what is interstitial cystitis

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. …

what is breast implant illness syndrome

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 …

Sweet Potato Sliders- Grain Free

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Autoimmune Disease, What to Eat Leave a Comment

These are a wonderful grain free alternative that even kids love. My toddler was a big fan! I hope you enjoy them as much as he did! Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato Handful spinach 1 lb ground buffalo or grass fed beef (vegetarian black bean patty can be substituted) Organic coconut oil Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice sweet potatoes into rounds …

Naturopathic Medicine in Oakland, California

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, Autoimmune Disease, Gut-Hormone Connection, Postpartum, Preconception & Fertility, Pregnancy, Sex Hormones, Thyroid, What to Eat Leave a Comment

It is with great pleasure that I announce the opening of my new California Natural Medicine practice. I will be practicing Naturopathic Medicine in Oakland’s Grand Lake area beginning in September. My office is located on Grand Avenue in the same space as Awaken Chiropractic, a wonderful group of holistically minded practitioners. The space is beautiful, comfortable and family friendly. A …