Get Back to Your Healthy, Natural Cycles!
Do you have irregular cycles? Do you feel like you are not yourself? Low energy? Loss of personality? Weight gain? No sex drive? Hair loss? Is it your norm to experience stress, anxiety, or depression about everyday things throughout your entire cycle? Each of these (and more) are a sign of hormonal imbalance. Healing your hormonal balance can bring you back to your vibrant self!
Have you been prescribed a form of the Pill (this term includes all hormonal devices such as the ring, implant, shot, patch, IUD, etc.) to treat irregular cycles or acne?
It is common for doctors to prescribe a birth control pill for females who have irregular cycles/hormones. This is done under the notion that because artificial hormones are strong, then they should be used as the treatment for hormonal imbalances. The downside to this treatment is that many women on the Pill report an array of miserable side effects. It's worth noting that the Pill works to treat the symptom and not the underlying cause. Therefore, generally, when women in those circumstances go off the Pill then they are back at square one.
In fact, almost 50% of women discontinue use oral contraception pills after the first year of use due to side effects. The most common side effects are:
- worsening of PMS
- low or vanished sex drive
- migraines/increased headaches
- severe mood swings
- weight gain
- hair loss
- loss of appetite
- sore breasts (regularly)
Furthermore, studies have connected the artificial hormones used in hormonal birth control to long-term health issues and large increase in risk for diseases such as:
- blood clots
- heart disease
- severe nutrient depletion
- liver cancer
- breast cancer
- cervical cancer
Most of the alternative realm of health care approaches the imbalance of a female's hormones in a more holistic way. Instead of pumping artificial hormones into the body to treat the symptoms of irregular cycles, natural health care practitioners look at the whole person and seek the underlying cause for irregular cycles. That way, a woman can begin taking steps to naturally rejuvenate her hormones and maintain healthy cycles, periods, and fertility!
Learning to chart the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a perfect first step for a woman to take back control of her health. A woman who is observing and recording her signs of fertility (such as cervical fluid patterns and waking body temperature) will be able to determine when something occurs that is not normal for her. Sometimes, even a women who feels like she is living a healthy life may see patterns in her charting that are outside the variations of normal. Hormones get knocked out of balance for many reasons including (but not limited to): using or coming off of artificial birth control, environmental factors, emotional and physical stress, exposure to endocrine disruptors, and lack of nutrients in the body. Fortunately, there are lifestyle changes women can make to naturally bring their hormones back to balance.
If a woman becomes aware that she is dealing with symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, then she can consult with her FAM teacher. I work with women through the first steps of achieving hormonal balance through lifestyle and nutrition. Many women find making these types of changes is enough to rejuvenate their cycles and begin feeling like their healthy, happy, natural selves again!
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