HRT vs HRT (Part Two)

Part Two


Discussion on the different types of HRT, myths and misperceptions of HRT.

Transcript of HRT vs HRT (Part Two)

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What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy refers bioidentical or

synthetic hormones at a low dose, static dose, wherein

the patient receives hormones at the lowest possible

doses to treat the maximum amount of symptoms.

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What is Hormone Restoration Therapy?

Hormone restoration therapy refers to bioidentical,

cyclic dosed wherein the patient receives hormones

dosed in a rhythmic fashion to mimic a woman’s body,

at optimal healthy levels, eliminate symptoms.

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Two forms of HRT

1. Synthetic: manufactured with chemicals

in a pharmaceutical plant.

2. Bioidentical hormones: plant base, similar

molecular structure as our own body.

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Types of HRT

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Three types of HRT

1. Synthetic, low dose, static dose

2. Bioidentical, low dose, static dose

3. Bioidentical, optimal dose, cyclic dose

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1. Static: same dose every day

2. Semi-static: on one week, off the next concept

3. Cyclic or Rhythmic: dosed to mimic the natural

cycle of the human body

3 Dosing Methods of HRT

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10 Misperceptions of HRT

#1 Hormones Cause Cancer

If this were true, we’d all be dead. Synthetic hormones cause cancer,

bioidentical hormones do not. You are at greater risk for cancer if

your estrogen is in the tank. Estrogen is especially designed to

protect a woman’s body from the degenerative diseases of aging,

including cancer.

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#2 There’s only one kind of HRT

There a couple ways to treat hormone deficiencies; treat the

symptoms with a synthetic or natural low, static dose, or restore

natural hormones to optimal levels, dosed in a cyclical manner that

mimics a woman’s natural cycle.

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10 Misperceptions of HRT

#3 Hormones are for old women

There is a huge misconception that we get our hormones at puberty,

and we all produce enough hormones. PMS, perimenopause, and

menopause are a direct result of estrogen deficiency, and can

happen at any age.

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#4 Too old for hormones

Many women think once they’ve “passed” the “change”, they don’t need hormones. When women say this, it tells me how much they don’t know about HRT and the benefits of replacing the hormones that give life. Women feel much better on the right kind of HRT. With the right amount of estrogen, a woman can rebuild her bones, decreasing her risk, or reversing osteoporosis.

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#5 Doctors know how to prescribe HRT

Make sure before taking hormones to ask your provider where they received their hormone training. Your doctor may have a strong opinion about hormones but are not forthcoming with their lack of knowledge in this area, and can make a mess of the patient. It’s okay to ask your doctor about their training and the focus of their practice. It’s your body and your life. Hormones regulate everything in the human body, and you have a right to proper HRT.

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#6 Lowest dose is bestWith the lack of knowledge and training in HRT, doctors are telling their

patients ‘the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time’ is best. This

method is taught at the A4M and other HRT educators with the mindset

that estrogen causes. Hormones need to be restored to levels that mimic a

healthy woman, not an unhealthy woman. The goal is to fix the cause of

hormone deficiency by naturally restoring hormones instead of treating the

symptoms of hormone deficiency with a low, static dose.

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10 Misperceptions of HRT

#7 Use only for the shortest amount of time

Uneducated doctors suggest this because they’ve been lied to that

hormones cause cancer. If a woman’s hormones are balanced correctly,

she will want to be on them as long as she can. Staying on them as long

as she can will help her fight and reverse the degenerative diseases of

aging, and make her feel better than she can remember.

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#8 Use the same dose every day

This is a one-size-fits all mentality. Every woman’s body works a little differently

and her hormones should be dosed as such. Proper HRT is like a recipe. We may

have the same ingredients to the recipe, but the measurements and dosing will be

different for everyone. Why give the same dose everyday if our bodies don’t

function that way?

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#9 One size fits all

No two women are the same. Uneducated doctors read the hormone

sample insert in the box on how to dose the hormone, slap a patch on

the patient, give her a years prescription, and call it HRT. Proper

hormone restoration involves dosing the patient based on her body

size, body type, her symptoms, level of deficiency, and how long she’s

been deficient. These are very critical elements in dosing.

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#10 It’s quick and simple

The last thing proper HRT is: quick and simple. Patients who are looking

for a quick fix get terribly disappointed. Proper HRT is not conventional

medicine. Every patient is different and needs to be dosed and treated as

such. Proper HRT is a process over a period of time. Women feel better

and better, month after month, for some up to a year until they reach their

“sweet spot”.

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5 Flaws of the Women’s Health Initiative

1. Hormones used in the study were Premarin and Prempro

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5 Flaws of the Women’s Health Initiative

2. Static, low dose, continuous therapy

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5 Flaws of the Women’s Health Initiative

3. Oral route of estrogen administration

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5 Flaws of the Women’s Health Initiative

4. Physiologic consequences to taking estrogen orally

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5 Flaws of the Women’s Health Initiative

5. Many statistical flaws:

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Estrogen does NOT cause cancer

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No HRT Education

• “My doctor says estrogen causes cancer”

• “My OB-Gyn said I should take the lowest dose possible to treat the


• “My doctor said I should get a hysterectomy if I don’t like my

horrible periods”

• “My doctor said low dose HRT is better”

• “My doctor said take the lowest possible dose for the shortest

possible time”

Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor where they received their HRT fellowship

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Functional Menopause Medicine

• What are the hormone levels?

• How long has she been deficient?

• What are the symptoms?

• What does the blood work indicate?

• What is the patient eating?

• How is the patient sleeping?

• What activities does the patient have?

• What stress is the patient under?

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The Panacea Protocol: Bioidentical Cyclic Dosed Hormone Restoration

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If you are interested in learning more,

or if your doctor is interested in being

trained in The Panacea Protocol:

Bioidentical Cyclic Dosed Hormone

Restoration Systems™, please email

[email protected]

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All the information in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as personal medical advice. Marie Hoag, MBA is not a physician, and does not give medical advice. She encourages you to do your own research and to make your own health care decisions with the guidance of a qualified physician.