Many of you have heard about premarin before… you know, what it is made out of. Right, think about it, the hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women, or in some cases used with women who have hormone imbalances. Known to increase cancer risk (uterine specific), and used to treat any number of symptoms.
So the secret that you should have guessed, that it is made from horse urine. You know, I just love these little details. The details that make you think, ugh. No thanks. I know many of my Christian friends are totally against the chicken pox vaccine because it is incubated in aborted fetal tissue, yeah, aborted babies end up in your body if you get that vaccine (human diploid cells is how it is listed in the ingredients). Sad.
So, the horse urine thing, well, maybe it isn’t so bad, but I enjoy digging into the details, and in so doing, my wife found this story about a horse. Oh, it is important to know that the name premarin is the broken down components of PREgnant MARe urINe. This helps, as I find people sometimes think these facts are made up. Nope.
So here is the story that I thought you would find interesting. And… I am NOT an animal rights activist.
What do you see? A Percheron horse with a halter, right? There is so much more to this picture then meets the eye. This is a Premarin mare. She was owned by a drug company, kept pregnant and stood in a straight stall hooked up to a catheter, given less water then necessary to make her urine stronger for the drug prescribed for women to use during menopause.
No longer wanted, she was shipped from Canada to an auction in Roanoke, AL with 100+ other mares to be sent to slaughter. That was in Jan. 2004. STH’s organized a campaign and publicity brought in great homes. All horses were bought by private homes, none went to slaughter. This mare went to an older couple who lived in Warm Springs, GA. They named her Lady. The husband cared for her until he passed away in 2011. We were called to take her and realized she had been fed well but never handled. Getting her in a trailer was a job but patience won out. Tom did a great job of sweet talking her and told her she was coming to a safe place. Since she arrived, we let her be a horse and would touch her for as long as she allowed. Sandy has been going to see her daily for a long time and asking her to put the halter on. Lady finally accepted and said ‘YES’! It may not sound like much to some, but to STH’s and to Sandy, it is a giant break through. We use no force, no domination, no fear, just gentle asking and lots of love. Great job Sandy! Amazing to say the least.
I think of how many ways we utilize animals. I am overjoyed that we can use them in positive ways, but I don’t believe this to be one. Especially considering:
Estrogens can increase the risk of cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer). Taking a progestin as directed by your doctor can help decrease this risk. Tell your doctor right away if you have any unusual vaginal bleeding.
In postmenopausal women, estrogens can increase the risk of cancer of the ovaries,stroke, dementia, and serious blood clots in the legs.
From - http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-76336-premarin+oral.aspx
I have found that women who eat a very TIGHT diet of our 60 Day Turnaround, will end up promoting better hormonal function, and will end up with a functioning liver, that allows them to detoxify the metabolites of their hormones very well, and they end up not needing a drug from the outside in. It is worth the battle over diet, to win the battle over hormones.
Be well and be blessed! - Dr. E