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CAUGHT RED HANDED --
Big Pharma’s Hormone Replacement DISASTER...
And the real secret to relief “they” don’t want you to know about
Special Report: By Dr. Mark Stengler
When you’re a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical giant watching your customers ditch your risk-laden synthetic hormones for natural ones what do you do? Of course, the next step is to whine about it to the FDA (after all, they approved the drugs in the first place) and try to smear the competition in the process...
But you can’t un-shoot a silver bullet...
And that’s exactly what bioidentical hormones are – for both men and women.
When you think of hormone replacement, you probably think of menopause. But that’s just one of the many reasons why you might consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Men, this means you too...
I’m not surprised if you haven’t heard much about this considering most doctors receive relatively little training on the subject. That’s why I sought additional training in both bioidentical hormone testing and replacement therapy – and why so many of my patients come to me.
You see, even a slight hormone imbalance can throw a major wrench into your health. Just take a look at the list of symptoms and conditions on the right.1 Every single one of them could be a result of hormone imbalance – from joint pain and high cholesterol to poor memory, fatigue and even sexual problems for both men and women.
But more shocking than that, hormone imbalance can actually be mistaken for serious diseases and conditions like arthritis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.2
You see, the signs of hormone imbalance can be hard to detect – and not all doctors are trained to see them. I know because I regularly encounter patients in my practice who come in thinking they’ve got one problem when in fact – it’s hormonal imbalance.
Yet, in spite of this alarming information, one Big Pharma juggernaut tried with all their might to get the FDA to impose restrictions on the pharmacies that create natural, bioidentical hormones – making it much harder for doctors to prescribe them – and for YOU to get them...
When you can’t beat them, try and put them out of business...
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, arguably one of the biggest profiteers of synthetic hormones, suffered a huge blow to their bottom line when researchers revealed they discovered an increased risk of breast cancer, stroke, heart disease and dementia in women taking synthetic hormones.3,4
When customers found out, they turned away in droves from synthetic hormones in favor of bioidentical hormones – the only type of hormones I’ll recommend to my patients. I’ll explain why in just a moment. But first let me show you what Wyeth did in what looks like a last ditch effort to save their profits.
Rather than looking for ways to improve the safety of their synthetic hormones, Wyeth filed a complaint with the FDA, requesting they “initiate enforcement action” in a pathetic attempt to shut down the pharmacies that create the bioidentical hormones many people depend on to stay healthy. And they ALMOST robbed YOU of the chance to access these essential compounds that address every last one of the health complaints on that list I showed you earlier.
In the end, all it did was cause a big uproar among the many users of bioidentical hormones. More than 40,000 letters and emails poured into the FDA, pleading with them to reject Wyeth’s petition and protect their access to bioidentical hormones. 5
Then, in 2009, court documents revealed that between 1998 and 2005 Wyeth hired consulting firms to ghostwrite medical articles promoting their synthetic hormones and failed to disclose their role in journal articles. You’ve got to ask yourself, how could a natural product be such an immense threat to Big Pharma?
Well, there’s more to it than simply trying to make themselves look good. You see, it wasn’t just that the numerous dangers of synthetic hormones were exposed – it was also that there was NO evidence that bioidentical hormones shared those same dangers. So let me show you...
Why proper hormone balance so vital to your health –
and why I ONLY recommend “bioidentical” hormones...
According to the Endocrine Society, bioidentical hormones are “compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the human body.” So unlike synthetic hormones – bioidentical hormones don’t just mimic your own hormones, they’re designed to match them completely so your body won’t know the difference.
As I mentioned earlier, when most people think of hormones they probably think of estrogen and menopause or maybe testosterone for men. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
First of all, estrogen and testosterone are only two of about fifty known human hormones, all of which are responsible for different processes in your body – from overseeing your metabolism to influencing your immune system, the way you react to stress and even when you fall asleep.
But beyond that, hormones help regulate your blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate, bone and muscle growth – just about every vital process in your body. That’s why even the slightest deficiency can impact your health in all those serious ways I mentioned above.
And deficiencies are increasingly common...
Some hormones like estrogen and testosterone will decline with age but there are many other reasons why you could have a hormone deficiency. Hormone imbalance can be triggered by prescription drugs or birth control pills, exposure to toxins, poor diet, illness or even stress.
So knowing whether or not your hormones are balanced is just as important as knowing things like your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. And the tests are very easy – sometimes all you need to do is give a saliva sample or have a simple blood test.
While bioidentical hormones are natural, they should still be administered by your doctor. So if you think you might be suffering from a hormone imbalance, it’s important to talk to your doctor. To find a physician in your area, you can call the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) at 1-800-532-3688.