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What Causes Endometrial Hyperplasia + What to Do About It

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Endometriosis, Estrogen Dominance Leave a Comment

Endometrial hyperplasia can be the cause of heavy periods, large clots in the menstrual blood, and in some cases, cancer. Often excess estrogen in the absence of sufficient progesterone, known as estrogen dominance, causes the cells in the lining of the uterus  (the endometrium) to grow abnormally thick. When the endometrium becomes too thick, you end up with a condition …

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14 Health Benefits of NAC (N-Acetylcysteine)

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Gut-Hormone Connection, PCOS, Preconception & Fertility Leave a Comment

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) has a list of health benefits longer than its name! While NAC might not be as well known as other nutrients I’ve discussed, it is definitely one worth getting on your radar.  From detoxification, to brain health, to heart health, to fertility, NAC is a jack of all trades, and it’s a supplement I regularly recommend to my …

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14 Vitamin C Benefits You Should Know About

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, Mood & Emotions, PMS & PMDD, Stress Reduction Leave a Comment

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for many reasons. Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is water-soluble, so it can’t be stored in large amounts by the body. You’ve got to ingest it daily. Vitamin C is crucial for skin, bones, ligaments, tendons, teeth, eyes, and blood vessels. In this article, we’ll discuss all of some of the top …

Yeast Infection Natural Remedies

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Sex Hormones Leave a Comment

A vaginal yeast infection is one of the most common reasons women have abnormal discharge, burning and itching of their lady parts. In this article I’m going to help you understand what causes yeast infections, how to prevent them, and some of the best yeast infection natural remedies to bring you relief. What is a vaginal yeast infection? A vaginal …

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Gut Health and Hormones: Why is a Healthy Gut Microbiome Important for Hormone Balance

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Gut-Hormone Connection Leave a Comment

Evaluating gut health and the microbiome (the organisms that inhabit your gastrointestinal tract) is crucial if you suffer from hormonal symptoms like fatigue, mood swings, headaches, hair loss, sensitivity to stress, cold intolerance, painful periods, or symptoms that suggest your hormone health is struggling. In my clinical experience, hormone issues are often related to poor gut health because your gut: …

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Sex Hormones Leave a Comment

The holidays are a wonderful time to share the gift of health…. but finding that great gift can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. In hopes of reducing your stress this holiday season, I’ve made a list of my favorite healthy, useful and tasty gift ideas. This is a great way to share your healthy lifestyle with your friends …

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10 Signs You Have Hypothyroidism

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Thyroid, Thyroid & Hormone Balance Leave a Comment

There are very obvious signs you have hypothyroidism and then much more subtle signs that can make this condition easy to miss. Hypothyroidism is an endocrine disorder, which means it affects hormones—in this case, thyroid hormone. Thankfully, providers are getting better at recognizing the signs. Even so, symptoms are often subtle or chalked up to other things, which means it …

Can Stress Cause a Hormone Imbalance

Can Stress Cause a Hormone Imbalance

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Brain Health, Hormones, Stress Reduction, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

In our modern world, the pervasiveness of stress is more than just a fleeting concern; it’s a critical health issue. With each passing month, new research emerges, underscoring the profound impact of stress on our overall well-being. Far from being a mere inconvenience, stress has the potential to impact your hormone production significantly, weaken your immune system, and, alarmingly, even …