Bioidentical Hormones for Safety and Efficacy

This is an interesting article which clearly states the principles and facts behind the use of BHRT. I am still amazed how many doctors still using the synthetic hormones, and that all the specialists I know use synthetic HRT. This will change in the future, mark my words. Dr McWherter’s experience of breast cancer rates on BHRT mimics my own. I am surprised at how few breast cancers have occurred in women I have treated over the last 20 years.

Bioidentical Hormones for Safety and Efficacy. By Dr Jeffrey Dach

The use of synthetic female hormones will go   down in history as one of the worst failed medical experiments of all time.  The most widely prescribed estrogen called Premarin doesn’t come from humans.  It comes from pregnant horse urine.  The most widely prescribed synthetic progesterone called Provera is a chemical which is not normally found in the human body or anywhere else in the animal or plant kingdom.  After 30 years in medical practice, I have been astounded by the fact that our medical system uses these synthetic hormones.  However, if you consider the financial implications, this is not surprising. Current law prohibits patent protection for the manufacture of natural substances like human estrogen and human progesterone. However, the Synthetic versions can be patented and therefore profitable.

Bio-Identical Hormones:

Bio-Identical hormones are inexpensive and these are the ones found in the human body.  They are readily available from compounding pharmacies.   The medical literature confuses the definition of Synthetic and Bio-Identical Hormones and doesnt understand the difference.  That is why the large medical studies on hormones such as the Womens Health Initiative have used only synthetic hormones which have patent protection.  The WHI study was published in the July 2002 issue of JAMA.

The WHI study shows increased Cancer and Heart Disease from Synthetic Hormones:

The first arm of the WHI study was halted early because of increased breast cancer in the Synthetic Hormone group.  The culprit was found to be the Synthetic Progesterone, Provera, which also causes coronary vasospasm, heart disease and stroke.  A less well known study, published in JAMA 2004, was  the second arm of the WHI study, which used Horse Estrogen (Premarin) alone.  This study actually found less breast cancer in the Premarin treated group.  However, the oral estrogen pill was causing blood clots and strokes (similar to the birth control pills) and this study was also halted early. Out of 5,300 patients, there were 124 cases of breast cancer per year in the placebo group (dummy pill) and only 94 cases in the Premarin treated group.

A Clinical Study showing Safety of Bio-Identical Hormones:

The French Cohort Study showed no increased risk of breast cancer from Bio-identical hormones in 3,000 women.

Dr. Joseph F. McWherter conducted a clinical study involving 2,300 women on his Bio-Identical Hormone Program over a five year period.  He reports only one case of breast cancer under his care over five years.  Compare this to the 124 cases of breast cancer expected each year from the Womens Health Initiative study, and it is clear that Dr McWherters patients had a dramatic reduction in breast cancer.  This excellent result can be credited to the Breast Cancer Prevention Program outlined in his book.

Dr. McWherter’s Breast Cancer Prevention Program:

Dr. Joseph McWherter’s Program uses trans-dermal triple estrogen cream (Tri-Est) applied to the skin.  This avoids the blood clots and strokes found with the pill form.  He also uses bio-identical progesterone.  His breast cancer prevention program consists of a nutritional supplement containing a broccoli extract called DIM, CalciumD-Glucarate and Red Wine Extract, all of which influence estrogen metabolism beneficially.  Also included is an Iodine supplement (which reduces the incidence of breast cancer in many medical research studies), an Omega-3-fatty acid supplement (fish oil) and a high quality daily multivitamin/mineral supplement.  Regarding the vitamin supplement, Dr. McWherter gives high levels of folate (800 mcg) and high levels of vitamin D (combined with vitamin D blood testing to avoid toxicity).  The full program can be found in his book or web site.  By the way, the iodine supplement not only prevents breast cancer, it also completely reverses fibrocystic breast disease, a common painful breast condition.

About Dr Colin Holloway

Gp interested in natural hormone treatment for men and women of all ages

Posted on May 25, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I have patients consult me from all over Australia and N.Z. I insist on an initial face-to-face consult, but thereafter can do them all by telephone.

  2. I waited 8 years for hot flushes to right themselves. Tried Premarin, no cessation of flushes and lymphatic system felt inflamed. Finally found BioHRT. On it for ten years now. Side effects, two. Breast tenderness I can live with. Second one is intriguing. Slow deterioration of ability to urinate. I noticed this straight off. Especially after resting. Mention this every visit to GP for new scrip. Ignored. Soon I will not be able to pee at all. Anyone else have this?

  3. What a great post, thanks for sharing. I am amazed that none of the doctors I have seen in the last two years know anything about BHT. As my lovely new GP said to me only yesterday, they are not taught about this is medical school. He didn’t know what they were and when I showed him some websites was amazed and is going to do more research. How is this possible in this day and age??

    I am having so much trouble in finding a local doctor to prescribe me. I am in Wagga Wagga NSW so if anyone has any info that could help me, please get in touch. I would be forever grateful.

    I’m only 41 and two years post hysterectomy with both ovaries removed. I’ve been given Livial, Premia & Estradot all with terrible side effects. I have spent thousands of dollars on all these tablets and patches and I am now sicker than what I was before my surgery. My gyno laughed at me when I asked her about BHT and told me they are too dangerous, but here have some tablets made from a pregnant horses wee and shellac (yes the same stuff we put on our nails!!) that will screw your liver up and give you uncontrollable Candida infections, migraines, heart problems, severe joint pain…the list goes on!

    So the search continues to find someone decent to help me. In the meantime, I’m self educating and learning more and more each day.

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