing. But the CDC is the largest purchaser of vaccines in the world, buying billions of dollars’ worth of vaccines each year. So with that amount of money on the table, their response is not necessarily completely believable. And to date, there have been no Congressional hearings at all looking into the scandal. What’s more, the mainstream media has refused to talk about it. For Big Pharma, it’s business as usual. Many Californians are forced to vaccinate their children even if they don’t want to simply because they aren’t able to homeschool their children or rich enough to pay for a private school. Pregnant women, children, and others are still told that vaccines are completely safe. So, is there any good news here at all? There is one bit of positive news.

One courageous Florida congressman has spoken in front of Congress twice about this issue. His name is Bill Posey. Dr. Posey is demanding his colleagues call hearings on this matter. It’s time to speak up. Please call your congressperson today to tell them that at the very least they should join with Dr. Posey and demand a congressional hearing on this matter to find out the truth. You can find the contact information for your representative at:

Virtually every single one of my patients with an autistic child tells me that the problems started shortly after a vaccination. Is this just coincidence? Should these parents continue to be completely ignored? Should Dr. Thompson’s amazing confession be ignored? A dangerous precedent has now been set leading to the time when, at its discretion and against your will, you and your children will be forced to take anything Big Pharma wants to feed you. It could be the beginning of the end.

Yours for better health,

Frank Shallenberger, MD

Will CDC whistleblower on vaccines testify before Congress? By Brian Shilhavy, Health Impact News. December 4, 2015.…/will-cdc-whistleblower-on-va…/

Letter from Dr Thierry Hertoghe, M.D.

There are several articles on this website about the terrible ordeal mother Mary Kidson had to go through in the UK, including going to jail, in order to get her daughter treated, and made well, with hormones.

This letter from Dr Thierry Hertoghe, M.D., December 24th 2015, thanks all those who supported him and Mary throughout this case and who were prepared to testify regarding the benefits of their own hormone treatement.

Strength in numbers?

Hormone Rights International

Dear Friends, Helpers, Patients ,Physicians from all over the world,

You must remember the indignified feelings that flowed by thousands from all over the world to England 1 to 2 years ago when the English health and police systems hardhandly interrupted the hormone treatments prescribed by me to the 14-year-old Victoria. These hormone treatments were getting her, finally after six long years, out of an extreme chronic fatigue state that had left her unable to attend school. Her mother Mary Kidson was put preventively into prison, because of the bringing of her child to my Brussels’ consultation and because her daughter out of desperation had phoned her too often from the psychiatric institute. These terrible traumas ended in:

•a collapse of the court trial against Mary Kidson and her acquittal in November 2014. The court trial was prematurely finished because the prosecution hadn’t been able to show any proof of wrongdoing. I did, however, have as Victoria’s physician the opportunity to testify during the time reserved for the prosecution, but the acquittal made it unnecessary that other parts of the defence with its many witnesses were presented.

•However, it took 8 more months because Victoria could come back home in June 2015 to her mother, the person who cared the most for her. It took several more months before the social services who neglected the conclusions of the trial, stopped imposing supervision.

Now everything is back to normal and OK again. This is all thanks to you all. You have been nearly a hundred to provide precious testimonies of your own medical treatments, which we have been able to present to the court, and thousands to sign the online petitions.

Here are the words of Mary: “Please do let everyone know and also give them our very grateful thanks for their support and kindness – we would not have won without them nor would Victoria be home.”

This is true. This is your victory too. Your interventions have made the world a little better. Justice has prevailed. Not only have you helped by putting pressure on the medical and legal authorities, but your support has helped Mary and Victoria of knowing they were not alone, that some people out there in the big world cared for them.

Thanks warmheartedly and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, you fully deserve it.

Thierry Hertoghe, MD

President of the International Hormone Society

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The great HRT witch hunt rages on . . . but guess who’s funding the latest firing squad – Dr Fred Pescatore M.D.

