The Pill & Our Periods
How many of you take the pill? How many of you actually know how it works and understand what it does to your body?
I was recommended the pill at just 14 years old because of my heavy periods, but nobody thought to fill me in on what it was actually doing to my body. From there on and for the next 10 years or so, I continued to take them without question… and so did most of my friends.
There really is a lack of information out there, especially with teenage girls.
Whom many are offered the pill to either regulate periods, reduce acne, PMS or painful or heavy periods, even hair loss or growth.
In truth, the pill will never regulate your periods or fix your symptoms it just gives you a bleed each month from the synthetic hormones it is feeding into your body instead. These ‘fake’ hormones shut down your natural hormone production to prevent ovulation or a true period
So when you decide to come off the pill, those underlying problems are still beneath the surface, ready to reappear.
The pill depletes your body of B-vitamins, zinc, magnesium and vitamin C & E. These are essential for hormones, skin, moods, energy, conception, immunity and metabolic health.
Eating foods rich in these nutrients, such as avocados, leafy greens, nuts and seeds are really beneficial.
Try eating healthy fats found in oily fish (sardines, salmon, mackerel), nuts, seeds, avocado, olives or eggs as they are full of amino acids, which are what make hormones. Try swapping sunflower/veg oil for an olive oil or coconut alternative?
These are especially beneficial when you are transitioning off the pill to ensure you’re supporting hormone production.
There are so many other non-hormonal birth control options available, so please take advice from your GP. Each person is different. However, we strongly believe that using more natural alternatives, which are kinder to your body, are the best solution.
Our tea blends are 100% natural and have very specific herbs & plants combined to really help all of your monthly symptoms.
If you’re not sure where to start, try our Warrior Box for 28 days and feel the benefits for yourself.
If you are transitioning off the pill, please be aware that it can really take time to properly rebalance hormones and regain a healthy regular cycle again.
But we believe that it will be worth it.
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