Are synthetic hormones safe? ABSOLUTELY NOT. They are, however, very profitable for Big Pharma which is why they’re still on the market even though they kill women and destroy women’s health every day.

Are synthetic hormones safe? 


Synthetic hormones are toxic to a woman’s body. Even bioidentical hormone treatment can cause unpredictable and sometimes devastating health effects in women, but synthetic hormones are even worse. This is one of Big Pharma’s most carefully guarded secrets. You see, if you have a male-dominated industry like Big Pharma calling the shots for women’s health, you end up with profit-boosting prescription medications like birth control for pre-menopausal women and synthetic hormone treatments for post-menopausal women that are viewed as a financial sure-thing that can target 50% of the population over the course of a lifetime. Those are some huge profits that Big Pharma makes at the expense of women’s health. 


Synthetic hormones are big business which means that Big Pharma has a lot of money to spend on distributing propaganda to ensure that women can’t easily find information about how synthetic hormones are dangerous. 


That being said, in my college days, I took the birth control pill briefly. And, though I was a marathon runner, I promptly gained 15 pounds on the pill. I went off the pill within months and promptly lost the weight and went into the local Planned Parenthood to get a diaphragm instead. At Planned Parenthood, I was counseled to use spermicide religiously, but I never ended up using the stuff. Now I know how lucky I was that I didn’t use the spermicide which contained endocrine disruptors that would have been harmful to my health.  


My diaphragms lasted for decades. I got three of them when I was in my early twenties and never replaced them throughout my entire reproductive lifespan. The contraceptive diaphragm was a trusted and portable friend that worked wonderfully without disrupting my natural menstrual cycle or ability to bear children.


When I was in my mid-thirties, I traveled to India and developed a serious parasite infection upon returning home. One of the symptoms of this infection was breakthrough bleeding mid-cycle. Again, I was a runner and my periods were always very predictable so the breakthrough bleeding really bothered me. I went to the doctor, who was a friend I’d worked with in her clinic about a decade prior, and she prescribed birth control pills. I left that day and never got the prescription filled. I was shocked that this was all the doctor had to offer me for something as common and as simple as bleeding during ovulation (when hormone levels drop naturally). I went home and began researching the cause of breakthrough bleeding to find natural solutions for myself (which, first and foremost, involved anti-parasitics). Read more about menstruation problems and parasites here


I worked for quite some time as a medical writer/researcher for a bioidentical hormone doctor. I was doing research and writing articles about why women would be better off with bioidentical hormones vs. synthetic hormones and it took me over a year to uncover the Women’s Health Initiative. This was a research project that Big Pharma contrived to show that synthetic hormones and birth control pills were good for women’s health. Despite their best efforts to skew the so-called “scientific” results in their favor, it didn’t take long before the devastating health problems caused by birth control pills and synthetic hormones became apparent. The results, in fact, were so bad, that the study had to be stopped early. For a while this information was on the Internet. It was covered up, but you could still find it. Today, the true story of the Women’s Health Initiative has been almost completely buried.


Even 15 years ago, when I was doing medical writing for the bioidentical hormone doctor, it took me over a year of 40 hour work weeks researching bioidentical hormones vs. synthetic hormones to find the story of the Women’s Health Initiative. So you can imagine how hard it is to find the story of this gigantic, long-term study into synthetic hormones for women. I’ve gotten better at research since that time, but today, Big Pharma has produced a new entity, a philanthropic entity, called The Women’s Health Initiative that claims to have women’s health as its primary focus. When I Googled The Women’s Health Initiative to write this article, for example, I wasn’t surprised to find this kind of propaganda out there as a very expensive smoke-screen to steer women away from learning about how toxic birth control pills actually are. 


When Lydian and I wrote the Cancer Cure Catalog, we learned about four techniques that Big Pharma was using religiously to cover up the known cures for cancer. I won’t detail them all here for the sake of brevity, but I will talk about one relevant situation involving propaganda directed at doctors to steer them away from FDA-approved cancer cures developed by Big Pharma by accident

Download the Cancer Cure Catalog volumes 2, 3, and 4 here. 

