birth control is the most commonly used drug in the world with over 100 million women currently they take “the pill” and millions of women using alternative methods such as the “patch”, injectables and implants. In the US, pharmaceutical companies generate $ 2.8 billion in annual sales of the pill ( source ). Doctors prescribe contraceptives for women up to 12 years and did not mention potential side effects. Years later, once these children become women and learn about the threats pill to their health, can be just as frightening to exit the pill as it is to continue taking it because of the potential side effects.
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If you are not familiar with the dangers of taking the pill, here’s how you can damage your body:
- body of essential nutrients is exhausted
- suppresses testosterone and therefore their sex drive
- the risk of depression doubles
- increases the risk of specific cancers (breast, ovarian and cervical), osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, migraine and blood clots ( source )
- Increases mood swings, changes in skin color, bleeding and spotting, hair loss, fibroids, fatigue and cellulite. ( source )
Why I went to (then off) pill
At the age of 13, my doctor gave me a prescription for the pill, explaining that help regulate my menstrual cycle and mitigate my acne and painful cramps. As a young, impressionable child, I followed the advice of my doctor. My body changed quickly after that (due to the increase in my estrogen levels), but my doctor told me my newfound curves were a “natural” side effect. Nine years later, I discovered that no birth control is natural, however, continued to take for fear of how my body would react. The doctors told me I should not stop taking it, the company said it would disturb my menstrual cycle or becoming pregnant, but refused to continue to damage my body.
does Six months I stopped taking birth control pills and this is what happened:
My cycle of the moon stopped completely for 3 months (no, not I was pregnant). I eventually got very painful cramps 2 weeks before my first period, it was likely that during ovulation. Once my period finally came, I experienced a regular cycle, although it is a little heavier and occasionally synchronized with other females (which is kind of cool). Me and thick head of hair became even thicker and have experienced acne for the first time in 10 years . I’ve lost weight, especially my breasts. My mood became more stable (which was already an overly cheerful guy, but now that is more constant) and increased my sex drive. These are all symptoms that many women reported detox pill, so I was not worried. Other common side effects include luckily did not have :. Weight gain, breast tenderness, intense anxiety, nausea and
Tips to help your body detox and return to a normal menstrual cycle
- birth control contains hormones that often affect their ability to absorb nutrients; a diet high in iron and vitamin B6 is crucial
- eat cruciferous vegetables , because they can help in detoxifying the body of harmful estrogen and high in calcium
- Cleanse liver and gallbladder to detoxify any excess hormones (there are a variety of liver-gallbladder herbs support; I bought burdock root and milk thistle)
- Eat maca to support the endocrine system, which controls and produces many of our hormones (if you have a sensitive stomach like me, be careful with excessive consumption of this)
- Take evening primrose oil to promote the production of healthy cervical mucus (I experienced other benefits such as increased hair and nail growth)
- Massage the abdomen to improve circulation
- Reduce intake of xenoestrogens like meat and conventional dairy products, soy, beer, and more, as they can disrupt normal hormone balance
- increase the intake of saturated fats , as this is what the body uses to produce hormones in the liver (I mix ½ tablespoons of coconut oil in the coffee every morning, which also jump start my metabolism and gives a boost of energy)
- Jasmine essential oil can help regulate the period (I spread during menstruation and / or cramps experienced while. I also diluted with water and a little spray it on my body a day)
- When I have cramps, I can ask for with lavender, rosewood, geranium, Roman chamomile and a little carrier oil in the abdomen and lower back, which helps to relieve pain and balance my emotions
- bioflavonoids (as bee pollen and pollen) can help in the production of hormones and grass vitex can help regulate ovulation
in view of the negative side effects and difficulties in stopping the pill, how it became so popular?
When the pill was marketed in 1960, was a milestone in the feminist movement. Although there were strict regulations surrounding requirements, including having to be married to get a positive change in society and the workplace was fed. The average number of children women had declined and women started to make more money. The pill was seen as a step towards gender equality; women would no longer threaten the ability pharmacies. Little did they know, the FDA approved the pill despite threatening side effects that could be life on users ( source ).
light Now further research has shed on the dangers of birth control, I would say that taking the pill is any less powerful thing. Sexually active young women are embarrassed to take the pill because society considers irresponsible us if we choose not to. Is not it irresponsible to endanger our health, just to meet views of society and social norms? The responsible choice would be to use a more secure form of contraception such as condoms, natural fertility, barrier methods, spermicides, and sterilization.
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