Ashwagandha Benefits and Uses

Ashwagandha Benefits and Uses

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that has become increasingly popular as more people learn about how herbal medicine can support their health. It has myriad possible benefits, from reducing inflammation to promoting a healthy brain. In this article we’re going to break down Ashwagandha benefits and uses. What is Ashwagandha? Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic nightshade herb. It has …

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Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common health issue affecting women—one in ten women have it! And I would say that probably ten out of ten women have been dismissed by their doctor at some point in their journey. Because typically, you go to your doctor with signs and symptoms of endometriosis, and the first thing you’re told is, “Oh, girl, just take …

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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 …

Biohacking Hormones on Bulletproof Radio

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave and I covered a lot of ground about all things woman’s hormones, including biohacking hormones for better performance and how hormones help brain injuries. We also had a great discussion on post-birth control syndrome and how these hormones can mess you up! Oh, you didn’t know? Well then you need to listen to …

The Birth Control And Thyroid Connection

The birth control and thyroid connection is real! And many women have written to me questioning if the birth control pill could be sabotaging their thyroid health. The common story I hear from these women and the women in my practice is that most of their problems started when they committed to that daily pill consumption. This has been a question on …

What Causes Endometriosis + 5 Steps to Heal Naturally

Just on of the health issues plaguing women that I work with is endometriosis. This blog is all about that condition, how it works, symptoms etc. But it also goes further, to look at endometriosis natural treatments, so that you can get relief, naturally. If this is what you’ve been searching for, read on! When Elle first came to see …

Healing Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism in Portland

Healing Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism in Portland is my passion. I’m Dr. Jolene Brighten and this is is a true story you may find close to home… Maddie’s doctor looked at her labs and told her, “I don’t think your thyroid is your problem. Instead, I’d like to refer you to a psychiatrist because I think your problems are largely due to …