The Risks Of Birth Control
Discover its connection to estrogen dominance and weight gain!
Have you ever seen a young girl experiencing heavy periods, acne, and cramps; or a woman in her early 40s experiencing irregular bleeding, mood swings, and hot flashes and the response from their doctor is the birth control pill? Unfortunately, what many doctors do not talk about are all the ways synthetic hormonal birth control options (like “the pill”) can negatively impact your health.
What is the birth control “fix” mentality?
Today, we are going to dive into the risks of the pill and what it can do to your health!
Under the common misconception that the pill can fix some of these issues, the pill can not fix everything. Birth control will not fix your irregular, heavy, painful periods. It will not fix your acne or cramps. And it will not fix symptoms related to period or post-menopause.
The Pill Can Not
The Pill Can
• Stop ovulation
• Suppress necessary hormones
• Deplete nutrients
• Contribute to weight gain
• Disrupt your gut microbiome
• Increase inflammation
• Increase Candida overgrowth
• Contribute to estrogen dominance leading to hormone imbalance
Birth control pills are a type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that contains man-made, synthetic hormones. They are intended to stop ovulation by disrupting the natural hormonal cycle. They come in two types: combination pills and progestin-only pills.
What is birth control?
Birth control can cause weight gain, breast tenderness, digestive issues, bloating, anxiety, depression, weak or brittle bones, and so many other very real/dangerous side effects.
What can it do to our bodies?
So, what's a girl to do?
The good news is, when used correctly, there are a variety of non-synthetic birth control options to consider as well as things you can do to address the root cause of PMS and menopausal symptoms naturally!