Over the years I have seen a pattern emerge again and again: estrogen dominance and not enough natural progesterone  to balance this out. Estrogen dominance can lead to issues like Poly Cystic Ovaries Syndrome, Endometriosis, and potentially Breast Cancer. It can also lead to pre-mature aging . There is a solution, however. You can use plant-based Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) as part of your Healthy Breast Journey.
Do You Know the Risks of Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Pharmaceutical Hormone Replacement , or HRT, mimics estrogen and progesterone. They continue to be the go-to for millions of menopausal women. This is a very sad state of affairs. Long-term studies since the 1990’s have shown evidence of their link to Breast Cancer as well as heart disease.
The biggest study was the Women’s Health Initiative  clinical trial (WHI, 1993-1998). The WHI was designed to “assess the major health benefits and risks of the most commonly used combined hormone preparations in the United States.” It was supposed to go for nine years. After 5 years, the researchers abandoned the study because the rates of heart disease and Breast Cancer among the women were so high.
A review  of the WHI data was published in 2013 by the National Institutes of Health. The report stated that “[r]ates of overall illnesses…and death were 12 percent higher in women taking estrogen plus progestin than in women taking placebo pills during the trial.”
The NIH still recommends HRTs for short-term use, despite dozens of current studies  which continue to make the connection between HRTs and Breast Cancer.
Studies Say that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is Safe and Effective
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy  (BHRT) are topical creams as well as homeopathic remedies which gently stimulate your body’s unique hormonal balance. They can provide relief, disease prevent and hormone balance with no side effects.
The 12-year long Fournier Study  involved over 80,000 women and found no evidence of increased Breast Cancer risk when using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy estrogen in conjunction with natural progesterone.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be very effective, especially when it is part of a Healthy Breast lifestyle and diet. 
When to Consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
The first step is to get tested to find out where you stand with the 3 types of estrogens in your body and your progesterone levels . If you discover that you have imbalances, choosing a quality BHRT product is key. Be sure to talk to your natural health provider about options for testing and BHRT.
Another product that may support your hormones is The 7 Essentials System™ DHEA Balance . DHEA assists in the synthesis of other important hormones in your body. Studies  have shown that DHEA can help with vital energy, balanced stress responses, muscle integrity, weight loss and healthy aging. Make sure to saliva test your levels of DHEA. In addition, check with your primary care provider or coach before you begin.
The third and most important step is to make lifestyle changes which help your body balance its hormones, build immunity, support strong methylation  and detoxify naturally. Following the 7 Essentials System™  is a great way to do this.
If you are considering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, remember that estrogen is not your enemy! Xenoestrogen -inducing toxins such as phthalates and BPAs most definitely are, however. Don’t guess when it comes to your health. Get tested and then consider natural hormone replacement if you need to. When it comes to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the evidence speaks for itself!
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (“Dr V”) is the founder of The 7 Essentials System ™. This is a step-by-step guide that teaches you how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer naturally. Get your FREE 7-day mini e-course, receive weekly action steps and read inspiring articles on the power of Natural Medicine by visiting https://breastcancerco.wpengine.com/.