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No evidence that natural hormones safer than synthetics | OPINI...

There are 6 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Mar 9, 2008, titled No evidence that natural hormones safer than synthetics | OPINI.... In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

I write in response to guest columnist Nikolas Hedberg's health guest column of Feb.

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NC Bigmouth

Greer, SC

#1 Mar 10, 2008
Hey, know how to make a hormone?

Don't pay her!! LOL

Since: Feb 07

Ashevegas

#2 Mar 10, 2008
natural hormones are a safe and effective alternative to synthetic hormones.” To date, research results indicate that the body responds to “natural” and synthetic hormones in exactly the same way. There is no scientific basis for claiming that “natural” hormones are safer than synthetic hormones.
If the quotes used here are accurate, the original author is not claiming that natural hormones are safer, but that they are an alternative treatment that is as safe as synthetic hormones. Your own statement that the National Institutes of Health and FDA stated that natural hormones are no more or less hazardous than sythetics at equivalent doses contradicts what you appear to be trying to argue.
Abbey

United States

#3 Sep 29, 2009
The Women's Health Initiative, sponsored by the National Institute of Health, examined the relationship between traditional synthetic hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer, coronary heart disease, bone fractures, endometrial cancer, strokes and blood clots.

This study was to last 8 years, but was stopped prematurely in July 2002 after only 5 years! Why? Because the women in the study on HRT had health risks that exceeded the benefits! And after just 5 years!

The study found that women on hormone replacement therapy of combined estrogen plus progestin (PREMPRO) had:

• A 41% INCREASE in strokes • A 29% INCREASE in heart attacks • A 100% INCREASE in the rate of blood clots • A 22% INCREASE in total cardio vascular disease • A 24% INCREASE in breast cancer • A 100% INCREASE in the rate of Alzheimer's Disease (in women over 65). Synthetic HRT (hormone replacement therapy) may not treat your symptoms of menopause SAFELY! Synthetic hormones are different from natural hormones; they are structurally changed by adding molecules so they can be patented. Your body does not really recognize them. I am seriously losing more and more respect for the FDA.
Amanda

Miami, FL

#4 Oct 15, 2009
What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Hormones decline as we age; bioidentical hormone therapy replaces the hormones that your body needs to function. BodyLogicMD uses bioidentical or natural hormones versus bio -similar or synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are molecule-by-molecule, exactly the same as the hormones present in the human body. At BodyLogicMD, your anti-aging physician will assess your individual needs and work to restore these hormones and customize a medical plan specifically for you.

Since: Feb 07

Ashevegas

#5 Oct 18, 2009
Amanda wrote:
What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Hormones decline as we age; bioidentical hormone therapy replaces the hormones that your body needs to function. BodyLogicMD uses bioidentical or natural hormones versus bio -similar or synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are molecule-by-molecule, exactly the same as the hormones present in the human body. At BodyLogicMD, your anti-aging physician will assess your individual needs and work to restore these hormones and customize a medical plan specifically for you.
It's not nice to fool mother nature! We get older for a reason, all the medical messing around will be likely to just cause other problems.
well

United States

#6 Oct 19, 2009
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