Breast cancer rates are down… but don’t thank Big Pharma. After all, they caused many of these cancers in the first place with one of the biggest mistakes in modern medicine: hormone replacement therapy.
Harvard researchers looked at data on 350,000 women and found a decline in breast cancer overall… but the biggest dip occurred among rich white women over the age of 50, according to the study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
What’s money got to do with it? Everything… because it can’t buy you happiness, and it won’t pay for the best medical decisions, either. These rich women were the biggest market for those lab-created chemical hormones a decade back, when it seemed like every doctor in America was pushing them as a menopause cure-all.
These women thought they were buying a shortcut through one of life’s biggest changes. Instead, the landmark 2002 Women’s Health Initiative Study revealed that all they really purchased was their own personal highway to hell.
That study linked Big Pharma’s phony-baloney hormones to breast cancer, heart attack and stroke. Many women turned away — and those HRT-inflated breast cancer rates are now falling again, as the new study shows.
I expect we’ll see the same thing with heart attack and stroke among these women.
Today, we’re still learning of the problems with these lab- monster hormones: Recent studies link them to lung cancer, heart problems, cataracts and asthma.
It’s amazing to me that these hormones are still on the market when there’s a simple, safe alternative: bio-identical hormones. These custom-made all-natural hormones are more easily metabolized by the body and come with far fewer risks than Big Pharma’s Frankenstein creations.
You can get your own bio-identicals made by a compounding pharmacist… but they’re not necessary for everyone. If you’re just looking to overcome hot flashes, first try vitamins C and E along with some bioflavonoids.
You’ll find those in wine — and I’d take that over anything from a Big Pharma test tube any day of the week.