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. …

Is Iodine Bad for Hypothyroidism?

What is the iodine hypothyroidism connection? ‘Is iodine bad for hypothyroidism?’ This is among the most common questions I am asked by my patients. While it is true that your thyroid requires iodine to make thyroid hormone, too much iodine can harm certain individuals. In this video, I review who should be careful about taking iodine and what foods best …

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 …

10 Top Foods for Thyroid Health

Whether you are Hypothyroid or Hyperthyroid, this list of 10 top foods for thyroid health has got you covered! In my clinic, we like to focus on what you CAN eat, rather than all the foods you should be avoiding. And while there are certainly plenty of foods you should be avoiding if you have hypothyroidism, I want to encourage …

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 …

What to Eat for Thyroid Health + One Day Thyroid Meal Plan

You may not know this, but us ladies have a higher risk of developing a thyroid condition — like 5 to 8 times more likely to have thyroid disease. Knowing how to nourish your thyroid is one of the foundational steps in keeping your thyroid (and really, all your hormones) healthy and preventing a thyroid disorder. “What foods are good for …

Postpartum Fatigue or Thyroid Disease?

Is it really just postpartum fatigue or could it be thyroid disease? Look, we’ve got some serious issues in medicine…especially wwomen’s medicine. As women, our symptoms often go dismissed or unheard…or worse…we are offered a band-aid pharmaceutical or invasive surgery for what is so simply a hormone imbalance.  This is no different for new moms and you’d be surprised just how often thyroid …

Why is Hypothyroidism More Common in Women?

Why is hypothyroidism more common in women? Just how common is hypothyroidism or other thyroid problems in women? Nearly 1 in 3 people have thyroid disease, the majority of which are women. Yet more than half of those with a thyroid gland condition don’t know they have it. Top Reasons Hypothyroidism is More Common in Women Hormone imbalance Hormone fluctuations …

The Thyroid Secret

I’m so excited that I just can’t hold this in any longer — The Thyroid Secret is finally here!!! I’ve just got word that I can finally let you in on something that I’ve known about for several months, but was sworn to secrecy! My friend Dr. Izabella Wentz and her amazing team have put together something that’s going to …