Does Estrogen Cause Cancer?

Special Attention: Physiologic Restoration -
(bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as nature intended)

  • Practitioners who prescribe statically dosed patches, pills and lotions to their patients. This is a significant opportunity to introduce WHN.

  • Practitioners unfamiliar with Physiologic Restoration? This is a key time to learn more.

Dear Prescriber,
My name is Caren Abdela, and I am the Executive Director of Women’s Hormone Network (WHN). WHN was created in 2017 as a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. Our simple goal when we started was to support clinical research studying the benefits of physiologically dosed hormones. This is based on Dr. Taguchi’s personal clinical practice in her cancer population started almost 18 years ago.

To briefly summarize, Dr. Taguchi found that her cancer population who used physiologically dosed hormones experienced a similar relapse risk or less compared to historical data based on an observational trial. These findings are nothing short of revolutionary and imply that our current standard of care practice of withholding hormones for women’s health may be contributing to unnecessary suffering and more disease.

These findings are so powerful that our mission expanded to bring this information to light and share the benefits of this hormone replacement modality with prescribers around the country, and the world.

Our Research
Julie Taguchi, MD will be continuing her work as the principal investigator for the study she has termed, Bioidentical Hormones on Trial (BHOT). She is in the final phase of developing a research protocol to study physiologic hormone restoration and its health impacts on 100 women over a three year period, which we hope to begin in 2021. It will consist of transdermal estradiol and progesterone, and testosterone if needed, applied in a physiologic manner. Study objectives will be based on pre -and post -treatment questionnaires regarding quality of life, anxiety, depression changes, cognition, and menopause symptoms as well as bone density and structural brain MRI scans.
A pilot study is also being planned with three arms to compare efficacy of symptom control using PR vs. standard of care.
Estradiol patch with cyclical oral progesterone
Estradiol gel with cyclical oral progesterone
Physiologic Restoration

What is Physiologic Restoration (PR)?
Physiologic Restoration, also known as rhythmic dosing, has been in the public domain for almost 20 years. It utilizes standardized doses of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone. The doses of these hormones are changed about every 72 hours to mimic the natural rhythm and hormone levels of a healthy woman’s monthly cycle. Many practitioners over these years have extensively used rhythmic dosing in their practices and have found tremendous benefits with their patient population for osteoporosis, heart health, breast cancer, and quality of life.

How Can You Learn More about PR?
WHN produces an annual symposium to educate practitioners from all over the country. Due to the current COVID pandemic, our 2021 symposium we will be going virtual. You will have a chance to hear from current practitioners, including Dr. Taguchi, explain the ins and outs of PR, and how it has benefited their patients in various ways.

We also understand that not everybody can make it to a symposium. We have created a 7-part webinar series available on our website. This 3 1/2-hour series offers an in depth look at why menopause should be treated, how to prescribe PR, how to adjust and fine tune PR to their unique physiology, as well as a deep dive into cancer by Dr. Taguchi herself.

Menopause with Physiologic Restoration Webinar Series

How Can You Best Support WHN?

Quite simply, you can help us achieve our clinical trial goals by becoming a member! By becoming a first-year member, you will help fund health for women around the world - from our upcoming clinical study to our 21st Century, scientifically validated approaches to hormone information and protocols. You will be joining a network of like-minded people (pharmacists, doctors, health coaches and others), who believe in the mission of WHN. We value and need a diverse community, and that means We Need YOU! With that in mind, we have created valuable benefits for everyone from prescribing practitioners and health professionals to advocates and hormone users everywhere. We have a variety of memberships with various benefits that you can find online, including access to our WHN Clinical Advisory Board.

We thank you for your interest and support in advancing women’s health and well-being through clinical research and education

Remember, we cannot do this without you!

WHN has launched Physiologic Restoration The 21st Century Bioidentical Hormone Protocol!

WNH is thrilled to bring you the Hormone Solution you have been waiting for!

We know that women all over the world are clearly confused and frustrated about hormones. They don’t know what type of hormone protocols to choose and who to turn to for accurate, scientific information. In addition, doctors and practitioners may simply be untrained in healthy bioidentical hormones.

PR, backed by over 15 years of research, is the answer to these challenges. Following the very rhythms of a woman’s body, utilizing standardized plant-based botanicals, PR is balance as nature intended.

Premiering new, convenient dispensers that are easy to use, making it simple to adjust doses that meet every woman's individual needs.

PR is designed to revive hormones back to physiologic levels, so as to help each individual reach their optimal health, and effectively slow the natural aging process that contributes to disease and frailty. There is a critical connection between hormone levels and the way you feel.

Click here to learn about WHN Physiologic Restoration Bioidentical Hormone Protocol


You are invited to become a Charter Member of WHN during our Fall Member Special!

We have been working diligently on developing a membership program to provide greater value to our WHN Community. Join us to help build our community, our programs and to continue funding much-needed hormone research.

To celebrate the launch, we are offering YOU, as a Charter Member, a fixed membership price for the next THREE years, if you join by December 31, 2020 (All current Charter Members will be grandfathered in at this price and opportunity)

We value and need a diverse community, that means we need YOU. With that in mind, we've created valuable benefits for everyone from prescribing practitioners and health professionals to advocates and hormone users everywhere


  • Professional listing, including website link, on our WHN website

  • Access to our Clinical Advisory Board

  • Discount to Physiologic Restoration Practitioner Training Program

  • Charter Member Pricing for all our our WHN Events

  • Discount on the 7 part series "Menopause with Physiologic Restoration" Webinar.

  • Access to Special Member Events & Private Receptions

We are grateful to have you on board to bring the benefits of PR to women everywhere.

Thank you so much,
Caren Abdela
Executive Director, WHN


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For many decades, we have been led to believe that this particularly important hormone that makes us women, fosters reproduction, and propagates our human species wants to harm us by causing breast cancer. It’s such a strange and unintuitive thought. Does estrogen cause breast cancer? The answer to this question can be confusing, even for physicians. I hope to shed some light to this constantly misunderstood topic.

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WHN is a registered 501C(3) not-for-profit corporation to promote, advocate, and advance women's wellbeing and longevity through clinical research and education about the benefits of Physiologic Restoration to reduce the symptoms of hormone imbalance and degenerative decline.

The goal of WHN is to expand the Standard of Care by promoting, advocating, and advancing women's wellbeing and longevity through clinical research and education about the benefits of Physiologic Restoration to reduce the symptoms of hormone imbalance, chronic disease and degenerative decline.
WHN is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation