Adverse Side Effects of The Pill

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The birth control pill was created in the 1950s by American endocrinologist Gregory Goodwin Pincus and approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for millions of American women in 1960.

 

The birth control pill was actually the result of a medical accident, believe it or not. Pincus and Boston gynecologist John Rock had been researching infertility and the two began experimenting with chemical drugs to produce an oral contraceptive for women. In the midst of their experiments, a batch of synthetic progesterone was inadvertently contaminated with the pharmaceutical drug mestranol, an estrogen-like substance. The scientist discovered that the two hormones worked in tandem to block conception.

 

Pincus first found fame in the 1930s when he achieved in-vitro fertilization of rabbit eggs. He later worked with endocrinologist Hudson Hoagland. Together they founded their own research facility, the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology. In 1951, aided by biologist Min Cheuh Chang, Pincus started testing the contraceptive value of the hormone progesterone, which was derived from the root of the wild yam.

 

The Worcester experiments attracted the attention of Margaret Sanger, America’s leading birth control advocate since the 1920s; Sanger notified her friend McCormick of the project. McCormick and G.D. Searle, the Chicago pharmaceutical firm, became Pincus’s most generous benefactors. After the accidental occurrence of the progesterone contamination with the drug mestranol, Searle began manufacturing the progesterone-estrogen compound for extensive testing and this became the drug approved by the FDA in 1960.

 

Adverse Effects

Oral contraceptives are unsafe drugs with numerous side effects:

  • permanent infertility
  • high blood pressure
  • blood clots
  • stroke
  • heart disease
  • kidney failure
  • varicose veins
  • breast cancer
  • uterine cancer, and
  • liver cancer

Oral contraceptives also deplete a female’s body of:

  • iron (anemia)
  • zinc
  • iodine (weight fluctuation)
  • selenium (sex and hormonal nutrient)
  • all B vitamins

 

Other Problems from Oral Contraceptives:

Birth control pills or oral contraceptives also greatly reduce the flow and time of female’s menstrual cycle. But this is not healthy. The pill or oral contraceptives greatly throw off a female’s rhythmic and moon cycle, to her detriment. This is why a woman’s cycle after discontinuing the pill is very irregular, making it hard for her to know when it is coming or going.

 

Birth control pills and contraceptives throw off the female glandular system by essentially deceiving the body. In fact, birth control pills work inside a female’s body by deceiving the brain and making the body think the female is pregnant when in reality she is not.

 

The inundation of an exogenous synthetic progesterone-like hormone (with synthetic estrogen) suppresses ovulation (the release of fertile eggs). But as was stated earlier, you can’t fool Mother Nature. When a woman is pregnant, her natural endogenous levels of estrogen and progesterone rise and further egg production is stopped. The hormone levels continue to rise during pregnancy, signaling the brain to stop secreting its egg-stimulating hormones. The contraceptive pill hormones mimic this effect and continually make the brain think that pregnancy has occurred, thus suppressing ovulation.

 

Natural Alternatives:

A female can take the herb known as wild yam root. Mexican wild yam root is the best, safest, and most effective natural oral, or internally taken, form of birth control. It contains the highest amount of natural bio-progesterone. Too much progesterone suppresses ovulation, even though progesterone is the hormone conducive to conception. In fact, pharmaceutical-grade oral contraceptive was first derived from wild yam root by extracting the chief alkaloid (or constituent) called dioscegeni.

 

It is vitally important that a woman know that it takes approximately seven weeks for wild yam roots contraceptive properties to take effect, so intimacy or sex must be abstained from during this time or the male should use a condom if abstinence is out of the question. A female should take seven capsules of wild yam root daily to reap the effects of this herb. If taken in extract form, 2-3 tablespoons should be taken daily. The great thing about wild yam root is, should a female decide to become pregnant, she can start the conception process the day after discontinuation of wild yam root without having to detoxify her body.

 

Beneficial female specific herbs that are ideal to take after coming off harmful birth control pills include:

  • Motherwort (for hormone balancing)
  • Bayberry (to reduce toxic waste accumulations in the uro-genito tract)
  • Black Cohosh (regulates hormonal production)
  • Chaste Tree berries (hormonal balancing)
  • Yarrow
  • Burdock
  • Dandelion
  • Goldenseal
  • Chaparral, and
  • Red Clover tops

 

The Rhythm Method:

Natural birth control has become known as the rhythm method.

