The following comments are from NBH who has been involved in bioidentical hormone therapy for more than 12 years in a clinical setting and who has personally taken bioidentical hormones for 13 years as has his wife, Sandy. During this time, he has obtained his PhD in Natural Medicine and has recently completed the requirements for Diplomate status in Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation. His next studies will lead to a Master’s Degree in Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation. NBH Lifetime Health advocates education and natural remedies that have been proven to be effective and safe.
Caution: Reading this may be hazardous to your belief system.
How many times over the past 12 years plus have I heard the following questions:
“Why doesn’t my doctor know about this?”
“My doctor told me I should not be taking hormones. He/she said they were dangerous.
“Who should I believe? It seems we get conflicting advice from the ‘experts’ every day.”
“It is FDA approved. It must be good/safe.”
As the director of Research and Education, I explain first that our conventional medicine system in the United States is trained to diagnose diseases and to provide a pharmaceutical drug (or several drugs that addresses what are seen as symptoms of the disease that was diagnosed. I also explain that we are No. 1 in the world in emergency room medicine but DEAD LAST in preventive medicine in industrialized countries. This is true even though we spend more money on health care in the USA than any other country.
However, there is something more important that we must all realize. Much (if not most) of the advice concerning the use and so called benefits of pharmaceutical drugs is WRONG!! One study stated that “nearly 70% of the studies presented in the world’s top medical journals [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][relied on by our conventional medicine system] are debunked within a few years of being published … and up to 90% of what your family doctor learned in medical school is now incorrect.”
The Nutrition Institute of America provides the following comment: “Conventional medicine is America’s number-one killer.
Their statistics show that “over 700,000 Americans die each year at the hands of government-sanctioned medicine, while the FDA and other government agencies pretend to protect the public by harassing those who offer safe alternatives.”
“A definitive review of medical peer-reviewed journals and government health statistics shows that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good.” “Approximately 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually in the US, while approximately 8.9 million Americans are hospitalized unnecessarily.”
“The estimated total number of iatrogenic deaths-that is, deaths induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures- in the US annually is 783,936. It is evident that the American medical system is itself the leading cause of death and injury in the US. By comparison, approximately 699,697 Americans died of heart in 2001, while 553,251 died of cancer.”
LESSON: Educate yourself and understand that the medical/pharmaceutical industry has its own agenda.