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In today’s episode  I’m thrilled to be joined by Crystal Felice, a former Pharmacist who’s now a functional practitioner. Today, we’re delving into a crucial topic: birth control. So many of us are introduced to the pill at a young age as a solution to our hormonal issues, and we aren’t told what it is actually doing to our bodies.  We both feel very passionate that we should be educated about the medication we use daily.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

-Birth control isn’t a hormone replacement—it’s designed to prevent pregnancy by halting your regular cycle, and your period while on the pill is a pill-induced bleed, not a natural cycle.

-The difference between bioidentical hormones versus synthetic hormones, and how that affects your body.

-The side effects, like depleting your body of nutrients, and this can lead to other issues, such as depression and anxiety, often resulting in the need for additional medications.

-How birth control is often prescribed to address problems like acne or period pain, but it’s more of a quick fix than a long-term solution; when you stop taking it, those issues tend to come right back.

-Ways to support your body when you are on and getting off birth control, and how quitting cold turkey is not the best way to go about it; you need to focus on supporting your detox pathways, nurturing your gut, and replenishing your nutrients. 

-Women deserve to understand the effects of birth control before starting it, and informed consent is essential for the medications we take.

-It’s important to include your partner in decisions about birth control; whether you’re stopping or continuing, keep them informed about what’s happening in your body. 

Education about birth control is key for women to feel confident discussing their symptoms with their doctors and advocating for themselves. It’s all about finding a balance between traditional medicine and holistic approaches.  Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to your health. The more informed you are, the better equipped you’ll be to make decisions about your body.

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. This may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here.

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