I was on birth control from the age of 17-24, when I decided to stop for similar reasons that you are listing- I had cut out all other chemicals, why not this one? When I stopped, though, I didn't get my period back! Doctors only recommended that I go back on birth control (annoying), so I decided to wait it out and let time and diet heal me. It's been 3 years, and I'm finally starting to cycle hormonally again. It's taking a lot of mental and physical adjusting to monthly weight gain, bigger breasts, and major mood swings that I was without for so long- but it is so worth it. I feel like a woman, my libido is great (which had been quite low), and I feel sexy. There is also nothing better (or more paleo, in my opinion) than being linked up with the moon cycles. Our organs are controlled by stars! Incredible!