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Period Cramps but No Period? 9 Possible Causes

Period cramps but no period? While the cause of your cramps may be harmless, it’s always worth investigating the root cause to ensure your symptoms aren’t more serious. There are several gynecological and non-gynecological reasons you may be experiencing cramping.   Menstrual cramps are common, especially for women experiencing estrogen dominance, high prostaglandins or increased levels of inflammation. Find information…

Birth Control and Depression – Is there a link?

“Depression, anxiety, and mood swings are symptoms women have reported since the introduction of the pill,” I told Michelle during our initial visit. “Check the package insert of your pill pack and you’ll find depression listed in the side effects,” I said. But Michelle had been told, like so many other women prescribed the pill, ‘birth control and depression were…

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2017

  The holidays are an awesome opportunity to support those you love! Giving a gift that encourages health is the ultimate gesture that you care.   Here’s a list of some of my favorite healthy holiday gifts to create great health! Hormone Loving Personal Care Balance by Dr. Brighten. I formulated this product for all around great hormone support and…

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Functional Medicine – An Interview with Chris Kresser

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Kresser on more than one occasion about the serious state our health care is in and the role of Functional Medicine. Chris and I share similar views about the need for allied providers, like nutrition consultants and health coaches, in supporting those with chronic disease and the necessity of returning to a…

7 Thyroid Symptoms Most People Don’t Know About

Thyroid gland problems can range from weight gain to hair loss to depression, but these 7 thyroid symptoms are less recognized and often missed by many doctors. 7 Thyroid Symptoms Most People Don’t Know About #1. You may not taste or smell things the same if you’re hypothyroid.  Too little thyroid hormone can cause alterations to how we taste and…

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Hot and Sour Bone Broth Recipe

Looking for a bone broth recipe that is simple and effective at maintaining your health during winter months? My clinic’s nutritionist, Erica, created this delicious bone broth recipe to support our patients as we prepare to go into winter months. Bone broth is a rich source of immune supporting minerals and vitamins, which is why many people choose to make…