About 150 million women worldwide use birth control pills. Birth control pills are made of synthetic (laboratory derived) versions of the two ovarian hormones: progesterone and estradiol. They are most commonly associated with preventing pregnancy and reducing symptoms that may occur with hormonal imbalance. What most do not know is how synthetic hormones can affect the body, brain, and overall health.
Alicia Barkholtz, FNP-C discusses bioidentical hormones, why they are the best alternative to synthetic birth control pills, how to take them and how to ditch the pill for good!