The birth control pill was introduced in the 1960’s, and it quickly became one of the most popular birth control methods in the world. However, this new pill contained really high levels of estrogen and progestin which had many dangerous side effects.
The amount of hormones in the pill was 10 times than needed for contraception. The consequences were horrible: thousands died or became disabled by blood clots. 40 years later the pill might have a different formula, but the possible dangerous side effects remain.
10 things that every woman should know about the pill:
-The pill is a carcinogen
According to the World Health Organization, birth control pills are in the same class of toxins as tobacco and asbestos. Moreover, studies suggest that these pills increase the risk of breast cancer for up to 30%.
-The pill leads to plaque buildup in arteries.
Synthetic estrogen’s cardiovascular risks have been known since 1940 including its ability to cause blood clots, varicose veins, miscarriage, and PMS. According to research done at the University of Ghent, Belgium, every 10 years of oral contraceptive use was correlated with a 20 to 30 percent increase in plaque buildup. Studies show that newer birth control pills contain drospirenone, a synthetic version of the female hormone, progesterone, which leads to a higher risk of blood clots than previous forms.
Studies show that newer birth control pills contain drospirenone, a synthetic version of the female hormone, progesterone, which leads to a higher risk of blood clots than previous forms.
-The pill lowers your libido.
The pill inhibits the production of certain hormones called androgens, such as testosterone, which directly interfere with sex drive and pleasure.
According to doctors, synthetic hormones in birth control pills can shrink the clitoris by 20% causing her to refer to the pill as “genital mutilation”.
-The pill and weight gain
The estrogen dominance leads to insulin resistance, weight gain, depression, and psychosis.
-The pill is linked to weaker bones (osteoporosis)
According to Canadian researchers, women who are taking birth control pills have a lower bone mineral density than women who have never used oral contraceptives.
-The pill and diabetes
According to a new study, women who used the pill before getting pregnant are 40% more likely to suffer from gestational diabetes than women who do not use any method of birth control.
-The pill damages our gut flora
Birth control pills destroy the good bacteria in your digestive system which opens up a pathway to yeast infections and other illness. Usually, when women decide to get off the pill and have babies, they develop a severe microbial imbalance in the intestines.
It can cause arthritis, autoimmune illness, vitamin B deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, cystic acne, eczema, food allergies and food sensitivities, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis and more. Besides, when you give birth naturally, your baby inherits your gut flora. If your gut flora is imbalanced, your baby consequently inherits it.
-The pill and nutritional depletion
Oral contraceptives can result in the following nutritional deficiencies: zinc, magnesium, selenium, vitamin C, vitamins B2, B3, B6, and B12, along with folate. These deficiencies can occur because the liver uses more of these nutrients to metabolize estrogen and detoxify it out of the body.
Other risks include migraines, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, mood changes, depression, nausea, irregular bleeding or spotting, benign liver tumors, breast tenderness, and more.
Think twice before taking the pill. You need to take into account future long-term health implications that can ruin your health and potentially the health of your baby.