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The 13 Best Natural Remedies for a UTI

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Herbs & Supplements, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are incredibly common. If you’re currently experiencing a burning sensation when you pee, or you feel like you have to urinate, but not much comes out, you could be dealing with a UTI. But what if it’s 6 p.m. on a Friday and you can’t get to the doctor until Monday? Or you don’t want to …

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How To Exercise With Your Cycle

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Cycle Self Care™, Exercise, Menstrual Cycle Leave a Comment

You may have noticed there are times in your cycle where your motivation and physical stamina are lacking when it comes to your fitness routine. Despite your trainer telling you can do one more or the Peloton instructor is saying “push” you may just find there are times where you lack the motivation. This isn’t because you’re just lazy. Instead, …

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12 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Food, Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Until you’ve actually been pregnant, you may not be aware that there are specific foods to avoid during pregnancy or at least minimize. It can feel a bit overwhelming, especially as the first trimester nausea hits and you’re left with the question, “just what the heck can I eat?” I want to assure you that there are far more foods …

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15 Perimenopause Supplements for Happy Hormones

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Libido, Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

Perimenopause is a time of hormonal decline as the body prepares to stop ovulating and shift into menopause. While ideas of shifting hormones may feel you with a sense of dread, there are many nutrition, lifestyle, and perimenopause supplements that can help you maintain your energy, mood, and overall well being.  Perimenopause can be a confusing time in a woman’s …

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What Is Interstitial Cystitis?

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Autoimmune Disease, Balancing Your Hormones Leave a Comment

Interstitial cystitis (also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome) is a chronic condition involving bladder pain that you cannot attribute to another known cause. Interstitial cystitis symptoms include pain in the bladder or urethra, a frequent need to urinate, and sometimes pain throughout the pelvic floor.  Interstitial Cystitis or Bladder Pain Syndrome most commonly affects women but can also affect men. …

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Magnesium Benefits: 15 Ways This Mineral Boosts Health

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Cramps, Food, Headaches & Migraines, Herbs & Supplements, Pregnancy, Thyroid & Hormone Balance Leave a Comment

Magnesium is near the top of the list of crucial nutrients. It is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the human body, and it helps with things like your heartbeat, sleep cycles, muscle contraction, energy production, immune function, hormone balance and so much more. When you dig into the research, the magnesium benefits seem endless. Safe to say that getting …

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Common Causes and Signs of Miscarriage

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Miscarriages are common, which is why it is important for women to know the signs of a miscarriage and when to call their provider. In this article, I’m going to go through the possible causes and types of miscarriage, ways to help minimize risk, and lab tests to request from your doctor if you’ve experienced more than one miscarriage.  If …

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Perimenopause Symptoms and Treatment

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

You’ve probably heard of menopause, which officially occurs the year after you completely stop having a period. There’s a transition period before menopause that a lot of women experience, called perimenopause. This is a time when perimenopause symptoms start to crop up even though you feel like you’re much too young for that nonsense. While some women have a completely …

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What Is Breast Implant Illness?

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Autoimmune Disease Leave a Comment

Breast implant illness is starting to gain attention in the medical community. Breast implant illness (BII) is the term used to describe symptoms associated with breast implants and can range from joint pain, skin rashes, hair loss, and headaches to chronic fatigue, anxiety, neurological issues, and brain fog. Many women who identify as having BII experience symptoms after having breast …