I’m afraid of hormone replacement therapy. What are my options?


You’ll be pleased to hear that there are many gentler, effective alternatives to synthetic HRT drugs like Premarin and Prempro (which have been linked to increased risk of cancers, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and dementia). Most women don’t require hormone therapy to ameliorate their symptoms. As one writer put it, saying hot flashes are the result of an estrogen deficiency is like saying a headache is the result of an aspirin deficiency. We recommend all women follow a natural approach that supports hormonal balance, such as our Health Programs. For those who still need hormonal supplementation, we find they generally get better results from bioidentical hormones, for which the safety data are more promising.

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