Welcome back to another episode of the Colorful Eats podcast! Last week (Part 1) we dug into the controversial topic of hormonal birth control and shared just how this oh-so-common daily medication may be affecting our health. So we know you’ve got questions and lucky you, we’ve got answers!
On today’s episode, we are sharing more on how hormonal birth control affects you inner biome and nutritional health, it’s potential effects on fertility and our take on natural birth control (plus our favorite method that will help you get to know your cycle better and avoid or achieve pregnancy). We also talk about one of the most important pieces, how to bounce back from hormonal birth control and some helpful tips to bring your body back into balance and improve your hormonal health.
We could talk about this topic for hours and barely scratch the surface so we encourage you to continue the research on your own. Today we share some of our favorite resources to help you learn more and make the best choice for your own journey.
Still have more questions? Ready to dig in deeper? Check out Caroline’s Happy Hormones Workshop where she goes through detailed plans for coming off birth control and creating happy hormones.
05:40 | How birth control can alter your inner biome and nutritional status
08:10 | Long term effects, specifically on your fertility
13:10 | Our favorite natural birth control method
22:50 | How to begin recovery from hormonal birth control
- Happy Hormones Workshop
- The Pill: Are you sure it’s for you? By Jane Bennett and Alexandra Pope
- Sweetening the Pill by Holly Grigg-Spall
- Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Tori Weschler
- Weston A. Price Foundation
- Recovering from the Birth Control Pill and Other Hormonal Contraceptives by Kim Schuette
- Pure Radiance Vitamin C