Email Communication 18 January 2016

“If you ask me, the BEST doctors are signing prescriptions for bio-identical hormones — because they want what is best for their patients. . . ”

Dear Reader,

According to a survey conducted by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) there has been a huge surge in the use of compounded hormones by menopausal women over the last few years.

I have been prescribing compounded hormones — otherwise known as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) — since I first started practicing medicine. So it’s nice to know that many women are making that choice as well. Of course, a lot of the credit here probably goes to Suzanne Somers, who has been an outspoken advocate of BHRT. But hey, I don’t care who people listen to as long as they aren’t using harmful medications.

Of course, it comes as no surprise that this current trend of “natural over synthetic” has come with a hefty dose of backlash from mainstream doctors and the manufacturers of traditional, synthetic HRT who are afraid of losing business.

In fact, the powers-that-be are going to great lengths to denounce BHRT, saying it’s “experimental” and “risky.”

The latest example of this witch-hunt was on display at the recent 2015 meeting of the North American Menopause society (NAMS). During the meeting, NAMS held a discussion panel that spent an hour bashing the practice of recommending “unsafe and unapproved” compounded bioidentical hormones.

There are so many things wrong with that last statement I don’t know where to begin.

But before I go on, let me set the record straight.

1.Bio-identicals are neither unsafe, nor unproven
2.They are regulated by the FDA, and…
3.You need a prescription to get them.

The panel was really upset over the results from the survey I mentioned above, which revealed just how strong a foothold BHRT has taken in recent years.

The survey included women ranging in age from 40 to 84. Roughly 9% of the participants reported using some form of hormone replacement to relieve menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. And of that group, 41% reported using BHRT.
This panel also wasn’t thrilled that 42% of women who are already using BHRT consider it much safer than Big Pharma’s synthetic HRT therapies. Even 25% of women who use conventional hormones considered BHRT safer!

According to the discussion panel, NAMS is trying hard to debunk these statistics, and consider them a “fantasy.”
But the only fantasy here is the world these Big Pharma groupies are living in.

What about the bag of tricks called Premarin (which is really pregnant mares urine) that gave millions of women breast cancer from 1980-2008? Was that just a fantasy?

But guess who produces Premarin? Wyeth, which is a subsidiary of Pfizer. And guess who funded this firing squad disguised as a “discussion panel”?

You got it — Pfizer.

The reality here is that Big Pharma bigwigs want profits… at whatever cost to patients.

One panelist remarked that “even good doctors are capitulating” by signing prescriptions for BHRT.

If you ask me, the BEST doctors are signing prescriptions for bio-identical hormones — because they want what is best for their patients.

But the naysayers don’t even like the word “bio-identical,” and say the FDA doesn’t consider this an acceptable term.

Well, this is how the Endocrine Society defines bioidentical hormones: “compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the human body.”

So what BHRT opponents really think “isn’t acceptable” is that BHRT is vastly cheaper, compounded for you and your individual blood work, and gives you the right to make your own healthcare decisions.

If that isn’t acceptable, I don’t know what is.

However, when all is said and done, any hormone therapy should be used under the supervision of a knowledgeable holistic practitioner. As I discussed in my April 2, 2013 Reality Health Check article “The benefits of hormone replacement therapy,” bioidentical hormones can increase the risk of stroke or breast cancer. But that risk is much, much smaller than it is with conventional, synthetic HRT – especially if women receive bioidentical hormones before they turn 60, within a decade following menopause.

But if you decide BHRT isn’t right for you, there are also a few other remedies to consider. One recent study showed that Mediterranean-style eating habits cut hot flashes and night sweats by just over 20 percent.

My New Hamptons Health Miracle is very similar to the Mediterranean diet. It’s rich in lean protein, fresh fruits and veggies, and healthy monounsaturated fats. And it’s absolutely deprivation-free.

I know I’ve said it before, but if you make this “diet” a way of life, you really can’t go wrong.

Another solution for hot flashes, which I’ve also mentioned before, is Pycnogenol(tm). One recent study showed a daily 60-mg dose of Pycnogenol delivered significant improvements in menopause symptoms-especially hot flashes-in just 12 weeks.

