Podcast Episode 234: Is Estrogen Bad & the Problems with Synthetic Progestin From Birth Control

Hormonal imbalances lie at the root of so many health issues. In today’s solo, Samantha addresses some of the most common hormone-related listener questions, including the difference between progesterone and progestin, the birth control pill, whether or not women should be supplementing with bioidentical hormones and the common misconception that estrogen is the “bad hormone.” Given that our hormones can easily be impacted by so many environmental and dietary factors, it can be a lot to keep straight. Let this episode be the first step for you to begin taking charge of your hormones. 


In this episode of The Wellness Witch Podcast:

  • Natural ways to support the most common causes of estrogen dominance
  • The importance of copper and retinol for overall thyroid health 
  • Progesterone vs. Progestin
  • How to establish and maintain healthy progesterone levels 
  • What to expect from Samantha’s Naturally Nourished program 

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Top 3 relevant quotes:

  • “In the society that we live in, with things like toxic cleaning care products, chronic stress, birth control use, or eating a low protein diet, it is very easy to get exposed to excess estrogen.”
    • Samantha Gladish
    • 4:10
  • “When you are eating well, moving right managing your stress and supplementing strategically, in turn, you’re supporting so many things at the same time.”
    • Samantha
    • 6:57
  • “Retinal can only come from animals–you cannot get it from vegetarian sources.”
    • Samantha
    • 10:21
  • “Something that I have seen numerous times, with so many clients and myself, is that progestin can actually cause hair loss. When I took birth control many years ago, it really did thin out my hair.”
    • Samantha
  • “It’s important that you have daily bowel movements because this is how you detoxify the body and get rid of excess estrogen.”
    • Samantha
    • 19:24
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