Pharmaceutical Companies Create Counterfeit Hormones
Taken From a transcript of a Seminar by Dr John R. Lee, M.D.
Now the pharmaceutical companies discovered that they
can't make any money with progesterone because being a natural
compound it can't be patented. So if you can't patent something
you're not going to spend money doing research to show how
wonderful it is, and in fact if you try to sell it for any
profit someone will come in and undersell you. But Dr Marker
discovered that in one acre of Mexican wild yams he could get
enough progesterone to meet the worlds supply for a whole year.
The price dropped from $35,000 per ounce down to $7 an ounce. So
it was a very important discovery and it is real stuff and this
is where all our hormones come from. From progesterone they can
make all the cortisone's, they can make all the estrogens they
can make all the testosterone's, they can even make
digitalis out of it. And they discovered that if they modified
the progesterone molecule into something that wasn't the same as
human or wasn't found anywhere in nature, it was totally
synthetic , that is man made and not found in nature, then they
could put a patent on it, they could make money on it. And
that's where the hormones come from that they sell to the
doctors to sell to you. They all come from the plant to
progesterone and then to the artificial drug.
The companies have these huge farms growing the wild yam
in Mexico and they make this progesterone, then they
deliberately alter it into Provera and Megastrol. Now it no
longer has the full range of activity. Plus it's loaded with
toxic side effects. That's what they're selling people.
Note: It has been pointed out that Medroxyprogesterone
Acetate (Provera) has been off patent for several years. Drug
companies and doctors however continue to use this unnatural
substance as if it were the real hormone. Others have said in
essence that women are too dumb to use a progesterone cream
consistently and therefor the synthetic pill form is what they
need. See the page on
Provera for more information.
PROVERA® IS NOT
Taken From a transcript of a Seminar by Dr John R. Lee, M.D.
If you look up in the PDR where Provera comes from it
says it is derived from progesterone which is an admission that
it's not progesterone right? Wouldn't you say? But the typical
doctor if you ask "What is that Provera", they say "Oh that is
progesterone". You don't know, maybe they can't read the
PDR..... So a progestin is the word that has been arrived at
meaning compounds that have progesterone like properties, but
are not progesterone and are synthetic and you can add to that,
they don't have the full spectrum of all of progesterone's
benefits and they are loaded with side effects. So progestin is
the name of the artificial synthetic drug that is sold by the
doctor thinking it is progesterone.... Real progesterone is
the one made from the plants. Doctors know that real
progesterone must be used for invetro fertilizations - provera
won't work.... Recent studies have also shown that progesterone
protects against coronary spasms and post-menopausal heart
attacks and provera does not provide this protection (see
additional info in this booklet). The change of one atom in a
molecule like progesterone totally changes it's function. Yet
the typical doctor doesn't seem to grasp that progestins are not
progesterone and that any change in the molecule is going to be
a drastic change in what it does.
Fertility doctors do not use
progestins, progestins cause birth defects (while progesterone
is essential), progestins do not raise progesterone levels in
blood or saliva. This along with the many side effects of
provera (none of which are caused by progesterone) should be
enough to convince every doctor to stop using provera (megastrol
and others) and change to real "natural" progesterone.
I talk with doctors groups and when I show them that
progesterone is not provera they have this stunned look on their
face, they don't even know what question to ask. They've
suddenly entered into a world where their mind set has been
turned off and they never say anything. It is the most amazing
experience. You'd think if they had such firm convictions they'd
say oh so-and-so showed that it was. But when they see the
evidence, the molecule is different, the effects are different
and these differences are real. It's amazing.
Just for the fun of it I have been collecting
differences, every time I read a study that shows a difference
between provera and real progesterone. And these are the things
that show up.
Progestin: Allows excess sodium and water to get into
the system and creates intercellular edema, brain swelling, loss
of mineral electrolytes, depression, birth defects, facial hair,
all sorts of very bad things. They are only found in provera.
They are not found in real progesterone.
Real Progesterone: Then we get to real progesterone ;
protects against endometrial cancer, protects against ovarian
cancer, protects against breast cancer, normalized libido, no
excessive facial/body hair, return of scalp hair, improves
invitro-fertilization, improves new bone formation,
decreases the risk of coronary artery spasm, essential for
mylinization of nerves, essential for males, essential for the
other steroids. It's unbelievable, there is only one or two
places where they even have somewhat similar effect. They both
protect against endometrial cancer, cancer of the uterus. When
they use Provera for bones they get a 5% increase in 3 years and
my patients got a 15% increase. So I would choose progesterone.
Possible side effects of
from the Physician's Desk Reference (1995):
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Provera)
May cause sudden or partial loss of vision; may contribute to
thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism and cerebral thrombosis;
may cause fluid retention, epilepsy, migraine, asthma, cardiac
and renal dysfunction, breakthrough bleeding or menstrual
irregularities and depression; may decrease glucose tolerance
(warning for diabetics); may increase thrombotic disorders
associated with estrogens, may cause breast tenderness,
urticaria, pruritus, edema, rashes, acne, alopecia, hirsutism,
weight changes, cervical erosions, cholestatic jaundice, mental
depression, pyrexia, nausea, insomnia or somnolence. When taken
with estrogens, may cause rise in blood pressure, headaches,
dizziness, nervousness, fatigue, changes in sex drive, loss of
scalp hair, PMS-like symptoms, urinary tract problems.
Provera is a product of Pharmacia & Upjohn Company
Patient labeling states that Provera is "a progesterone".
However there is only one real progesterone and
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate is not real progesterone - the
molecules are different.