You, just like any woman who is on the pill, have your reasons for being on it. Maybe it’s because you’re trying to prevent yourself from getting pregnant, or you’re trying to control heavy bleeding or normalize your cycle. Maybe your doctor put you on it because of migraine headaches or because you were told it’ll help with your acne or PCOS. Either way, the pill has soon become the cure-all for all female problems. Whether you love the pill or it’s caused you nothing but a boatload of problems, I urge you to watch today’s video on…
The top things you don’t know about the birth control pill.
In fact every woman should watch this or if you want a written synopsis, here you go:
The birth control pill royally messes with your digestive system.
Synthetic hormones change the permeability of your gut lining leading you to be more susceptible to having a leaky gut. And synthetic estrogens does a number on your good, friendly bacteria in your gut which is bad news because your gut is the ROOT of your entire health and can greatly affect your hormonal health.
The birth control pill creates nutrient deficiencies.
The pill will mess with your body’s ability to adequately absorb vitamins like B12 and folate which can lead you to have symptoms of fatigue. And let’s just backtrack to my first point above for a sec, shall we? If your gut bacteria is being disturbed then your ability to even absorb B12 will be an issue. In addition, you’ll struggle with absorbing vitamin B6 which would otherwise help regulate your mood. Pilot studies revealed that women who took oral contraceptives were more depressed than those who did not. Not to mention, the pill also inhibits the absorption of zinc and magnesium. These minerals are not only needed for fertility but adequate digestion. And zinc deficiency can lead to hair loss and potential weight gain.
The birth control pill can lead to vaginal dryness.
When a woman is on the pill, the body will stop sending signals to the producers of her cervical fluid. They’re called the cervical crypts. Extended use of the birth control pill shrivels up these crypts since the woman isn’t ovulating leading to vaginal dryness and painful sex.
The birth control pill can make you attract the wrong sexual partner.
C’est what?! Yup, it’s true and it all comes down to scent. When a woman is NOT on the pill, studies suggest that she’ll prefer the scent of a man whose major histocompatibility genes (MHC) differ from her own, a preference that has probably evolved because it helps offspring survive. But a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests that women ON the pill undergo a shift in preference towards men who share similar MHC genes. It’s the reason why when women get off the pill, their scent preference changes and they’re not longer feeling sexually attracted to their partners.
The birth control pill may lead you to prefer watching Netflix over having sex.
The liver makes a protein called Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) which binds to testosterone and makes it inactive. And the birth control pill increases SHBG which lowers the amount of free testosterone you’ll have which is no bueno for the libido!
The birth control pill contains a synthetic progesterone called, progestin which may increase your risk of getting breast cancer.
A study involving 1.8 million women in Denmark showed that hormonal contraception, specifically birth control pills and hormone-releasing intrauterine devices are associated with modest but significant increased risk of breast cancer.
The birth control pill can delay your fertility.
It takes the average woman up to 9 months to get her period back following the birth control pill. And no period means, no ovulation. This happens because there is a level of pituitary sensitivity that occurs that doctors aren’t telling you about. And if you don’t know about the pituitary gland, it’s the gland in your hormonal system that tells your body when to ovulate and when to menstruate!
The birth control pill is classified as a carcinogen.
Yup, that’s right, it’s actually in the same class as tobacco and asbestos according to the World Health Organization.
The birth control pill inhibits your thyroid gland.(not mentioned in my video!)
What most women don’t understand is that taking the birth control pill means taking a hit to your thyroid gland which regulates your metabolism and temperature amongst many other things! When on the pill, your thyroid will produce less thyroglobulin hormones and you may end up experiencing fatigue, hair loss and even weight gain. So is it really worth it?
So what can you do?
If you’re on the pill to control heavy bleeding, I completely understand because sometimes it’s the only option. I’ve worked with many women in Sexy Lady Balls, my hormone membership program where they upgraded to get hormone testing in the membership so that we could identify the root cause of their issues (and YES, you can actually test your hormones while on the pill!). Other women I’ve seen have PMS so bad that the pill is their only saving grace, but there are alternatives!
Or maybe you’re on the pill to prevent conception!
Either way, I urge you to download my free guide to learn about natural birth control alternatives. And YES, you can still use this to track your period while on the pill (although not ideal for a true reading in the long run).
Download my guide now and I’ll be rolling out tools into your inbox to help empower you with answers stat.