Are Bio-identical Hormones Safer than Synthetic?
September 30, 2013•9 min
The Women’s Health Initiative stunned the medical world by linking synthetic hormone use to cancer.The Women’s Health Initiative stunned the medical world by linking synthetic hormone use to negative effects on the body and cancer. Since then the use of bio-identical hormones has sparked an intense debate. Insurance companies refuse to cover bio identical hormones, but continue to cover synthetic hormones such as Premarin and Prempro. Does the FDA have legitimate reasons for the move against the "natural" hormones? Bio-identical hormones refers to the use of hormones that are identical to hormones occurring naturally in your body. Since your body easily knows how to process them, they are safer and research has shown that they are associated with significantly lower health risks.Dr. Decker Weiss clears up the controversy and explains why bio-identical hormones are the answer to healthy aging.