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
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is made from the urine of pregnant horses, which is an outdated way of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.
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
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.