Taking Charge of Your Health (or: Why the Birth Control Debate is All Wrong)

Tue, Jul 1, 2014 - 1:20am

Heads are exploding over the SCOTUS decision on the contraception mandate, which I, as a woman, applaud. Why? Because not only is religious liberty important, but birth control pills are actually bad for you!

It absolutely blows my mind how completely out to lunch "feminists" are on this issue, considering that synthetic hormones (often created from horse hormones and heaven knows what) are not good for women's health! 

Do you want breast cancer? How about massive mood swings? What about disrupting your natural hormone production and confusing your body? Would you like a heart attack? How about a blood clot? Then just take birth control pills for years on end. 

If you really want to mess your body up, go ahead and take an abortion pill - sure, some women have died from them, and even if you live you might have harmed your body for life, but hey, it's your right to get that pill for free!

I have this theory - it's tin foil hat time! Big Pharma must have infiltrated feminist organizations because this push for lifelong ingestion of synthetic hormones is nothing more than a profit center for pharmaceutical companies. They do not improve womens' health in the long run - not by a long shot.

And it's not just the risk of breast cancer. Why do you think so many women are on anti-depressants today? When I was on birth control pills in college, they made me depressed and suicidal. I won't take them because they made me crazy.

The "conventional wisdom" surrounding the necessity of man-made hormones for women's "health" is just one big example of how we've been sold a big bag of goods by the medical industry. 

A lot of what we're sold is actually toxic and bad for us, and only serves to put our bodies out of balance even more, necessitating even more powerful drugs to fix the problems created by the first drugs.

Here's the other big issue with depending on pharmaceuticals for chronic health issues - what's going to happen to access to pills if indeed we do end up going through a massive economic collapse? 

Or what if a pandemic strikes? My biggest concern with the influx of illegal immigrants over the border is that they are carrying diseases, including drug-resistant tuberculosis. And yet, I don't see the "Affordable" Care Act mandating coverage of expensive antibiotics and the latest antiviral medication. 

To state that mandating employers cover birth control pills is going to somehow going to protect women's health at a time where disease-ridden immigrant youth are being shipped around the country without going into quarantine first is pure propaganda and distraction. 

And, given the fragility of our economic system, who says anyone is guaranteed a job at all, much less a job with benefits?

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your family is to educate yourself on natural medicine and stock your cabinet with herbs and other holistic remedies in the event of a disruption in medicine production.

I recently got a bad sinus infection (and I realize now, I need to use nose clips in the pool because it got worse after a session of swimming). Wanting to avoid a trip to the doctor and a round of antibiotics, I have been irrigating my nasal passage with colloidal silver spray and taking herbs to boost my immune system. 

I have been seeing a lot of improvement. Sure, antibiotics could possibly work faster, but I've also had serious allergic reactions to antibiotics.

When it comes to women's health issues, synthetic hormones are one of the worst solutions. Natural progesterone cream (made with bio-identical hormones) is available over the counter and works much better for menopause symptoms than hormones made by and for horses. Other women's health issues like endometriosis are much better taken care of holistically than with synthetic hormones. 

Many herbs help regulate menstrual cycles. Birth control pills do not protect against STDs at any rate, and will fail easily if not taken on a strict schedule. If you don't need condoms due to monogamy, an old-fashioned diaphragm in your cabinet will still be there and last for years, even if the drugstores close due to a dollar collapse, but the pills will be used up quickly. 

What about viral outbreaks? I have my medicine cabinet stocked with natural remedies like elderberry (which helps fight the flu virus), osha (anti-bacterial and anti-viral), colloidal silver, and any number of immune boosting teas. Fighting inflammation is important, which is why my cabinet is stocked with rooibos tea and my spice shelf includes turmeric. 

I also exercise regularly, and I'm working on lowering my stress levels to help improve my immune function. I do yoga and qi gong. I also see an acupuncturist regularly. All of these things have helped manage my chronic fatigue syndrome that I've had for over 20 years now.

Doctors? While I have definitely had some good ones, I've also had some horrible ones. I've had to manage my health on my own because even the good ones could not give me a pill or an easy answer. I believe this has actually been a blessing as I do not rely on doctors or pills for answers. It has not been easy, and my health is still not what I'd like it to be, but at least I'm not worrying about dying if I don't take a drug regularly. 

What about you? Are you depending on pills to survive?

Now is a good time to put a plan together to protect your health and that of your family in the event of a disruption to the drug supply. Please share your ideas and tips with others below.

You can read more about my opinion on the SCOTUS ruling here.

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AgNovice · Jul 1, 2014 - 2:04am


First time for everything.


Yes, I am taking drugs. Lipitor, and some hypertension meds. Seeing the road ahead, I've taken steps to remove my reliance on them (lost 60 lbs in the past year), but I don't think doc will ever want to take me off.

We'll see how he reacts the next time I go in to see him. His prior stance was that my high bp is genetic and the only way to get off the meds is to have different parents. With the weight loss, I'll work on tapering the drugs down then off...