The first volume of the Cancer Cure Catalog is FREE for download here. 

If you haven’t read our cancer cure material, then you should know that, for example, there is, in fact, a cure for breast cancer (in fact, there are a number of them). In fact, this particular cure is even a pharmaceutical (in other words, it isn’t one of the “natural” cures that we talk about in our books).  This cure is known as salinomycin. It’s also a cure for malaria. Read more here about salinomycin, the FDA-approved cure for breast cancer


Big Pharma has this breast cancer cure on the books and its FDA-approved, but they hide it from doctors and from the public by telling doctors that salinomycin is potentially toxic and that it should only be used as a last resort after all other breast cancer chemo and radiation treatments have been given to the patient. This is a propaganda-technique called “shelving”. It’s on the shelf, but nobody uses it or they use it improperly to cause it to be regarded as less useful than it really is. By the time a woman receives all of the other toxic treatments that are recommended by Big Pharma for cancer, salinomycin by itself is unlikely to save her life. In fact, Big Pharma’s goal is to ensure that patient’s families remember that salinomycin was the last drug they took before the patient died.


That being said, a woman with breast cancer who has gone through the various other cancer treatments who receives salinomycin still might survive if she’s given things like high-pH therapy, vitamin B17, iodine, and pancreatic enzymes. You can read more about these treatments in our four-volume Cancer Cure Catalog. The first volume is free.


The Big Pharma Propaganda Machine is a powerful entity and profitable things like women’s health fuel this machine. So, if you’re trying to find out, are birth control pills safe? Or, is hormone replacement therapy safe after menopause? — the resounding answer is, in both cases, NO. 


Below is a short description of common synthetic hormones that are prescribed to women as birth control pills or for the treatment of post-menopausal symptoms like hot flashes. Note the sheer length of the lists of negative health effects that can occur with these three, most common synthetic hormones. The list of negative health outcomes is exceptionally long in comparison with other drugs. Consider the fact that 50% of the population of non-sick individuals (women) are taking these drugs during their childbearing years as young women and then also as post-menopausal women. These synthetic hormones are putting these individuals at an exceptionally high risk of developing a serious health problem that was completely unnecessary and unlikely to develop had these women not been exposed to synthetic hormones. As a contraceptive option, synthetic hormones should never be an option for women. They are always toxic because the liver can’t properly break them down without releasing metabolites that cause very serious, life-threatening, life-quality-diminishing health problems.


The recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade and changes in abortion law are certainly fueling interest in birth control pills in young women who aren’t willing to risk an unwanted pregnancy. The goal of this book is to give women other options to consider in terms of reproductive health and natural contraceptive methods. 


Alternatives to Synthetic Hormones: The Diaphragm

As I mentioned above, I used a diaphragm for my entire reproductive life and it worked very well for me. These days, if a woman can’t get just a regular diaphragm, I recommend checking out period cups that have a the shape of diaphragm. Click here to see an example of what I’m talking about


Can you use a period cup for birth control?

Period cups spare women the exposure to toxic chemicals in sanitary pads and tampons, but they can also, theoretically, be used for contraception. They are, after all, shaped exactly like a diaphragm and they are able to prevent a substantial quantity fo blood backward through the vagina such that women who are using these period cups aren’t bleeding all over their clothes during periods. Why then, would they not also work to prevent less than teaspoon of seminal fluid from entering the uterus? 


Indeed, many women successfully use period cups during sexual intercourse during their menstrual periods to keep things clean and tidy. And as long as the period cup doesn’t slip out of place during intercourse, it should work just like a diaphragm. Of course, use a period cup as birth control at your own risk and consider, perhaps, giving it a trial-run during a period to ensure that it stays put during sexual intercourse. Consider also working with the herbal contraceptive, neem to add another layer of protection to the use of a period cup as a diaphragm. Read more about neem as an herbal birth control method here


I highly recommend the use of period cups for menstruation as well as for birth control, if women find that the period cup works for them. It’s convenient, multi-functional, non-toxic, and it won’t impair endocrine function.

