I remember the day I walked into the doctors office to get my yearly exam before going off to college. She told me I should go on birth control “just incase” Just incase what? Talk about scaring the shit out of a new freshman heading off on her own for the first time.
I know you’ve been there. Whether it was for acne, period pain, PMS, endo, PCOS, heavy periods… You once were told it would solve all your problems.
I was told birth control was safe and effective and came with zero consequences. 🙄
Excuse me?! You’re telling me that taking synthetic hormones comes with zero consequences? 🤔I wish I knew better.
I also wish I knew you can not get pregnant all month long and birth control will not fix symptoms and coming off would be a real bitch.
Here’s the deal:
Birth control is lab made + synthetic, the period you get on birth control is not a real period, it stops ovulation and completely over-rides your natural hormonal rhythm.
It’s a HUGE stressor, your body is working extra hard at trying to detox the synthetic hormones.
It increases your risk of breast cancer and even comes with a warning label. THE ISDA considers synthetic estrogen and progestin a carcinogen.
It depletes you of so many necessary minerals and nutrients. You can probably trace any and all symptoms you are experiencing to mineral deficiencies. Every process in your body especially your thyroid and adrenals need lots and lots of nutrients to do their jobs.
It contains up to 75mg of iron per pill. We only need 1mg iron from food per day due to our amazing recycling system. Talk about iron overload.
It contributes to copper “toxicity” which depletes you even further of necessary minerals. Copper dysregulation is a huge contributor to female related health issues.
One of the biggest offenders that alters your gut microbiome is medications. They directly disrupt our normal gut flora and make us more susceptible to bacterial over growth and yeast and contributes to further nutrient deficiencies.
Birth control starts a symptomatic cascade shit storm. There are other ways to prevent pregnancy and get to the root cause of your symptoms rather than using a bandaid.