One of the many effects of the pill is that it reduces your testosterone and lowers oil production as well, which is why it can be effective in eliminating acne. But the truth is that the pill doesn’t fix acne or all other skin problems. That’s a lie if anyone told you that even dermatologists, I’m the first one too had to believe that it will be a solution to fix my acne, to think that I will have clear skin with that « magic pill », but I was so uneducated and so naive (so young though). When you think about it you will realize that your skin is not your most vital organ, so in your healing process your body will heal your vital organs first, that’s a fact. That means that each improvement of your skin will take much longer than any other part of your body. You need to be patient, that’s for sure and not so hard on yourself too. We know that the pill creates gut inflammation, suppress healthy hormones, and burdens the liver so it can’t clear out unnecessary hormones.
« Your gut has everything to do with your hormones, and it may be the very reason you’re having to deal with symptoms like cramps, acne, headaches, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, or weight gain. » Dr.Brighten
The main role of your gut is to absorb the nutrients from your food, which in turn helps you make the hormones you need and break down and eliminate the ones you don’t. That’s why you have maybe heard that we have two brains: the actual brain and the gut. It’s like a house full of organisms, there is more than there are cells in the body, it will influence our mood, our weight, inflammation, and your overall hormonal health. The second role of your gut is responsible for moving hormones out of your body and helping you and your liver detoxify. The impact of the birth control pill is really bad because it will cause inflammation and leaky gut to a disruption of your entire microbiome, that’s how big the pill impact is.
Your gut is a house that consists of healthy bacteria. When your gut isn’t properly functioning, you can experience some symptoms like anxiety, depression, headaches, joint pain, fatigue, difficulty to lose or gain weight and if you think about it, it’s hormone imbalance. In general and even more when you’re on the pill, you need a healthy gut to remove excess estrogen and other waste from the body. If you have bowel problems that will lead with estrogen who sticks around longer than it should, that will finally lead to a state of estrogen dominance, to resume you don’t want that to happen. You have to poop every day to remove estrogen your body no longer needs.
The birth control pill will disrupt normal flora (what should grow in your gut) and allows an environment of harmful bacteria to grow. This kind of contraception will destroy your gut integrity and it also increases your risk of autoimmune disease.
In the first place, the thyroid has such a big role because it contributes to our mood, our metabolism, our menses, and our energy and it affects every single cell in the body. The thyroid produces two main hormones, T4, which need to be converted to T3, for our cells to be able to use it. It’s important that your has a healthy gut because it’s the site where the major thyroid hormones conversion sites. If, not your body will not be able to produce healthy hormones and you will have some symptoms.
This is how the birth pill control will affect your thyroid function: first, it will deplete vital nutrients that your thyroid requires to synthesize thyroid hormone, as well as the nutrients your cells need to utilize your hormones. Second, the pill increases thyroid-binding globulin, which means that your thyroid hormone is unavailable to your cells. Finally, the pill is inflammatory, it’s important because we know that inflammation is at the root of all chronic disease. When inflammation is high, your body converts T4 to reverse T3 which to resume means that you will make you store fat and want to got to sleep. The fact that inflammation makes cell walls less responsive to all hormones, including thyroid.
« Your metabolism causes the chemical reactions in your cells that create energy from the food you consume, and it can play a role in regulation everything from blood sugar level to hormonal balance. » Couldn’t say any better than how Dr.Brighten said it. Knowing that is a huge part of how the body is working the truth is that the birth control pill is affecting it too. I already told you about the fact that the pill causes inflammation and insulin resistance that will put you at risk for several conditions: heart disease, stroke, and cancer. You need to be aware of that and then make your own opinion about and if you want to take those short and long-term risks. But that doesn’t stop here, the pill elevates your cholesterol and blood pressure, that’s two more risks. Finally, the pill increases your risk of blood clots, which can cause a stroke.
The pill causes inflammation which will lead to your cells to become rigid and they’re no longer able to receive the signal from insulin to transport sugar into your cells. It means that all that sugar is left to your bloodstream and it will cause your pancreas to make more insulin because your cells really need it to live. This process will generate that your cells will become tired of insulin always knocking the door that they will stop listening and will ignore it, which will lead to insulin resistance. It didn’t stop at impact just your blood, but then it will damage your brain, kidneys, eyes, and ovaries.
Research has been made about different pills and the result is that they may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke because of the synthetic progesterone (drospirenone). This fake hormone act as a diuretic, it makes you pee more and it has antiandrogenic effects (to simply anti-testosterone), which improve skin conditions like acne. This drug will do many things to your body and that will increase your risk of heart attack, to resume how Dr.Brighten explains it in her book.
There is no doubt about the link between birth control pills and cancer, especially breast cancer. Research has shown that when you’re on the pill, you will have a higher risk of getting different types of cancer, like breast, cervical, liver, and brain cancer. The explanation by the experts is that the longer a body is exposed to synthetic estrogen-like found in the pill the higher the risk of developing estrogen-related cancers. Another study also found that synthetic progesterone found in pill type 2 may increase the risk of breast cancer.
The first thing to be aware is that the human body is a whole, all organs and every part of it work together, so it’s logical that if something doesn’t work properly it will influence the rest of the body. To explain that, research has shown that the natural cyclical changes in hormones influence mood, behavior, and social bonding. It’s a new area that needs to be explored by scientists. They are starting to explore how the birth control pill may be influencing not only your mood but also how you socialize and behave as a person. When you look at the side effects of many birth control pills, you will see symptoms like; depression, risk of suicide, mood changes, etc. It’s mental health and it should warn you as much as your physical health in my opinion. Today we aren’t talking enough about mental health like we are talking about physical health, but you need to pay attention. For example to get a better understanding of how the pill contributes to your mental health, let’s take depression for example, and how the pill elevates your risk.
Dr.Brighten explains that the pill depletes nutrients that are crucial for brain health, lowers testosterone, disrupt your thyroid and adrenals, causes leaky gut, and messes with your microbiome and any of these alone can cause you to feel depressed. That means that the pill is bad for your brain.