7 Reasons Why I Prescribe Bone Broth for Autoimmune Disease

You may have heard about the health benefits of a good bone broth, but what exactly is the magic behind the broth? And why do Dr. Brighten and I recommend bone broth to nearly all of our autoimmune patients? How two little amino acids help us heal Bone broth can be a therapeutic food for gut healing because of the …

Is Adrenal Fatigue Real?

Hold up! Adrenal fatigue isn’t real? Try telling that to my exhausted body! In this article I’m going to explain why adrenal fatigue isn’t real and what is going on instead. Chances are if you’ve been following my work then you’ve probably already heard me explain what takes place in “adrenal fatigue” and how it isn’t really an issue with …

9 Ways to Revive Your Hypothyroid Libido + 7 Libido Boosting Foods for Thyroid Sex Drive

The unfortunate truth is that hypothyroidism libido function is less than stellar. While low libido is common in hypothyroidism…it should never be considered “normal.” Here, we’ll take a look at thyroid and sex drive and offer advice on how to increase your libido. Anyone with Hashimoto’s disease (the major cause of Hypothyroidism), or any autoimmune condition for that matter, knows …

Autoimmune | Gluten Free Whiskey | DrBrighten.com

Is Whiskey Gluten Free?

Is whiskey gluten free? This is a common question in my practice as people begin to review the list of foods that are and are not gluten free. It is understandable— I can remember the overwhelm when I first had to go gluten free as I tried to navigate the grocery store (It’s why I created this Gluten Free Guide). The …

Glutened? Recover with these 5 steps.

With the holidays upon us, celiac disease and gluten exposure has been on my mind and many of my patient’s minds too. When you are traveling or at the mercy of other people’s cooking, it can be hard to tell if you are getting “glutened.” Many people feel that eating gluten isn’t a big deal unless you have celiac disease. But there …

Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis from Fertility to Postpartum

Autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, affects over 20 million of Americans, the majority of which are women. Thyroid conditions have a direct impact on our fertility, pregnancy, birth outcomes and can have a large influence on our postpartum period. But for some women, childbirth is the triggering event that leads to postpartum thyroiditis Bridgit Danner, LAc and I …

Hashimoto's Autism | Dr. Jolene Brighten | DrBrighten.com

The Hashimoto’s and Autism Connection

Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition that primarily affects the thyroid gland and has been correlated with autism in the offspring of mothers with the condition. Without intervention, the result is immune destruction to the mother’s thyroid, often with a need for medication. There is somewhat of a “myth” in mainstream medicine that leads some doctors to the conclusion that once …