Dr. Jonathan V. Wright is a pioneer in natural therapies for health conditions and an expert in the use of bioidentical hormone replacement for men and women. A Harvard University and University of Michigan graduate, Dr. Jonathan V. Wright is a fore- runner in research and application of natural treatments for healthy aging and illness. He was the first to develop and introduce the use of comprehensive patterns of bio-identical hormones (including estrogens, progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone) in 1982 and (at Meridian Valley Laboratory) directed the development of tests to ensure their safe use. He teaches use and laboratory monitoring of bio-identical hormones at several seminars each year.
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are a natural alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy. Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical hormones are similar to human hormones on a molecular level, hence the name bio-identical.
Hormones from natural sources like soy and yams and are carefully combined to replicate the hormones in our bodies. The Dangers of Traditional HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) In recent clinical trials, it’s been found that that hormone therapy increases the risk of some pretty serious diseases, including:
Breast cancer Heart disease Stroke Asthma
…and possibly much more. It’s no surprise that ingesting things that don’t belong in the body will cause problems!
Are Bio-Identical Hormones Dangerous?
Great care needs to be taken with any medical treatment. That being said, BHRT has been shown to actually decrease risk for diseases that it’s thought to produce, such as various cancers and heart diseases, as long as it’s done in the right way. Get informed before undertaking any changes to your health regimen. BHRT is not to be taken lightly, but by taking the right steps and precautions, any dangers to your health will be mitigated.