Best General Practitioner! 2014 Best Of Oakland and the East Bay

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

Firstly, thank you! Secondly, THANK YOU! I am incredibly honored to be practicing medicine in Oakland and to receive such recognition from my patients. I am filled with gratitude for the support I have received from all of you. I love the work that I do. Helping people achieve health, understand their bodies and reclaim their lives brings me great …

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 …

5 Seasonal Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Winter

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Gut-Hormone Connection, What to Eat Leave a Comment

As we move into the colder months the number of fresh seasonal vegetables begin to dwindle on the shelf. Although the variety may be less, there is a lot of nutritional value found in these 5 Seasonal Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Winter. 5 Seasonal Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Winter Every vegetable o this list but carrots …

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, Cycle Self Care™, Perimenopause/ Menopause, Sex Hormones, What to Eat Leave a Comment

If you’re the DIY type, you may really enjoy these homemade Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas gift ideas:  Scented Epsom Salt The magnesium in Epsom salts is not only soothing to sore muscles, but it also helps you feel relaxed overall. You can easily fill a mason jar with the salt, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and put …