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:-
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.
Stop the pill, consider barrier forms of contraception such as
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