May 2009

For those familiar with the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) that was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health the link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer is no surprise. Women who participated in the WHI and who used a combination of Premarin and Provera had an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, blood clots, and stroke.

Premarin contains estrogens from horses and Provera is the brand name for medroxyprogesterone acetate. They are not messenger chemicals that are normally found in the human body.

This article makes the mistake of referring to oral contraceptives as hormones. These chemicals do not meet the dictionary definition of hormone because they are not produced by the hormone glands of the human body. Because they are not normally found in the human body they have a different effect on the body’s hormone receptors: that effect is one of hormone disruption.

The estrogen component of the “estrogen+progestin-based birth control” consists of non-bioidentical chemicals like ethinyl estradiol that is not found in the human body. Likewise, the progestin component consists of chemicals like norethindrone that is not produced by the human body. Similar chemicals are also found in injectable contraceptives such as Depo Provera and implanted contraceptives such as Norplant and IUDs.

The side effect profiles of Premarin and non-bioidentical “estrogens” and Provera and so-called progestins is similar. It is unfortunate that many physicians prescribe them inappropriately not only for contraception but also for complaints of acne or diagnoses of polycystic ovarian syndrome, and amenorrhea. It is my opinion that these chemicals have no place in the human body because they poison hormone receptors and disrupt hormone physiology throughout the body.

If a woman seeks contraception I recommend natural family planning or barrier contraceptives such as condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps.

Pete Chagnon – OneNewsNow – 5/26/2009 7:00:00 AM

A cancer awareness group says as schools pass out birth control to young girls, they are failing to notify them about an increased health risk.

According to Karen Malec, president of The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, young girls who are prescribed estrogen+progestin-based birth control by their school nurses are at an
increased risk for breast, cervix, and liver cancer. World Health Organization conducted a study in 2005 and found that type of birth control carcinogenic.

“In other words, they cause cancer in human beings,” she notes. “And they assign these drugs the highest level of carcinogenicity — the highest level is group one.”

Malec believes the worst time in a young woman’s life to be exposed to this level of carcinogen is before the birth of her first child. The Coalition is urging concerned parents and individuals to contact their school officials.

“But it’s really the doctors and the nurses who are responsible for giving the information to the high school officials. They’re not doing that, and so we’re just asking people to please contact the high school’s officials and let them know about this fact that the World Health Organization has acknowledged these drugs as cancer-causing.”


HCG Diet Success: “I am down from a size 4-6 to a size 00. I feel great.”

I received this note today from one of my patients. She is 47 year old white female who started using oral HCG in early April 2009. She is 5 feet tall and weighed 107.2 lbs at the time of the first appointment. Based on her height and weight her starting BMI (body mass index) was 21. Conventionally, most people, doctors and lay people alike, don’t see anything wrong with that. However, this patient knew that she had an excessive amount of abnormal fat. She was especially concerned about the abnormal fat on her buttocks and thighs. However, she reported that none of her doctors was willing to treat her.

She is a classical example of a person who is normal weight but obese. I define obesity as an excess of abnormal fat, regardless of actual body weight. Everybody knows when their body shape changes. Unless you are a body builder, this is usually due to a combination of loss of lean body mass and an increase of abnormal fat deposits. As people get older they also lose bone mass.

HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) worked very well for her. She was able to reduce the abnormal fat deposits significantly and reshape her body. As of May 2009 her body weight is about 90 lbs.

In addition to losing the abnormal fat the patient also reported that she no longer had sleeping problems or other symptoms associated with being postmenopausal.

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