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Beyond the pill : a 30-day program to balance your hormones, reclaim your body, and reverse the dangerous side effects of the birth control pill /

by Brighten, Jolene [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]Edition: First edition.Description: 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780062847058; 0062847058.Other title: Beyond the pill: a thirty day program to balance your hormones, reclaim your body, and reverse the dangerous side effects of the birth control pill.Subject(s): Female -- Health | Hormones -- Health aspects | Oral contraceptives -- Side effects | Detoxification (Health) | Nonfiction | Popular Work
Contents:
Real talk about the pill -- The lowdown on your hormones -- Post-birth control syndrome -- The fifth vital sign -- Birth control hormone detox 101 -- Gut check -- Support your thyroid & adrenals -- Reverse metabolic mayhem -- Take charge of your mood -- Boost your libido & fertility -- The principles of the brighten protocol -- The brighten protocol -- Alternative birth control methods.
Summary: "Out of the 100 million women--almost 11 million in the United States alone--who are on the pill, roughly 60 percent take it for non-contraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and acne. While the birth control pill is widely prescribed as a quick-fix solution to a variety of women's health conditions, taking it can also result in other more serious and dangerous health consequences. Did you know that women on the pill are more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant? That they are at significantly increased risk for autoimmune disease, heart attack, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and even breast and cervical cancer? That the pill can even cause vaginal dryness, unexplained hair loss, flagging libido, extreme fatigue, and chronic infection. As if women didn't have enough to worry about, that little pill we're taking to manage our symptoms is only making things worse. Jolene Brighten, ND, author of the groundbreaking new book Beyond the Pill, specializes in treating women's hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day--whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, Beyond the Pill is an actionable plan for taking control"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Out of the 100 million women--almost 11 million in the United States alone--who are on the pill, roughly 60 percent take it for non-contraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and acne. While the birth control pill is widely prescribed as a quick-fix solution to a variety of women's health conditions, taking it can also result in other more serious and dangerous health consequences. Did you know that women on the pill are more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant? That they are at significantly increased risk for autoimmune disease, heart attack, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and even breast and cervical cancer? That the pill can even cause vaginal dryness, unexplained hair loss, flagging libido, extreme fatigue, and chronic infection. As if women didn't have enough to worry about, that little pill we're taking to manage our symptoms is only making things worse.</p> <p>Jolene Brighten, ND, author of the groundbreaking new book BEYOND THE PILL, specializes in treating women's hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day--whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, BEYOND THE PILL is an actionable plan for taking control, and will help readers:</p> <p>* Locate the root cause of their hormonal issues, like estrogen dominance, low testosterone, and low progesterone</p> <p>* Discover a pain-free, manageable period free of cramps, acne, stress, or PMS without the harmful side effects that come with the pill</p> <p>* Detox the liver, support the adrenals and thyroid, heal the gut, reverse metabolic mayhem, boost fertility, and enhance mood</p> <p>* Transition into a nutrition and supplement program, with more than 30 hormone-balancing recipes</p> <p>Featuring simple diet and lifestyle interventions, BEYOND THE PILL is the first step to reversing the risky side effects of the pill, finally finding hormonal health, and getting your badass self back.</p> <p> </p>

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Real talk about the pill -- The lowdown on your hormones -- Post-birth control syndrome -- The fifth vital sign -- Birth control hormone detox 101 -- Gut check -- Support your thyroid & adrenals -- Reverse metabolic mayhem -- Take charge of your mood -- Boost your libido & fertility -- The principles of the brighten protocol -- The brighten protocol -- Alternative birth control methods.

"Out of the 100 million women--almost 11 million in the United States alone--who are on the pill, roughly 60 percent take it for non-contraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and acne. While the birth control pill is widely prescribed as a quick-fix solution to a variety of women's health conditions, taking it can also result in other more serious and dangerous health consequences. Did you know that women on the pill are more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant? That they are at significantly increased risk for autoimmune disease, heart attack, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and even breast and cervical cancer? That the pill can even cause vaginal dryness, unexplained hair loss, flagging libido, extreme fatigue, and chronic infection. As if women didn't have enough to worry about, that little pill we're taking to manage our symptoms is only making things worse. Jolene Brighten, ND, author of the groundbreaking new book Beyond the Pill, specializes in treating women's hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day--whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, Beyond the Pill is an actionable plan for taking control"-- Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part I The Problem with the Pill
  • 1 Real Talk About the Pill (p. 3)
  • 2 The Lowdown on Your Hormones (p. 23)
  • 3 Post-Birth Control Syndrome (p. 41)
  • 4 Take Back Your Period (p. 61)
  • Part II Your Body on the Pill
  • 5 Birth Control Hormone Detox 101 (p. 85)
  • 6 Gut Check (p. 101)
  • 7 Energize Your Thyroid and Adrenals (p. 129)
  • 8 Reverse Metabolic Mayhem (p. 153)
  • 9 Take Charge of Your Mood Swings, Anxiety, and Depression (p. 175)
  • 10 Boost Your Libido and Fertility (p. 193)
  • Part III Take Back Your Body
  • 11 Principles for Getting Started (p. 215)
  • 12 The 30-Day Brighten Program (p. 235)
  • 13 Alternative Birth Control Methods (p. 273)
  • Conclusion (p. 289)
  • Recipes (p. 291)
  • Appendix 1 Quiz Answers for the Menstrual Cycle Myth Buster (p. 331)
  • Appendix 2 Your Fifth Vital Sign (p. 332)
  • Resources (p. 333)
  • References (p. 338)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 365)
  • Index (p. 368)

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