Birth Control

CASE STUDY: HOW TO USE ADAPTOGENS FOR HORMONE BALANCE AFTER TAKING THE PILL

CASE STUDY: HOW TO USE ADAPTOGENS FOR HORMONE BALANCE AFTER TAKING THE PILL

Guest post by Amrit-Sadhana Khalsa Boyd

About 8 years ago my body started freaking out.

I had been on the pill for about 8 months. I was having erratic mood wings, my breasts were swollen and achey, I was having breakthrough bleeding between cycles, and I was depressed with no sex drive.  None of the women in my family had ever been able to take synthetic hormones and I was beginning to realize that my body was shouting a big “NO” at me. 

WHY BIRTH CONTROL CAUSES ADRENAL FATIGUE + THE BEST NON-HORMONAL ALTERNATIVES

WHY BIRTH CONTROL CAUSES ADRENAL FATIGUE + THE BEST NON-HORMONAL ALTERNATIVES

There is no guarantee that our bodies will know how to make the correct ratios of our reproductive hormones after they have been supplemented with hormonal birth control.  Furthermore, the effects of hormonal imbalances caused by taking hormonal birth control can last for years (if not forever) in our bodies.  

That is some scary stuff, but it doesn't have to be this way!  Let's support our bodies in recovering from hormonal birth control and try really REALLY hard not to pass these same philosophies onto the next generation.