Turns out that probably the greatest scandal has been what the birth control pill has done to women.
On television, radio and in print, we are bombarded with "the war on women," mainly by liberals who have, for the most part, waged this war themselves through lies, misconceptions and junk medicine. There has been no better example of this than the birth control pill. Touted by "experts" everywhere as the single most important discovery in history that has led to total freedom for women, so they can have lives away from the family and control their reproductive "health." The Plain Truth is that the entire history of the pill has killed more women, then any other single cause!
While many millions of women take the Pill, a significant percent are reporting devastating impacts on their emotional well-being, as well as their physical health. Depression is listed as a side-effect in the small print warnings leaflet included in every packet, along with symptoms such as blood clotting, weight gain, pain and decreased libido — which doctors are failing to make women aware of the risks. They believe medics are worried about a spike in unwanted pregnancies if women’s trust in the Pill is shaken.
The contraceptive pill contains artificial versions of female hormones that override the monthly reproductive cycle. Traditionally, women have been advised to take it every day for three weeks, followed by a week’s break. Since the 60s, the contraceptive pill has promised us greater control over our bodies and fertility, but this “freedom” may come at an enormous cost to a woman’s health. Unfortunately, several generations of women have been used as guinea pigs, and many of the dangers of birth control pills are only just coming to light.
birth control pill dangers are particularly concerning, given that an estimated 100 million+ women worldwide are currently using oral contraceptives yet are largely unaware that it can pose many health risks because it upsets natural hormone balance.
And the harmful effects of birth control pills go beyond whether birth control pills and strokes or cancer. Also concerning is the pill’s increasing use to treat issues like acne or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, without addressing the cause of these problems (such as food intolerances, high sugar levels, lack of sleep and stress).
Other problems often never mentioned:
Lower Thyroid Hormones
Lower Testosterone (result no sex drive)
Shutdown Natural Hormone Production
Reduced Serotonin and Melatonin (essential for healthy sleep) and Nutrient Deficiencies. Women on the pill use up more of their nutrients when their liver is forced to metabolize these synthetic hormones while trying to filter excess estrogen from your body. This could cause a chronic drop in vitamins levels C and E as well as B complex vitamins including B1, B2, B5, B6, B9 (folate), B12.
A drop in essential minerals including selenium, zinc, and magnesium can also occur. Meanwhile, copper levels may become elevated, potentially increasing catecholamines (hormones produced by the adrenal glands), which can cause edginess and a feeling of being over-stimulated (wired).
Trigger PCOS: Some integrative practitioners believe that the hormone disorder, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can be triggered by the use of birth control pills. This is because excess insulin and inflammation are known triggers of PCOS, and both of these states can be caused by being on the contraceptive pill.
Depression and Anxiety and Weight gain
Breast Cancer (actually many types of cancer)
The figures are startling. Research from the Women’s Lifestyle and Health Study in Sweden and Norway has shown that the risk of breast cancer in women taking the contraceptive pill rose by:
– 26% in women who had used the pill but had ceased to take it.
– 58% in women still using the pill compared with never-users.
– 144% in women aged 45 or over who were still using the Pill.
According to the National Cancer Institute, BCP’s may also increase the risk of benign liver lumps which have the potential to turn into cancer. Plus women on BCPs are also at a higher risk of developing cervical cancer. The good news? The risk lessens after 10 years of no longer taking the pill.
Gut Issues and Candida (yeast infection) overgrowth: According to results of the Harvard Nurses Health study, women who take the birth control pill for more than five years have a 3x chance of developing the autoimmune inflammatory bowel condition, Crohn’s disease.Excess hormones from the birth control pill can adversely affect healthy gut bacteria. For tips on how to improve your gut bacteria and health, read my post on How Your Digestion Impacts Your Hormone Imbalance and Weight Gain.
The price of "freedom" for women on the pill, is a life filled with pain, health issues and cancer. Too many of us trust modern medicine, and that is often dangerous, because often modern medicine is a businesses enterprise that puts profits over protection.