Beginner’s Guide to Natural Birth Control

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In previous posts, we’ve talked at lengths about the ins and outs of tracking our cycle, basal body temperature, and cervical fluid to determine our FERTILE WINDOW (ie, when we should ‘suit up’ during sex if we don’t want babies). You can find those detailed, step-by-step guides here and here. We know how frustrating it may seem to add yet …

Are you Addicted to the Pill?

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The Pill imposes a very specific type of hormonal control over the body and is a viable option for an oral contraceptive. It’s 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when used correctly. But the Pill is NOT a viable option for solving hormonal issues – even though nearly 58% of women are put on the Pill for non-contraceptive reasons. In fact …

Birth Control’s Link to Autoimmune Disease

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Autoimmunity has become an epidemic. 1 in 9 women will develop an autoimmune disease such as Hashimotos, reumatoid arthritis, lupus, IBD, MS, Type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, and more. “Autoimmune diseases have not always been this common. The prevalence of autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes is on the rise. In some cases, autoimmune diseases are …

How to Solve Period Issues without the Pill

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It’s no secret that hormonal birth control has become the one-stop-shop ‘solution’ for women’s hormonal imbalances. They’re highly prescribed by doctors to manage symptoms like acne, migraines, cramps, mood, irregular periods, and even cold sores. It’s not their fault, they’ve literally been trained to do so for the last 30 years in med school. But just because that’s the ‘norm,’ …

Birth Control is an Endocrine Disruptor

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We’ve been on a roll lately, talking about cleaning up your living environment and reducing your exposure to toxicants. Everything from cosmetics to laundry detergent to fragrances. But what about the obvious elephant in the room? Don’t let the candid photo fool you, the little Pill we pop every day or IUD we had implanted are actually considered endocrine disruptors …

Hormonal Birth Control May Cause Inflammation

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We’ve all been warned that taking HBC can cause risk of blood clots & CVD – but have we ever been told WHY? All HBC carries a risk of blood clots & CVD. We’re told that each new generation of the pill is lower dose & safer. Similar to how cigarette companies advertise how ‘low tar’ cigarettes are safer…yikes! The …

Types of Hormonal Birth Control

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Do you know which type of hormonal birth control you are using? Furthermore, did your doctor even explain how it works? Most likely no, so let’s get our education on! There are 3 categories of hormonal birth control we are going to discuss today: Combo pill, mini pill, and hormonal IUDs. First of all, let’s start with that little pill …