Inositol for weight loss

Inositol for Weight Loss and Enhancing Metabolic Health

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Weight Loss Leave a Comment

Inositol improves insulin sensitivity by enabling the body to utilize blood glucose (blood sugar) more effectively, which is one of the critical mechanisms in how it aids in weight loss. Although often overlooked, inositol is a pseudovitamin (not technically a vitamin but a compound beneficial for nutrient intake) that plays a significant role in managing metabolic health and hormonal balance, …

How to Lose Weight With PCOS

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: PCOS, Weight Loss Leave a Comment

Weight gain or difficulty losing weight is a common symptom of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Because PCOS has a complex metabolic and reproductive hormone imbalance associated with it, the question of how to lose weight with PCOS is more complicated than the standard “eat less and exercise more” many of us hear. Research suggests that losing 5 to 10 percent …

Ozempic for Weight Loss

Ozempic for Weight Loss: Side Effects, Benefits, Risks

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: PCOS, Weight Loss Leave a Comment

Ozempic®  for weight loss claims are everywhere—the drug that became popular as a celebrity trend and crossed into the mainstream. The big question I get is, does ozempic work for weight loss or is it just another trend? This is especially true for women with PCOS, hypothyroidism, or those going through perimenopause. Ozempic or Semaglutide is used to treat type …

Perimenopause and Weight Gain

How to Lose Weight During Perimenopause

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Perimenopause/ Menopause, Weight Loss Leave a Comment

Weight gain is a common symptom that women experience during perimenopause. Even when diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors remain the same, the number on the scale and the waist measurement can creep up. This change can feel frustrating, unexpected, and impossible to change.  However, the root of perimenopause weight gain may be in the natural hormonal changes during this …

Balancing Hormones for Weight Loss

Why Eat Less and Exercise More is Bad Advice for Women

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, PCOS, Thyroid, Thyroid & Hormone Balance, Weight Loss Leave a Comment

You’re not alone if you feel like your weight loss journey comes with an extra burden of guilt—from every angle, someone is telling you you’re doing something wrong. You’re eating too much. You’re not eating enough of the right foods. You’re not exercising enough. You must not be motivated enough.  The list goes on.  And while there are a million …

Hormonal Imbalance Can Make Weight Loss Difficult

Why Hormonal Imbalance Can Make Weight Loss Difficult

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Weight Loss Leave a Comment

Nothing is more frustrating than making lifestyle changes to support your health and lose a little weight, only to find that nothing changes despite your efforts. Everywhere you look, a new fad diet or workout regimen seems to bring about dramatic transformations. So why won’t it work for you? It may be related to a hormone imbalance. The dirty little …

benefits of rhodiola

14 Ways Rhodiola Can Benefit Your Health

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Stress Reduction, Weight Loss Leave a Comment

Rhodiola rosea is an herb known for increasing energy, improving mental and physical stamina, and for building resilience to stress.   While Rhodiola may be one of those herbs that you may not have heard of — yet. But it is a versatile and powerful tool and rhodiola benefits in improving hormonal health. From helping the body adapt to stress via …