Mainstream Medicine Myths
by Andrew Jones, M.D.
I continue to be amazed at my medical colleagues in the mis-information that they give women. In their defense, doctors are generally sincerely misled by institutions and authorities. That’s why a doctor will tell you with a straight face some of the most outrageous information that is clearly wrong.
One of the most frustrating aspects of dealing with my medical colleagues is their complete ignorance in the areas of bio-identical hormones, supplementation of nutritional deficiencies (orthomolecular medicine) and smug expertise on areas of medicine in which they have zero knowledge.
Too often, many patients of doctors like me who practice Wellness or Anti-Aging Medicine will return back to their mainstream doctors – only to be told a myriad of myths that are devastatingly untrue.
Let’s review some of the myths and debunk them:
1. “Hormones are hormones are hormones”.
This was uttered by the chief medical officer of the FDA last year. He actually believes that bio-identical hormones to be no different from the synthetic chemically altered non-human hormones manufactured by Big Pharma. This is an incredible mistruth.
Bio-identical hormones are exactly the same as what is produced in your body. They exactly resemble human hormones and act exactly like them. They are safe and predictable.
Prescription chemically altered hormones, like synthetic HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and birth control pills are foreign substances that your body has never seen before. Yes, they have hormone-like effects because they may bind to hormone receptors, but they are unpredictable, are fraught with side effects and should be considered to be poisons.
People actually believe the stuff that the FDA tells them. That is dangerous. The FDA is not to be trusted. The FDA operates in the cesspool with the Big Drug Company Cartel. Tens of billions of dollars are at stake. The last thing Big Pharma wants is safe, natural treatment for women’s health problems (that were largely caused by their prescription drugs to begin with).
A good resource to find professionals with expert knowledge of bio-identical hormones and wellness treatment, in general, is www.WorldHealth.net.
Another excellent resource, consisting of a panel of world experts on bio-identical hormones, Wellness and Anti-Aging Medicine is: www.BHRT1.com.
2. “Provera® and progestins are the same thing as progesterone.”
WRONG. I was actually taught this in medical school. Almost all of my mainstream colleagues still believe this.
Chemical look-alikes that have progestin-like effects are not progesterone. Progesterone is a human sex hormone that is safe. Provera is a foreign substance and should be considered a poison.
Provera and other prescribed progestins are found in synthetic HRT (PremPro®) and all birth control pills. They are dangerous and unsafe despite what your doctor tells you (or the FDA or the drug companies).
Provera, is actually medroxy-progesterone, and is very different from the real progesterone found in your body. It took me 15 years to stumble on the real difference between something that was artificially created (Provera) and the real thing – progesterone.
All of the progestins found in birth control pills over the last 50 years are synthetic, chemically altered progestins, and NONE of them are bio-identical to the progesterone that is circulating in your body.
3. “Birth control pills are good for you”.
Doctors will sing the virtues of birth control pills. Yes, they do a pretty good job of preventing pregnancy. Yes, they do make your cycles more regular. Most doctors think that they prevent ovarian cancer.
But at what cost?
We have already observed that birth control pills probably poison about half the women who take them. Uterine fibroids, migraine headaches, PMS, PMDD, ovarian cysts, depression, blood clots, cardiovascular disease and declining cognitive function are all probably caused, or at least, heavily influenced by birth control pill exposure.
There is great debate about whether they cause breast cancer. The Mayo Clinic thinks they do. (Ref: http://www.ditchthepill.org/breastcancer.htm ).
I have more bad news. The dangers of synthetic HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) are well known by this point by most everyone. But why have birth control pills escaped the bad press that has befallen synthetic HRT?
It is just a matter of time before birth control pills make the same headlines that synthetic HRT has. Why? Because birth control pills and synthetic HRT are essentially the same thing. Both contain a synthetic estrogen and both contain a chemically, altered progestin.
The real danger is that birth control pills, on average, possess about FOUR times the dose of synthetic estrogens and progestins that standard synthetic HRT do. The only reason that birth control pills have escaped bad press at this point is 2 fold:
- There is a younger population of women taking BCP’s, and therefore, better able to handle the toxic insults and
- Billions of dollars could be lost (far larger than Wyeth’s billions on Premarin) in the birth control pill market. Multiple big drug manufacturers have a stake in this and the BCP market is much larger than synthetic HRT, which was dominated by just one manufacturer (Wyeth).
For a good resource on the dangers of birth control pills and synthetic HRT go to www.DitchThePill.org.
4. “There is no treatment for menopause”.
WRONG. Since the WHI studies of 2003-4, doctors have been justifiably paralyzed with fear after the Premarin, PremPro disasters were widely reported.
But usage of bio-identical estrogen is safe and effective for treatment of menopausal symptoms. With the introduction of bio-identical estrogen creams (Estro500) that do not need a prescription, this makes it even easier to control your menopausal symptoms.
5. “If you don’t have a uterus, then you don’t need progesterone”.
WRONG. Every one of the trillion cells in your body from the sex organs to your retina, skin and finger nails have progesterone receptors. Your body craves progesterone. Give it what needs.
Just because you don’t have a uterus (if you have had a hysterectomy) does not mean that you don’t need progesterone.
6. “It is not safe to take hormones if you have breast cancer in the past”.
I know where this comes from: Routine pathology from breast cancer surgery detects cell receptors for estrogen and/or progesterone.
Well, guess what? The more differentiated your breast cancer pathology, the more likely those cells will have estrogen and/or progesterone receptors. Why? Because every cell in your body already has estrogen and progesterone receptors.
So what’s the big deal about sex hormone receptors? Ignore them. Of course, it is safe to take bio-identical hormones in the face of a past breast cancer.
If mother nature thought that human estrogen and progesterone were so unsafe, then why don’t 19 - 25 year women or pregnant women get massive amounts of cancers when their sex hormone levels are at all-time highs? They don’t.
The women who get cancers don’t have enough sex hormones. Not the other way around. I have to tell my mainstream colleagues to think rationally. But they don’t. This is intuitive.
7. “Hysterectomies with removal of the ovaries are good for women with hormone problems like PMS, ovarian cysts, migraines, etc.”
How crazy can my mainstream colleagues get?
First, removal of your ovaries is the same thing as castration. How often do men get their testicles removed? It is the same thing. When you remove the source of manufacture of sex hormones then that person just shrivels up and becomes almost non-human. So why recommend it?
The only reason to recommend removal of ovaries is ovarian cancer and nothing else.
Did you know that if you remove your uterus that you may never experience another orgasm again? Who gets warned of that in advance?
The only reason to remove your uterus is if there is uterine cancer (not cervical cancer) and intractable, life-threatening uterine fibroid bleeding.
The list goes on but I will stop here.
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