Like so many prescribed drugs from your GP side effects are not discussed, instead a prescription is wrote and your sent on your way. The majority of people take what a doctor tells them as sound medical advice, after all they are the professional. The pharmaceutical world is corrupt, granted we are no where near what America is like, however the UK is not a kick in the arse off it.
There is a influx of women turning to the pill as hormone regulator. This totally baffles me, and how any GP can justify prescribing the pill is beyond me, they are well aware of the huge differences between synthetic hormones and real hormones.
Real endogenous hormones are estradiol and progesterone. Synthetic hormones are ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel, drospirenone, (there’s shit loads more). Real hormones and synthetic hormones seem to similar molecules, but they’re far from it. Synthetic hormones have many different effects on the body, some of which scientists are only now beginning to understand.
Estradiol improves insulin sensitivity. Its fake hormone replacement ethinylestradiol impairs insulin sensitivity hence why the pill contributes to weight gain. Progesterone is essential for hair, brain health and bone density, but its fake ass sidekicks, levonorgestrel, drospirenone and medroxyprogesterone have quite different effects. These bad boys cause hair loss, depression and reduced bone density. Then drospirenone progestin found in the Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pills, increases the risk of heart attack and stroke six fold, it also likes to mess with our body’s water system, think swelling and blood pressure.
It’s time to bring back real periods. Let your body make real hormones and enjoy their many benefits.
A regular period is massive sign of a women’s overall general health. It’s not easy to restore healthy periods, it can be done. With a little perseverance, natural treatments such as diet, supplement, herbs, stress reduction and other alternative treatments it can be done. Below are some links to great women who are helping many embrace aunt flo.
Being on any medication long term has serious side effects, I strongly recommend reading The Pill: Are You Sure It’s for You? by Alexandra Pope and Jane Bennett.