Do you feel like you have been scammed by the birth control pill? I sure do. Thinking back to my teens, I can’t really remember going to the doctor and not hearing that the birth control pill was the answer to my problems. It was so routine: make an appointment, tell the doctor “symptoms” of hormonal imbalance and then get handed a birth control Rx, some free samples, along with a $200 office visit and $15 co-pay.
ACCORDING TO A LOT OF DOCTORS:
Got acne? Take the pill.
Got PMS? Take the pill.
Got irregular cycles? Take the pill.
Don’t want to get pregnant? Take the pill.
BUT WAIT A SECOND—SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT.
Why not instead:
Address the gut for inflammation, digestive weakness, and food allergies for acne?
Address nutrient deficiencies to up regulate progesterone production NATURALLY to address PMS?
Address malnutrition, a calorie deficit, hormone synthesis for irregular or non-existent cycles?
Address relationship status and have a real talk about how to responsibly prevent pregnancy without taking synthetic hormones than can be harmful?
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