BHT is the alternative that isn’t. It isn’t safer, it isn’t more effective, and it isn’t based on sound or convincing science. Celebrity advocates and anecdotal evidence are easy to find, but the scientific data to support the broad claims of BHT advocates is absent. Without reassurance about risk or benefit, BHT is not an appropriate or safe option for the overwhelming majority of women.This is a must-read article. Excellent research with great explanations are included.
I’m a patient. What should I know?BHT therapy means more unknowns than HRT. These risks could have serious long-term health consequences. Despite what you may read on the internet or what you are told by your physician or pharmacist, you must assume the risks of BHT are at least equivalent to that of HRT.
Sidenote: I don't like the broad statement about salivary tests for hormones. There is a lot of peer-reviewed research showing the effectiveness of testing salivary cortisol with approved methods. However, these are done in combination with OTHER testing, also.