Holy Hormones Journal: Thought you all would enjoy this lovely video interview hosted by Meghan Telpner, of Nutritionista. If you do not know who the Red Tent Sisters are you need to check out their site. But first watch the video! The title of this post, was pulled from a great question Meghan posed to Amy and Kim Sedgwick.
On a serious note – it is obvious that there is more than a handful of women concerned about the pill and synthetic hormones. This is a growing movement of awareness.
Unfortunately, women experience horrific side effects on synthetic hormone contraception – but we do not know where to turn. There are natural birth control options as the Red Tent Sisters explain below.
Most women today in our 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s didn’t escape those formative teen years without being placed on what our doctors told us was a harmless little pill that would allow us free love to our heart’s desire. It may have permitted uncommitted sex, but not sure the love was always there.
Now 50 years after the sexual revolution, we have learned that little pill is far from harmless and is causing so many women serious health issues. These include weight gain, low libido and mood swings for the young women in their teens and 20s, menstrual irregularity and fertility challenges for women in their 30s, and extreme menopausal symptoms for women approaching and into their 50s. It blows my mind that the pill is considered an effective treatment method for things like cramping, acne, heavy periods and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). It may help alleviate the symptoms, but did docs ever consider that there may also be effective ways to cure the cause?
Several pills have been recalled over the past several years (there were three recalls in Canada in 2013) for various life threatening side affects. You can read more about the pill in this series I wrote a few years ago or in this guide from the Red Tent Sisters.