This morning I picked up my major metropolitan area newspaper to find a full-page
ad, paid for by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, addressing the most recent strike
against hormone replacement therapy medication drugs.
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Do you remember our newsletter
last year detailing how Wyeth Pharmaceuticals was attempting to stop
compounding pharmacists from prescribing natural progesterone (diosgenin)
after their profits fell by more than 57% from $2.07 billion in 2003 to
$800 million in 2004 (after the WHI study had to be stopped)?
Well, now they have gone after
centers like ours making complaints to the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC). The FTC's position backed by the big pharmaceutical companies is
that Dr. John Lee, M.D.'s studies were not scientific and did not rise to
the standard of FDA and National Institutes of Health studies, and that
our claims about natural progesterone are false, unfair, deceptive,
misleading advertising in violation of the law..
what Dr. Helen Pensanti M.D. has to say about this. Read on to how the study
This is an attempt to force women into taking
unsafe proven cancer causing synthetic hormones using
your tax dollar to harass natural hormone suppliers. We here at the Women's
Menopause Health Center refuse to take away your choice of a healthy
alternative to Premarin, Prempro and the other dangerous drugs. We are
taking a stand against this heavy handed attempt to destroy competition. We
are going to fight for your choice of a healthy way to get through menopause
comfortably and safely.
(Ed. note: This was from our newsletter last year. The
continued harassment by the FTC has caused us to discontinue our wonderful
product. Do not be forced
into taking something that can kill you. You may purchase safe
progesterone cream at your local health food store, or find it a lot less
expensively on line at places like ebay and yahoo stores.
Do not let these heavy handed tactics destroy your health!)
Wyeth, the manufacturer of the hormone replacement therapy medication
drugs Premarin and Prempro, stated that it
“recognizes the importance of recent findings from a clinical study
designed to measure the impact of hormone therapy (HT) on memory and
My guess is that this full-page ad can be found in major and maybe
not-so-major newspapers across the country. The “recent findings” that
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals refers to - women’s risk of dementia and
Alzheimers Disease doubling
with hormone replacement therapy medication use - certainly does justify the
expenses incurred in this damage control effort.
Using hormone replacement therapy medication drugs does not help protect memory and
mental ability in older women, as previously believed, but actually
increases their risk of developing dementia and Alzheimers Disease. Researchers found that
hormone replacement therapy medication drugs double the risk of dementia
and Alzheimers Disease in post-menopausal women..
Scientists suspect that hormone replacement therapy medication drugs increase the
risk of mini-clots in vessels that circulate blood through the brain.
That is the most recent surprise finding of the Women's Health
Initiative, whose findings last year placed a black mark on hormone
replacement therapy medication drugs, heart disease and cancer rates.
Sally A. Shumaker, lead author of the dementia portion of the Women’s
Health Initiative study, is quoted as stating; “We went in with an
expectation of benefit, and we found double harm.”
"The basic bottom-line recommendation is: There is no reason for older
women to be taking combination hormone therapy," Shumaker added.
The use of hormones replacement therapy medication drugs for menopause became popular 40 years ago
when physicians began offering it as short-term treatment to alleviate
menopause symptoms. By 1975 Premarin was the largest selling hormone
replacement therapy medication drug in the
Over the decades, physicians began recommending hormone replacement
therapy medication drugs as a way of life with the belief that hormone replacement
therapy protected against heart disease, mental decline and
The landmark Women’s Health Initiative study refuted earlier beliefs
that hormone replacement therapy medication drugs protects against heart disease and
actually showed that it increases the risk of heart disease. The
government study also verified what doctors and researchers suspected
all along - that hormone replacement therapy medication drugs increase the risk of
About 5 million women threw away their hormone replacement therapy pills
after last summer’s announcements of the serious effects of hormone
replacement therapy medication drugs to women’s health.
The most recent study proving the damaging effects of hormone
replacement therapy medication drugs on mental functioning will certainly encourage more
women to give up their synthetic hormone pills.
The Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study found that an additional 23
cases of dementia will result annually for every 10,000 women using
hormone replacement therapy medication drugs. Translating that number to the 10 million
women still taking synthetic hormones, there will be about 23,000 new
cases of dementia each year as a result of using hormone replacement
therapy medication drugs.
Last year’s study results revealed that women taking hormone replacement
therapy medication drugs had
higher rates of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer. Researchers
reported that over a year, hormone replacement therapy medication drugs use produced 7 additional
heart attacks, 8 strokes and 8 cases of breast cancer per 10,000 women.
These negative health effects combined equal exactly the same number of
extra cases of dementia. Again, translated out to the 10 million women
taking synthetic hormones, these numbers add up to 46,000 new serious
health risks annually.
We believe that, given the
effective alternate options available to hormone
replacement therapy medication drugs, few women should ever truly need to resort to using
hormone replacement therapy medication drugs.
Strategy Pac for
optimal menopause symptom control
Wyeth Pharmaceutical still maintains that
hormone replacement therapy medication drugs prevents osteoporosis but stated in their
damage-control ad that hormone replacement therapy “should not be used
for this purpose (osteoporosis prevention) alone without first
considering non-estrogen options.
Our stance is that hormone replacement therapy
should never be taken for osteoporosis prevention. While estrogen can
slow bone loss, there are
healthier ways to slow bone loss. Some alternative approaches, like
regular exercise, eating a calcium rich foods and using
natural progesterone cream, will
actually build new bone. These alternate approaches offer this benefit
without the damaging side effects of hormone replacement therapy.
Recipes: Strawberry Silk Smoothie.
This is a great recipe for women on the go. The yogurt and milk provide
almost half the daily calcium requirement for menopausal women and
contains a healthy dose of Omega 3 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil, when used
regularly, is shown to decrease your risk of heart disease and certain
cancers while promoting mental functioning.
TLC Bath & Body Recipe: Emollient Bath for “Mature” Skin.
Apricot kernel oil is one of the most soothing and emollient for
“mature” skin but avocado oil, almond oil, flax seed oil, and jojoba oil
also work well. Add the ingredients while the bath is filling. Step into
the tub, lay back and let Emollient Bath take you away!
Exercise Tip: Grab your rake and hoe.
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