Should you take birth control pills to regulate your period?
Irregular or heavy periods can be driven by various factors including environmental toxins, nutritional or supplemental deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, low progesterone, estrogen dominance, or poor functioning the liver. Most doctors tend to prescribe hormonal birth controls to regulate periods, this is NOT the answer.
Birth control is like putting a bandaid on your symptoms while introducing more hormones which can create more problems. It stops your menstrual cycle and ovulation and does not solve the problem.
But there are other natural solutions that you can implement to help regulate your period:
1. Remove inflammatory food and add more fiber rich foods. You can also take fiber in the form of a powder that can be added to smoothies or other beverages. Fiber is important to your body’s estrogen detoxification pathways, which will help regulate your hormone levels. I recommended this fiber powder.
Inflammatory foods include:
Foods that contain gluten
Carb-heavy foods such as bread,
2. Address Gut Issues - such as leaky gut syndrome, which occurs when your intestines become permeable, allowing food particles to enter your bloodstream. Probiotics, bone broth, fermented foods and adequate amounts of fiber can help to heal your gut.
3. Nutrient deficiencies - A balanced diet is crucial for hormonal support
4. Add supplements - high quality supplements are an important component of a healthy diet. A good Multivitin, Omega Fatty Acid, Magnesium, Vitamin D, Iron, B vitamins, Calcium, Zinc, etc. I recommended these supplements
5. Reduce your stress levels - Stress is a big contributor to menstrual irregularities. This includes how often your period comes to the flow itself to how you feel emotionally and physically.
Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone and can shut down your menstruation if your body is chronically stressed. So if you find yourself facing irregular periods, extra heavy flow, or experiencing painful cramping or severe PMS, checking your stress should be a priority. Here are a few things you can do to better manage your stress levels:
6. Implement essential oils rituals - essential oils can be used to support your hormonal symptoms. Essential oils are very powerful because of their immediate effects on the body on a cellular level.
To start, I recommended these oils:
For Stress - Lavender, Adaptiv, Citrus Bliss;
For heavy bleeding or Menorrhagia - Clary Calm, Zendocrine, Geranium, DDR Prime
If you are not seeing any positive results to regulating your period, you may have to look a little deeper into identifying the root cause of your issues. You man need to look into hormonal testing, gut testing, thyroid issues, insulin or blood sugar levels.
In Good Health,
DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.
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