One of the best decisions a woman can make in reclaiming sovereignty over the health of her body is moving off hormonal birth control.
When hormonal birth control is stopped, however, it is not uncommon for the body to be left in a state of confusion.
After having synthetic hormones artificially “running the show” for so long, the body’s innate sense of hormonal balance may need help finding its way back to homeostasis.
This is by no means a reason to delay moving off hormonal birth control, but it is important to be aware of something known as Post-Birth Control Syndrome.
It’s more common to experience Post-Birth Control Syndrome if you had imbalances prior to starting birth control that the synthetic hormones were temporarily masking.
Removing the bandaid of synthetic hormones and finally addressing these underlying imbalances is an essential step in truly healing the body in a natural, sustainable way.
Post-Birth Control Syndrome symptoms may include:
Amenorrhea (no period)
Dysmenorrhea (painful period)
Menorrhagia (heavy period)
Blood Sugar Dysregulation
Intestinal Permeability (leaky gut)
If you’ve moved off hormonal birth control, but are experiencing some or many of these symptoms, there are many natural ways you can help your body return to balance free of synthetic hormonal birth control drugs.
These include following an anti-inflammatory diet focused on nutrient-dense foods, eliminating toxic exposures, optimizing detoxification pathways in the body, reducing stress, implementing healthy lifestyle and behavior modifications, healing the gut, and supporting hormonal balance with natural compounds that include herbs, botanicals, vitamins and minerals.
The functional medicine approach evaluates all of these categories using advanced functional lab testing to identify the imbalances unique to every individual. With this quantified data, a customized treatment plan involving supplemental protocols, diet and lifestyle can be created that will address every need in a targeted, therapeutic way.