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Natural Remedies for PMS & Cramps

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Leave a Comment

If you’re suffering from PMS and cramps, you’re not alone. Many women suffer from PMS. In fact, it is estimated that 75% of women experience headaches, bloating, difficulty sleeping, mood swings and other symptoms of PMS — symptoms that are debilitating and threaten our relationships. Many women unconsciously accept that this is the ‘norm’ and that this monthly nuisance is …


Post Holiday Detox

Dr. Jolene Brighten Adrenal, Digestion, Hormones Leave a Comment

Is your body in need of a mini-reboot? Is a little Post Holiday Detox in order?  Overindulging in food, stressed from holiday travel or maybe having one too many glasses of wine are one of many reasons you may be feeling fatigued, bloated and moody. Feeling awful around the holidays is the worst… actually, feeling that way anytime of year …


8 Ways to Prevent Holiday Fatigue & Lower Stress

Dr. Jolene Brighten Adrenal Leave a Comment

Do you feel like the holidays might get the best of you and your energy? If preventing holiday fatigue is on your mind, I want to let you know you’re not alone.  Many of my patients share that the holidays are the most stressful time of year for them!  Travel, family, late nights, eating out… It’s easy to see why …


The Autoimmune Hormone Connection

Dr. Jolene Brighten Autoimmune, Hormones 3 Comments

  Autoimmune disease is undeniably on the rise and who does it affect most? Us ladies! This might not come as a shock, but what might surprise you is just how much your autoimmune disease can completely wreck your hormones. In this post we are going to explore the autoimmune hormone connection and what this means for you. What is …


Natural Hair Loss Solutions

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones, Thyroid Leave a Comment

Approaching hair loss with natural solutions is a foundational part of stopping the loss and regrowing your hair. Intervening through diet, sleep, stress reduction, and targeted nutritional therapy are among many ways women naturally restore the health of their hair. Hair loss in women is a much more common issue than commonly recognized. There are over 21 million women suffering from …


PCOS, Inflammation & Insulin

Dr. Laura Wollman Hormones Leave a Comment

  PCOS, inflammation and insulin have more in common than most women know. In my clinical experience, inflammation is often missed and goes unaddressed in women with PCOS.  This guest post is by Dr. Laura Wollman, my associate and the only doc to have been trained in my protocols. Dr. Wollman is sharing how we view PCOS treatment and prevention …


Using the pill to stop periods — Is it really a good idea?

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones 5 Comments

  The birth control pill is used for many symptoms and conditions outside of just preventing pregnancy. But when it comes to using the pill to stop periods all together we should really ask — is that a good idea? In 2015 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended that physicians evaluate every woman’s menstrual cycle as a vital sign …


The Ovarian Adrenal Thyroid Axis Connection

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones 11 Comments

The Ovarian-Adrenal-Thyroid Axis or OAT for short is the most important axis to assess when striving for balanced hormones. The OAT is the way in which these three hormone producing glands (your ovaries, adrenals and thyroid) communicate and truly–rule your world. The 3-Legged Stool I like to think of the OAT as a 3-legged stool, which each gland representing a leg. When …


Vitamin B12 Deficiency Impacts More Than Just Energy

Dr. Jolene Brighten Autoimmune, Fertility 2 Comments

  Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient for energy, brain health, hormone function and pregnancy. Which is why a vitamin B12 deficiency impacts more than just energy.  And deficiency is more common than you might think.  Deficiency is Common Depending on which study you look at, anywhere from 20-40% of the U.S. population has suboptimal levels of this nutrient. And …

Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth

I’m thrilled to share my new book with you, Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth: The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester!