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Post-Birth Control Syndrome Brighten Protocol™

We have to honor my patients in the evolution of the post-birth control syndrome Brighten Protocol™. The term Post-Birth Control Syndrome and protocols surrounding it were born out of my naturopathic medical practice and through my work with thousands of patients. Yes, these protocols were developed with the help of real patients like you! I am so happy to share that you …

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What Causes Estrogen Dominance

There are a lot of ways in which our environment, food, stress, and other lifestyle factors can mess with our hormones and create estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance causes many of the symptoms us gals dread. PMS, hot flashes, terrible periods, weight gain and even hair loss. Estrogen Dominance Causes As I talk about Beyond the Pill, your liver is responsible for …

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Do Birth Control Pills Cause Gallbladder Problems?

Women are at a much great risk for gallbladder disease. In fact, some studies show we are two to three times more likely to develop gallstones and other gallbladder related conditions compared to men. Considering the vast majority of women are on or have used birth control pills at some point, it raises the question in many women’s minds, “do …

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Emotional Side Effects of Birth Control Pills

The emotional side effects of birth control pills have been reported by women since the introduction of the pill in the 1960’s. Anxiety, mood swings, depression, and feelings that something is not quite right are among the many emotional symptoms my patients express after beginning the pill. And they are not alone. Jump on any online forum of women chatting …

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Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

I recommend seed cycling for hormone balance in both my clinic and book, Beyond the Pill, because it is an effective and gentle way to shift hormones into balance. In this article I’m going to help you understand what seed cycling is, how to do it, what to expect and what it can help with. What is Seed Cycling? Seed …

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Set an Intention, Not a New Year’s Resolution

Set an intention, not a New Year’s Resolution. In fact, skip the resolution all together! Yes, you read that correct. As we move into the new year there is a lot to reflect on and there is probably a lot you’d like to see change for the better in 2019. This is the day where most people are making resolutions, …

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Full Moon 2018 – What This Means for All Women

Full moon period or ovulation? Let me know who you are in the comments! This is the last full moon of 2018. And it is a big one! Full moon is here and girl, this is your time to shine! Let that moon turn up the lights like a little Kayne & Rhianna. You know that jam…”turn up the lights …

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Can You Get Pregnant Any Time of The Month?

Can you get pregnant any time of the month is a very common question women ask in my clinical practice. Heck this, was something I wasn’t even sure about until I got into naturopathic medical school. And this is a question a lot of women don’t know the answer to until they set out to get pregnant. I had the …

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Is Birth Control Bad for Your Gut

“My doctor has treated me for SIBO, candida, and gut symptoms, but every test shows I still have these infections. I feel like I can’t eat anything because everything makes me sick. I’m at my wits end and wondering, is birth control bad for your gut?,” Laura shared in her first visit. Her story is sadly common among women on …