The Fraud of “Hormone Replacement” Therapy

Soundbite: progestin is NOT progesterone.  The whole HRT scam needlessly subjected millions of women to the risk of catastrophic health problems in order to profit from a patentable synthetic concoction marketed as if it was the real thing.

The first report on the halted WHI estrogen-plus-progestin study came out in July 2002.[20] It followed over 16 000 women for an average of 5.2 years, half of which taking a placebo, the other half taking PremPro, a combination of the progestinmedroxyprogesterone acetate and conjugated equine estrogens. The study found statistically significant increases in rates of breast cancer, coronary heart disease, strokes and pulmonary emboli. The study also found statistically significant decreases in rates of hip fracture and colorectal cancer. “A year after the study was stopped in 2002, an article was published indicating that estrogen plus progestin also increases the risks of dementia.” [1] The conclusion of the study was that the HRT combination presented risks that outweighed its measured benefits. The results were almost universally reported as risks and problems associated with HRT in general, rather than with PremPro, the specific proprietary combination of conjugated equine estrogen and progestin studied. ….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormone_replacement_therapy_%28menopause%29#Results_of_the_WHI_hormone_replacement_therapy_studies

Progesterone is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland in both men and women, the testes in men and the ovary in women. It plays a role in the female menstrual cycle and pregnancy and circulates throughout the body binding to receptors in the brain, the cardiovascular tissue, breast tissue and more. Progesterone is also a precursor to other important hormones in our body- cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone and estradiol.

Progestins are a synthetic progestogens that bind some progesterone receptors in the body, but not all. They were produced first in 1938 in hopes of finding a patentable drug that could work like progesterone in the body. While chemically similar to progesterone, they are not identical, and this makes them patentable.

Since Progestins and Progesterone are different molecules they have different effects on the body. As a general rule, synthetic progestins are more potent that bio-identical progesterone. They have a longer half life than progesterone, have greater relative binding affinities and have been found to have a stronger affect on the endometrium at lower doses than progesterone. Thus -more potent. Progestins also can have androgenic qualities like increased facial hair growth while progesterone can be used as a treatment to reduce this symptom.

The metabolism of these two hormones differs quite a bit. Metabolites of progesterone are well known and include dihydroprogesterone, pregnenolone, pregnanediol and their isomers. Progesterone metabolites can be found in feces, urine, saliva and blood. Less is known, however, about the metabolism of progestins. One thing we do know is that progestin metabolites while fewer in number, have biologic activity themselves. Norethindrone in fact metabolizes to ethinyl estradiol increasing that total amount of ee that an individual is exposed to in combined HRT.

It’s a very common mistake among health care professionals to use the terms progesterone and progestin interchangeably. But this mistake can be deadly. We know now that progestins have an unfavorable effect on the cardiovascular system while progesterone can be used to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease. A great review of this can be found in the Hermsemeyer et al article “cardiovascular effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate and progesterone: a case of mistaken identity?”

Progesterone protects against estrogen-induced breast cancer, as seen in the following study in the http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/short/114/2/209 and as outlined in Dr John Lee, David Zava and Virginia Hopkins book “what your doctor may not tell you about breast cancer”. Synthetic progestins when combined with estrogen increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Recent studies can be seen at these links http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/332/24/1589http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/283/4/485

http://zrtdocsblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/progesterone-vs-progestin-curious-case.html

Feds call for ‘universal’ flu vaccination strategy

For the third consecutive year, state and federal health officials are advocating a “universal” vaccination strategy to combat the seasonal flu.

That means that everyone, 6 months and older, should get a flu shot, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“People should get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available,” said Dr. Brooke Rossheim, director of the Rappahannock Area Health District. “There’s no reason to wait.”

The vaccine has been available in the Fredericksburg area for several weeks. A sign outside the Giant grocery in Fredericksburg encourages customers to stop by the pharmacy for their shots.

Clerks there and at local Walgreens, Walmart, Target and CVS stores said this week that they have plenty of vaccine, and that they’re offering shots with no appointments necessary.