Top 3 Synthetic Hormones: Risks and Dangers 

This is not an exhaustive list of synthetic hormones. It is, however, a list that’s meant to give readers a strong sense of how dangerous synthetic hormones actually are for women of all ages. The main takeaway here is that, as a woman, you need to realize that the odds that you’re going to experience a negative health effect (either a so-called “side effect” or “adverse event”) from any type of synthetic hormone is extremely high. The list of possible health issues goes on and on. It’s very long for all of the major synthetic women’s hormones. 


Also note that the newer the synthetic hormone, the more the drug molecules have been manipulated over time. So, while doctor’s often try to sell women on the latest-and-greatest synthetic hormones on the market (the newest), these hormones are generally more dangerous than the synthetic hormones of earlier generations. The later the generation of drug, the more dangerous it often is in comparison with earlier generations.


Instead of calling side effects “side effects” or adverse events “adverse events”, we’re calling the health problems caused by synthetic hormones exactly what they are: health problems. Many of them are deadly or very serious. 

Ethinylestradiol: Synthetic Estrogen  

Ethinylestradiol Brand Names

The list of brand names that include ethinylestradiol as an ingredient is so long and that we felt it would be inappropriate to include it here. Note that ethinylestradiol is also sometimes spelled as ethinyl estradiol

Ethinylestradiol Risks


Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic form of the natural human estrogen known as estradiol. It is administered as a pill or as an ingredient in the vaginal ring. It’s combined with progestins in contraceptive medications. It is also used in hormone replacement therapy formulas for women who have had their ovaries removed and for the treatment of post-menopausal hot flashes.


Ethinylestradiol targets the body’s natural estrogen receptors which means that it competes for space at these receptors with natural estrogens like estradiol. It is the most common form of synthetic estrogen found in nearly all forms of birth control pills in combination with other ingredients. It is found as an ingredient in a very long list of different brand names.


Abnormal blood clotting is a common, yet serious health problem caused by ethinylestradiol because, while natural human estradiol does not increase abnormal blood clotting in women, ethinylestradiol, isn’t broken down in the liver in the same way as natural estradiol. Natural estradiol is inactivated in the liver without causing health problems. 

Common Health Problems Caused by Ethinylestradiol

  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood clots (throughout the body)
  • Blood clots in the legs
  • Blood clots in the pelvis
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Erythema nodosum – a red rash on the legs
  • Erythema multiforme – a full-body rash that can be minor or life-threatening
  • Vascular purpura – blood spots or skin hemorrhage plus arthritis symptoms
  • Chloasma – dark pigmentation splotches on the face
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Uterine tumors
  • Endometriosis / proliferation of the endometrium
  • Aggravation of existing endometriosis
  • Excessive production of cervical mucus
  • Breast tenderness
  • Breast pain
  • Breast enlargement
  • Milk secretion from the breasts
  • Gallstone
  • Liver disease
  • Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)
  • Water retention
  • Diabetes
  • Weight gain
  • High calcium levels in the blood
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Eye dryness (inability to wear contact lenses)
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Blistering, peeling skin
  • Inability to breathe
  • Inability to swallow
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat
  • Inflammation, warmth, and numbness or change of color in a leg or arm
  • Fainting
  • Death


The use of ethinylestradiol is so prolific and ubiquitous in the United States and Europe that it can be detected in the waterways. In the environment, it has toxic effects. Ethinyl estradiol alters reproduction in animals. Women who take ethinyl estradiol in an effort to gain sexual freedom lose their normal, natural estrogen/progesterone balance and homeostasis as a part of the gamble. 

