Let’s talk about this one sized approach to period problems that we’ve been using. The birth control pill.

You don’t have to go on the birth control pill. You definitely CAN if it works for you. BUT, being aware it doesn’t FIX any hormone issues. It covers them up. This can be fine for the short term. I’ve used the birth control pill and found it helpful at times. And, if you’re using it as a contraceptive, that’s a whole different story. If you’re not ready to be taking care of a small person, the pill may be a great option for you.

The pill is not the only option for painful periods.

But, those painful periods, cramps and PMS moments of wanting to yell at everyone or where you find yourself crying uncontrollably at a commercial containing any baby animal, all these symptoms will come back after the pill stops. In the mean time you could still have underlying issues like poor detoxification of toxic forms of estrogen or other hormonal things that are just kind of hanging out on the back burner.

Let’s get to the bottom of your hormone issues and your overall health. Let’s use evidence based natural alternatives.

Let’s use evidence based natural alternatives.

Women back in the day knew what they were doing. Brewing up teas of vitex or red raspberry leaf. And now modern research is catching up. It’s probably best not to go into the health food store and take every bottle of something that says “hormone solution” on it. There are specific things to address specific imbalances.  And, there are safe and effective ways to take them so that 1) they work and 2) you don’t feel worse than when you started.

Women back in the day knew what they were doing.

Ultimately, as women, we have a lot of things to do. We don’t need to be sitting in bed with cramps or explaining to everyone at work that we’re getting our period and our emotional outburst wasn’t about them (even if sometimes it maybe was a little about them). And most importantly, let’s make sure our gfs, sisters, cousins are all aware that we have options and we’re making informed decisions about our health when it comes to women’s health issues. 

Get in touch when you’re ready to start tackling your hormones.