It’s easy to understand why many women choose to stop taking the birth control pill.
A straightforward reason for coming off the pill is to get ready to have a baby. Similarly, you may choose to stop hormonal birth control in order to live a more natural lifestyle. However, many women are not aware of the effect that hormonal birth control has had on their body.
As a result, the way your body reacts to the drastic change in hormones when coming off the pill can be unexpected and annoying.
Common symptoms include but aren’t limited to:
- mood swings
- skin issues
Ironically, many doctors prescribe the pill to address hormone issues. Bad cramping is a common symptom that doctors treat with birth control during teenage years. And women continue to utilize the pill into their sexually active years.
Regrettably, women often medicate themselves with hormonal birth control for 20+ years. The pill and other methods of hormonal birth control provide hormones to the body when they would not occur naturally. This intentionally disrupts the menstrual cycle and prevents pregnancy.
The liver metabolizes synthetic hormones from birth control and it becomes saturated after long-term exposure. In addition, the uterus becomes used to under-performing because progestin (synthetic progesterone) supplied by birth control is used again and again to thin the uterine lining.
In general, cleansing helps remove unnecessary pressure within the body that may prevent it from responding to our healing efforts.
Consistency & Time
It may take some time for your body to adapt to the change in hormonal levels after coming off the pill.
Luckily, your body has a beautiful innate intelligence and it wants to return to balance. That being said, you can help speed up your body’s return to a healthy equilibrium.
I have coached many women who have come off the pill. You will see results using the recipes in the Detox Protocol combined with my detox tips below.
My Detox Tips For Coming Off The Pill
Spring or Filtered Water and High Quality Salt – The first step to detox is hydration, and a pinch of salt added to water helps your body absorb water
Ingest Clay or Activated Charcoal- clay and charcoal have a binding effect and remove toxins from the body; try a food-grade bentonite clay
Get Your Fiber- get 35-50 grams of fiber per day from raw fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds and whole grains. It helps move the toxins through your digestive tract and out of your body
Replenish B Vitamins- take high-quality B Vitamin supplements and probiotic-rich fermented vegetables
Eat Healthy Fats- get the building blocks to rebuild natural hormone levels with ghee, lightly cooked fish and avocados
Get Calcium and Magnesium- these nutrients are essential for estrogen detox, which is important coming off the pill and for your monthly luteal phase
Embrace Nature- go barefoot outside; give your body a chance to heal. Get into the sun, swim in cold water, and take deep breaths of fresh air
Daily Detox Drink- utilize the recipe in the Detox Protocol to give your body a daily boost
Custom Protocols- everyone’s past and current lifestyle contributes to their unique hormone imbalance while coming off the pill. Customized recommendations for nutrition and lifestyle can expedite your return to balance and a healthy period in no time!
It’s totally possible to balance your cycle with food and nutrition. That’s what we specialize in here at Natural Hormone Healing.
Our gift to you is our simple detox protocol. This is a gentle, food-based protocol that’s highly effective. It utilizes foods that you would normally buy at the grocery store and combines them delicious ways!
When you can work detoxing foods into your day, you will feel the results and achieve a solid baseline of health which your body can maintain.
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