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The Verdict Goes against HRT
12/03/2010 - In July, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), which was studying the effects of combined estrogen and progestin use in postmenopausal women, was halted. It ended three years early after researchers observed an increased risk of breast cancer, potentially deadly blood clots, strokes, and heart disease in wom
Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition
10/13/2010 - Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition 1. Do you recommend a vegetarian or a vegan diet? 2. I want to try a vegan diet. How should I start? 3. Is it healthy for children to be on a vegan diet? 4. How do I get protein on a vegan diet? Do I need to combine proteins? 5. How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet
Hormone Replacement: The Risk of HRT
09/24/2010 - Hormone Replacement: The Risk of HRT The New England Journal of Medicine of June 15, 1995, reported that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer.1 This was not news to most doctors. But many have continued to prescribe hormones because they feel that the benefits to the heart and bones outwe
A Natural Approach to Menopause
09/24/2010 - A Natural Approach to Menopause Every day, in hundreds of doctors’ offices, the same conversation takes place between women going through menopause and their doctors. The doctor writes out a prescription for estrogen pills or patches, saying they will replace the hormones her body ought to be making. They wil
Menopause Is Not a Disease
07/01/2002 - By Neal D. Barnard, M.D., and Kristine Kieswer This commentary was published in a number of newspapers in July 2002, including the Houston Chronicle (July 25) under the title “Drugs Aren't the Best Prescription for Menopause.” The government's recent early termination of t

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