Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Donate to the Study

Women have always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to heath care research.
Most studies on major health issues like heart disease and diabetes were performed on men
and the results were just assumed to be relevant to women. They weren’t. The much-touted
Women’s Health Initiative was ill-conceived and at best, misguided. It studied women over 65
years-old on synthetic drugs with hormone-like effects. All they proved was that these drugs,
Premarin and Prempro, are unsafe for post-menopausal women with multiple previous
disease states. It’s pretty apparent to any of us paying attention that the government isn’t
terribly interested in women’s health or our comfort levels on any issue. The last time we were
between this rock and a hard place, we, together, took control. It was 1840, in London for
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and again in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. It was 1851 in Akron,
Ohio for Sojourner Truth. It was 1860 in New York for Susan B. Anthony. It was 1915 in New
York for Alice Paul, 1935 for Mary McLeod Bethune, 1963 for Betty Freidan, 1971 for Gloria
Steinem. Maybe it will be 2009 for us. It could be.
It’s time to do it again. TS Wiley has addressed the Senate on the validity of Compounded
Hormones, acquired not one, but two IRB numbers sanctioning studies on the Wiley Protocol
and is in discussion with representatives of the upcoming continuation of the WHI which
started in the fall of 2008.
NOW ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS PAY FOR IT. If you’d like to contribute to finding an answer to
the issues of safety and efficacy in hormone replacement for women sooner than later

Call my office to set up an appointment or email me 815-476-5210 or jones.gretchen@gmail.com


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Thanks for joining my revolution to educate women about their hormones! Let's work together.