Do you know the difference between a synthetic progestin and the natural hormone, or why it’s important for your health that you do?
Bioidentical doctors have been saying for years how protective progesterone is for breast cancer. Now research seems to have ‘discovered’ it but are we talking about the same thing?
Any woman who has had breast cancer is naturally concerned to avoid any future occurrence and nutritionist Patrick Holford has some practical suggestions on how to do that.
There is certainly plenty of information around about breast cancer, but it never hurts to remind ourselves of things that may be beliefs rather than facts.
Women are often concerned that their oestrogen levels are low, but it is not the actual level that is as important as where the progesterone level is in relation to it. Treating low progesterone levels is just as important when dealing with your symptoms.
Progesterone is essential to counteract the excess oestrogen at the root of breast cancer and at menopause levels drop even more dramatically than oestrogen does.
Soy is a preferred alternative to dairy milk and dairy products by many women. However if you have not included soy products before, then it could be entirely the wrong thing if you have a cancer diagnosis.
Are you on the Pill or Coil for menopause symptoms? Users of hormonal contraceptives had a 52% greater risk of having breast cancer according to a recent study from Finland.
Your diet can definitely make a difference to your health. Foods that can bring protection from breast cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease definitely need paying attention to.
With 5 years now being recommended as the maximum time on conventional HRT it is time to look at some of the reasons to go bioidentical that are backed up by research.