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Post-Birth Control Syndrome Brighten Protocol™

We have to honor my patients in the evolution of the post-birth control syndrome Brighten Protocol™. The term Post-Birth Control Syndrome and protocols surrounding it were born out of my naturopathic medical practice and through my work with thousands of patients. Yes, these protocols were developed with the help of real patients like you! I am so happy to share that you …

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Is Post Birth Control Syndrome Real?

I am not anti-birth control. In fact, I used the pill for a decade myself and am grateful I had access to it. Today was a very important day here in the United States, it was our day to have our voice be heard and cast a ballot that could forever move women’s health care forward. And interestingly, I was …

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Post-Birth Control Syndrome Acne Solutions

Acne is a common reason women start birth control & it is a big reason women are fearful of coming off. Post-birth control syndrome acne can show up anywhere—your face, your chest, your neck, your back, and even your booty can present with pimples. PBCS acne is common, even if you never had acne before starting birth control. And it …

Treating PCOS Symptoms With The Pill, or – Even Better – Without

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a whole lot more than cysts on the ovaries. And the absence of cysts doesn’t mean that you don’t have it. PCOS symptoms can cause a whole host of issues including missing periods, heart disease, and diabetes. Symptoms of PCOS can vary based on the woman and her individual hormonal imbalances. Here are some of …

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Acne After Stopping Birth Control and How to Heal Your Skin

Alice came to see me after her doctor advised she begin Accutane, a medication for acne, and get back on the pill because she should not get pregnant while taking this medication. She had developed acne after stopping birth control four months prior and was desperate for clear skin, but the thought of more medications didn’t sit right with her. …

Stopping Birth Control Side Effects

In my day to day at the office, I handle many topics regularly. You no doubt know, I talk about them on this blog all the time. PCOS, cancers, hormone imbalances, all sorts of issues plaguing women daily. This blog is no exception, it’s all about one of the biggest concerns on the minds’ of my patients: stopping birth control …

10 Best Supplements For PCOS

Patients often ask me what some of the best supplements for PCOS, a metabolic disorder that can cause a whole lot of hormonal symptoms. While the foundational therapies remain nutritional and lifestyle intervention, supplements can be a helpful supported therapy to restore balance. Many women are looking for alternatives to the typical lineup of prescription drugs, which only mask the …

High Testosterone in Women – How To Lower It

High testosterone in women is a real concern for many women. In fact, the question shows up on my Facebook or Instagram page about once per week, which means we are loooong overdue for this article. High Testosterone in Women Side Effects Hair loss on the scalp Excess body hair (especially upper lip, chin, chest and abdomen) Infertility Acne Oily …

PCOS, Inflammation & Insulin

What do PCOS, inflammation & insulin have in common? Like many chronic conditions and disease, inflammation and insulin dysregulation are at the root of the issue, with PCOS being no exception. Is there a PCOS insulin resistance connection? In fact, inflammation and insulin resistance can lead to infertility, difficult and painful periods, PCOS, high testosterone, mood disorders, and many other …