Until next time,

Dr. Fred


“Fruit, Mediterranean-style, and high-fat and -sugar diets are associated with the risk of night sweats and hot flushes in midlife: results from a prospective cohort study.” Am J Clin Nutr.2013 May;97(5):1092-9.

“Effect of Low-dose French Maritime Pine Bark Extract on Climacteric Syndrome in 170 Perimenopausal Women: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial.” J Reprod Med. 2013;58:39-46.

More reasons women should take testosterone – Dr Frank Shallenberger

Email communication – “Second Opinion – Health Alert”, Volume 13, Issue 16, February 5, 2016

Back in November, I showed you why postmenopausal women should consider taking testosterone. Now there’s more evidence women should consider this fantastic hormone.

According to a recent study, low testosterone levels could affect women in significant ways. Women in general do have much lower levels of testosterone than men do. But when women’s levels drop below the norm for their gender, issues may occur, just as they do when any other hormone gets out of balance. The problem is, researchers aren’t quite sure just what that norm is.

To help draw attention to this issue and eventually correct it, researchers conducted a study of female mice. Some of the mice had normal androgen receptors, meaning that their androgenic hormones, which include testosterone, were functioning normally. The other mice didn’t have proper androgen receptors, which means that their androgens were not able to work. Those with androgen receptors were doing just fine, but those with missing receptors suffered. They were obese, had high levels of fat in their blood, and were prone to atherosclerosis.

When the researchers gave the female mice the androgens they needed, they lost weight, and their atherosclerosis improved. This doesn’t necessarily mean that testosterone supplementation should be the next weight-loss craze for women. But it does indicate that women, not just men, are sensitive to fluctuating testosterone levels.

This makes a lot of sense to me. Just because women have low levels of testosterone to begin with doesn’t mean they won’t notice its absence if it drops or disappears altogether. In fact, I find that women thrive on testosterone. Their strength, endurance, mood, energy levels, and sexual function often dramatically improve. The only side effect I ever see is acne and hair loss. This happens in about one out of every 30 women. Both of these problems reverse themselves once the testosterone is discontinued or the dose reduced. If a woman has a history of either hair loss or acne I always start off with lower doses just in case.

Hormones play a significant role in the aging process, and the more we know about them, the better we’ll be able to manage them to maintain optimal health. In this case, testosterone may play a significant role in both weight management and cardiovascular health for women. If you feel that your hormones are affecting you, talk to your doctor — and make sure he or she evaluates all of your hormones, not just estrogen and progesterone.

As with most hormones, blood tests and “normal” levels don’t tell the full story. If you have symptoms of low testosterone, your doctor should prescribe it for you to see if the symptoms disappear. If they do, you know you were low.

Yours for better health,
Frank Shallenberger, MD


J. B. Fagman, A. S. Wilhelmson, B. M. Motta, C. Pirazzi, C. Alexanderson, K. De Gendt, G. Verhoeven, A. Holmang, F. Anesten, J.-O. Jansson, M. Levin, J. Boren, C. Ohlsson, A. Krettek, S. Romeo, A. Tivesten. The androgen receptor confers protection against diet-induced atherosclerosis, obesity, and dyslipidemia in female mice. The FASEB Journal, 2014; 29 (4): 1540 DOI: 10.1096/fj.14-259234.

Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

This was supposedly ”Evidence Based Medicine” “As the world’s pharmaceutical giants continue to be driven less by moral accountability and more by profit and shareholder-driven bottom lines, we are going to see more and more products such as this vaccine which are marketed as ‘essential to one’s survival.’ ”…/…

Lavish trips laid on by drugs firms to ‘sway’ NHS staff

This article in The Telegraph, 22 July 2015, explores how “health service officials earn thousands organising and attending extravagant events where companies promote their products.

. . .

There have been concerns for a number of years. In 2013, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry claimed that both NHS and private staff were paid £40 million for consultancies and sponsorships and other interactions with drug businesses.”

