Robert Haas, creator of the Reprogram YourselfÂ® plan, says that studies have shown that hormone replacement therapies may do more harm than good.
Online PR News – 15-May-2012 – New York, NY – â€śDespite the advances we have made in medicine throughout the last century, our health care system has a history of offering patients ineffective or harmful treatments,â€ť says Robert Haas, creator of PaleoPharm.com (www.paleopharm.com), a new website that offers members a personalized approach to near-effortless weight loss, fitness, and better health through its Reprogram Yourself Â® Plan. â€śA lot of medical care in the United States is given without evidence of benefit, under risky circumstances and without informed decision-making, turning patients into guinea pigs.â€ť
Haas says that hormone replacement therapy (HRT), represents the perfect example of a treatment given to millions of women without sufficient evidence of a positive effect. In fact, HRT has been touted as being the best way to relieve hot flashes, vaginal dryness and mood swings, as well as to preserve the hearts and bones of post-menopausal women.
â€śStudies have told a very different story,â€ť says Haas. â€śWomen participating in hormone replacement therapy are actually at an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and blood clots. In addition, studies have also found a higher risk of ovarian cancer in women who have undergone hysterectomies and are taking estrogen without the progestin used to protect against uterine cancer.â€ť
Haas says that he understands that weighing the risks and the benefits of any treatment isn't always easy for doctors with heavy caseloads and busy patients with limited medical knowledge. He also argues that the information dispensed by researchers, pharmaceutical companies and the media, touting the potential benefits of the latest unproven treatments helps add to the problem.
â€śThe bottom line is that medical care needs to be based on good evidence and that we live in a time where patients need to understand that the best medicine is not necessarily what the doctor has ordered,â€ť says Haas. â€śInstead, he encourages a healthy skepticism for what the doctor has ordered.â€ť
PaleoPharm.com (www.paleopharm.com) is a website dedicated to offering its members a personalized approach to near-effortless weight loss, super fitness, and optimized health through its Reprogram YourselfÂ® plan, developed by world-renowned nutritionist and number-one bestselling author, Robert Haas. Haas is best known for his groundbreaking work in helping Ivan Lendl and Martina Navratilova each dominate menâ€™s and womenâ€™s professional tennis and for helping such celebrity clients as Cher, Mike Nichols, and Glenn Frey overcome serious health challenges.