Hormonal Birth Control – TOP graphic. Your Natural Cycle – BOTTOM graphic.
A woman’s physical and mental health is dependent upon 35 – 40 years of ovulation.
Hormonal “birth control” works so well in preventing pregnancy because it STOPS ovulation. It also stops your own production of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone from your ovaries and replaces it with synthetic estrogen and synthetic progesterone, known as progestin.
The only time you produce progesterone is when you ovulate. No ovulation = no progesterone.
Why does this directly affect your physical and mental health? Estrogen and progesterone are:
Bone Builders. Without these you increase your risk of osteoporosis.
Neuroprotective. Aids in neuronal protection. Without these you increase your risk of dementia.
Mood Stabilizers. Estrogen stimulates your neurotransmitter Serotonin and Progesterone stimulates your neurotransmitter GABA.
Cardioprotective. Protects your heart. Without these you increase your risk of heart disease.
If you are suffering with irregular cycles, PMS, PCOS, PMDD and have been prescribed the pill to “fix” it… this is a Band-Aid approach that will never address the root problem. If you want to start cycling naturally and with ease – lifestyle medicine is the answer.
If you are on the pill to prevent pregnancy, you have other options.
You have options. Informed choice is your right. Start learning now.