Today on the blog we are chatting about all things menstrual cycle, birth control, and hormones. If any of that ain’t your thing- don’t stress. I’ll see ya next time around!
Before I start this post, I want to make this disclaimer: I don’t want to turn this into a sociopolitical or religious conversation. This is me sharing my experience. This is not a medical conversation. You can disagree with me. That is perfectly okay. I believe every individual needs to take ownership of their health and their recovery. This is me doing precisely that.
Ever since I began recovery, I have taken it upon myself to prioritize my education. I take responsibility for my own health. That is something I pride myself on and have always wanted to make well-informed decisions. I don’t mean this in the sense of what I eat on a daily basis, because I strive to be lax on that, but moreso when it comes to other aspects of holistic health, specifically when it comes to medicine.
I have never been one to rely on pills. If I have a headache, I drink water or take a nap. I don’t take advil. If you see me request a painkiller, that’s a telltale sign I’m seriously hurting. I’ve always subscribed to the belief that our bodies are smart- we come ready with virus-fighting blood cells. Our bodies were designed to take care of themselves. There is no denying that modern medicine can do a world of good and can make our lives easier, I don’t want to discredit that. However, given my addictive personality, I’ve stayed on high alert when it comes to any form of substance in which people are prone to becoming addicted to.