The Pill and your GUT
Can the Pill contribute to gut issues
Did you know that the oral contraceptive pill has been shown negatively impact gut flora and estrogen metabolism
🔬A study of over 75,000 women found that those on the OCP had an increased risk of developing both Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, with some studies showing a risk increase of over 30%.
Additionally, other studies have pointed the the OCP reducing beneficial bacterial species, and it’s well known that the Pill depletes zinc, necessary for stomach acid production (wonder where your SIBO came from), keeping your gut lining healthy and reducing your chances of food sensitivity. Do you bloat from anything you eat?
Can you even clear the Pill properly? (Detox)
A typical case we see is when females aren’t aware of the above. Additionally, they are constipated (reabsorbing hormones), drinking on weekends(bye-bye glutathione needed for healthy hormones), and don’t have enough protein (phase two detox gets impaired). If you choose to remain on the pill it’s important to have all your pathways remaining opening to minimize and side effects now and in the future
💊Taking oral contraceptives is a personal choice. Our aim is to educate you and mitigate some of the choice women make by informing them about how certain choices may be impacting them now and in the future. We are always here to support you no matter what your choice, and there are ways to support you even on the Pill or when you’re ready to come off 🧡
For those around Burleigh or Gold coast, you can work with us face to face and for everyone else, we offer online telemedicine consults. We can't wait to help you with your hormones