Health officials recommend vaccination as a way to avoid the complications that can result when one gets the flu. Each year in the U.S. the flu is responsible for 200,000 hospitalizations and 35,000 deaths, according to the CDC. …

http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2012/09/14/officials-call-for-universal-flu-vaccination-strategy/

Pentagon Working with Blackwater on its Opium Operation in Afghanistan

Pentagon Wants to Keep Running Its Afghan Drug War From Blackwater’s HQ

21 Nov 2012

Inside a compound in Kabul called Camp Integrity [sic], the Pentagon stations a small group of officers to oversee the U.S. military’s various operations to ‘curb’ the spread of Afghanistan’s cash crops of heroin and marijuana, which help line the CIA’s pockets [and prop up wall street and the dollar, and undermine disadvantaged populations around the world including in the US, and finance covert operations which have no congressional approval and god knows what else]. Only Camp Integrity isn’t a U.S. military base at all. It’s the 10-acre Afghanistan headquarters of the private security company formerly known as Blackwater. Those officers work for an obscure Pentagon agency called the Counter Narco-Terrorism Program Office, or CNTPO. Quietly, it’s grown into one of the biggest dispensers of cash for private security contractors in the entire U.S. government: One pile of contracts last year from CNTPO was worth more than $3 billion. And it sees a future for itself in Afghanistan over the long haul… When all the options are exercised, the contract extends through September 29, 2015, over a year past the date when Afghan soldiers and cops are supposed to take over the war. And the “government preferred location” to base CNTPO? Camp Integrity.

http://legitgov.org/Pentagon-Wants-Keep-Running-Its-Afghan-Drug-War-Blackwaters-HQ

Eugenics: CDC Caused Deaths of Thousands of Babies with Flu Shot Recommendation

Documentation received from the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) states that between 2009 and 2010 the mercury-laden combined flu vaccinations have increased Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS) fetal death reports by 4,250 percent in pregnant women. Eileen Dannemann, NCOW’s director, made abundantly clear that despite these figures being known to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the multiple-strain, inactivated flu vaccine containing mercury (Thimerosal) has once again been recommended to pregnant women as a safe vaccination this season.

Outraged by the CDC’s total disregard for human life, Ms. Dannemann accused the CDC of ‘willful misconduct,’ saying that they are responsible for causing the deaths of thousands of unborn babies. She stated that the CDC deliberately misled the nation’s obstetricians and gynecologists and colluded with the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) to mislead the public by advertising the flu vaccine as a safe vaccine for pregnant women when they knew fully well that it was causing a massive spike in fetal deaths.

In a letter to Dr. Joseph Mercola, Ms. Dannemann wrote:

“Not only did the CDC fail to disclose the spiraling spike in fetal death reports in real time during the 2009 pandemic season as to cut the fetal losses, but also we have documented by transcript Dr. Marie McCormick, chairperson of the Vaccine Safety Risk Assessment Working Group (VSRAWG) on September 3, 2010, denying any adverse events in the pregnant population during the 2009 Pandemic season.” [1] …

http://vactruth.com/2012/11/23/flu-shot-spikes-fetal-death

Flu Vaccines Are a Waste of Money

Respected international scientists who examined the evidence, concluded that annual influenza campaigns are likely an utter waste of time and money.  But  officials at the US Centers for Disease Control disregard science and accept commercial propaganda as their guide for setting public health policy.

http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2012/10/flu-vaccines-are-a-waste-of-money/

CDC Flu Vaccine Recommendation for Pregnant Women Causes Serious Harm to Unborn Infants

Three newly published peer-reviewed studies confirm that infants exposed to mercury in utero suffer serious harm–including death.

http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2012/11/cdc-flu-vaccine-recommendation-for-pregnant-women-causes-serious-harm-to-unborn-infants/

Again, government policy is emulating historical eugenics campaigns by targetting those disadvantaged populations which don’t have the time or education to research such issues for themselves.  Education and income are used as proxies for genetic fitness.