Norethindrone and Norethylnodrel: Synthetic Progesterone

Norethindrone Brand Names


Norethindrone is administered as an oral tablet that is also known by the following names:


  • Aygestin
  • Jencycla
  • Norlyroc
  • Errin
  • Jolivette
  • Camila
  • Nora-Be
  • Ortho Micronor
  • Nor-QD
  • Deblitane
  • Sharobel
  • Norlyda
  • Lyza
  • Incassia
  • Tulana
  • Lyleq


Note the feminine quality of these brand names which were developed to endear women to the birth control pill. The birth control pill brand names are mostly derived from common female names which gives me the impression that the spin-doctors were hoping that women would look at their birth control pills as though they’re close friends.


Norethindrone Risks


Norethindrone is a synthetic hormone (a “progestin”) that’s produced through the toxic manipulation of the natural phyto-progesterones found in the wild yam plant (known as cabeza de negro). The drug company Syntex manufactured the first batch of norethindrone. Later, norethylnodrel was developed. These synthetic progesterone drugs became the basis for today’s birth control pills and synthetic hormone therapy for women.


The list of common and very serious side effects caused by norethindrone is long. 

Common Health Problems Caused by Norethindrone 

  • Sudden vision loss / blindness
  • Bulging eyes
  • Severe headache 
  • Migraine
  • Breast lumps / benign breast tumors
  • Inflammation in the body
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Missed menstrual periods
  • Pelvic pain
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Liver disease
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Severe digestive problems
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Abnormal blood clots 
  • Numbness 
  • Weakness
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Delayed menstruation
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Vaginal hemorrhage
  • Heavy cervical mucus production
  • Erosions or ulcerations in the cervix
  • Prolonged periods without ovulation (which can cause Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome / PCOS)
  • Suppressed lactation
  • Breast milk production when a woman is not pregnant
  • Breast neuralgia
  • Bleeding after the norethindrone is discontinued
  • Tiny lesions in the tissues of the cervix that lead to cervical cancer
  • Lethargy
  • Drowsiness
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Tremors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Sudden swelling and fluid collection anywhere on the body (known as angioedema)
  • Acne
  • Male-pattern hair growth in women
  • Alopecia / hair loss
  • Skin rash
  • Itchy skin
  • Melasma (abnormal, dark skin pigmentation on the face)
  • Cholasma (abnormal, dark skin pigmentation on the face)
  • Worsening of existing skin conditions
  • Hives
  • Excessive sweating
  • High insulin levels 
  • Decreased glucose tolerance
  • Glucose or other sugars in the urine
  • Diabetes
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Fluid retention 
  • Increased calcium and potassium in the blood
  • Higher levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of good cholesterol (HDL)
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Loss of libido
  • Mood swings
  • Urge to cough
  • Uncontrollable violent coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Respiratory distress
  • Lung blood clots / pulmonary embolism
  • Deepening of the voice
  • Blood clots in the eyes
  • Diabetic cataracts
  • Vision problems and visual disturbances
  • Inability to wear contact lenses
  • Optic neuritis / partial or complete vision loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood circulation problems
  • Venous blood clots
  • Hepatitis
  • High fever
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in the arms or legs
  • Increased white blood cells counts
  • Increased platelet counts
  • Masculinization of a female fetus

Desogestrel: Synthetic Progesterone

Desogestrel is another synthetic progestin hormone used in women’s birth control pills. It’s also prescribed from menopause symptoms. It’s sometimes prescribed alone or in combination with a synthetic estrogen drug like ethinylestradiol.


Desogestrel, as a synthetic progesterone, competes with the natural progesterone in a woman’s body for space at the progesterone receptors. It has androgenic activity in the body which means that it can have a masculinizing effect on women (it can cause women to develop the physical characteristics of a man). It also has glucocorticoid activity which means that it can cause problems with the immune system function. Many women who take Desogestrel develop inflammation in the body as a result. This glucocorticoid activity of Desogestrel causes immune suppression in women that can make them more vulnerable to infections of all kinds. Some women who take Desogestrel go on to develop immunodeficiency syndromes. In other words, Desogestrel makes women more vulnerable to things like Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) / Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).


