Posts Tagged ‘hormone replacement therapy’

Dr Jonathan Wright Discusses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

My guest for Saturday, a Harvard University (1965) and University of Michigan Medical School graduate (1969), Dr. Jonathan V. Wright was also awarded an honorary N.D. by Bastyr University (1993). He is a pioneer in the research and application of effective natural treatments for health problems not requiring surgery.

Since 1976 he has accumulated over 80,000 research papers concerning diet, vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and other natural substances (along with Dr. Alan Gaby) from which he has developed treatment protocols. Since 1983, he has taught seminars on his methods to thousands of physicians.  Drs. Wright and Gaby’s “Nutritional Therapy in Medical Practice” seminar remains one of the most complete and intensive natural medicine seminars available to physicians.

In the early 1980s, Dr. Wright was the first in these United States to prescribe comprehensive hormone replacement therapy using hormones identical to those found naturally in young humans (rather than hormones from pregnant horses and/or synthesized in factories). This therapy (Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy or “BHRT”) is now used nationwide by millions. Recognized as the original developer and most experienced practitioner of BHRT, Dr. Wright often lectures on maximizing efficacy and safety in bio-identical hormone use.

Other accomplishments include originating successful natural treatment for elimination of childhood asthma, developing natural treatment to stop vision loss and/or improve vision in the majority of individuals with “dry” macular degeneration, pioneering the use of aldosterone to reverse age-related hearing loss, discovering the effects of  iodine on estrogen metabolism and cobalt on steroid detoxification, and popularizing the use of the natural sugar D-mannose for elimination of 85-90% of urinary tract infections. He also originated effective natural treatment for seborrheic dermatitis, allergic and viral conjunctivitis, Osgood-Schlatter’s disease, and treatment which improves bone density in the large majority of those with osteoporosis.  In 2013, he resurrected forgotten research and treatment protocols for the application of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) to treat severe neurological problems.  Most recently, he applied published research showing the presence of Helicobacter-pylori in nasal polyps to develop a treatment for nasal polyps.

Dr. Wright founded Tahoma Clinic in Washington State in 1973. The “infamous” 1992 FDA armed raid on Tahoma Clinic (“The Great B-Vitamin Bust”) inadvertently popularized the Clinic and natural medicine, with Dr. Wright’s ensuing struggles (and eventual acquittal) serving as major impetus for Congressional reform of vitamin/mineral regulation.

He is internationally known for his 29 medical articles and 13 books, selling over 1.5 million copies, with two texts (Book of Nutritional Therapy” and “Guide to Healing with Nutrition”) achieving best-selling status. Since 1996 he has written a popular monthly newsletter emphasizing nutritional and naturally-based medicine with a wide-reaching distributionDr. Jonathan V. Wright authors a monthly newsletter devoted to natural health, Green Medicine Newsletter (

Most recently, in April 2012 he was inducted into the Orthomolecular Hall of Fame (International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine), honored for his contributions to the field of natural medicine. A full list of honors/awards appears in Dr. Wright’s curriculum, found online at

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Are Herbal Treatments Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms?

Friday, January 18th, 2013

logo1267406_mdA new review published in The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (TOG) concluded that herbal and complementary medicines  could be recommended as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).  The review outlined the advantages and limitations of both approaches.  Menopause is associated with estrogen deficiency that can cause an increase in vasomotor symptoms (hot flashed), genitourinary symptoms (vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction, frequent urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence), and musculoskeletal symptoms (joint pain), and sleep and mood disturbances. Hot flashes is a common symptom that approximately two thirds of postmeniopausal women experience and 20% experience for up to 15 years. HRT is the most effective treatment for hot flashes and will improve symptoms for up to 90% of the women but has side effects such as ;links to breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, and cardiovascular problems.  The reviewer said as mqny as 50 to 75% of the postmenopausal women use herbal options , and of the complementary therapies, soy, red clover and black cohost have been the most investigated. Soy is the most common plant containing estrogen, found naturally in food and supplements  and research shows a reduction in hot flush symptoms ranging from 20 to 55%. Red clover also contains estrogen,  and black cohosh, a plant. both have been shown to reduce hot flush. The author recommended herbs because there are no significant adverse side effects as long as they are used by women who do not have a history of breast cancer, or are not at high risk for breast cancer, and are not taking tamoxifen. However, since herbs are not regulated in may countries the contents of a given product can vary from sample to sample.