Have my colloidal/ionic silver production down already. Works for most other ailments.

boomer sooner · Jul 1, 2014 - 2:20am

I was glad to see the

I was glad to see the verdict. Here in the home of Hobby Lobby, I was worried that the ruling would come down on the other side. The family that owns the chains was going to shut them down if ruled against. Most feel they would not have, but knowing what I have heard from friends who work at the main office, the closed sign would have been in the windows.

benny_bomb_boom · Jul 1, 2014 - 2:33am

thurd it is

to healthy babies ~!~ my wife is not on any pill. being pill free is a good thing. fook big pharma anything. all natural for me. i have decided to no longer engage in any sort of "political" debate with this us govt. it is done. once we have a majority. we get priority. a vote of no confidence. the sooner the better.

edit: way to go AgNovice!!! do not believe a word they say. you have to make the changes. you have all the proof you need that it can be done. continue being healthy and have some fun but keep pounding silver. that is the good stuff!!! 

Spartacus Rex · Jul 1, 2014 - 2:34am

Wow, Really? & This is a Metals Forum?

It Figures. I took the wrong exit & now have to double back, and listen to the better half extol the virtues of having a GPS on the dashboard. Cheers, S. Rex

· Jul 1, 2014 - 2:52am

Apologies, Spartacus Rex

I realize that your eyes must be melting out of your face and your hair is on fire because you were subjected to clicking on an article about current events that related the issue to the subject of prepping, and not just METALS. Please be sure to practice preventative medicine next time around and skip any blog posts that don't clearly say "GOLD!" "SILVER!" or "MANIPULATION!!!" in the title. ;-)

Spartacus Rex · Jul 1, 2014 - 3:05am

No Apologies Required...

And No Offense intended Stephanie, however since this is primarily a "Metals Forum", and should you otherwise feel that discussing germane issues regarding such are above your pay grade, would it not be conducive to simply start a Forum herein, possible entitled "Peeves Du Jour"?

Quite possibly the reason that although TFMR professes to supposedly have over 20,000 users, and yet one would be extremely hard pressed to ever witness more than one half of one percent of such ever present herein, is simply because the Theme has strayed so far off of track.

Sincerely Stephanie, Bless you for all you do to bring awareness regarding other subjects to TFMR Members, but many other Members currently do likewise in the Forums Section which TF has graciously provided us with.

Cheers, S. Rex

· Jul 1, 2014 - 3:16am

Dude, give it a rest.

TFMR is "primarily" a "metals forum" but even Turd talks about other issues, such as Dave Janda's podcast about Obamacare. 

The constant griping over it is not productive. A simple solution for you: When you see an article that does not interest you, simply skip it. PROBLEM SOLVED!

Spartacus Rex · Jul 1, 2014 - 3:19am

Ah Yes Dudette,...

You already had it all figured out. My apologies. Cheers, S. Rex

Boswell · Jul 1, 2014 - 4:10am


I keep saying...

"What's the big deal? You can get condoms at the 99Cents Only Store"


atarangi · Jul 1, 2014 - 4:14am

Birth control

Rex has a foolproof method of birth control but he is too embarrassed to discuss it.

atarangi · Jul 1, 2014 - 4:26am

making ends meet

Until silver gets back to it's former glory I think I will stick with glad wrap.

atarangi · Jul 1, 2014 - 6:28am

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Hammer · Jul 1, 2014 - 7:34am

I was not born with a concept

I was not born with a concept of health nor will I die with a concept of health. Therefore I have no health and can be neither of ill health nor of good health, for I have none.

quote - me just now.

The trick is to associate health with money and buying - how have we done with that word association so far.

Yes, we will die. No we don't want to. How much do you have in your account to stave off the inevitable ?

Read a fabulous story of a rich guy (forget his name) who was on his death bed and within hours of death but made sure they got him on a plane out of the country he was in (France I think) to make sure the government couldn't apply death duties to his fortune). Now THAT'S a FU ! The government were apparently spewing as they were set to garner a billion or two.

Hammer · Jul 1, 2014 - 7:40am

P.S. My partner had cancer

P.S. My partner had cancer (documented here on Off Main Street some year ago or so). She went down the Eastern method of dealing with it. She had a choice of Western which was to cut it out and bombard it.

She thankfully is now clear. It may not work for everyone as there are so many different forms so I would be irresponsible to say only one way works (age, circumstances etc). However, I do want to say she neither drank nor smoked. She never ate anything ever out of a can or a package. Always fresh produce and home cooked (lives in the Far East btw).

Go figure.

Bottom line, go get checked up every 3 months or 6 months. Otherwise you are in denial.

Hammer · Jul 1, 2014 - 7:44am

As for birth control, it is

As for birth control, it is entirely up to the woman.

End of.

Hammer · Jul 1, 2014 - 7:57am

P.P.S The improvement in

P.P.S The improvement in health care has resulted in longer living humans than in the whole of recorded history.


Don't panic. I personally wont be messed about by those that would.

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ag1969 · Jul 1, 2014 - 8:14am

Good Morning Stephanie

Just wanted to say that I really appreciate all of the time and effort you donate to TFMR. Nice work! 

heyJoe · Jul 1, 2014 - 8:18am

The Whiners Have Surfaced

Stephanie, every time you post, you trigger the whiners. In honor of them, I suggest a column on PMS.