Indeed, even the weak glucocorticoid effect of Desogestrel for a few days can cause part of the adrenal glands to physically begin to shrink. As the adrenal glands shrink and as the body makes less and less natural cortisol (a hormone that helps us manage normal levels of daily stress), women become fatigued. When the Desogestrel is discontinued after long-term use, women may experience chronic fatigue and lethargy for up to a year. Often, women develop adrenal insufficiency after taking Desogestrel.

Common Health Problems Caused by Desogestrel

  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Missed periods
  • Severe Headache
  • Migraine
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Bleeding of the brain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting blood
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood problems
  • Acne
  • Increased hair growth
  • Anxiety
  • Vision changes
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Skin pigmentation changes
  • Melasma (abnormal, dark, skin pigmentation on the face)
  • Choalasma (abnormal, dark, skin pigmentation on the face)
  • Chest pain
  • Chest discomfort
  • Liver disease
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Chronic cough
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Fainting
  • Hives / urticaria
  • Severe skin rash (welts)
  • Severe itching
  • Large, hive-like inflammation of the face, lips, tongue, eyes, throat, hands, feet, sex organs, or legs
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • Discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • Tenderness or swelling of the legs or feet
  • Pain in the chest, groin, or legs (especially the calves)
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sudden loss of physical coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Excessive sweating / hot flashes
  • Exhaustion
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Weakness
  • Bloating
  • Breast enlargement
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irritability
  • Vaginal itching
  • Itching in the groin area
  • Loss of interest in things that were previously interesting
  • Loss of pleasure in things that were previously pleasurable
  • Pain during sex
  • Thick, smelly, white, cottage-cheese-like vaginal discharge
  • Dry eyes
  • Inability to wear contact lenses
  • Lactation problems when given shortly after childbirth
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Candida albicans infection
  • Cervical ectropion (where the cells that are normally inside the cervix are present outside of the cervix)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Myoma / Leiomyoma / Uterine fibroids
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Mesenteric thrombosis (abnormal blood clot in a major vein that drains blood out of the intestines)
  • Pancreatitis (abnormal swelling of the pancreas)
  • Colitis (abnormal swelling of the intestines or colon)
  • Crohn’s disease (chronic inflammation of the intestines – an autoimmune disease)
  • Ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammation and ulceration of the intestines – an autoimmune disease)
  • Low libido
  • Depression
  • Mood disorder
  • Nervousness
  • Chorea (a physical coordination disorder in which a person makes involuntary, unpredictable body movements)
  • Sydenham’s chorea / rheumatic chorea (a disorder involving uncoordinated jerking movement of the face, hands, and feet)
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Low folate levels in the blood
  • High folate levels in the blood
  • Worsening of porphyria 
  • Decreased ability to digest carbohydrates
  • Erythema nodosum (rash)
  • Erythema multiforme (a full-body rash that can be minor or life-threatening
  • Vascular purpura (blood spots or skin hemorrhage plus arthritis symptoms)
  • Itchy skin
  • Hair loss / alopecia
  • Male pattern hair growth in women
  • Herpes gestationis during pregnancy (a red, itchy rash that forms around the bellybutton–lesions later spread to other areas of the body including the upper chest, back, buttocks, and arms–after 2-4 weeks, large blisters form on the affected area, similar to herpes zoster / shingles, except during pregnancy)
  • Hemorrhagic eruption – a severe rash involving bleeding of the skin
  • High blood pressure
  • Venous embolism / abnormal blood clotting
  • Varicose veins
  • Thrombophlebitis / abnormal blood clot, usually in the legs
  • Retinal thrombosis (blood clot in the eyes)
  • Optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve which can cause partial vision loss or blindness)
  • Blindness
  • Cataracts
  • Changes in the shape of the cornea
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Fluid buildup under the skin (angioedema)
  • Otosclerosis
  • Abnormal hardening of the ear / bone remodeling inside the ear such that hearing is impaired or deafness occurs
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome (obstruction of the veins of the liver causing severe liver enlargement / hepatomegaly and spleen enlargement / splenomegaly along with abdominal swelling)
  • Liver cancer
  • Hepatic adenoma
  • Benign liver tumors
  • Liver function disturbance
  • Hormone-dependent cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Bladder irritation / cystitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Impairment of kidney function
  • Lung blood clot / pulmonary embolism
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (damage and inflammation to the small blood vessels of the kidneys due to tiny blood clots)
  • Systemic lupus erthematosus / Lupus (an autoimmune disease involving inflammation throughout the body)


Are birth control pills dangerous? 


