A USA Today article trashing bioidentical hormones caught my attention because it contained almost pure misinformation. Written by Associated Press AP medical writer Marilynn Marchione, this syndicated article was broadcast over the news media.
Marchione's writing is a perfect example of trash, or junk journalism. I find it astounding that the news media force feeds this kind of nonsense to the public. Medical writer Marchione's article discredits bioidentical hormones as non-FDA approved, and not proven safe nor effective.
Before analyzing the nonsense in her article, let's take a humerous look at what if Marchione took her own advice seriously, assuming that naturally occurring human hormones are harmful and dangerous non-approved chemicals. Left Image: Trash can courtesy of wikimedia commons.
I'm Horrified! They Are in My Body!! Get Them Out of There, Please!
Marilyn might be horrified to know that these non-FDA approved bioidentical hormones, (estradiol, progesterone, estriol and testosterone), are floating around in her blood stream right now, and have been since she was a child.