Research presented at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans, has found that women who have taken oral contraceptives for three or more years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness which affects nearly 60 million worldwide. The researchers caution gynecologists and ophthalmologists to be aware of the fact that oral contraceptives might play a role in glaucomatous diseases, and inform patients to have their eyes screened for glaucoma if they also have other risk factors.
I can’t say I actually know anyone who has glaucoma, and I certainly know a good number of women who have been on the Pill for many more years than three. It’s another red flag, however. When you use artificial hormones to suppress natural hormonal cycles in the body, you’re asking for trouble.
A woman can only release an ‘oocyte’ (to use the correct term) once per cycle , that is, one time each month (she can release two oocytes or more in the case of twins etc. but only at that one time). Studies have shown that the life span of that oocyte is no longer than 24 hours. So then why are women encouraged to take artificial contraceptives all the time? Perhaps big Pharma has a hand in this? Just sayin’.
“[The pill] causes many deficiencies, it tends to create copper/zinc imbalances, and it causes women to lose all interest in sex, which seems very counterproductive. We need to teach young women about natural family planning and about honoring our cycles! The estrogens in the pill are synthetic, and not the same molecules that the body produces. Instead they’re called, “xeno-estrogens” and are harmful to the body. The pill also causes differences in the viscosity of the blood, and can cause heart disease, stroke, and a long list of problems. We’ve just touched the tip of the iceberg in our understanding of the complexity of hormonal balance in the human body, we are in no position to be messing with that.”