Menopause is optional. Menopause is a choice. Women don't realize it but they never have to experience menopause at all. Women are told menopause is a natural part of being a woman. We’re told our brains and bodies are going to fall apart after child-bearing years until we die. At least that’s the consensus of several hundred Hormone Medicine patients in Northern California I’ve worked with for over a decade. Most of my patients are in a place in their lives where they have pubescent teenagers living at home and rapidly aging parents they have some responsibility to care for. Perimenopause is one of the hardest times in a woman’s life because she isn’t expecting the “silent decline” of her brain and body. Women who’ve waited until their mid-thirties to have children tend to have a more rapid mental and physical decline postpartum due to already declining levels pre-pregnancy. Perimenopause, like puberty is a process over a period of time that involves changing main-sex hormone levels, and neither the perimenopausal woman nor pubescent teen have enough hormones to carry on a rational conversation or thought. Add in an andropausal man and life at home is a miserable existence.
A tough reality for perimenopausal women is they see how their mother is mentally and physically declining, and all the ailments and medication prescriptions to manage a physical existence. Who wants that life? Women have been told they have to live with all the mental and physical symptoms they complain to the doctor about and given prescription drugs to numb and silence them. It’s not all the doctors fault. Doctors have been left in the dark about main-sex hormones and the impact they have on the brain and body when patients have enough, what happens when they don’t have enough, and how to properly fix the problem at the source. Taking medications for symptoms of low estrogen doesn’t make sense to me but that’s how our modern medical model works in this country; keep the patient deficient and sick and maintain symptoms with drugs and procedures.
Robert A. Wilson, MD was a pioneer in Hormone Medicine and published several articles and studies in support of high dose estrogen therapy. He wrote an article in 1964 published in the Delaware Medical Journal entitled, The Obsolete Menopause
“In the past, because the menopause happened to every woman, it was generally thought to be normal. So long as there was no remedy, this was a comforting, almost necessary idea. Today the effects of estrogen and progesterone deficiency are so completely documented that to list them would be repetitious. We know that menopausal women are not normal; they suffer from a deficiency disease with serious sequelae and need treatment.”
After many years of Hormone Medicine research, education, training, and clinical experience, we found what Dr. Wilson and his colleagues have said about intelligent administration of estrogen to be true. Menopause is an estrogen deficiency condition. Menopause is truly an option. Menopause will soon be something only our foremothers suffered from. I started Panacea Sciences Foundation for HRT Research, Development & Education in 2014 to build on the work of Hormone Medicine pioneers like Wilson, Masters, Shorr, Currier, Greenblatt, Papanicolaou, Houck, Novak, and many others who looked outside conventional medicine and saw menopause as an estrogen deficiency condition. I feel it important to dig up the studies that have mysteriously disappeared from the National Library of Medicine in support of high dose estrogen therapies, and how PMS, perimenopause, and menopause are all reversible and preventable estrogen deficiency diseases. We also wanted to provide proper education and clinical training for intelligent estrogen administration to clinicians who see the truth in hormones. Doctors are hard pressed to find appropriate HRT training and millions of women are needlessly suffering from mental and physical conditions that need not exist if only their estrogen were sound. Follow our website at Panacea Sciences for more information about trained and qualified Hormone Medicine experts. The more you know about estrogen and how important it is to our brain and body, the better you can take control of your mental and physical health. You'll have to step outside the conventional medical model of disease management and make some pivotal diet, lifestyle, and endocrine changes. Women have more control over their health than they realize.
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Houck JA. "What do these women want?": Feminist responses to Feminine Forever, 1963-1980. Bull Hist Med. 2003;77(1):103-32.
Greenblatt RB. Extended view of the menopause. Reproduccion. 1982;6(2):107-12.
Wilson RA. THE OBSOLETE MENOPAUSE. Del Med J. 1964;36:20-1.