There’s a treatment for osteoporosis that’s quite popular, and it appeals to those who prefer more natural methods. This treatment mimics a substance in your own body, a substance that, when you have low levels of it, can contribute to lower bone density.
So getting more of this substance makes sense, right?
Not so fast…
Osteoporosis is associated with aging. And part of aging involves decreased hormone levels. This is a natural part of aging, but the medical establishment would have you believe that these natural hormonal shifts, known as menopause in women, are some sort of disease that must be “cured.” Aging is also looked at as some sort of disorder that must be staved off for as long as possible.
Enter Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
In an effort to recapture youthful levels of key hormones – particularly estrogen – drug manufacturers have developed medications that contain hormones (or synthetic substances that mimic hormones) to replace the ones you’re making less of as you age.
But natural hormonal changes are not a “disease” that needs treatment. There’s plenty of proof that tampering with the body’s natural hormones is problematic – take this list of side effects of taking estrogen, for example:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Increased risk of stroke
- Hot flashes
- Leg cramps
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots)
- Increased risk of heart disease
- Increased risk of breast cancer
The last side effect listed above – increased risk of breast cancer – is particularly disturbing. Estrogen actually “feeds” breast cancer cells – most tumors in the breast are estrogen-receptor positive. This means that breast tumors receive “signals” from estrogen that stimulate them to grow. Putting more estrogen in the body would increase the number of signals to the estrogen-receptor positive cancer cells, effectively “feeding” the cancer.
But What about Bioidentical Hormones?
There seems to be the impression that hormones used in hormone therapy that are derived from plants and therefore more “natural” are safer than their synthetic counterparts. Known as bioidentical hormones, these are just as risky if not riskier than the hormones used in conventional HRT (hormone replacement therapy). More importantly, bioidentical hormones fall into the same category as conventional ones: they simply are not necessary.
Not Worth the Risk
Taking any sort of estrogen as a way to treat osteoporosis just doesn’t make any sense from a risk-factor standpoint. Why risk your health to take hormones to treat a condition that isn’t even a disease? When you consider that menopause and the associated drop in estrogen levels are designed by nature, then fighting that process (especially at great risk to your overall health) makes little sense.
What does make sense is the latest information on breast cancer treatment and prevention through natural means. Such information has been top secret…until now. Thanks to Lee Euler and Susan Clark, this valuable information is now available to all. I’ll explain, but first, you need to know about…
The Big Cover-Up
Since there’s no way of profiting from natural substances and protocols that can’t be patented, much to our detriment, natural breast cancer treatments have been “shelved” by Mainstream Medicine.
Let (Graceful) Aging Happen
Our culture is youth-obsessed, most likely because aging is associated with chronic “diseases” that can take a real toll on your quality of life. And then, doctors prescribe toxic drugs to “treat” those “diseases”… Ah, the magic of one little neatly packed pill!
Fortunately, you know better.
You know that as you journey through the different stages in your life, you can feel and look fantastic, and that once you take your health into your own hands, it’s easy to attain wellness.
And as I write in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, try to let go of the urge to be perfect. Think about whose standards you’re measuring yourself against – your own, or society’s? Society would have you think that aging means that you can no longer do what you were easily doing before, that aging is a “problem”. But aging is a natural process; it’s how we’re designed, and it should not be confused with an illness. So eat a balanced diet, exercise, and enjoy life no matter what your age.