Desogestrel is a dangerous synthetic estrogen that has long-term effects on women’s health. From the 1940s through the 1970s, Desogestrel was prescribed to prevent miscarriage and not only were women negatively effected by the drug, but also their babies who were exposed in the uterus.  


In February, 2007, a consumer advocacy group released a petition asking the FDA to ban all oral contraceptives that contain Desogestrel. The petition cited studies dating back to the 1990s showing that the risk of dangerous blood clots in women doubled (in comparison with other birth control pills) when they took Desogestrel. The FDA did not ban Desogestrel. Despite its risks, it is still one of the most common ingredients found in birth control pills. 

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Oral Contraceptives Increase the Risk of Serious Infection

One scientific study that we uncovered discussed the relationship between oral contraceptives and serious infection. The scientists who engineered this study discovered that women who take birth control pills have an increased risk of having a low white blood cell count. In the study, the clinicians examined women to see if they were at greater risk of developing one of 4 serious infections before, during, and after taking birth control pills.

This was a cohort study so they followed two groups of women between the ages of 16 and 40 years and followed them from 2005 to 2019. The study examined over 40,000 women and it found that women who were currently taking birth control pills were at a significantly higher risk of developing infection than women who were not taking birth control pills. The age of the woman didn’t matter. In all cases and in both groups of women, the use of birth control increased rate of infection.

This fact leads fluently into the problem of autoimmune disease. Though it isn’t widely known, autoimmunity in all of its forms is strongly correlated with infection or rather colonization of the body by pathogens. Indeed, autoimmune disease has also been extensively studied as a drug-induced phenomena that happens after women are given synthetic hormone treatments, antibiotics, or a wide array of different drugs. In fact, drug-induced autoimmunity is strongly correlated with autoimmune disease caused by infectious pathogens that have colonized the liver, the gallbladder, the lymphatic system, the bone marrow, or the brain. Often, medications like birth control pills and synthetic hormones create physiological vulnerabilities that make it possible for pathogens to take up long-term residence or organs of the body that are not easily treated using antibiotic medications prescribed by doctors.

So the main takeaway here is that birth control pills and infection go together. If, for example, you were a woman on birth control pills or synthetic hormones during the COVID pandemic, you were, in fact, more vulnerable to COVID than women who were not on birth control pills. Women need to know about the fact that birth control pills make them more vulnerable to infection. Why weren’t women warned of this fact during the pandemic? The study that we’re citing above included over 40,000 women and it studied these women over the course of about 15 years. So the results are compelling.

Can Synthetic Hormones Cause Autoimmune Disease?

Yes, a number of autoimmune diseases can be triggered by birth control pills and other forms of synthetic hormones. A lot of women have experienced first hand the unfortunate correlation between hormonal birth control and autoimmune disease. Their doctor prescribes them birth control pills and autoimmune disease develops shortly thereafter. Though doctors are rarely schooled in the connection between female synthetic hormones and autoimmunity because Big Pharma would lose a lot of profits if doctors were more cautious about prescribing these toxic medications, women intuitively notice that their health is negatively impacted as a result of birth control pills (or other forms of hormonal birth control). If you’re a woman who has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and you’ve been wondering, “can birth control cause autoimmune disease?”,  you’re not alone though it might be hard to find a health care professional who will validate your feelings about the situation.

Studies have shown that women who have taken synthetic hormones / birth control pills are 35% more likely to develop Multiple Sclerosis. They are 50% more likely to develop Lupus. And they are 3 times more likely to develop Crohn’s disease than women who have never taken the pill.

