Synthetic hormones, are they worth the risk?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Hormone Balance | 0 comments


In August, 2005, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer issued a little publicized statement reclassifying chemical birth control as a Group 1 carcinogenic, the highest classification of carcinogenicity given by the research group. The researchers included 21 scientists from 8 countries, and they concluded that oral contraceptives increase the risk of breast, cervix, and liver cancer. The study was reported in the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, which stated that more than 100 million women—about 10% of all women of reproductive age worldwide—use combined oral contraceptives, and use is rising.

Dr. Schwarzbein explains an important distinction between our bodies’ hormones and chemical substances formulated to replace them:

Birth control pills are not hormones; they are drugs that disrupt a woman’s sex hormone balance. Since all of the hormones of the body are connected, BCP’s affect all your hormone systems. The longer you take BCP’s the greater your hormonal imbalances.

My advice is the risks are simply not worth it. Synthetic hormones are fakes. They are man-made attempts to mimic Mother Nature, which simply cannot be done.

Physicians have been taught in medical schools, since the turn of the century, that natural functions of a woman’s body including menses, pregnancy, child birth, and menopause are diseases to be treated by drug intervention. These chemicals have caused profound disruption in body hormone balance resulting in chronic illnesses and life threatening cancers. In spite of this potentially dire risk, the medical establishment views birth control as vital to our lives and an integral part of our culture. As evolutionary beings, youth are no longer considered capable of self-control; therefore pregnancy cannot be avoided without the aid of birth control, and is necessary to prevent unwanted pregnancy in spite of its accompanying lethal side effects. Breast cancer is a small price to pay for sexual liberation, according to the prevailing public health model.

Somewhere in the process, women have been reduced from mothers and daughters making decisions for their good health, to statistics as a dot on the population scatter chart. However, scatter charts don’t measure the grief and tragedy of reproductive disease so personal to each life touched by the disfigurement and death. The facts must be known, so we can make intelligent and informed decisions based on individual good health, and for the future of our children and grandchildren.

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