Female fertility is a major indicator of female vitality. Drug-induced infertility pills such as oral contraceptives have many short and long-term risks. Many of them are outlined in this book The Pill: Are you sure it’s for you?
The worst possible side effect that very few medical doctors tell their patients about is that oral contraceptives increase the risk of breast, cervical and liver cancer as shown in the IARC monograph HERE
Hormone imbalances may lead to issues that include:
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Difficulty conceiving
- Mood changes, anxiety or depression
- Hot flashes
- Breast tenderness
- Pain during ovulation
- Clots or dark red or brown blood during menses
- Menstrual cramping
- Edema or swelling
For a better understanding of female hormones and a natural method of improving fertility awareness or contraception, we recommend this book Taking charge of your fertility.
It explains how the use of tracking basal body temperature, cervical mucous and position can inform any woman where exactly are they in their menstrual cycle. (Follicular phase, ovulation or Luteal phase)
We use saliva tests to measure the female hormones because they provide information about the pituitary, adrenal and ovarian free hormone levels within the tissues.
Coupled with a thorough intake in regards to cycle related symptoms, we attempt to uncover if there is liver sluggishness and or endocrine weakness.
If you have a history of oral contraceptive or hormonal birth control use, consider undergoing a 21 Day Purification program to support your body to clear any drug build up.
If you suspect that you are experiencing health challenges due to hormone imbalances or are looking for a natural approach to improving your health, book an initial consultation HERE so we can help you figure it out.