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 done by conducting in-depth interviews with 25 women on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for […]
New Study Shows Women Prefer Bioidentical Hormones
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 of the irritation. Over the years, Mrs B had been to numerous eye doctors who […]
Safety of Bioidentical Hormones
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 the safety of bio-identical hormones as routinely used in medical practice? Let’s try to answer […]
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 received money from Forest labs, the makers of Lexapro for a “seeding study”. This is a form […]
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 (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CAT scans. The demyelinating plaques interfere with neuron function, and cause […]
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, “Bioidenticals no safer than other hormone replacement therapy” Although Dr Matera managed to get some […]
Bad News on the NuvaRing by Jeffrey Dach MD
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 intra-uterine device (IUD) containing synthetic hormones, a form of birth control…For More Click Here.
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 Hormone Replacement, and spent the hour discussing biochemistry of estradiol and progesterone, and their effects on mood, depression and brain function. One of the things […]
Arthritis and the Nightshade Vegetables
Arthritis and Nightshade Vegetables by Jeffrey Dach MD – Susan, a 46 year old female retired nurse arrived in my office with a chief complaint of joint pain, involving the hands. Susan was post menopausal, and had been taking prednisone (a synthetic steroid) for rheumatoid arthritis…to read more Click Here.
Newsweek Attacks Oprah Winfrey Advocate of Bioidentical Hormones
Newsweek Attacks Oprah Winfrey Advocate of Bioidentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD Oprah Winfrey advocates Natural Medicine and Bioidentical Hormones in direct competition to the interests of the Pharmaceutical Industry that makes synthetic hormones. Newsweek is merely an attack dog for the drug industry. A typical issue of Newsweek magazine contains $2 million in pharma ads, For […]
Oprah Winfrey Praises BioIdentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD
Oprah Winfrey Praises BioIdentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD. Oprah wasn’t feeling herself, and her doctors had no answers. Finally, she found a new doctor and started a Bioidentical Hormone Program, and in less than three days, her menopausal symptoms had resolved, and she was singing praises for bioidentical hormones. To read more: Click Here.
Bioidentical Hormones Prevent 50,000 Deaths
Bioidentical Hormones Prevent 50,000 Deaths According to a Dr Philip Sarrel in a Yale study, 50,000 women died needlessly because of fear and avoidance of estrogen replacement after their hysterectomy…For More Click Here.
Breast Cancer Survivors and Bioidentical Hormones
Bioidentical Hormones for Breast Cancer Survivors by Jeffrey Dach MD Thirty Five years ago, surgeon Steven Economou MD asked me, “Does Estrogen cause breast cancer, and does hormone replacement increase cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors?” We now have the answer….. For More Click Here.
Bioidentical Hormones Prevent Arthritis
Bioidentical Hormones Prevent Arthritis by Jeffrey Dach MD Osteoarthritis is common in post-menopausal women. Symptoms include swollen painful joints in the hands and knees. Medical studies show menopausal hormone deficiency is causes the osteoarthritis. Bioidentical hormone replacement prevents osteoarthritis.. To read more: Click Here.
The Importance of BioIdentical Hormones
The Importance of BioIdentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD In a previous article, we discussed the safety of bioidentical hormones. This article answers the question, why are bioidentical hormones important? What do they do and why do we need them? To Read More Click Here
The Safety of Bio-Identical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD
The Safety of Bio-Identical Hormones 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 of bio-identical hormones as routinely used in medical practice? To Read More Click Here.
Bioidentical Hormones Reduce Mortality After Hysterectomy
Bioidentical Hormones Reduce Mortality After Hysterectomy by Jeffrey Dach MD Shirley came to see me because of irregular bleeding from massive uterine fibroids. (see image at left).The continuous bleeding interfered with her lifestyle and caused severe fatigue from the iron deficiency anemia.. Shirley needed a hysterectomy. After the operation, she would have bioidentical hormone replacement….To Read […]
Russell Marker and the Origins of Bioidentical Hormones
Russell Marker and the Origins of Bioidentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD Click Here for my previous article, The Safety Of Bioidentical Hormones. Where do Bioidentical Hormones Come From? A couple of times a week, I get the question, “Where do hormones comes from ?” Russell E Marker was the Penn State chemist who originated […]