Skepticism about Hormone Replacement Therapy

In 1993 in an article in Science a group of researchers recommended caution regarding the ever-changing practices of prescribing hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In Britain the so-called Disablement Association of Hillingdon has begun a campaign to increase skepticism about the magical effects of exogenous estrogen, especially in view of heightened susceptibility to thrombo-embolic disorders and […]

Natural vs. Synthetic Estrogenes

Our culture, which sees happiness as something you put in your mouth or inject into your body, no sooner suspected that estrogen, like serotonin, was a magic philter that would restore and maintain equilibrium, health and well-being, than it began clamoring for more and more of it. Synthetic versions were swiftly patented, manufactured and sold. […]

Women and the Role of Estrogen

Estrogen seems to be as good for women as testosterone is bad for men. It makes women feel great and it doesn’t cost them anything. Adult females make it themselves out of cholesterol converted by their gonads and their adrenal cortex first into progesterone, then into testosterone and then into estrogen. The ovaries carry on […]