Hair Loss Thyroid | Funstional Medicine |

What Causes Hair Loss + How to Stop It

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Sex Hormones Leave a Comment

Are you waking up with a pillow covered in hair? Is your bathroom trash filled with hair? Do showers make you anxious? Does the hair brush fill you with fear? When hair loss strikes, it is definitely a symptom that raises concern. And understandably. After all, it is the hair on your head. If you’re experiencing hair loss, whether it has …

7 Daily Habits for Glowing, Youthful Skin

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Wellbeing Leave a Comment

You know all about avoiding sun exposure, wearing sunscreen and keeping toxins off your face, but there are other practices that can help you achieve that daily glow. Make these 7 daily habits part of your skin care routine for vibrant and youthful skin. 7 Daily Habits for Glowing Youthful Skin Eat Gelatin Eat 2 Tablespoons every day to improve collagen …

Quick Coconut Blueberry Yogurt

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Food Leave a Comment

My son has struggled with food sensitivities since birth. Even while he was exclusively breastfed, he would react to certain foods that I ate, with dairy being the worst. His primary symptom was extreme congestion (yeah, I’m talking about two parents not sleeping, taking shifts to allow their infant to sleep vertical at night kind of congestion), but he also …

Natural Hangover Remedy

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Wellbeing Leave a Comment

As a Naturopathic Physician I am not about encouraging patients to drink, but I do recognize that alcohol is part of enjoyment and celebration. Certainly, there are health conditions that dictate caution when consuming alcohol and from the multitude of research (yeah, there’s a lot out there), we know that binge drinking results in many health consequences. All that said, …

healthy meal planning oakland | DrBrighten

Grain Free Thanksgiving Meal Planning

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Food Leave a Comment

Wow! What a week this has been so far. I’ve had so many questions about how to have a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving that I decided a blog was in order. I promised my patients I would put together a list of some of the best recipes out there and now I’m sharing it with you! Thanksgiving can be grain …

How to Tell If You Are Gluten Intolerant

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Food Leave a Comment

In this article I want to help you identify how to tell if you are gluten intolerant. More and more patients are coming to me wanting to know if they have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) is a condition in which you experience symptoms when eating gluten, but do not have an autoimmune response like that …

Is Leaky Gut Causing You to Gain Weight?

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Thyroid & Hormone Balance Leave a Comment

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS), also known as intestinal permeability, is a condition that leads to widespread inflammation and hormonal disruption throughout the body. Inflammation, imbalance in gut flora and hormonal imbalances can create a state of disharmony in your body that may be one of the reasons for weight gain. What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Between the cells of your …

Are Food Sensitivities Making You Ill?

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Food Leave a Comment

Are food sensitivities making you ill? Food sensitivities may be driving many of your symptoms. Migraines, difficulty losing weight, acne, hormonal imbalances, fatigue and many other symptoms can be signs of food sensitivities. Because food sensitivities can be difficult to identify (a reaction may not be evident for up to 3 days after consuming food), many people have no idea …

What are causes of fatigue

18 Causes of Fatigue and How to Find More Energy

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Wellbeing Leave a Comment

Do you wish you had more energy than you currently do? You’re not alone. Fatigue is one of the most common complaints that bring patients into my office. In fact, it’s estimated that about 20% of all doctor visits are related to fatigue. In this article, I’ll help you understand what are the causes of fatigue and how to find …