 There is no pleasing these people.

Hammer · Jul 1, 2014 - 8:55am

The big problem is big pharma

The big problem is big pharma in The US getting approval way too fast and then when the lawsuits come in, they ditch their excess medicine on "third world governments" who buy it for their impoverished people.

Have you seen the effects on kids and adults over the decades in such places ? I have.

So you can stop your whining pal and learn to wake up from your own self induced self righteous board forum bubble.

I bet when you get sick in the future, you will be straight down your local pharmacy/hospital without checking.........just saying.......

This argument is once again about regulations and lobbyists in The US etc.

What a waste of time. Bread and Circus in full flow. Have at it. See you on the next thread

· Jul 1, 2014 - 9:35am

Thanks for the lively topic Stephanie

Birth control is most certainly a relevant prepping discussion, as much as food, energy, location, government control or any other aspect of life we will be dealing with. Hey, they even have condoms that come in gold or silver wrappers! That's metals related, no?

By the way.. . since when is managing when a couple decided to get pregnant something that doctors have jurisdiction over? Or since when is pregnancy a "medical condition" that requires a doctor (male no less) rather than a midwife and friends? 

While my wife and I are past normal child bearing age, we have a daughter and probably a daughter in law soon who will both have to make decisions and prep for this aspect of their lives.

We are also friends with two homeschool families who just "left it up to God" for when and how many. They have 10 and 13 kids respectively and have lived in virtual poverty even though both Dads had decent jobs. We are not a farming economy any longer with free land out West for your kids. 

"Wachoo mean my EBT card don't pay for no birth control pills? 

One has to make plans--especially going into this future we face.

Fatso · Jul 1, 2014 - 9:37am

thanks Stephanie!

A good reminder to all, why stack if you health falls apart.

reefman · Jul 1, 2014 - 9:45am

Employment should be for employment ONLY.

Why should an EMPLOYER be mandated to provide ANYTHING other than a simple salary?

Stack'em High · Jul 1, 2014 - 9:45am


The SCOTUS has ruled that the ACA is a tax...

...and now has found that a provision of the tax law is a violation of the 1st amendment. 

Hammer · Jul 1, 2014 - 9:56am

Couldn't miss this glorious

Couldn't miss this glorious opportunity to provide today's joke. Steph's threads always end up polarising but I will be damned if we don't put a fun thing in every thread.

edit, not suitable for work if your boss is a twat.

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - Death

and this

Every Sperm is Sacred - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
· Jul 1, 2014 - 10:07am


Re the "professes to have 20,000 users", you must be referring to this from the forums page. At least 1/4, maybe even 1/3, are spam:

Topics: 3966, Posts: 132245, Users: 20555
ag1969 · Jul 1, 2014 - 10:09am

Silver: The Irresistible Force

To understand the reason behind the One Bank’s obsession with absolute dominance over the gold and silver markets requires understanding the minds of the bankers, themselves.

Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.”

- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

The ‘logic’ here is the logic of the criminal. Controlling a nation’s printing-press allows a corrupt Possessor of such power potentially unlimited wealth, and the power (via banking) to plunder the wealth of others. The relentless hollowing-out of (nearly) all the wealth of the Western world proves both the existence of this crime-strategy and its extreme effectiveness as a tool for financial crime.

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With the bankers, themselves, often resembling comic-book villains (as they start wars, and destroy the economies of entire nations); silver can best be described by a comic-book metaphor. It is the bankers’ “kryptonite”. Silver’s power against the banking cabal (and its serial, financial crimes) manifests itself primarily in two ways.

Of greatest importance; when the Average Person stores their disposable wealth in silver, it immunizes that wealth from most of the bankers’ financial crimes – most particularly their theft-via-currency-dilution. Obviously one cannot be victimized by the bankers’ relentless, extreme, and deliberate dilution of our (paper) currencies if one does not hold their paper.


Urban Roman · Jul 1, 2014 - 10:22am


Birth control pills are bad for you, so now you need Nannyco, Inc. to keep you from having them?

Just a guess here, but I'd say a lot of women prefer freedom.

silverstool · Jul 1, 2014 - 11:05am
ArtL · Jul 1, 2014 - 11:22am

So it is OK to trample the rights of employees?

What makes a corporation so important that its owner's religious beliefs can be used as an excuse to trample the free choice of employees? The hypocrisy of this decision by a few right wing SCOTUS catholics seems a bit much. The SCOTUS catholics might have spent more time protecting young boys from predatory priests, rather than denying non-believer employees from having to pay out of pocket for some forms of birth control. It seems they might even like abortions more than a plan B pill.

Dagney Taggart · Jul 1, 2014 - 11:42am


Correction: Why should an employer be mandated to provide anything more than what the employer and employee agree to for the competent completion of work? Third-party grafter be damned.

As far as this court ruling goes, I am amazed at all the 5-4 decisions. Obviously these are political decisions and not fact-based decisions. Your supreme court is a kangaroo court now. Do they have an ignore button?

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