bone broth recipe

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 …

The Gut Hormone Connection

“My acne has no pattern, I’ve tracked it and I can’t find any connection to my hormones,” Rebecca shared during her first visit with me. Rebecca isn’t the first patient to be baffled by how their skin seemed to take a dive at random times. While Rebecca’s acne issues did have a hormonal component, the bigger issue at play had …

Are Leaky Gut Syndrome & Hypothyroidism Connected? + 5 Ways For Healing Leaky Gut

You may have heard that leaky gut syndrome is why you developed hypothyroidism in the first place. Leaky gut syndrome is involved in the development of hypothyroidism or more specifically, autoimmune hypothyroidism  (Hashimoto’s) in the majority of cases. Here are those connections and 5 ways for healing leaky gut! Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the number one cause of hypothyroidism in the …

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 …

The Thyroid Gut Connection + 4 Steps to Heal Your Gut

Chances are if you’ve made a trip to your endocrinologist for your hypothyroidism you’ve heard that your condition is genetic, there’s a prescription for it, and that’s about all you can do. It’s an autoimmune thyroid disease. Period. I’d even venture to guess that there was no mention of your gut health at all…let alone the thyroid gut connection. What …

What You Need to Know About Heartburn & Hypothyroidism

Heartburn — that sensation of burning in your chest or throat that may accompany meals or haunt you throughout the day. Chances are you’ve experienced it at some point, which you means you know how uncomfortable it can be. However, you might be asking yourself right now, what could Hashimoto’s or Hypothyroidism and heartburn possibly have in common? Heartburn is a common condition …

Going Gluten Free? Read this first!

If you’re considering going gluten free then you’ll definitely want to test for this! I know it may seem counter-intuitive, but there’s something you might consider doing if you feel like gluten is harming your health. Eat more of it. Ok, let me explain. Our first instinct when we learn about the inflammatory properties of gluten is to eliminate it …

What is Leaky Gut?

If you read my last article, Why Adrenal Fatigue Isn’t Real, you’ll understand that it was my tongue-in-cheek way of saying that, it’s ok to use non-medical terms when communicating with your doctor, friends or otherwise. Like the term adrenal fatigue, you may have heard the expression leaky gut floating around the Internet, among your friends, or even from your …

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 …