Yet again today, I received another email telling me of one womans torturous journey on the pill. The solution from her medical professional – stay on the pill because there is no solution and because apparently, that’s perfectly safe. Well my friends, let me tell you today why it’s not.
Of course I’ve spoken about the pill a gazillion times – you can check out here why it is making you infertile, here why it’s not your best option, here why its not the solution to PCOS and Endometriosis and here because.. you want to know more and more and more and more.
We know the pill gives our gut a beating much like any other medication or antibiotics which disrupt the actual core function of the gut and damage the gut lining. Might not sound like much of an issue but we must understand the vital role it plays; the gut is the pivot of our health. Our gut is lined with all kinds of awesome bacteria that are so beneficial for maintaining wellness. Not having them there is like having a green smoothie without the greens. Those bacteria form a barrier so that when we eat, our food doesn’t ‘leak’ into our system but rather stay in our digestive tract where again, the gut can absorb and utilise essential nutrients. Without key nutrient assimilation, our bodies starve and a truckload of illness may develop – from missing periods right through to skin conditions and depression. You see, not only does the pill stuff this up, it also robs our vitamin and mineral stores that the body has as ‘back-up’ to draw on when the tough gets going. So you can begin to see the first reason why the pill is just one big disaster.
Now, here’s what I’ve discovered and what I believe the real issue is in long term use of the pill. When the pill was first introduced, our mothers lived quite the different lifestyle than us daughters live today. They had babies younger and were less likely to be on the pill for long periods of time. They certainly weren’t prescribed it as a teenager and they were far more ‘aware’ of their bodies. This meant that their bodies whilst undoubtably affected from even this short stint on the pill, any evidence of this wasn’t obvious simply because it hadn’t been present in their systems long enough. The evidence is now starting to show.
Know this: Your gut health is literally a genetic imprint of your mothers at the time of your conception. That means, how your mothers gut health at the time you were made, is exactly what yours would have been at birth.
So potentially ‘we’ (this generation of women) had weaker gut health than those before us from the get go because of this reason (pill use). Lets not forget that this gut health is also the foundation of all round wellness, your immunity, your emotional health, your digestion, your bowel habits – EVERYTHING stems from this one nugget.
But drill down. Babies who are Caesarian born compared to vaginal delivery, don’t receive an essential dose of pro-biotics on the way out, just as those formula fed as opposed to breast fed don’t get the different and equally essential dose of pro-biotics either. If this was you, your mum was on the pill prior to having you and you ticked those boxes – you’re already behind the game honey. Throw you taking the pill in the mix and it isn’t any wonder your all kinds of unwell. This allows us to understand why some women are all kinds of cray cray on the pill and why others are seemingly unharmed. It’s all about the foundation – your constitution dictates how you respond to all medications, illnesses and recovery.
And now here lies the issue. ‘We’ as this next generation of women are the first to be prescribed the pill at 14 because of acne or period pain, or irregular periods or PMS, because as far as western medicine is concerned, there is no other treatment option. But most of all they themselves are being fooled into believing it is extremely safe. It’s only now we are seeing the ramifications of long term use of the pill.
In a coconut shell – to our mothers, the pill was the greatest thing next to twiggy – it was new and exciting and seemingly safe. It’s only now we are beginning to understand that long term, it can be a disaster for many women. We really need to get ourselves confidently educated, understand the risks and find ways to treat and better read our bodies so that the pill isn’t actually necessary. You know, my husband and I have been married 7 years. We’ve had two pregnancies straight up. I know when I’m ovulating, I have no need to rely on the pill which isn’t all it’s cracked up to be anyway and most certainly not as effective as we are lead to believe. I want all women to know what I know about not falling pregnant and how not to make a baby if that’s your choice.
If it sounds like a good idea but your scared as hell to stop taking it – my debunking ovulation seminars are totally what you are needing. I teach you how to really read and decode your bodies signs and symptoms, to learn how to make or NOT make a baby and the importance of understanding yourself – whether you have PCOS or facial hair or trouble understanding when you ovulate – there are solutions that work but it all starts with being educated and understanding your body on that deeper level. I want every woman to know this information, to not be afraid and to know there is a better way. There are just 2 debunking ovulation seminars leftthis year. One in Adelaide (7th Sept) and one in Melbourne (28th Sept). I have around 30 places left so grab your girlfriends, spread the word and make it happen. I promise you, it will be the most you ever learn about your body and that simple awareness will open up a lifetime of understanding. See you there.