"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Life's Harmony Seminar Today in Charlotte

I attended a seminar today at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, the subject was dealing with menopause. Let's just say the 2 1/2 hour presentation was underwhelming. There were only three participants (including me), and the program was a canned PowerPoint and a script read by the nurse practitioner who served as the facilitator. Less than one fourth of the presentation was on hormones, and "HRT" was lumped together without regard to the differences in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and hormone replacement therapy with synthetic hormones. The most important thing I learned was the importance of an impassioned presenter. There is much work to be done on educating women about taking the initiative to research alternative therapies and protocols to find what is best for each situation.


  1. That's really too bad! I was looking forward to hearing all about it. That's so disappointing... and frustrating that you wasted all that time for nothing!

  2. Hi! Just dropping by your blog via google, but just wanted to let you know that I've run into the same thing. None of the menopause seminars around here have had anything specific on bioidenticals. I've found the Women to Women clinic in Maine (co-founded by Dr. Northrup -- obviously too far for you, but I'm in NH). Women to Women also runs a really awesome web site with lots of really helpful articles about natural hrt and hrt alternatives. One tip someone else mentioned... If you are having trouble finding a doctor who recommends bioidenticals, contact a compounding pharmacy and they can probably steer you in the right direction (or maybe will know about other seminars, etc.) that might be helpful to you. Good luck!