Copper Toxicity and Birth Control Pills or IUD
High levels of copper and other mineral imbalances are found in women who have a prior or current use of birth control pills or an IUD.
About Copper Toxicity and Birth Control Pills or IUD
There is a often strong correlation to those high in copper with other altered minerals and heavy metals relationships than can trigger many types of symptoms after birth control or copper IUD use. Doing a hair test will inform you of your exact mineral status and help you determine the actual level of unbound copper as well as other nutrient imbalances after taking birth control pills. Once these imbalances are corrected with nutritional rebalancing, the symptoms of headaches or migraines can be reduced.
How Birth Control Pills Alters A Woman’s Health
Read about all the negative side effects of birth control pill use, both short and long term from the list below.
- Birth control pills increase all types of female cancers – breast, liver and ovarian.
- All birth control pills raise copper levels.
- Alters Gut Flora
Birth control pills can change a woman’s normal flora, allowing yeast and other pathogenic organisms to thrive.
- Alters Mate Preferences – read this study!
Women who take birth control pills have an altered preference to mates.
- Causes Blood Clots and Strokes
Birth control pills increase the risk of blood clots and strokes. The risk hugely increases after age 35 and for women who smoke.
- Causes Depression
Shifts in thyroid function on the birth control pill is responsible for depression.
- Causes Heart Disease
Shifts in thyroid function on the birth control pill is responsible for heart disease.
- Causes Weight Gain
Shifts in thyroid function on the birth control pill is responsible for weight gain,
- Challenges Thyroid Function
Selenium, zinc and tyrosine are necessary for proper thyroid function.
- Contributes To Autoimmune Conditions
Oral contraceptives stimulate and artificial pregnancy and therefore stimulate a shift from the Th1 to the Th2 Immune Branch. This can produce an imbalance of the immune system perpetuating autoimmune conditions.
- Creates Estrogen Dominance
Use of birth control pills leas to a hormonal imbalance such as estrogen dominance.
- Depletes Essential Minerals
Birth control pills deplete selenium, zinc and the amino acid tyrosine.
- Depletes Vital Nutrients
Birth control pills deplete a woman’s body of folic acid, B12, and B6 vitamins. A deficiency in any of these may result in anemia, birth defects, depression and other serious conditions.
- Contains Lactose
Most oral contraceptives contain lactose as an inactive filler. This could be an issue for those with food intolerances including dairy and gluten intolerance issues.
- Decreases DHEA Production
Birth control pills lowers DHEA production. DHEA has been described as an anti-aging hormone. Many conditions, including autoimmune conditions, have been associated with low DHEA.
- Decreases Sexual Desire
Birth control pills can decrease sexual desire.
- Decreases Testatorone Production
Birth control pills suppress testosterone that women produce.
- Impairs Muscle Development, Despite Exercise
Birth control pills impairs a woman’s ability to build muscle even when they exercise.
- Increases the Risk of Infections
Birth Control pills thing the uterine lining making a women more prone to bacterial and viral infections including and HPV.
- Lowers Availability of T3 Free Thyroid by Increasing TBG
High dose estrogen contained in birth control pills increases the activity of TBG (Thyroxine Binding Globulin). TGB binds thyroid hormone. More circulating TGB leads to lower levels of free thyroid (FT3) hormone available for use by the body.
- Suppresses Natural Hormones
The hormones in birth control pills suppress the body’s natural production of estrogen and progesterone through a negative feedback loop mechanism. This prevents ovulation and thins the uterine lining.
- Turns Off Natural Estrogen and Progesterone Production
Birth control pills flood a woman’s body with high doses of artificial estrogen and progesterone. This causes the production of natural hormones to turn off, preventing ovulation and thinning the uterine lining.
- Weakens Bones and Causes Osteoporosis
Birth control pills can thin a woman’s bones leading to osteoporosis.
Body Changes As a Result Of Synthetic Birth Control Pills
- Larger breasts
- Weight gain or loss
- Reduced or increased acne
- Slight nausea
- Emotional sensitivity right before your period
- Mood swings throughout your cycle
- Irregular bleeding or spotting
- Breast tenderness
- Decreased libido
Long-Term Dangers of Birth Control Pills
Drop That Pill – Why I Want My Patients Off Birth Control
The Problems with The Birth Control Pill
How The Pill Kills by Dr. Angela Lanfranchi