Author: FM Liew
Date: 03-22-12 08:01
Imagine a substance has been proven to cause blood clots, liver damage and many types of cancer. The world cancer authority lists it as a Class 1 carcinogen, but the substance is willingly consumed by more and more people. The authorities do nothing to warn the public, and instead, they actively promote its consumption.
Sound like tobacco or a worrying food additive? No. The substance is the Birth Control Pill.
The medical community is locked in a paradigm. Because the Birth Control Pill is backed by a very strong pharmaceutical lobby, it remains entrenched as standard care, with hardly a voice of dissent. Despite the evidence, our regulatory Health agencies are simply not able to admit the obvious thing: The Pill is bad for women's health. The Emperor has no clothes, but no one will speak it.
During my 13 years in clinical practice in Women's health, I have been continually mystified as to why women take the Pill so willingly. One explanation is that the information that they obtain from their doctors is faulty. But there is something else beneath that: Both women and their doctors have a basic misunderstanding of what the Pill is.
These drugs are not hormones
Women and their doctors appear to believe that the oestrogen-type substances in the Pill are, in some fundamental way, the same as their own hormones. They assume that the chemicals in the tablet are no more than a simple replacement of what would normally be there anyway. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
The ingredients in the Pill are not at all the same as naturally occurring hormones. They are foreign, toxic steroid drugs, and, despite what your doctor tells you, they cannot be used to balance your hormones.
Pharmaceutical substances contained in the Pill are molecularly distinct from human hormones. Molecularly, the difference may be slight, but biologically, it is very significant. Hormone receptors are exquisitely sensitive. They respond differently to a differently shaped molecule. Some of the responses are vaguely similar, which is why the Pill can have some benefits, but some of the responses are very different, and many are downright sinister. For example, ethinylestradiol, a common ingredient in birth control pills, is 1000 times more potent in some tissue than its cousin human oestrogen (1). This is why ethynylestradiol increases the risk for breast cancer, and why it causes side effects such as bloating, fluid retention, and depression. Bear in mind that we do not understand all of the things that hormones do. The responses of hormone receptors are very complex. Only some of the undesirable effects of ethynylestradiol are known. How many more are unknown?
Progesterone-type drugs, called progestins, also produce undesirable effects. They distort and antagonise the effects of progesterone. Consider this: Human progesterone is naturally abundant during pregnancy, and natural progesterone cream can be used support pregnancy and to prevent miscarriage. Progestins, on the other hand, are a completely different story. They are not good for pregnancy. In fact, they cause abortion and birth defects. Up to 3% of women taking the Pill become pregnant and unknowingly continue to take the Pill. Research shows that this can cause foetal abnormalities, particularly to the reproductive organs. Reproductive abnormalities may not become apparent until the child is an adult and encounters difficulties with their own fertility.(2)
Full details: http://www.sensible-alternative.com.au/female-hormones/the-problem-with-the-pill