A calendar based on the moon’s cycle has 28 days, not 30 days. Twenty-eight is a both a lunar and feminine number. Generally, females have a 28-day moon cycle. The female body’s two major hormones (estrogen and progesterone) are divided into phases, which last approximately two weeks each. If a woman knows her cycle, she can successfully perform the rhythm method. Every woman has a two-week estrogen period where she is not prone to conception or fertilization, and a two-week progesterone period where she is very fertile and prone to conception.

 

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Related Questions

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    Q: I would like to know if the MOON CYCLE FORMULA, can be used as birth control, being that it contains both wild yam root and pennyroyal? From my understanding, pennyroyal, acts as a contraceptive, just as wild yam root. Please let me know if this correct. Thank you

    A:

    Oh no, no no no!!!!!!! These are just 2 ingredients with a host of other ingredients that neutralizes these 2 contraceptives' potency. MOON CYCLE FORMULAis NOT a contraceptive. Not at all!

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    Q: I have been on prescription birth control for many years now. But recently, there has been a growing voice in the back of my mind telling me to stop. I've looked into alternative forms of birth control and none of them seemed appealing until I found your HERBAL CONTRACEPTION. I immediately stopped taking 'the pill', and plan on ordering the hebal contraceptive formula asap. I am wondering if I should start the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, as well as the Female Package to rid myself of the toxic synthetic hormones I've been takigh. What would be my best option for cleansing and restoring my body? Is it necessary? And is it a bad idea to begin the Birth Control Formula while detoxing?

    A:

    I would recommend that you first perform the FULL BODY DETOX, followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE and then begin your natural birth control. These 2 cleanses will help undo the damage from the man-made BC pills. They (cleanses) should be done periodically! Every 3-4 months in your case!

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    Q: I am going to stop taking my birth control pill (YAZ) immediately. I have enough information to know that it is not good. I am curious about natural forms of birth control, particularly the use of herbs. Is taking the herbs safe and does it effectively prevent pregnancy? Any side effects? Thank you!!

    A:

    Natural birth control via Wild Yam Root when taken properly is 100% safe and effective!

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    Q: Thank you for the cancer info...It is welcome and beyond informative, however, I take issue with your remark that "women would be wise to just accept the fact that they are female by nature and God made them to have (deliver) babies and they should stop trying to compete with and be like men." Part of me is not surprised--men make comments like this all the time. I chalk it up to ignorance, as men enjoy living their entire lives not having to endure periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and lord knows what else. So because a woman does not want to have children--at all, or at a particular time in her life--she wants to be a man?! That's an illogical conclusion you are making. So why are there pregnant women with cancer, some of which who have never taken BC pills? Are women entitled to making any sort of control over their reproductive health? What about women who are infertile, naturally? If they develop cancer, is it because they never gave birth to a child? Are you willing to support all of the children that will result from women not being on Birth Control, since many people cannot afford several children on their incomes? This line of reasoning makes some women think that men really need to get over themselves. I think you have been reading too much Freud. Some women, present company included, appreciate our femininity and everything that encompasses being a woman. At the same time, this is not the dark ages--and even then, women chose not to have children during different times in their lives. Surely you are aware that in non-Western countries women utilize natural herbs to control their reproduction or as abortifacients? I am not advocating abortion; my point is that if you are going to criticize women taking BC pills, you may as well extend this criticism to women naturally preventing pregnancy via alternative means.

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    Birth control pills play a big role in female reproductive cancers. Women would be wise to just accept the fact that they are female by nature and God made them to have (deliver) babies and they should stop trying to compete with and be like men. In attempting to stop or prevent life (birth control), they are ending up losing their very own lives. And the birth control pills cause cancer in areas of the body that denote femininity (breasts, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, uterus and vagina). This is a form of language here. You have disease and female organ(s) which basically means your disease is specifically related to an issue of femaleness or femininity, that's why the disease manifests in these "female" organs. In attempting to be like and compete with males, females compromise their feminine integrity and goddess nature which "eats them up" (anger, frustration, sadness, etc.) inside. When the cancer appears in any female organ, it serves as a sign or sensor that the problem lies on a deeper metaphysical level pertaining to emotions, thoughts and attitude."

