HISTORY AND POLITICS OF BIO IDENTICAL HORMONES

REPRINTED by PERMISSION: This page, taken from the website of Mark K Richards, MD of Maryland, http://www.myhormonetherapy.com/,is an excellent piece that educates and advances understanding of the history of natural hormone therapy and speaks to the misunderstanding that continues to exist between natural (bio identical) and unnatural (synthetic) hormone therapy.  This piece is consistent with…

The Bio-Identical Hormone Debate by Dr. Holtorf

One of our favorite articles written on BHRT come from Kent Holtorf, MD, co-founder of the Bio Identical Hormone Initiative.org.  His work in this field is extensive and his writings informative.  While this article has information more geared to the medical professional, the lay-person seeking information on the debate between bio identical and ‘traditional’ hormone…

E3N French Cohort Study

This study looked at 100,000 women and compared the risk of breast cancer between those using estrogen (mostly estradiol) and progestogens in the form of progestins (synthetic progesterone) and of estrogen with natural progesterone.  The results showed a lower risk of breast cancers in those that used natural progesterone as compared to those using synthetic…

VTE and the mode of estrogen replacement

This article was released by The North American Menopausal Society in 2011.  It is entitled “VTE and HRT”.  It looks at the mode of administration of estrogen.  It found that estrogen administered orally; that went to the liver before the blood, triggered a phenomenon called the “coagulation cascade”.  This phenomenon may have been responsible for…