Does this only happen in the UK?

Read the article at:


Of course if a product such as compounded bioidentical hormones cannot be patented, it will not be included in such marketing drives and of course it does not make money for drug companies . . .

New Attack on BioIdentical Hormones by Drug Industry

Jeffrey Dach MD

Just when things have calmed down, the drug industry opens a new salvo in its war against bioidentical hormones, perceived as stealing market share from their women’s hormone pill, Prempro, currently in litigation for causing cancer and heart disease.

The attack article appeared in the Huffington Post by Phyllis Greenberger, CEO of Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), an industry-sponsored mouthpiece that funnels money from the drug industry to doctors for research grants, speaking engagements, meetings and even gala celebrations.

Hot Flash and Cold Cash by Alicia Mundy

A 2003 expose by Alicia Mundy in the Washington Monthly discloses SWHR-industry ties to Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, and Wyeth, companies sitting on the SWHR advisory board.

Serving Your Corporate Master

Apparently, having the drug industry as one’s corporate master requires regurgitation of old marketing propaganda, even if it doesn’t make sense. Even to the most casual observer, this Huffington Post piece is a blatant attempt to discredit bioidentical hormones using fallacies, innuendo, and misinformation. Much of this material was covered in my free book, Bioidentical Hormones 101.

Let’s Take A Look At the Huff Post Article

The author, Phyllis Greenberger M.S.W., states, “Bioidentical hormones are not FDA approved.”

This is blatantly incorrect. There are twenty or so FDA-approved bioidentical-hormone preparations widely available at corner drug stores. Here are a few examples: Vivelle-Dot, Estrace, Climara, Prometrium, Androgel, etc.

The author Phyllis Greenberger states: “Bioidentical hormones made by compounding pharmacies are non-FDA approved.

This is misleading and deceptive. Compounding pharmacies are regulated at the state level, and do not fall under FDA jurisdiction. So, of course compounding is not FDA approved. No FDA approval is required or even desired. Your local hospital pharmacy is a compounding pharmacy that makes up life-saving medication such as IV antibiotics with no FDA oversight or approval. The FDA-approval process is designed for manufacturer capsules and tablets, and is impractical and unnecessary for compounded medications prepared to order by hand. Are we going to reject IV antibiotics from the hospital pharmacy because these are non-FDA approved compounded medication? Of course not. Compounding is here to stay.

Preventing Endometrial Cancer 

The author, Phyllis Greenberger, brings up a 2007 report of three cases of endometrial cancer in women on bioidentical hormones, implying that synthetic PremPro prevents endometrial cancer whereas biodentical hormones do not. This is a blatant lie.

Prempro contains a synthetic progestin that reduces the incidence of endometrial cancer. However, this is not reduced to zero. The author conveniently neglected to mention the 66 cases of endometrial cancer in Prempro-treated women as reported by Dr. Chlebowski. Examining the Women’s Health Initiative data after 13.2 years of follow-up, there were 66 endometrial cancers among women given synthetic PremPro (premarin and medroxyprogesterone).

Another fact conveniently omitted by the article: The bioidentical hormone, progesterone, has been studied and is FDA approved for prevention of endometrial hyperplasia. Preventing endometrial hyperplasia is the best way to prevent endometrial cancer, and a major reason why progesterone is always included in a bioidentical-hormone program.

A “Bad Drug” in Litigation?

One easy way to determine if you are dealing with a “bad drug” is to ask the question: Is this a drug in litigation? For Prempro and synthetic “FDA-approved” women’s hormones, the answer is yes; Prempro has been in litigation for years now. Pfizer, the company that bought Wyeth, has paid almost a billion dollars to settle 6,000 lawsuits by women who claimed the drug caused their breast cancer. This information should have been included, yet was conveniently omitted from the Huffington Post article by Phyllis Greenberger.