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    Q: Red Clover, ingredient of Female Hormonal adds estrogen. The thickening of my uterus lining is due to the fact that I have more estrogen, than progesterone. Will it not make my uterus wall thicker? I just ordered this product. So how will this work if I have too much estrogen already?

    A:

    You can never have too much GOOD estrogen, Beloved! All estrogen is not the same. God gave women estrogen, and this estrogen is not a problem, it's the man-made estrogens that are the problem. Now, to balance your hormones by getting more progesterone, start taking 3-6 capsules of Wild Yam Root daily.

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    Q: I TRULY LOVE YOUR SITE! I am a health seeker by holistic means and am suffering from Uterine fibroids as well as cysts in my breast. My Naturopathic doctor told me that the fibroids wont totally go away with any and all treatment. However, I believe differently. I know that I will get rid of the fibroids, and I believe that I will also learn how to keep them driven away with the helpful information that I have found on your site. Thank you for also expounding on natural birth control. I have also been doing some research on this topic (being that the synthetic birth control, tampons, sanitary napkins and food microwaved in plasticware has created an estrogen dominance that has fed these insatiable tumors). I will be trying your natural birth control soon, and wanted to ask if you have also heard of another form of natural birth control called, "Neem Oil". It has been widely used in India with a 98% effective rate. I am just wondering what your take is on this?

    A: The Fibroid Cleanse & Regimen can greatly benefit you. It is a 20 Day Cleanse and Regimen that naturally works to strengthen and purify the female reproductive system, while helping with the reduction of fibroids.

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    Q: I have not had my period in about a year and a half - ever since I went off of birth control. I recently saw an intuitive healer, who recommended your herbs and said that I should follow your program to detox from the birth control pills. However, after looking through your list of products, I was unclear as to whether I should be doing the full body cleanse or the female cleanse. Which would you recommend?

    A:

    Try both cleanses! The Full Body Cleanse works with your entire system and all of its eliminative channels to eliminate impurities and restore to optimal function, while the Female Cleanse focuses more predominantly on helping. to provide essential nutrients conducive to female sexual reproductive health

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    Q: Hi! I just found this site and am intrigued. I love the fact that everything is so pure and natural! I was wondering how effective the wild yam birth control is? I would love to not be on this depo shot anymore because the hormones drive me crazy. But my husband and I are extremely fertile, so taking wild yam kind of makes me nervous. Thanks!

    A:

    Wild yam is very effective as an herbal birth control! Very! Just follow the instructions and you'll be fine!

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    Q: IT SEEMS THAT THIS PERIOD I HAVE BEEN BLEEDING FOR 3WEEKS. I GENERALLY BLEED FOR 7DAYS. THE LAST TIME I BLED FOR 3 WEEKS+ WAS IN 2004. THE DOCTORS PUT ME ON BIRTH CONTROL PILLS TO REGULATE MY HORMONES. I TOOK THE PILLS FOR 2 MONTHS AND STOPPED, THE PILLS DID REGULATE MY PERIOD, AND FROM THEN ON MY PERIOD WAS REGULAR 7DAYS. I DID NOT WANT TO CONTINUE WITH BIRTH CONTROL PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY CAN MAKE FIBROIDS LARGER. I AM UNSURE OF WHAT I CAN DO TO CESSATE THIS BLEEDING

    A:

    1. Detox first with the Full Body Detox.

    2. Follow up the FBD with the Total Woman Cleanse (TWC).

    3. Drink plenty of our Female Health Tea.

    Perform all of the above and watch your period regulate itself.

    Your situation can be healed! Do you believe this?

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    Q: In less than a year, I had two miscarriages with there being a fetal pole, but no heartbeat. Both babies died between 7-8 weeks. My last baby, I had an emergency c-section. During that time (either before or afterwards), I had a major infection in which I was given antibiotics for 4 days. Then once the infection was gone (so they say), my blood pressure went up. Because I am not a medicine taker (especially since I had hypertension with the two pregnancies before the last one and the medicine never worked), I refused to take the ONE pill that they say would make my blood pressure go down. Today, my pressure is pretty stable. Anyway, I was wondering if you think that the miscarriages have been caused by the infection or is there something still wrong with my body due to the c-section. What do you recommend that I do in order to get my body back so that so I can safely and fully carry another baby to term if it happens again that I will get pregnant? I can't lose another baby. I will be totally devastated. By the way, neither I nor my husband wants to do birth control. I don't want to have my tubes tied because I believe there are some underlying negative causes that can effect the body and I particularly do not want to put anything foreign in my body, i.e. IUD. I have been told that I cannot take Birth Control Pills due to my history with hypertension. What can I do?