Most women are completely in the dark about how something like autoimmune hepatitis and birth control might be connected. When I was in college, I took birth control pills and I immediately gained weight, felt lethargic, and brain foggy, but continued taking them for months thinking that I was being responsible. Fifteen pounds later, I realized that I needed to make a big change and stopped taking the pill. The weight melted off, my energy returned, and I was suddenly able to think clearly again. But within 3 years, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I overcame that, but then, after being prescribed several drugs like nitrofurantoin that can cause autoimmune disease symptoms, I developed Reiter’s Syndrome symptoms and severe interstitial cystitis. I overcame that too in time and learned to distrust the same medical system that I had tried so hard to break into as a young pre-med university student.

If you’ve taken hormonal birth control and autoimmune disease symptoms developed afterwards, consider doing a major detox to restore your liver and gallbladder function. Few women are aware of the relationship between women’s hormones and gallbladder function as well as liver function. Read more here about how to detoxify your life and your liver, but also consider downloading our Gallbladder and Beyond Book to better understand how the Gallbladder can cause symptoms of autoimmune disease and how restoring the health of the gallbladder can positively impact women’s health.

Download The Gallbladder and Beyond book here to learn how to get rid of gallstones without surgery, remove toxins from the gallbladder, and get rid of infectious pathogens that might hiding in the gallbladder.

Synthetic Hormones: Risk Summary

Many women believe that they have to take synthetic hormones for birth control, to control irregular menstrual cycles or painful menstrual cramping, as a treatment for symptoms of menopause, or for other women’s health issues. Most women believe that they have no other choice other than synthetic hormone contraceptives such as the birth control pill or synthetic spermicides in controlling their reproductive destiny. Women with menstruation issues like irregular periods, endometriosis, PCOS, heavy periods, or painful periods don’t realize that often, they can completely cure these problems permanently by taking Lugol’s iodine 2% at 50 mg per day with supportive nutrients like vitamin K2 (200 mcg).

Read more about how to use Lugol’s iodine to prevent and cure breast cancer and other reproductive organ cancers here.

Read more about how to use Lugol’s iodine to clear the fallopian tubes and heal the uterus following a sexually transmitted infection here. 

Read more about herbicides and insecticides that disrupt the normal function of a woman’s endocrine system here and how to protect the body from these exposures by taking Lugol’s iodine and vitamin K2. 

Indeed, norethindrone was derived from a plant–the wild yam–and in fact, women can use this plant to work with natural phyto-progesterones that are designed to work in synchrony with the human body. We’ll talk more about that in future discussions, but for now, we’ll summarize by saying that synthetic hormone risks are high and that these are some of the most dangerous drugs on the planet. 

Women with menstrual irregularities, painful menstruation, PCOS, endometriosis, post-menopausal osteoporosis, hot flashes, other menopause symptoms or other women’s health issues that seem to defy all treatment by western medicine doctors should consider reading our book Root Cause, which explains how certain nutrients protect our bodies against herbicides and insecticides that are ubiquitous in the environments of developed countries. This is not just a doom and gloom book about the horrors of insecticides and herbicides but rather, it’s a book about how to adapt to these toxins by understanding them better and by choosing the right nutrients to protect the body.

Download the book Root Cause here. 


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Testicular Tanning for Women

This may seem like a strange idea—testicular tanning for women–but men have discovered the value of sunlight exposure (without sunscreen) and the science behind testicular tanning is relevant to women as well as men. Melanin, the pigment that colors the skin, hair, and eyes, plays a role in everything from menstruation cycles to immune system health and melanin is made up of colorful nutrients that capture the sun iodine (all colors: black), vitamin B12 (a cobalt blue color), phosphorus / phosphate (all colors: white), etc. Melanin is like a solar panel in our skin that helps our bodies produce energy to repair ourselves, stay healthy, reproduce, feel alive, and to enjoy life. Read about how men are using testicular tanning to cure their sexual dysfunctions here.

Natural Birth Control Pill Alternatives

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

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Testicular Tanning and Red Light Therapy as a Natural Cure for Male Sexual Dysfunctions and Infertility

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