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Balancing Your Hormones after Using Hormonal Birth Control-Part I

I often hear from women that their cycles have been disrupted from the use of birth control containing synthetic hormones.  If we could educate ourselves and understand what they are doing to our bodies and learn of alternative methods of preventing pregnancy, it may be better for our long-term health.  We could prepare for conception in a healthier way.

We now have more control than ever to choose when we want to have children.  Perhaps knowing the consequences of using hormonal birth control would be helpful when making decisions about birth control.

Choosing Birth Control Responsibly

Each of us owes it to ourselves and our families to research facts on long-term side effects of hormonal birth control use.  Having the understanding that it may affect our fertility and health later in life is important.  Getting pregnant – not getting pregnant – how will getting pregnant impact my life?  How will preventing a pregnancy impact my health?  Balancing those choices to serve our highest good is the question.  When choosing hormonal birth  control, ask yourself:

  • Is this something I am willing to use long-term or is it a short-term goal?
  • How will taking this impact my fertility?
  • Are there better or safer options?

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Low Down on Hormone Tests – Part 4!

MTHFR – What is it and why do you need to know about it?

MTHFR: methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase – this is actually a genetic test for how well you absorb and process folate.  It possibly is an issue in early stage miscarriage.

If you have this mutation, it could affect your ability to get and/or stay pregnant.  This mutation has an effect  on mental health as well as having implications on reproductive health.  Women usually find out about this mutation after having multiple miscarriages.  Wouldn’t it be easier and better to know before?

The MTHFR gene produces the MTHFR enzyme which is necessary for the proper utilization of folic acid or folate (vitamin B9).  The MTHFR enzyme breaks folic acid down into L-methylfolate to make it usable by the body.  This is known as methylation.

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Stress Management

Mental, physical and emotional stress are contributing factors in many health problems. Some of the effects of these stressors can go undetected, including spinal subluxations.  Relieve your stress with lifestyle habits such as improved spinal alignment through Chiropractic care, exercise, breathing exercises, and coping strategies. If you would like help with any of these areas please contact us! We have many tools to help you cope so you can live a healthier happier life for you and your loved ones!

Stress and its Affects on Your Body

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When you’re stressed about something, anything…your whole world can be viewed differently.  In most cases when we think about stress we think about our jobs, our daily lives, friends, family and so on.  It is heard of that we hear people saying: “I can feel I’m carrying my stress in my shoulders, neck, low back,…” Pick any one of them, but it is also common for people to actually feel an emotional and physical manifestation from the caused stressor. 

Let’s talk about other types of stressors on our bodies besides what was mentioned above.  Physical trauma, whether low or high impact, environmental, and chemical are three other causes of stress which don’t necessarily present with any “symptoms” right away. 

Not only can stress cause significant emotional deficits, it can also cause great physical deficits.  As chemicals (hormones) that are related to stress in our bodies are released, our body chemistry changes.  In order to deal with these changes our body must adapt to the new circumstances. 

Because the nervous system is the master controller of all muscles and organs in the body, reducing stress on the nervous system through chiropractic adjustments will frequently lead to improved health in the entire body. -Amplified. Make sure before symptoms present themselves you get your nervous system checked by a Chiropractor!

Please come back frequently and read our posts as we delve deeper into the affects of stress on our bodies and those of the people we love!

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