hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms has been around for decades. Despite many women rejecting HRT after news of its health risks, we think it’s still one of the most over-prescribed drugs in America.

The controversy over HRT diverts us from the basic question: is there a more natural alternative that is still effective? We think the answer to that question is yes.

But make no mistake: a small percentage of women need hormone replacement therapy. You may be one of those women, especially if you have had a hysterectomy before menopause.

But the idea of “replacing” women’s hormones that are naturally supposed to decline anyway will continue to be controversial. HRT was oversold for years as a kind of anti-aging miracle. We know better today.

Find out about the basics about HRT and find out when hormone supplementation can be effective. Understand the best way to get off HRT without a rebound in symptoms. And if you need to stay on HRT, we’ll help you understand the different options, including bioidentical hormones.

If you are motivated to try the natural approach, we offer solutions that work with your body to restore balance to your changing hormones. It’s a foundational approach to good health that works for most women.

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HRT scientific findings since the Women’s Health Initiative. Recent research findings have offered some perspective on the use of HRT for menopause symptoms. But HRT can also affect other, crucially important aspects of health, so taking a look at the science can help clear up the confusion.

Questions about bioidentical hormones and other forms of HRT. Want to clear up confusion around synthetic, equine–based, and bioidentical forms — and figure out what your best options are? Here are answers to a few of the questions we hear most about HRT issues.

A history of hormone replacement therapy. Here is a brief history of the hormone replacement therapy, including development of synthetic HRT such as Premarin and Prempro, and how women have been turning to bioidentical hormones as an alternative to synthetic forms.

Want to get off HRT? An introductory overview of our current knowledge about hormone replacement therapy.


Wean off HRT safely, relieve symptoms & avoid rebound effects with our exclusive Program.

Our Getting Off HRT Program takes the guesswork out of easing off hormone therapy toward natural menopause relief.