Diamond Research Foundation

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Diamond Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit research foundation.

Diamond Research Foundation was founded to address the needs of millions of women and men that have been misled by the scientific community into believing that hormonal treatment of peri-menopause and menopause is unhealthy. Both of these conditions occur because of hormone deficiencies and replacing these hormones is an appropriate treatment.

Hormone replacement therapy is one of the most successful areas of medicine when administered properly. Peri-menopause and menopause create poorer health and are real medical conditions. The medical name for peri-menopause is hypogonadism and the medical name for menopause is profound hypogonadism.

The media has printed many stories about how women and men are hurt by hormones. Any person who takes hormones in the incorrect amounts can be hurt. Normal levels are what keep us healthy.

For the last 80 years primarily only one drug has been prescribed to women to treat peri-menopause and menopause. This drug is called Premarin™ and is made from the urine of pregnant horses, which is an outdated way of manufacturing hormones. It has been made this way since the 1930's. When taken, Premarin™ does not replace any hormones and is not therapeutic.

Great care has been taken to make sure that estrogen levels when taking Premarin™ are not measured accurately thereby preventing the public and the medical community from seeing that no replacement is made by taking Premarin™. Even though there is no hormone replacement by using Premarin™ no United States federal regulatory agency has ever stopped the manufacturers of Premarin™ from calling it HRT. Finally, in 2007, after 80 years, both the FDA and the NIH stopped referring to Premarin™ as HRT because it isn't. Currently, the manufacturer, Pfizer, also claims to have stopped referring to Premarin™ as HRT as well.

Based on the effects Premarin™ has on the body it is equivalent to taking two birth control pills of estrogen a day and reducing every androgen and progesterone level to the level of the very aged. It is predictable that anyone with these hormone levels would experience worse health. After all, the greatest level of health is achieved with normal hormone levels.

At Diamond Research Foundation our mission is to dispel the myth that hormonal treatment of peri-menopause and menopause is unhealthy. On the contrary, they are illnesses that can be successfully treated just like any other hormone deficiency illness like low thyroid or low cortisol.