A Quote from June 19, 2012 Bloomberg News:

“June 19 (Bloomberg) by Jef Feeley: Pfizer Inc. has paid $896 million to resolve about 60 percent of the cases alleging its menopause drugs caused cancer in women. Pfizer has now settled about 6,000 lawsuits that claim Prempro and other hormone-replacement drugs caused breast cancer, and it has set aside an additional $330 million to resolve the remaining 4,000 suits, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.”

Abandoning Synthetic Hormones

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study was terminated early in 2002, because of increased risk of breast cancer and heart disease in the synthetic-hormone PremPro-treated group. This revelation prompted intelligent women to abandon synthetic hormones. Instead they switched to bioidentical hormones, same as the estrogen and progesterone produced by the ovary. The massive switch to bioidentical hormones produced an immediate decline in breast cancer rates of about nine per cent.(9,10)

Wake up From the Synthetic-Hormone Nightmare

It is time to awaken from the nightmare of synthetic hormones, known for decades to cause cancer and heart disease. The drug industry can spin and deceive us with misinformation and propaganda; however, the truth is clearly seen. Synthetic hormones remain monsters that should be avoided. Sadly, nowhere in this Huffington Post article was this important message stated.

For link to original article with references: click here.




Testosterone – more errors from “evidence based medicine” – FDA admits mistake

Email communication from Dr Fred Pescatore 17 July 2015
I’m sticking by testosterone
Dear Reader,

Since I am a big believer in testosterone supplementation–yet STILL get so many questions about its safety–I wanted to discuss this fear-fueled debate a bit more.

Around 80 years ago, medical professionals learned that testosterone can enhance well-being, improve men’s sexual symptoms, boost energy, and more. But by 1941, reports that testosterone “activated” prostate cancer scared off a lot of physicians–and, shockingly, that fear has persisted to this day. Even though that “research” was based on impossible-to-interpret results in just one single patient.

Now, the good ol’ FDA is expressing concern over possible cardiovascular risks of testosterone treatment. In March, they issued a warning about this, advising that testosterone therapy not be used for “age-related” symptoms.

This latest, and needless, fear flare-up came from a study in which investigators analyzed records from 8,709 men in the Veterans Affairs health system who’d had coronary angiography and had low testosterone levels. At 3 years after angiography, they found that the absolute rate of stroke, heart attack, and death was 25.7 percent among men who had received a testosterone prescription compared with 19.9 percent in the untreated group.

These findings received enormous media attention, but there’s one problem–they were completely wrong. The correct absolute rate was actually lower by one half in the testosterone-treated group vs. the untreated group: 10.1 percent vs. 21.2 percent. Someone seriously fell asleep at the calculator here.

So the Journal of the American Medical Association had to start publishing corrections that admitted everything from data errors, to the fact that the “all-male” study was…10 percent women. Oops.

Even the FDA came as close as they ever would to an admission of egg-on-face, saying, “…it is difficult to attribute the increased risk for non-fatal MI seen in the Finkle study to testosterone alone…” To date, 29 medical societies have called for the bogus initial article to be retracted due to incorrect data. But it’s extremely hard to get people to listen to this type of retraction once they’re already scared (and needlessly so). It’s a wildfire effect, and the fear had already spread.

All the while, other studies have routinely shown positive effects from testosterone therapy, including these: low testosterone levels are associated with increased mortality, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease; mortality is reduced by one half in testosterone-deficient men treated with testosterone therapy compared with untreated men; and testosterone therapy (vs. placebo) has resulted in uniform improvement in a variety of cardiovascular risk factors (fat mass, waist circumference, insulin resistance).

Sounds like a wonder drug to me.

Sadly, many doctors have stopped prescribing testosterone due to all the controversy. I have not. We are even ostracized by our colleagues for doing so. But when used properly, I’ve seen testosterone therapy work wonders for my patients. Which is why I won’t let the mounting “controversy” scare me into stopping using it for my patients with low-T.

