Now that hormonal replacement therapy, also known as HRT, has been found to have serious side effects, women with menopausal symptoms are scrambling to figure out what to do.
The recent study implicated HRT in increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer and blood clots.
HRT is a relatively new phenomenon. Since the 1940s, Premarin, an estrogen produced from the urine of pregnant mares, has kept American women’s menopausal symptoms at bay.
Once animal rights groups exposed the inhumane production of Premarin, which keeps pregnant horses in confined quarters with no exercise and little water, women became interested in the possible use of plant-based estrogens. [Read more…] about Hormonal Replacement Therapy