“Bioidentical hormones have been in the US Pharmacopeia for decades. Doctors (including myself) have prescribed compounded bioidentical hormone therapy (cBHT) for countless numbers of women who rely on them for safe and effective relief of menopausal symptoms. However, on July 9, 2020, the FDA randomly made an announcement stating that compounded bioidentical hormones are a “public health concern” and that a “ban is likely.”
Now, bioidentical hormones are hormones that match the hormones found in your body. Their chemical structure and shape were designed by Mother Nature. So, the FDA statement regarding their lack of safety is completely false. In deciding to review substances used in cBHT—including estradiol, estrone, progesterone, estriol, and testosterone—with the goal of banning them by placing them on the “Difficult to Compound” list of ingredients, the FDA is not merely regulating drugs; it is, in effect, regulating the practices of medicine and pharmacy. This is a huge power grab that if passed will increase government control over our bodies and our lives. (By the way, pharmacists are not even under the purview of the FDA! They have their own governing body.)
For more than 4 decades, I have advocated for women (and men) taking control of their health. This includes making the right choices for your body. Now, with our ability to choose how we care for our bodies under attack more than ever before, it has become abundantly clear that we are at a critical juncture.
It is imperative that we fight to retain our health and bodily autonomy, and the first step is staying informed. To learn more about bioidentical hormones, the egregious power grab the FDA is trying to pull off, and what you can do to protect your health freedom, read my latest blog.
Why You Need Bioidentical Hormones
The FDA has always had the authority to regulate the substances used in making compounded drugs; however, until now, the agency has chosen to leave oversight to the states. Now, all of a sudden, the FDA has decided to regulate substances used in compounding. By doing this, the FDA is, in effect, regulating the practices of medicine and pharmacy rather than regulating the drugs being prescribed and sold. In my opinion, this is a huge overreach of power, and it waves a big red flag for me during this time of increasing government control over our bodies and our lives.
By limiting your ability to use natural substances that are proven safe such as bioidentical hormones, the FDA has launched a full-fledged attack on your health and your health freedom while supporting Big Pharma. Learn more about bioidentical hormones, why the FDA is trying to ban them, and how you can protect your health freedom at my latest blog.”
Source: Dr. Christine Northup