My Brief Story…
Here are the 8 Reasons Why I Quit the Pill:
1. I wanted to Balance my Hormones Holistically.
I had no idea if my body was truly balanced. Our period is a sign of health and without a real period I had no way of knowing if I was “healthy.” And I wanted to know!!
2. I never had Regular Periods in my life.
Although I never paid attention much to them before. I wanted to pay attention now. I wanted to cycle sync and move and eat for each phase of my cycle. I wanted to SEE if I could have a consistent period.
3. I wanted to Cycle-sync.
Mm A woman’s body is so beautiful and so connected to everything. I love being able to eat foods that fuel my body for my specific cycle phase. To know what I should be doing in my life for balance. To know what signs to look for in each week in my body. To be able to see and feel what it’s telling me. The best ever.
4. I wanted to Heal my Gut.
Birth Control disrupts gut bacteria and my gut had already been destroyed by the daily dose of antibiotics. Ironically, clear skin is directly connected to a healthy gut….hmmm After discovering my intolerance to eggs, I knew I had leaky gut. Leaky gut is caused by many things, but antibiotics and the pill both impact it significantly. Gut health is SO important for overall health and I knew that this was important for me to focus my attention on healing especially if I wanted to eat eggs again!!
5. I wanted to replenish my body’s B-vitamins and all nutritional deficiencies.
The pill also depletes our body of B-vitamins. In this past post, I share a bit about how I got my sparkle back. I went through a period of time where I had no energy. I was sneezing non stop and I got sick at least every other week. I ate an extremely clean and healthy diet. I even ate a bag of carrots at least every other day! I didn’t know what I was doing wrong to feel like this. With my gut clearly a mess, my body wasn’t able to absorb nutrients properly and at the same time the pill was depleting my body of vitamins! It was a double whammy. B-vitamins are so crucial to our vitality and mood. So once I started taking my favorite multi-vitamin, I noticed a world of a difference. My cells were finally getting the nourishment they craved. And my energy sky rocketed because I was finally receiving optimal levels of B-vitamins. It all made sense after understanding how much damage the pill was doing to my body.
6. I wanted to ensure I was taking smart steps towards a Healthy Thyroid.
Both my parents have hypothyroidism. Unfortunately thyroid issues are becoming more and more “normal”. I knew that keeping tabs on my thyroid is very important. Sadly, because of all the nutrient depletion from the pill this directly impacts our thyroid as all of these nutrients are required for thyroid function.
*Side note – Isn’t it so fascinating how one piece affects another and another? This is why I love the puzzle of human health. It is so utterly beautiful and complex. The balance that is required so everything works perfectly together is truly mind blowing…
7. I wanted Strong Intuition and Creative Power.
This might get woo but stay with me. The pill shuts down our body from creating hormones. It stops us from making progesterone. Our power is held in our sacral chakra which is connected to the ovaries. I am all about stepping into my own power as a women and using everything that I have to connect more to my intuition and creativity! I believe that the pill decreases this power. And I don’t know about you but I want to capture that energy to pour into my own life and my own work.
I reevaluated my values which was to live a holistic lifestyle to the best of my ability. This is what I wanted for me and what I choose. The pill was not needed anymore especially with my ability to purchase all real food and create a diet that fits for me instead of being a cheap college student with a inconsistent schedule.