The following article was written by: Dr. William Wong, ND, PhD.
Women have been seduced by the promises of estrogen. As a young woman, estrogen in birth control pills kept you from getting pregnant. Estrogen also may have been used to keep your periods regular and acne clear. For gals over 40 this hormone is touted to keep bones firm, libido up and keep all of the nastiness of menopause at bay.
So, what has almost 50 years of treating women with estrogen taught us?
The lessons are these: Estrogen is good for 6 things:
1. Starting your periods.