Period Health Recommendations
Birth control such as the pill depletes the body of nutrients such as folate, B12, B6, zinc, selenium & magnesium. These nutrients are essential for hormone balance, healthy periods, moods, energy, skin & hair.
Nutrient deficiencies are the root cause of imbalances & period problems. To help improve your health whilst on birth control & protect your body against side effects increasing the nutrient density of your diet & learning how to eat hormone-healthy meals is crucial to restoring your body’s needs.
We need healthy adrenal function for balanced hormones, healthy periods & overall wellbeing. Hormonal birth control can disrupt adrenal functioning.
The first step to supporting your adrenals whilst on birth control for improved health is to become a boss at managing & reducing stressors in your life. Stress can be anything from poor diet, to lack of sleep, emotional trauma, undereating, over-exercising & work overload. Become aware of the stressors in your life & take action to reduce them.
Your liver & gut play a huge role in the metabolism & detoxification of hormones. When your liver is sluggish & your gut unhealthy it allows for excess hormones & toxins to build up in your system & create hormonal imbalances. This results in symptoms such as PMS & cramps.
Supporting your liver & gut health whilst on birth control through certain diet, lifestyle & supplement strategies is especially important to help detox synthetic hormones & bring your body back to balance.