Yesterday we visited the topic of The Pill where Nat had a lot to say and Adele also shared of her experiences with it. Because we know how much you love information, here’s an earlier excerpt from Nat’s blog on the pill and why it is messing us up and sending women all kinds of crazy. Take a read and if you want to read the full article, click the link to learn more.
- Because The Pill is toxic, it directly affects the liver. The liver in Chinese medicine is responsible for moving energy around the body (in the form of blood and nutrients). The Pill very often stagnates this energy meaning that the body isn’t nourished adequately. This is why so many women experience migraines, headaches and even weight whilst taking the OCP. It affects the normal rhythm of the body. Migraines are found to be 40% more common amongst pill users than those who don’t take it. For women who have previously suffered from migrane, taking the pill can seriously exacerbate these problems. Often GP’s will try variations of The Pill to see if that makes a difference to the patient. The fact remains that they are all just a variation of the next and in most instances the headaches remain. It’s can be a dangerous combination – the increased oestrogen in the body of migraine sufferers isn’t a good thing.
The most outstanding piece of information I have ever read about The Pill is how it alters our attraction to the opposite sex. A recent study found that women on The Pill see the world more platonically. They were shown images of naked women and men. Those on The Pill reported a much more neutral view as opposed to those who didn’t take it where they were easily able to imagine sexual scenes from viewing the pictures. It was also noted that those who were on The Pill were far less charmed at seeing pictures of babies – hinting that it’s influence on reproductive interest.
And here is the best bit. Certain volatile fatty acids – named ’couplins’ (not kidding, that is truly the real name) are secreted in the vagina and stimulate male sexual interest and behaviour. However women on The Pill do not secrete couplins. I’m sure there are dozens more of these little impacts that The Pill has on our bodies which we aren’t aware of – and again, this is the reason why many women feel so different when coming off the pill.
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