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What are the health benefits of Maca powder?

Maca is an herb that has long been used in women’s health to increase energy, boost libido, and eliminate uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes. Adaptogens are gaining steam in the health and wellness realm, as more and more people are learning how these herbs (many of which have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years) can bring balance …

Vitex Guide

The Essential Guide to Vitex and the Chaste Tree

Odds are that if you’re struggling with symptoms of hormone imbalance, PMS, PCOS, infertility, endometriosis, irregular periods, missing periods or any other period problem, you’ve heard of vitex. Today, I’ll be talking more about the benefits and potential uses of vitex (also called chasteberry and chaste tree berry). Consider this your guide to understanding if this herb is right for …

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How Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Cause Hormone Imbalance & What to Do About It

Did you know the average woman is exposed to hundreds of chemicals every single day? And that’s only within her own home. Our makeup products, personal care products, and the cleaners that we use on our clothes and our countertops can all contain harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals that cause hormone imbalances in the body. In fact, some sources have reported …

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Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

Seed cycling has long been used to support women’s hormones by supplying them with the nutrients they need at specific phases of their cycle. I recommend seed cycling for hormone balance in both my clinic and book, Beyond the Pill, because it is an effective and gentle way to support women’s hormones. In this article I’m going to help you …

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40 Healthy Holiday Gifts for Women 2018 – Dr. Jolene Brighten

I love the holiday season. And I’m a sucker for a great holiday gift guide. I can remember checking out magazines when I was younger just to see what they had in the lineup. These days, the gifts guides live on the internet, which makes it so easy to something special for the people you love. And with that in …

7 Causes of Early Menopause + 5 Ways to Eliminate Symptoms

Has your period gone MIA, or are you waking up finding yourself soaked in sweat every night? Maybe you’re noticing that you’ve been struggling to concentrate and not feeling as sharp as you did once before? Well, these can be common symptoms experienced by a postmenopausal woman, but if you’re too young for menopause then this is not normal. If …

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Cramps but No Period? 9 Possible Causes

Cramps but no period? There are several gynecological and non-gynecological reasons you may be experiencing cramping.  While the cause of your cramps may be harmless, it’s always worth investigating the root cause of cramps with no period to ensure your symptoms aren’t more serious. Menstrual cramps are common, especially for women experiencing estrogen dominance, high prostaglandins or increased levels of …

The Anxiety Hormone Connection

Could hormone imbalance and anxiety be linked? Hormones and anxiety can got hand in hand. Hormone imbalances like low progesterone or low thyroid can cause so many women struggle with anxiety, despite the medications or meditations they are offered. So much emphasis is put on stress and anxiety that people nearly roll their eyes now when we talk about it. …

16 Natural Remedies for Hormonal Headaches

Ladies, there are natural remedies for migraines and hormonal headaches and today I want to share them with you some of the most effective strategies to be free of pain meds and headaches! Acetaminophen—a well-known hepatotoxin… wait, Hepata, what?   Hepatotoxin is the term for substances that are toxic to the liver and acetaminophen is among the worst when it …