Women are Supposed to Have Periods…

They Keep Us Young!

Women are Supposed to Have Periods... - Brannick Clinic of Natural MedicinePeriods are not supposed to be painful and dysfunctional. A painful and dysfunctional period can be improved with a doctor who understands how to treat the cause of the problem—with the use of natural medicine. The cause is usually due to a hormonal imbalance. Women tend to be estrogen dominant today, which means they have excessive estrogen for normal functioning. This results in problems, like endometriosis, PCOS, ovarian cysts and fibroids—not to mention breast, ovarian and uterine cancers. The conventional mindset is to raise the level of progesterone or take birth control pills. However, this does not solve the problem. Women have receptors in their breasts, ovaries and uterus that are to be stimulated according to a biological rhythm. These receptors when constantly stimulated by a high dose of estrogen produces growths like cysts, fibroids and tumors.

Taking birth control pills to treat hormonal problems is not the answer—it only creates more problems later.

The purpose of a period is to shed the lining of the uterus, which provides a cycle and allows for pregnancy. A healthy period should elicit minimal pain, moderate flow with bright red blood, 28-32-day cycle and minimal PMS symptoms—not huge mood swings, anxiety and depression!

The blood women see while on the pill is a “fake” period and it is because of the hormonal direction of the pill. There is no shedding of the lining, which is what creates a period. So, birth control pills are overriding the natural process of the body and in order to do that, the amounts of hormones need to be in higher doses than your body would ever create naturally. So, you are exposing your body to high levels of estrogen. This high hormone level and lack of shedding creates problems as well as dysfunction involving menstruation and infertility.

If you are using birth control pills for painful periods, ovarian cysts or dysfunctional periods such as heavy bleeding, you are missing an opportunity to support your reproductive health. It is setting you up for future problems. There are safer alternatives than hormones. If you are taking birth control pills for birth control, there are safer options as well—see a natural doctor for advice.

I firmly believe menopause reflects how we treat our hormonal system when we are younger.