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Synthetic HRT and Migraine Headaches - Mainstream Medicine Still Doesn’t Get It

Friday, September 28th, 2007

In a new study just released this week, the Cognitive Complaints in Early Menopause Trial (COGENT) found that synthtetic HRT had no impact on verbal memory vs placebo.

This is not new.  We already knew that from Women’s Health Initiative trials back in 2003 and 2004. 

What is frustrating is that mainstream medicine continues use synthetic hormone preparations containing chemically altered estrogens and progestins.  Unfortunately, in complete ignorance,  is that one of the study’s authors, Pauline Maki, PhD, from the University of Illinois, in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology confuses the synthetic progestin and calls it “progesterone”.

This ignorance is the single most reason why there are so many migraine headaches today.  Mainstream medicine has no idea that chemically altered progestins are messing with your body’s progesterone levels and poisoning ovaries.

The same chemically altered hormones are also found in birth control pills.  What’s is worse is that the relative doses of these foreign chemicals are four times higher in birth control pills than they are in synthetic HRT preparations.

Until mainstream medicine understands that bio-identical hormones are the way to go, we will continue to suffer from an epidemic of migraine symptoms.

Andrew Jones, M.D.

Medical Director, Women’s Health Institute of Texas

Are you ready to live a life without suffering through another one of those terrible migraine headaches - ever again?

If so, I urge you to carefully read the information at: Migraine-Headaches-Information.com

You’ll see how you too can be totally migraine free - for the rest of your life!

Migraines and Celiac Disease

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Although my main focus has been on the role that hormones play in migraine headaches, there is one other verifiable cause of migraines - celiac disease.  Of course, the celiac disease is the instigator but the fiinal pathway to getting migraines is still from a hormone deficiency.

What is celiac disease?  A defect in the immune system starts attacking glutens and the result is something that resembles those pictures of starving children in famine affected Africa.  Gluten is a peptide found in wheat products.

Essentially, the lining of your intestine becomes a war zone as the immune system attacks the glutens with resulting collatoral damage to the villi, tiny finger-like projections along with the intestinal cells that have absorbed the glutens. 

Once the villi are killed off from collateral damage, then the body can no longer absorb foods properly.  This is what is called a malabsorption syndrome.  At that point, the body goes into starvation mode and everything begins to break down.

The result is body wide deterioration and destruction.  Look at pictures of prisoners of POW (prisoner of war) camps from WWII and it is not difficult to understand how your hormones can be affected.  With starving hormones, among many other problems, you can get migraines.

How common is celiac disease?  At one time, doctors thought it was quite rare.  Recent data from the Archives of Internal Medicine show that it affects 1 in 133 Americans or about 3 million Americans.  Now project this statistic worldwide.  With 6 billion people we are talking about 40 million people.

So how do you know if you have celiac disease?  First there are the symptoms: abdominal cramps, diarrhea, bloatiang and weight loss.  Then there is a blood test for the antibody to gluten.  Finally, the gold standard is a biopsy from small bowel biopsy for confirmation.

Let me say that the vast majority of people with abdominal bloating, diarrhea and cramps have a condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (like 97%).  This is caused by the presence of yeast or an imbalance of bad bacteria in the intestines.  This is not celiac disease and treated very differently.

If you are one of the 1 in 133 people with celiac disease, you have to change your diet to completely eliminate glutens.  Glutens are found in most wheat products.  This is the major step.  If you have migraines, you still have to take hormones that we recommend because the celiac disease caused a hormone deficiency, which leads to migraines.

Andrew Jones, M.D.

Medical Director, Women’s Health Institute of Texas

Are you ready to live a life without suffering through another one of those terrible migraine headaches - ever again?

If so, I urge you carefully read the information at Migraine-Headaches-Information.com

You’ll see how you too can be totally migraine free - for the rest of your life!

 

Synthetic Hormones Cause Migraine Headaches AND Cause Cancer, Too

Monday, September 10th, 2007

There is a big secret in the mainstream medical world that they are hiding from the rest of the population: Synthetic hormones cause migraine headaches AND synthetic hormones cause some cancers.

What do I mean by “synthetic hormones“?  You are more familiar with term birth control pills and HRT.  In fact, ALL birth control pills and ALL prescription hormone replacement therapy drugs are chemically altered, synthetic hormones. 

 None of them are natural hormones.  None resemble the actual chemical structure that your real hormones look like.  They are all foreign to the body and all of them are poisons.

We now know that they can cause a migraine headache and contribute or outright cause various gynecologic cancers including breast cancer and uterine cancer.  For years, doctors were told that birth control pills lowered the incidence of ovarian cancer.  But the latest results from sythetic HRT studies showed that ovarian cancer is worsened by the same components found in birth control pills.  What’s even worse is that birth control pills contain about four times the poisons in them than are found in HRT prescriptions.

As patients seek their migraine treatment and discover that their past exposure to birth control pills contributed or outright caused their migraine pain, they are understandably upset.

Do NOT confuse synthetic hormones with natural or bio-identical hormones.  Natural hormones are EXACTLY like your own hormones that are supposed to be circulating in your body as you read this.  Natural or bio-identical hormones supplementation cannot harm you in any way and have predictable dose related effects.

Here is another way to look at bio-identical hormones:  would Mother Nature create a substance in your own body that was harmful to you and could cause cancer?  Our hormones are at peak production at age 25 or so.  If natural hormones caused cancers why don’t we see raging cancers amongst our 25 year olds? 

We don’t.  Because natural hormones are protective to the body.  It is only when we start messing with them in the laboratory by putting artificial chemical groups on them that they become foreign to the body and start causing problems.

We use bio-identical hormones to treat and cure your migraine symptoms.  But first you have to stop taking the offending drugs whether they are birth control pills or synthetic HRT.

Andrew Jones, M.D.

Medical Director, Women’s Health Institute of Texas

Are you ready to live a life without suffering through another one of those terrible migraine headaches - ever again?

If so, I urge you to carefully read the information at Migraine-Headaches-Information.com

You’ll see how you too can be totally migraine free - for the rest of your life!