Womens Health InfoLast modified: May 11, 2012
Each woman must be responsible for their own health. Often women are expected to hand over their health to a medical culture that has no respect or understanding of the amazing aspects of women. We have many levels and facets of holistic health. Our emotional and mental levels affect our physical health. To offer drugs to deal with a symptom is to diminish the complexity of a woman.
- “Screening mammography poses significant and cumulative risks of breast cancer for premenopausal women. The routine practice of taking four films of each breast annually results in approximately 1 rad (radiation absorbed dose) exposure, about 1,000 times greater than that from a chest x-ray. The premenopausal breast is highly sensitive to radiation, each 1 rad exposure increasing breast cancer risk by about 1 percent, with a cumulative 10 percent increased risk for each breast over a decade’s screening. These risks are even greater for younger women subject to “baseline screening.
The Premarin Industry: Holocaust for Horses Premarin – a prescription drug currently being used by over 8 million women with menopausal symptoms–is responsible for agonizing conditions and ultimate death of thousands of horses annually.
“Of the women in menopause today, about half start synthetic hormone replacement, but only half of those stick with it because of the side effects or fear of cancer risk. The threat of breast and uterine cancer is dramatically increased with HRT. Premarin, an estrogen replacement drug for menopausal women made from pregnant mare’s urine, is the top selling drug of any kind in the U.S. But justifiable controversy about synthetic hormone replacementmay mean that the threat of breast and uterine cancer is dramatically increased with HRT. In 51 studies covering 21 countries involving more than 52,000 women with breast cancer and 108,000 women without breast cancer, women who used Premarin for 5 years or longer had a 35% higher risk of developing cancer than women who had never been on HRT. (Good news! The higher risk for breast cancer diminished and largely disappeared after about 5 years off HRT treatment.) Most women don’t know that Premarin, is made from pregnant mare’s urine, and that the mares are kept in horrendous conditions - their foals are sold for slaughter. Premarin is the most prescribed of all drugs in America today. The mares are artificially inseminated and forced to spend their 11-month pregnancies in stalls so small they cannot turn. If they try to lie down, their heads are jolted upright by their halter chains. Long lines of pregnant horses stand, chained and strapped into cramped concrete and steel pens like rows of four-legged galley slaves. They shuffle uncomfortably from hoof to hoof. A forlorn look fills their eyes as they stare. Their coats are dull, their ears droopy – tell-tale signs of a horse’s misery. Many get sore, swollen legs or become crippled from standing, months on end, in their tiny concrete stalls. The mares are kept constantly thirsty. They are denied water so that their urine becomes thick.” Linda Page, N.D. Ph.D