Menopause and Natural Hormones

As women learn about the proven health risks of conventional hormone therapy drugs, many are looking for natural alternatives, such as herbs and dietary supplements, to address menopausal symptoms like hot flashes. One alternative therapy — products known as “natural hormones,” or “bio-identical hormones” — has attracted substantial new interest now that conventional hormone therapy products’ … Continued

Wild Yam Cream, Diosgenin, and Natural Progesterone: What Can They Really Do for You?

Amidst the large and sometimes confusing variety of hormone replacement therapy options, “natural” hormones have been growing in both visibility and popularity. Creams containing wild yam extracts or natural progesterone, or oral natural progesterone preparations are emerging as the HRT option of choice for some women. What are these products, and what is known about … Continued