    A:

    The miscarriages are more spiritual than anything. Babies have no soul until after birth, so until birth, you only have biological entities forming in your body, so you are dealing with physical health problems. You need to work on strengthening your reproductive system. Evidently you system is weak. The C-section was unnecessary and doctors did it to make money. That's all. You don't do a C-section for a fetus of 7-8 weeks. That's ludicrous! Antibiotics? Those things are dangerous and are still in your body until you detox. The poisonous drugs they put in your body caused the Hypertension. Beloved, here's what I would recommend in your case: first perform the FULL BODY DETOX that will target all of the above. After this, perform the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. After this cleanse, perform the FERTILITY CLEANSE (which is optional in your case). You don't need birth control pills or any foreign device in your body. Just change your thoughts (see yourself pregnant, holding/nursing your baby), develop a healthy attitude (that you are worthy of holding a baby to term). Change your diet (vegan is best, eat more raw foods; fruits and vegetables). Drink Dherbs FEMALE HEALTH TEA daily. Remove all fears that you cannot hold a baby. Remove all thoughts about a 3rd miscarriage and how you will be devastated as you are setting yourself up for this by the very thought. Thank you for your interest in Dherbs.Com

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    Q: I want to know what is the difference in using the Wild Alum Root Powder for douching in reference to my prolapsed uterus problem vs. using the FEMALE HEALTH TEA Product that you sell. I would like to know so that I am able to know why and when to use a particular herbal product that will be better for my situation. Your clarity on this for my education will greatly appreciate. Thanks for your time and do have a wonderful day/evening upon receipt of this email. Thanks again for any clarity you can provide so I will better understand why you suggested and advised me to use the Female Health Tea.

    A:

    There's really no difference: it's just that wild alum is one herb (and a very good) and the tea I recommended has more herbs which have an affinity for female organs. Both can be used or one over the other.

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    Q: I have female problems. I have been told I have vaginitis and I get yeast infections a lot. I have a major unbalance in the vagina. Should I do a FULL BODY DETOX? Should I also do the Candida, Vaginitis and Yeast Infection kit or all? Which should I do first? I also have menstrual problems where I spot all the time. Should I stop taking Birth Control? What herbs could I take to regulate my menstrual cycle?

    A:

    I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU FIRST PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOXFULL BODY DETOX CLEANSE FOLLOWED BY THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. YES, PERSONALLY I WOULD NOT TAKE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS. THOSE THINGS KILL WOMEN! FOR YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE (AFTER YOU'RE DONE WITH THE 2 CLEANSES ABOVE), TAKE A DAILY REGIMEN OF MOON CYCLE FORMULA, FEMALE HORMONAL FORMULA, AND FEMALE HEALTH TEA.

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    Q: I suffer from a host of side effects from taking the yasmin birth control pill (my testosterone level is really low, hair is thinning at an alarming rate, vaginal dryness, low libido, anxiety, excessive weight gain, and infertility). I also have herpes and have had a terrible year of outbreaks. I have been taking FECUNDITY and the ANTI-VIRAL FORMULA. I also use the oz oil. I have seen some improvements but I need to know if I should be doing something different, and if by chance I am able to conceive what regimen should I be on at that point?

    A:

    I recommend you first DEROX with the FULL BODY DETOXfollowed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE and then followed by the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. Read our articles on these subjects too under "Articles."

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    Q: I’D LIKE TO KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOUR BIRTH CONTROL. I WAS READING ABOUT IT AND IT SAYS TO TAKE 7 PILLS A DAY. IS THAT RIGHT? OR IS THAT JUST WHEN YOU ARE FIRST START TAKING THEM. IS IT JUST FOR 7 WEEKS THAT YOU TAKE THE 7 PILLS A DAY? PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME ABOUT HOW THEY WORK.

