Is the Pill changing our hormones too much and stopping you getting pregnant

By Lucy Townsley | heal your body through your diet

Oct 12

Most of us have taken the pill though out our lives, for different reasons; Irregular periods, heavy periods, birth control, endometriosis. 

oral-contraceptive-pillARE we putting our fertility at risk by taking the pill or other forms of oestrogen based contraception?

A lot of people don’t know this, but your liver metabolises the pill (breaks it down)  In order for the liver to do this, it needs extra amounts of B-complex vitamin C, magnesium and Zinc.

How long have you been taking the pill?

How deficient is your body from vital minerals and vitamins from taking the pill?

Here are the risk of being on the pill, or other oestrogen based contraceptions:-

  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Sore breasts
  • An increased risk of breast cancer. Studies show that 1 in 8 women taking the pill has a risk of breast cancer.  A study by Dr Chris Kaklenborn MDhttp://:   describes this well.
  • Migraines
  • Blood clotting, which can cause heart attack or stroke
  • High blood pressure.
  • Break though in breeding during your cycle
  • Cancer
  • Candida – (yeast overgrowth), this has been closely linked to too much oestrogen in a women's body.

Dr Dane quotes “A woman’s natural cycle is composed of rising and falling levels of oestrogen and progesterone.  Birth control pills work by keeping oestrogen at a sufficiently high level that they fool the body into thinking it is pregnant, therefore another pregnancy cannot occur”

So, the pill works by tricking your body into thinking that it is pregnant by producing more oestrogen levels in your body.  Is this a good idea to do this?

According to Dr Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D “cramping and or painful and irregular periods are often due to a deficiency of progesterone and an excess of oestrogen. So estrogen-alone birth control pills – the most commonly prescribed pills on the market now – often compound the problem”.

For those of you who suffer irregular or painful periods, if you take the pill it may be masking the problem.

  • Is this the best form of birth control for you?
  • Are you damaging your fertility?

Don’t despair, you can do so much to help yourself!

Stop the pill, consider barrier forms of contraception such as

  1. Use Condom
  2. The female condom
  3. Diaphragm
  4. The calendar - If you have a regular cycle you can go by the calendar months, this works best if you have a regular cycle. An example of a 28-day cycle your fertile time is when your periods ends up to day 14 is when you are fertile. If you don’t want to get pregnant you need to be careful then between day 4 end of the period today 14 ovulation days.  Other signs to look for is the mucus discharge that comes around day 10 this is a clear sign that you are fertile.
  5. The Cap

Regulate your diet to help support your hormones. Eat superfoods! Avocados, salmon, all green leafy vegetables, berries, all types of beans especially kidney beans, garlic, onions, watercress

Exercise 3 to 5 time, walking for 30 minutes, go for a cycle, swim, take up yoga, Tai QI.

Cut down stress levels meditation is great, try doing 10 minutes every day.

Stop messing with you HORMONES!

Written by Lucy Townsley registered acupuncturist Lic TCM





About the Author

Lucy Townsley Lic TCM Trained in the Zita West IVF and Natural Fertility Method Also Acupuncture, Cupping, Tunia Massage, Facial Rejuvenation, Reiki, Prepared Herbs, Acupressure