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Prescribed the Birth Control Pill for Your PCOS? Here’s Why That’s Dangerous

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones 1 Comment

A woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is often met with the birth control pill, maybe an androgen blocker and then sent along her merry way. Told there is nothing that can be done. Told she will never conceive naturally. And told that it’s just in her genes. And since she is more likely to experience anxiety or depression at …

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Are These 3 Things Hating on Your Hormones?

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Hormone troubles can begin as early as adolescence and follow us throughout our lives. Yup, hormone balance doesn’t end when your period does! Hormone health is not just for women who want to get pregnant or have nasty PMS symptoms! If you suffer from skin issues like acne or dry skin, digestive dysfunction, mood imbalance, or fatigue, it’s likely you …

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The Super Antioxidant Smoothie that Boosts Male Fertility

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An antioxidant rich diet can go a long way when it comes to male fertility. Today’s guest post by my associate, Dr. Laura Wollman, includes a delicious super antioxidant filled smoothie for future dads! Enjoy! Dr. Jolene Brighten Free Radicals & Fertility Free radicals, which are produced by the body and encountered in our environment, cause destruction to the cells …

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Easy Detox Tool for Happy Hormones

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones 5 Comments

Your body is a wondrous thing – constantly working to remove toxins and excess hormones, while converting the food you eat into nutrients that fuel every cell in your body There are natural detoxification pathways that help to process and clear exogenous chemicals, excess hormones, and cellular waste from the body. This is how the body avoids the buildup of …

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Late Nights Ruining Your Hormones?

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I recently attended the Institute of Functional Medicine’s annual conference, which was all about a very important subject. It reinforced some basic, but crucial information when it comes to hormone balance and, ultimately, our overall health. You see, there’s this thing we all need to help ensure blood sugar regulation, mood stabilization, and hormone health. And an estimated 50-70 million Americans …

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9 Ways to Boost Progesterone & Your Fertility

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You’re probably familiar with the symptoms: mood swings, anxiety, fatigue, low sex drive, and sleep disturbances. For some women, PMS hits the week before their period. For others, the symptoms are more erratic, seemingly lasting throughout the month. If this sounds like a normal month for you, we need to talk. First of all, feeling bad should never be considered …

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Lab Tests—Could Your Doctor Be Missing Something?

Dr. Laura Wollman Autoimmune 2 Comments

Hi everyone! Dr. Brighten here.  This guest post is by my associate, Dr. Laura Wollman, who is a Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Midwife. Both she and I share a similar view on lab results — they must be evaluated in the context of the patient’s symptoms.  After all, you are living in your body, which means you’re the only one …

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!

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