Hormone Balance Part 1
by John Russel
health issues nowadays include some popular buzz words—PMS,
estrogen, cancer, hot flashes, natural progesterone,
acne, headaches, menopause, and so on. The words are
causing great debate amongst the medical industry.
International Health Distribution, founders of IHDistribution.com, strongly advocates
that the number one key to achieving and maintaining your health—no matter
what your age—is Natural Hormone Balance.
All-natural progesterones have recently been highlighted in the press as the
solution of choice for menopausal afflictions. Dr. John Lee wrote the landmark
book on the subject titled “Natural Progesterone, The multiple Roles Of
A Remarkable Hormone.” He found progesterone to be a major hormone that
is regularly produced throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle in more abundance
than estrogen. His findings confirmed that progesterone is the principle hormone
in women. Conversely, the existing medical education system for day-to-day practice
is not in sync with progesterone as a health aid for women.
Dr. Lee was an industry leader dedicated to crusading the medical establishment's
dangerous and longtime use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) years before
the true risks of HRT became evident in the Women's Health Initiative. Sadly,
74-year-old Dr. Lee suffered a fatal heart attack on October 17, 2003.
The therapeutic modality in practice today is the use of prescribed synthetic
hormones. The great debate continues between the use of synthetic estrogen vs.
natural progesterone for the relief of symptomatic menopausal ailments and general
well being. Transdermal (rubbed into skin) progesterone creams can be purchased
over the counter, while synthetic hormones can only be obtained with a prescription
from a licensed physician.
Pharmaceutical lobbyists, the AMA (American Medical Association), and the entire
medical/pharmaceutical complex stand firmly behind the use of typical HRT. Several
recent studies (published in the Detroit News) indicate that millions of women
could be supported with only the replacement of a natural hormone—but they’re
being denied due to the continuing pressures of old-school pharmaceutical companies
Consider the study conducted by Dr. Susan Hendricks, who found that long-term
use of estrogen and progestin significantly increased the chances of cancer,
stroke and heart attack. Estrogen and progestins have been used to replace hormones
that are no longer produced during menopause. The lack of these natural hormones
triggers the common menopausal side effects such as hot flashes, mood swings,
and insomnia. Dr. Hendricks’ study included 16,608 women between the ages
of 50 and 79, at 40 hospitals nationwide.
Hendricks’ case study results of long-term use of estrogen and progestin:
stroke risk rose 41%, heart attack risk rose 29%, and cancer cases increased
26% above average.
Premarin , which is the most common HRT being prescribed today for menopausal
women, is a unique blend of horse hormones, which include only minute amounts
of progesterone. While prevalent thinking was the “horse juice” prevented
osteoporosis, recent studies indicate that it is likely the small amount of progesterone
that is actually beneficial. Despite recent studies, there is still no endorsement
of transdermal progesterone by the medical community at large. However, there
is an increasing use of progesterone creams by women outside the medical establishment
due to heightened publicity.
Since Dr. Lee’s book hit the shelves more medical professionals have been
conducting rigorous studies and are now claiming that it is impossible to deny
the viability of natural progesterone creams.
Much debate exists over the words progesterone, progestins, and natural progesterone.
International Health Distribution defines these terms in an effort to clarify
any misconceptions … but you’ll have to stay tuned for Part II of
Natural Hormone Balance.
In the meantime, we invite you to peruse IHDistribution for more information
on all-natural products from our number one distributor, Arbonne International.
Purchase all-natural progesterone cream (PhytoProlief) at IH Distribution.com
About the author:
Pure. Natural. Beautiful
from IH Distribution specializes in health areas such as acne, skin care, anti-aging
cream, anti-wrinkle cream, hormones and natural hormone replacement therapy,
natural progesterone cream and skin care cream. We offer beauty care products
such as natural cosmetics, facial products, skin care products, eye make up and
dermatologist approved cleansing products.
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