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Feeling Lousy? It Could be Your Birth Control

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Written by Nina Flanagan

It turns out the Pill prevents a whole lot more than just pregnancy.

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If you’re one of the estimated 100 million women worldwide who currently take an oral contraceptive, make sure you take your vitamins. Not just vitamins, but also certain minerals and supplements.

This is the urgent message from Ross Pelton, an author, pharmacist, and clinical nutritionist with more than 30 years of research and scientific experience. “All oral contraceptives prevent the intestinal tract from absorbing nutrients and this leads to many different health conditions,” he says. His latest book, The Pill Problem, explores each condition, some of which are life-threatening, and lists the nutrients affected, suggesting which supplements to take to regain health. 

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