Yes, there are potential risks to testosterone therapy–like acne, gynecomastia, and peripheral edema, but the risks are not as dire as the experts want you to believe (and have no credible evidence for). At this point, there is no evidence that testosterone therapy increases the risk of cardiovascular disease or prostate cancer. In addition, I’ve noted how it can even help diabetics.

The bottom line: Testosterone therapy is an effective option for symptomatic men with low levels of serum testosterone. These symptoms include those of both a sexual (reduced libido) and non-sexual (fatigue, loss of energy, weakness, poor motivation) nature. Testosterone therapy not only can improve these symptoms, but has also been shown to improve general health. And that last part is a given, as we’re talking about a momentum effect. If you feel more energetic and motivated, you’ll be more apt to take that daily walk (which will offer quite a health boost on its own).

To learn in more detail about what normal T levels look like (largely based on age and sex), take a look at the Logical Health Alternatives newsletter I wrote at the beginning of June, titled “Safety of testosterone therapy backed by years of science”. Subscribers can access this issue-and the complete archive-by visiting and logging in to the Subscriber area of the website. (If you’re not already a subscriber, you can sign up here.)

Evidence based medicine or “politically correct bullying”?

Taken from Dr Mark Stengler’s “House Calls”
21 June 2015 Email communication.

Feds approve dangerous and ineffective ‘female Viagra’

If you can’t win with science, try bullying. That may as well be the motto of at least one drug company.

The so-called “female Viagra” drug flibanserin has been rejected by the FDA for years, with the agency saying (correctly, for a change) that the med is both unsafe and ineffective.

Yet just this month, flibanserin was rushed through the approvals process and given the OK by an agency committee.

What’s changed?

Not the science. The studies still show exactly what they’ve always shown: A drug that provides a benefit so small you’d need a magnifying glass to see it.

Compared to women on a placebo, women who take the drug have exactly one extra satisfying sexual encounter per month. And on a six-point scale rating desire, the drug provides an “improvement” of 0.3 points.

But while the benefits may not be real, the risks sure are. Women who take the drug report sudden drops in blood pressure, which has led to fainting.

A woman in one study even suffered a concussion as a result.

What’s more, the risk of side effects is even higher when the drug is combined with other meds women commonly take, including birth control pills and the fluconazole given for yeast infections.

If you rely on the science, and science alone, the drug belongs in a trashcan. So the company that makes it stopped using science and resorted to politically correct bullying.

They bankrolled a phony “equality” campaign claiming that the FDA’s failure to approve the drug was sexist — and it looks like their bought-and-paid for charade worked like a charm since it’s passed the committee and is now well on the way to formal approval.

So, ladies, get ready for a wave of marketing like you’ve never seen. Watch out for commercials and magazine ads that will suggest this drug will put the spark back into your love life.

And if you’re battling the frustration of a low libido, it might be tempting to give in and try the drug, just for that tiny boost.

But you deserve better.

This drug company wants women to believe there’s no other way to improve desire and libido — that it’s their lousy drug, or nothing at all.

That’s not even close to true.

There are a number of safe and natural therapies, including the time-tested herbal remedy fenugreek, which is a natural hormone booster. One new study of healthy women between the ages of 20 and 49 finds 600 mg per day for eight weeks can increase both estradiol and free testosterone.

Those are the female and male sex hormones, respectively, but let’s just say the names are a little sexist. We all need both, with women needing more estradiol and men more testosterone.

Estradiol in particular can help, physically increasing the flow of blood to the vagina, which is essential to both arousal and orgasm, and helping with lubrication, which is of course necessary to make sure your moments of pleasure don’t turn into pain

As a result, women who take fenugreek extract have more desire and arousal, leading to more sexual activity when compared to women who take a placebo, according to the study in Phytotherapy Research.

Since the study was on pre-menopausal women it’s unclear whether it would have the same effect on older women. Since it’s safe, you can certainly give it a try.

But if it doesn’t work, don’t give up.

There are other safe ways to improve your sex life, including natural hormone therapies — and you can read all about it in this free report from my House Calls archives —

God bless,
Dr. Mark Stengler