A popular dietary expert on YouTube released a new video that explains the dangers of artificial birth control and advocates instead for a natural form of family planning.
Dr. Eric Berg, a chiropractor and dietary expert with over 8 million subscribers on YouTube, posted a YouTube video with a discussion on the “dark side of the birth control pill” while exposing the negative effects the pill has on women and offering a natural alternative.
“There is actually no real estrogen or progesterone in a birth control pill,” Berg said. “What you do have is a synthetic version altered in a way to mimic estrogen and progesterone.”
Berg went on to say that what women do not realize is that replacing naturally produced estrogen and progesterone with an artificial version can lead to various complications.
Among numerous health risks, the birth control pill can “increase your risk of heart attacks, blood pressure, strokes, blood clots, breast cancer, dementia, depression, acne, mood swings, [and] it can even trigger auto-immune diseases.” He went on to describe how birth control also depletes women of many necessary minerals such as zinc, selenium, and magnesium, and vitamins such as B12.
“What a lot of women don’t realize is when you take this pill, you are shutting down the production of estrogen and progesterone,” he said.
Berg went on to explain that this is a dangerous thing to do because women, unlike men who produce testosterone every day, produce their necessary hormones in “two major spikes.” That is, instead of producing the necessary hormones daily, women produce the hormones at two points during their cycle, one where they see an increase in estrogen, and one where they see an increase in progesterone.
Berg says the long-term effects of removing natural hormones from a woman’s body are quite dangerous, negatively affecting menopause, bone function, and even longevity.
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