    A:

    You take 7 capsules daily for as long as you take them. You are taking 7 capsules for 7 weeks to get the herbs into your makeup (bloodstream) for its contraceptive purposes and during the 7 weeks you are to abstain from unprotected sex or sex entirely. After 7 weeks, you can go back to unprotected sex, as the wild yam will now be in your body serving as a contraceptive.

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    Q: Will I still have my menstrual cycle while taking the herbal contraceptive? Will it alter it in any way? Thanks!

    A:

    NO, the Herbal Contraceptive should not alter your menstrual cycle.

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    Q: I have 2 more days left on the Total Woman Cleanse. I also completed the Full Body Detox in January. I started my cycle a couple of days before starting the Total Womans Cleanse, which lasted approxy 5 days. When my cycle stopped, I began to experience spotting everyday (which I understand is apart of the cleansing process). However, my cycle started again and has lasted for 4 days now, and I experienced some clots and heavy bleeding. I've also been feeling fatigue, as a result of the continuous bleeding. I've had problems with my cycle for several years, and I'm really seeking help in resolving the issue(s). I've had a couple of DNCs, over the past few years which have come back okay (praise God), but I also have an enlarged uterus. I was thinking about ordering the Yoni Formula, Moon cycle, Female Tea, and liquid iron. What do you suggest?

    A:

    Don't be frustrated, Beloved! It will only block you! Consider ordering and reading our "Mental Science Manual" and "Love Manual" and APPLY the principles so as to help you remain positive, calm, and optimistic about your healing. Listen, after the Total Womans Cleanse, perform the Full Body Detox, and then (after you finish the FBD) start taking the Moon Cycle (formula and tea), Female Hormonal Formula, Yoni Formula, and Styptic Formula. Your body is regulating itself. Trust the natural process! Your body is undoing all the harm you did to it, so be patient, and understanding of all that your body has to do on and for your behalf! Okay? Stay positive! Your body is your humble servant!

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    Q: I am a 64yr. female, breast cancer survivor of 4 years, and have had bilateral knee replacements. I currently take Arimidex, a hormone blocker-my cancer was hormone fed- and prilosec for acid reflux. I have been diagnosed with an irregular heart beat with the lower left chamber of the heart not relaxing enough to fill with needed blood supply to pump blood to my entire body. I was put on Atenolol to reduce my blood pressure but was allergic to it. A new prescription (Lopressor) has been recommended. I do not want to continue to add medicines with all of the side effects. What regimen would your recommend to address all of my concerns? I am completing your FULL BODY DETOX program.

    A:

    I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FIRST AND FOREMOST.

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    Q: I've had acne since about the age of 12. Back then my acne was very serve but now it's light to moderate because I am on birth control. I have read information on your site and want to stop the birth control pills but I don't know what to do about my acne. I know I need to do a detox to my body but the products you have on your website are very expensive for me at the moment. I saw the product for cleansing your blood. Would this be a good place to start? Could please give me some recommendations? Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

    A:

    An effective blood cleanser is the FULL BODY DETOX and if you can't afford the FBD, then drink vegetable juice daily (beets, carrots, parsley, spinach, apple, etc.

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    Q: I gave birth a week ago and am at home recovering. I feel like this was the healthiest pregnancy up until I was hit by another car who ran a red light. I was 34 weeks at that time. In the emergency room I did not know until afterwards that they injected me with steroids to speed up the development of the baby's lungs. This caused crazy side effects and at 37 weeks I had to give birth. She is fine, a little jaundice, but overall she is doing better than my first two children. I believe it has much to do with the fact that I took your pregnancy and calcium supplements. Thank You. My question to you is what should I be taking now? I am breast feeding and want to make sure that we are both going to be fine with what I ingest. Also, ever since the accident I have craved sugar. I have not been able to stop snacking. I would also like to point out that my hair fell out with my last pregnancy. I would like to avoid that as well. Thank you for listening and advising.

    A:

    10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE! After the cleanse, take SUGAR BUSTER Formula every morning or before you eat anything sweet! Congrats on the new birth!

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    Q: I am currently using an IUD for birth control. I have been on it for 7 months now, I have no problems with it, well known problems. I want to do a detox. Do you suggest a Full Body Detox, or Total Women Cleanse? Will it be effective even though im still using a IUD?

    A:

    You could perform a cleanse (The Full Body Detox), but it may render the IUD ineffective.

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