One of the tragedies associated with our healthcare system is that there is no preventive medicine. Many people, doctors included, feel that giving flu shots and providing mammograms is preventive medicine. Well, flu shots do not prevent the flu and mammograms certainly do not prevent breast cancer.
I have been involved with hormones since my mother died of breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 61. It concerns me that the horrific medical care that she was subjected to 35 years ago is still considered the standard of care by many of today’s doctors.
Up until this point, hormonal issues have always been within the province of ob-gyns who have been trained that the “cure” for the gynecological problems of women can be achieved simply with birth control pills or surgery.
However, there are changes occurring in the medical field brought on, not so much by doctors accepting new approaches, but by patients who are dissatisfied with their medical care. Those of you who embrace this program are at the forefront of a new movement. What do you think will happen when women finally become aware that marching with pink ribbons does not prevent breast cancer, but natural progesterone and/or high dosages of vitamin D do prevent it.
There will be gynecologists who will be interested in this program who will have the opportunity to become leaders in their field. Their peers may ostracize them, but they will have the support, respect, and adoration of their patients.
The importance of this issue resides in the fact that women do not have a clue about how badly they have been abused by a medical system that is unaware of the concept of preventive medicine. As a result, women wind up with PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, PMS, cramps, miscarriages, inability to conceive, morning sickness, post-partum depression, migraine headaches, gall bladder disease, asthma, breast cancer, uterine cancer, and the list goes on.
Every one of these conditions, for the most part, is preventable and/or curable. One of the goals is to make people aware that they no longer have to put up with substandard care. Nothing will change, however, until enough people become angry about how they are being treated.
I am very much aware that there will be a tremendous amount of resistance to changing a system that thrives on disease and illness:
Welcome to the revolution.