Needless Fear of Estrogen Replacement Causes Suffering

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Needless Fear of Estrogen Replacement Causes Massive Suffering and Increased Mortality by Jeffrey Dach MD According to a new study, fifty thousand women died needlessly because of fear of estrogen replacement after hysterectomy.(3) Both Time Magazine and the LA Times  … Continue reading

Preventing Coronary Artery Disease with Bioidentical Hormones

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Preventing Coronary Artery Disease with Bioidentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD The “Flip Flop” on Estrogen and Heart Disease Medical science has done a “Flip-Flop” on estrogen and coronary heart disease.  Prior to 2003,  Forty observational studies showed that post-menopausal … Continue reading

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic by Jeffrey Dach MD Bio-identical hormones exist naturally in the human body, so it is axiomatic that these are safe. However, we are interested in a slightly different question. What is the safety … Continue reading

Menopause Accelerates Aging New Study

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Two UCLA Studies Show Menopause Accelerates Aging A new study by Dr Morgan E. Levine from UCLA in PNAS shows that  menopause accelerates aging. (1)  A second study by Dr Judith Carroll from UCLA reported in  Biological Psychiatry that “insomnia … Continue reading

A Mysterious Recurrence of Menopausal Symptoms

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A Mysterious Recurrence of Menopausal Symptoms by Jeffrey Dach MD A 55 year old post menopausal executive secretary had been doing well for many years on her bioidentical hormone program. Last week, she called the office to report her menopausal … Continue reading

BioIdentical Hormones Trashed by AP News

Donating Blood to Remove Bioidentical Hormones

BioIdentical Hormones Trashed by AP News Jeffrey Dach MD A USA Today article trashing bioidentical hormones caught my attention because it contained almost pure misinformation.(1)  Written by an Associated Press AP medical writer, this syndicated article was broadcast over the … Continue reading

Bioidentical Hormones According to the LA Times

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Bioidentical Hormones According to the LA Times by Jeffrey Dach MD An article on Bioidentical Hormones appeared in the Los Angeles Times written by “The Healthy Skeptic”.(1) The author was a medical journalist with a master’s degree in biology. Sadly, … Continue reading

Bioidentical Hormones Opposed by Endocrine Society

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The Endocrine Society Makes a “Proclamation” The Endocrine Society issued a “scientific statement” advising rank and file physicians to cease and desist prescribing compounded bioidentical hormones to the tune of one billion dollars a year.(1-2) That’s a lot of compounding, … Continue reading

More Lies about Bioidentical Hormones

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More Lies about Bioidentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD Bioidentical Hormones are under attack again from Medscape, an online medical information site funded by the major drug companies. In spite of all the “Guidelines” created by medical organizations advising women … Continue reading

New Attack on BioIdentical Hormones by Drug Industry

BioIdentical Hormones Attacked Again Article in Huffington Post by SWHR. Just when things have calmed down, the Drug Industry opens a new salvo in its war against bioidentical hormones, perceived as unfairly stealing market share from their flagship hormone pill, … Continue reading

HGH Human Growth Hormone Medical Research Studies

HGH Human Growth Hormone Medical Research Studies

Marketing of HGH Human Growth Hormone Medical Research Studies Marketing of HGH and Testosterone is considered “disease mongering” in a new article by Thomas Perls, gerontologist at Boston University.(1)  Of course, it is.  The pharmaceutical industry typically uses disease mongering … Continue reading

Synthetic Hormones Lose in Court

Synthetic Hormones Lose in Court Pfizer-Wyeth Loses Big Case Prempro Causes Breast Cancer 112 Million in Punitive Damages by Jeffrey Dach MD A 112 million dollar punitive award is a very loud statement.  It states that the jury was outraged … Continue reading

New Study Shows Women Prefer Bioidentical Hormones

A new study  from the  Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve examined women’s attitudes about bioidentical hormones for menopausal symptoms.(1) Above left image: Case Western Reserve Campus Courtesy of WIkimedia. How Was the Study Done ? The study was … Continue reading

Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome

Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome by Jeffrey Dach MD Mrs. B was 58 years old with typical menopausal symptoms of night sweats and hot flashes, and came to see me because of dry itchy, red eyes.  The lids sometimes swell because … Continue reading

Safety of Bioidentical Hormones

Why Bioidentical Hormones Are Safer Than Synthetic

Safety of Bioidentical Hormones Are Women’s Bio-identical hormones Safe? by Jeffrey Dach MD Bio-identical hormones exist naturally in the human body, so it is axiomatic that these are safe. However, we are interested in a slightly different question. What is … Continue reading

Lexapro for Hot Flashes, Medical Victimization or Joke?

Lexapro for Hot Flashes, Medical Victimization or Joke?

Lexapro for Hot Flashes – Medical Victimization or a Joke? by Jeffrey Dach MD A JAMA study by Ellen W Freeman shows that Lexapro is “marginally” more effective than placebo for Hot Flashes.  This is laughable, and surely you must be joking?  The authors … Continue reading

Bioidentical Hormone Estriol Beneficial For Multiple Sclerosis MS

Bioidentical Hormone Estriol Beneficial For Multiple Sclerosis MS by Jeffrey Dach MD Multiple sclerosis affects about a million people worldwide.  It is an auto-immune neuro-degenerative disorder characterized by demyelinating plaques thought the brain and spinal cord, visible on MRI scans … Continue reading

More Misinformation on Bioidentical Hormones

More Misinformation on Bioidentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD CBS News says that  Bioidenticals are no safer than other hormone replacement therapy.  This is incorrect, they are actually safer. Recently, CBS News did an interview with Dr. Christina Matera entitled, … Continue reading

Bad News on the NuvaRing by Jeffrey Dach MD

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Bad News for the NuvaRing by Jeffrey Dach MD  Lately, we have seen a growing number of young women using the NuvaRing, reporting anxiety, depression, insomnia, headache, and other symptoms.  The NuvaRing is a contraceptive device containing synthetic hormones, a … Continue reading

Moods, Emotions, and Aging by Phyllis Bronson PhD (book review)

Moods, Emotions, and Aging by Phyllis Bronson PhD (book review) by Jeffrey Dach MD I first saw Phyllis Bronson PhD in 2007 at the podium of the Orthomolecular Medicine meeting in Toronto. She was a keynote speaker on Women’s Bio-Identical … Continue reading