Hey loves! If you’re on Instagram (you should follow me at @simplisticchic_), you may have read about the #Killthe Pill campaign started by health coach and author, Gessie Thompson (she has helped me numerous times on my natural health journey and really knows her stuff!), Dr. Amsu, and Dr. Amun.
Many women do not realize that birth control may be the main cause of the fibroids, PCOS, ovarian cysts, blood clots, infertility, auto-immune diseases, thyroid issues, or psychological problems they are plagued with.
When I was first diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), I was told that I would have to take birth control pills to “regulate” my cycles and help with the super oily skin and breakouts. Then in the future when I wanted to have a baby, I could come off of the birth control and start fertility meds.
All I could think was, “Ummm…ok.”
Something about that did not seem right to me but, being young and eventually wanting a baby I popped those birth control pills every month (on and off) for about eight years. My symptoms only got worse over time and I was beyond frustrated!
I stopped taking the pill, and began my journey to finding more natural solutions. I changed my diet to a more plant-based one (I eat fish every once in a while), I changed my thinking (let go of some emotional baggage, learned better stress management, and positive thinking), and everything else fell into place. Best decision ever! It was not easy nor did it happen overnight but, one healthy baby later I can say it has all been worth it.
Did you know?
Estrogen-based birth control methods, as classified by the World Health Organization, are Group 1 carcinogens. In layman’s terms, they can be cancer-causing! They only mask the symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as heavy bleeding, cramps, hormonal acne, etc. and put women at a high risk for even worse health conditions later on.
Ladies, please consider non-hormonal birth control options, do your research, and take charge of your health. The benefits in the end will surpass any inconvenience or trial-and-error you will have to do right now.
Click on the hashtag, #KILLthePill on Instagram and share your own birth control nightmare story, if you have one. We all owe it to ourselves, our daughters, mothers, aunts, and friends to educate ourselves on how to live our best lives.
Follow @coachgessie, @dr_amun and @dr.amsu for much more on women’s natural health and the #killthepill initiative.
Are you taking birth control currently? Have you experienced side effects?