The answer is that the media and the medical profession routinely confuse synthetic chemically altered monster hormones with the bio-identical hormones. The drug companies intentionally create this confusion because they want to hide the fact that synthetic hormones are monsters that should be banned.
Chemically altered hormones were made because of a quirk in our legal system which grants patent protection for chemically altered versions of a natural substance. The natural hormones were chemically altered so that they could be patented to protect profits from competition. Naturally occurring bio-identical hormones by law cannot be patented.
Examples of monster synthetic hormones are provera, all progestins, and birth control pills which are never found in nature. These are the monster hormones.
Chemically Altered forms of progesterone:
Dienogest, Desogestrel, Drospirenone, Dydrogesterone, Ethisterone, Etonogestrel, Ethynodiol diacetate, Gestodene, Gestonorone, Levonorgestrel, Lynestrenol, Medroxyprogesterone, Megestrol, Norelgestromin, Norethisterone, Norethynodrel, Norgestimate, Norgestrel, Norgestrienone, Tibolone
Chemically altered forms of estrogen:
Dienestrol, Diethylstilbestrol, Ethinylestradiol, Fosfestrol, Mestranol
Chemically alered hormones in BCP's Birth Control Pills:
levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol [oral contraceptive] (ALESSE 28, AVIANE, NORDETTE, SEASONALE, TRIPHASIL, TRIVORA-28); norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol (COMBI PATCH, LOESTRIN FE 1/20, NEOCON 1/35, ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7, OVCON 35); norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol (ORTHO-CYCLEN, ORTHOTRI-CYCLEN, TRINESSA); norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol (LO/OVRAL 28, LOW-OGESTREL), desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol (DESOGEN, MIRCETTE, ORTHO-CEPT), drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (YASMIN)
Androstanolone, Fluoxymesterone, Mesterolone, Methyltestosterone
How to make a Monster Hormone, Add a Side-Chain (in Red below)
Below Images: Courtesy of wikemedia commons.
Human Progesterone Provera - the Monster Hormone
Take a good look at human bio-identical Progesterone (Upper left), and the chemically altered version (upper right) Provera (medroxyprogesterone). The added side-chain is labeled in RED on the right side of the Provera molecule. This side-chain (in red) has been added in order to make a totally new structure that can be patented, and is the only difference with progesterone (upper left). In the process of adding this side-chain, a Monster was created. In the opinion of John R Lee MD, "to prescribe a chemically altered version of progesterone called Provera is medical malpractice", and yet this practice is common in mainstream medicine.
An Illustration which Explains the Problem of Synthetic Drugs
Supposing a biochemist working for a drug company has an idea to alter the chemical structure of vitamin C so a patent can be obtained. The biochemist adds a chlorine molecule to the vitamin C carbon ring, and gives is a new name "super-Vitamin C", which is really a chlorinated version of vitamin C. Next they do a one year medical study with 5,000 people taking the chlorinated vitamin C tablet every day, and another 5000 people taking a placebo. After the year is up, they count a .5 per cent incidence of heart disease events in the Super Vitamin C group and a 1.0 percent in the placebo group. FDA approval is easily obtained based on reduction in heart disease events by 50 per cent (.5 per cent is 50% of 1.0 %). The drug company is at liberty to spend million dollars on television advertising designed to rake in millions more for the new heart prevention miracle drug. This absurd scenario is now the norm for our medical system. Why would anyone want to spend money for a monster version of vitamin C when the real thing is available for pennies? Why use a monster hormone when human hormones are available? Compared to their monster counterparts, Bio-Identical Hormones are more effective, have fewer adverse side effects, and are less costly.
High Hormone Levels of Early Pregnancy Confer Protection from Breast Cancer.
During the 16th century in Italy, breast cancer was quite rare. An Italian doctor, Bernardino Ramazzini, noted in 1713 the relatively high incidence of breast cancer in nuns and wondered whether this was related to celibate lifestyle.(24) Recent studies confirm that early pregnancy and multiple pregnancies confer protection from breast cancer, while no pregnancies (as in the nuns) leads to increased risk of breast cancer.(25) This protection is thought to be confered by high levels of progesterone. This was confirmed in a 2007 study by Rajkumar who showed that hormone treatment protected genetically engineered mice from developing breast cancer.
Left image Pregnancy, courtesy of wikipemedia commons.
Progesterone, the Great Protector
Progesterone is so safe, it is available over the counter without a prescription. In addition, a deficiency of progesterone is associated with an increase in breast cancer risk.(27) Progesterone is known to be protective and prevents breast cancer.(28)
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