Friday, 1 February 2013

5 things you need to know about the pill and a Recipe from ‘Fertilse Yourself’ by Nat Kringoudis

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Guest post by Nat Kringoudis

I've shared about the pill many times – I don’t usually blog on the same topic, however this is one that I am most passionate about as I see the effects the pill has on fertility every day in the clinic. My favourite posts you can read here and here.

Today I want to share with you a few stand out stats and factors when it comes to the pill – here are 5 things I think you should know.

1. 40% of women taking the pill suffer from migraines as a direct result.

2. In the US 6 million pregnancies occur to women taking the pill. Their use of the pill isn't necessarily incorrect. Fact is, the pill can make us gain weight which increases our metabolic rate leading to higher levels of hormones required for the pill to be effective. Thing is – it's a one size dose not specific to body mass. It's not as effective as we are lead to believe.

3. Western Medicine considers it 'normal' for it to take up to six months coming off the pill, for the period to return. Fact is – 6 months is a really long time. Be prepared when coming off the pill to act immediately and restore the bodies hormone balance.

4. Other most common side effects include depression and low libido.

5. Children conceived whilst a mother was on the pill or very shortly after coming off the pill are open to a host of behavioural issues – this is because zinc is so low when coming off the pill. You can counteract this with a few treatments and adding specific vitamins and minerals to the mix whilst pregnant.

Now I am not saying that the pill doesn't serve a purpose in some women's lives. I'm simply providing some information to help women make informed choices as to what works – because the pill won't upset everybody BUT it will absolutely affect every woman's overall body function.

Early 2012 Nat launched her first ebook 'Fertilise Yourself'. This ebook is all about priming your body for fertility, with plenty of tips and tricks for a wellness overhaul, and the ‘how to’ steps to set yourself up to win. If you’re struggling with your fertility, or even just your general health, this ebook can help you navigate your way to being fueled and fighting fertility fit!

A Recipe from "Fertilise Yourself" - Chocolate mousse

vegan : gluten free : serves 4

· 200g silken tofu

· 250g vegan chocolate, melted

· 2 tsp pure maple syrup

· 2 tsp peanut butter

· grated chocolate

Blend all ingredients until just smooth, be careful not to overmix. Pour into jelly moulds, small dishes or glasses and garnish with grated chocolate.

Refrigerate for a few hours until set.

About Nat: Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist, Natural Fertility Educator and Writer. Natalie’s belief in the benefits of alternative therapies saw her establish her own Women’s Health and Natural Fertility clinic in Melbourne, The Pagoda Tree In 2003.

The birth of Natalie's first child further fuelled her love for natural health and home living and revealed to her an entirely new treatment perspective – integrating the western medical approach with alternative therapies, Chinese medicine and natural fertility methods. You can visit her site Melbourne Natural Fertility for up to the minute information on health and fertility, as well as recipes for healthy living and wellness.

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