Getting Off Your Hormonal Birth Control
Everyone’s body handles the transition off of hormonal birth control differently. Factors that might affect your experience are the age that you started using HBC, how long you were on it, and any symptoms that you were experiencing prior to use. That said, there are 3 things everyone can do to make the transition easier.
An overwhelming amount of cycle issues are directly related to digestive health – and the pill and some other forms of HBC compromise your gut microbiome and digestion. Optimizing digestion to support your hormone health is the first step.
Focus on Detoxification
A healthy cycle is dependent on creating the right hormones at the right time and detoxifying hormones you no longer need. The pill and other forms of HBC also pump your body full of synthetic versions of reproductive hormones, particularly estrogens, and you need optimized detoxification to get these out of your system.
Once your digestion is optimized so you can use the nutrients you ingest better, the focus shifts to targeted nutrition and supplements as needed to heal your system. This is especially important since processing the synthetic hormones in HBC depletes your body of important vitamins and minerals.
As you implement changes to improve your cycle health and fertility, how will you know if it’s working? The best thing you can do is to educate yourself about the signs of a healthy cycle and then track your own cycle and symptoms every month.