Most women experience undesirable side effects while taking birth control pills. Indeed, most women also wish that they could find a hormone-free birth control option, but the only hormone-free contraceptive is the dangerous ParaGuard IUD that often breaks and lodges itself in the uterus to cause permanent infertility, chronic pain, and various other health issues.

Menstruation: Curse or Blessing?


Menstruation is viewed differently by different cultures and religions. Monthly periods have been and continue to be regarded as both an evil thing and as a source of purification by different spiritual systems of belief. In this book, we view menstruation as a monthly purge, or rather, as a form of detoxification (on a physical level). It’s a necessary and healthy cornerstone event for females upon which the health of their entire body rests. 

Why do female humans menstruate every month? 

Again, though we personally prefer to view the menstrual cycle as a kind of cleansing experience (and as a way to connect more deeply with one’s femininity and connection to nature and spirituality), it sometimes helps to view the monthly experience of menstruation from a more scientific perspective. As a lot of women probably are aware of, human females are unique in that we go through an estrus cycle. Healthy pre-menopausal women get a menstrual period every month. In contrast, most other mammals go through a seasonal estrus cycle and they absorb the unused uterine lining instead of shedding it during a “period”. 


Why is this? Why do human females have a menstrual cycle? 


Truthfully, no one really knows (as with most things that have to do with evolution), but there are some pretty solid theories. 


Our primate ancestors likely started having a monthly menstrual cycle around 40 million years ago. Unlike breathing or defecation/urination, menstruation wasn’t originally a default process. At the time when menstruation as we know it started occurring in our ancestors, scientists suspect that the fetuses began to require more resources from the mother in order to grow and survive. This increased requirement for resources meant that pregnancy posed an increased risk to the mother’s survival, meaning that the mother’s body had to develop mechanisms to prevent pregnancy in cases where it wasn’t favorable to her survival first (since, ultimately, in the early days of humanity, the survival of a fertile mother often was more vital than the early survival of an embryo or fetus in terms of the continuation of the species). 


In addition, the endometrial (uterine) lining develops in order for a human fetus to survive and thrive is, in essence, like another organ. It has its own blood supply and it requires a fair amount energy and maintenance efforts from the mother’s body in order to stay healthy and viable, and to be able to support a growing fetus. Maintaining this lining at all times would require a substantial (and unrealistic) amount of resources and energy from the mother. Therefore, the body may have developed the process of menstruation as a way to conserve the mother’s energy and resources while still allowing ample time for the successful fertilization of an egg. 


Besides the fact that menstruation may have initially developed to prevent harm from coming to the mother, menstruation also may have developed as a method through which the mother’s body could “choose” fertilized eggs that were healthy (rather than allowing unhealthy embryos to continue development). After ovulation, the cells of the endometrium change into a special kind of cell known as decidual cells. These cells have the special ability to sense the quality of an embryo, and are capable of terminating an early pregnancy if an embryo isn’t healthy. If this happens, menstruation is triggered and the cycle restarts. 


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A Normal Menstrual Cycle

Women go through a monthly cycle of predictable hormonal changes. Below is a brief descriptions of those changes:


Days 1-5


The first day of a woman’s period is considered to be the first day of her cycle.


On this day, levels of progesterone and estrogen drop to a point where the hypothalamus releases gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) to signal the pituitary gland to release the next set of signaling hormones.


The woman’s pituitary gland then releases Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone. These hormones travel via the bloodstream to the ovaries to tell them to begin the maturation of process of follicles in the ovaries. Each follicle contains an egg / ovum that is surrounded by a layer of cells that produce and release estrogen. One follicle becomes dominant each month and readies itself to be released into the oviducts.


Days 6-10


Estrogen levels increase throughout the first half of the menstrual cycle. Estrogen is released by the follicle and travels through the bloodstream to the reproductive organs as well as to the hypothalamus and to the pituitary gland.


Higher estrogen levels encourage the lining of the uterus to thicken.


Days 11-13


As estrogen levels increase, the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland take note and stop releasing Follicle Stimulating Hormone. 


Day 14 


Around the middle of a woman’s menstrual cycle, high levels of estrogen trigger the pituitary gland to release a massive amount of Luteinizing Hormone. The Luteinizing Hormone triggers the follicle to release the egg (ovulation). The dominant follicle bursts and a mature egg is released that then travels through the fallopian tubes. 


Mucus on the cervix becomes thinner so that sperm can pass through it more easily.


Day 15-22


After the follicle ruptures and releases the egg, it transforms into a specialized mass of cells known as the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum produces progesterone. Progesterone levels are higher than estrogen levels during the second half of a woman’s cycle. 


Progesterone thickens the endometrium, the uterine lining that would become the placenta if a woman became pregnant. Progesterone thickens the endometrium to make it favorable for implantation of the egg.


High progesterone levels signal the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland to stop producing Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone. During this time period, no new follicles mature inside the uterus.


