I am confused here with the progesterone vs estrogen debate..okay i realize we need progesterone for overall health ..anti-aging etc..what about estrogen ..medical articles on this website suggest estrogen is good for us at peri-menopause and menopause for skin aging so why all the negatives regarding this hormone or is it the environmental estrogens we are receiving ??? Should we not as women entering this difficult stage of life be able to have both as needed to keep us healthy and to some degree youthful ...let's face it noone wants to look old as we always hear the "dreaded" as menopause approaches we age alot faster..what can you eat or do to fight this if you cannot have these supplemental homrmones. I know people that entered menopause early and stil look good and are not on any HRT they exercise eat well and get sleep and try to lessen the stress of everyday life..so Why should menopause equal OLD...and if we need both hormones then how do we supplement these to get the right balance ..inevitably some of us just cannot afford Biodentical Hormones nor can we afford to resort to drastic cosmetic procedures when we reach that milestone. If anyone has any answers i would certainly appreciate some feedback on this!