Bio-identical Hormone Replacement for Better Health

Anti-Aging Psychologist, Dr. Michael Brickey

Host: Anti-Aging Psychologist Dr. Michael Brickey

Guest: Dr. Jonathan Wright

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Dr. Jonathan Wright

Since 1997, physicians happily wrote millions of prescriptions for Wyeth Pharmaceutical’s Premarin® and Prempro®. A prophet crying in the wilderness, Dr. Wright wrote the definitive book on bio-identical hormone replacement, Natural Hormone Replacement for Women Over 45. In it he cited the problems with the medications and the superiority of bio-identical hormone replacement.

In 2002 the large research study, The Women’s Health Initiative, terminated the study because it found that Prempro® (Wyeth’s artificial estrogen and progesterone) increased the incidence of breast cancer increase 26% and instead of reducing heart disease as previously believed, increased the incidence of heart disease. Further, it increased the incidence of dementia. Premarin® and Prempro® prescriptions plummeted.

Despite fierce opposition by the pharmaceutical industry, bio-identical hormone replacement has been increasing in popularity. In 2010 Dr. Wright wrote the definitive book on the subject, Stay Young & Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement.

Iconoclast Dr. Jonathan Wright is such a remarkable man. He saw the light when others didn’t know to look for it. He fought the drug companies and medical establishment at considerable personal cost. His advice is solidly based in both research and years of clinical experience.

To recap some key points:

  • Hormone replacement needs to mimic the chemistry, quantities, and cycles of nature as closely as possible
  • Pills are not a good route for hormone supplements as the liver removes most of them
  • It is vital to periodically test to assess how well the supplements are mimicking nature
  • The gold standard for testing is a 24-hour urine test
  • Hormone replacement for women should include an assessment of testosterone levels

Some of the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement include:

  • Better skin, libido, energy, cognition, and sleep
  • Less risk of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia, depression, urinary tract infections, and urinary incontinence

Dr. Wright is the author of co-author of 14 books and Editor of the monthly newsletter, Health and Nutrition. His websites are and You can hear his radio broadcasts at Dr. Brickey’s other websites are and

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