Days 23-25


If the egg is not fertilized by a sperm, the corpus luteum shrinks and progesterone levels drop. On the other hand, if fertilization does occur, the corpus luteum continues producing progesterone through the initial stages of pregnancy. Later, the placenta produces progesterone. 


Days 27-28


If pregnancy does not occur, the uterine lining will break down as progesterone levels decrease. Menstruation occurs when both progesterone and estrogen levels drop to the proper levels to trigger the hypothalamus and the pituitary to start the cycle over again.

Menstrual Cycle with Birth Control Pills

There are many serious health problems that can be caused by birth control pills because of how they affect a woman’s menstrual cycle. 


Premarin is a synthetic estrogen. It is taken by mouth and as such, it is subject to the “first pass effect”. The first pass effect is something that happens when you take a medication by mouth. The medication goes into the stomach, it is absorbed into the bloodstream, and ten it heads straight to the liver to be broken down and metabolized by this organ of detoxification. As a synthetic estrogen that is subject to the first pass effect, Premarin cannot escape this first pass effect because it is taken orally. And unfortunately, like many other hormone treatments that are administered in conventional medicine, Premarin is broken down by the liver into toxic metabolites that negatively affect general health. In other words, the metabolites of Premarin are toxic to the body and there’s no way to avoid them because Premarin travels first to the liver to be metabolized before having any other effect on the body. 


Premarin is just one example, but when a woman takes birth control pills, she is taking synthetic hormones that turn into toxic metabolites. These synthetic hormones are also toxic because they alter her menstrual cycle in the following way:


Days 1-5


Synthetic estrogen and progestin in the pills are absorbed into the bloodstream. They travel to the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland to trigger suppression of Follicle Stimulating Hormone. As a result follicle maturation in the ovaries doesn’t happen. 


Days 6-10


The pituitary gland continues to decrease production of Follicle Stimulating Hormone. The uterine lining doesn’t thicken as a result and no follicle develops in the ovaries.


Days 11-13

Constantly low levels of progestins signal the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland to keep Luteinizing Hormone production at a minimum.


Day 14 


The Luteinizing Hormone surge doesn’t happen so no egg is released from the ovaries. The constantly high level of progesterones tricks the body into thinking that it is chronically pregnant which leads to a sort of “backlog” of eggs that are aging, but not maturing. These aged eggs are first in line for fertilization after a woman stops taking birth control pills. 


The lining of the uterus is inhospitable to implantation by an embryo as a result of the hormonal disruptions caused by synthetic hormones. The cervical mucus stays thick and impermeable to sperm. 


Thick mucus in the cervix causes toxic buildup in the uterus. Thin mucus, in turn, helps remove toxins from the cervix and the uterus. This is true of the sinuses during a bout of cold or flu as well. Thick mucus causes “stuffiness”, headaches, and such a condition generally represents toxic buildup in the sinuses (often of dead or dying pathogens that are on their way out of the body). Thin mucus, though sometimes annoying in the form of a “runny nose” carries toxins and pathogens out of the body. The cervical mucus is the same. If it never thins and runs out of the vagina, toxins buildup in the uterus which can lead to disease and poor general health.


Day 15-21 


The continued delivery of estrogen and progestins suppresses production of Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone. 


Day 22-28


Pills that contain no estrogen and no progesterone are taken on these days to promote the breakdown and release of the uterine lining as a “withdrawal bleed” that resembles menstruation but that does not detoxify the body in the same way. 

Natural Alternatives to the Use of Birth Control Pills for Period Problems

A lot of women are prescribed birth control pills to treat menstrual problems like painful cramps, irregular periods, heavy periods and more. As a woman myself, I often struggled with problems like fibrocystic breasts that became painful during my period especially as I got older. I’ve experienced breakthrough bleeding and issues with conception and fertility. But now, after years of study, I understand why and I’m well-versed in the natural birth control options that can be used to treat menstruation issues. One of the most powerful cures for women’s health problems is Lugol’s iodine.

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Lugol’s Iodine and Testicular Tanning but…for Women?

A lot of men these days are using testicular tanning which involves sun exposure, iodine supplementation, vitamin K2 supplementation, and other colorful, sunlight-interactive nutrients to improve sexual health. The key ingredients in this nutrient list are Lugol’s iodine and vitamin K2, but believe it or not, sunlight is an activator that helps our bodies produce energy. Lugol’s iodine feeds the reproductive organs and with the supporting nutrients and sunlight exposure, the effects are powerfully healing for both men and women. It doesn’t matter if you have testicles or not…testicular tanning for women is identical except that you expose as much or your body as you can to sunlight (otherwise known as “tanning”)even if you don’t have testicles and even if you don’t live in a place where you can strip down naked to tan in the nude. If you don’t know anything about testicular tanning don’t diss it until you read more about the technical specs regarding how and why this color-based system works as a natural treatment for period problems and other reproductive system health issues. Read more about testicular tanning here.

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Herbal Birth Control Pill Alternatives

If you’re looking for birth control alternatives, read more about Neem here.  Neem can be used as an herbal morning after pill as well.

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