Does Fertility Awareness Method Work?

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Does fertility awareness method work? This is a very common question in my practice and today I want to share with you a quick review of the different methods and what we know about the effectiveness of each. Plus I’m going to share with you what I recommend to my patients! But you may be thinking…Who would want to learn an …

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Why Orgasms Are Good For Women + How to Improve Your Libido

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  Sure, orgasms are fun, but did you know they are good for your health too? If you’ve been following my work, then you know I’m a big fan of women having orgasms because of the amazing health benefits they provide. Yup, orgasms are more than just fun… Why Orgasms Are Good for Women Bumping Oxytocin Levels. Oxytocin — the …

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Impacts More Than Just Energy

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  Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient for energy, brain health, hormone function and pregnancy. Which is why a vitamin B12 deficiency impacts more than just energy.  And deficiency is more common than you might think.  Deficiency is Common Depending on which study you look at, anywhere from 20-40% of the U.S. population has suboptimal levels of this nutrient. And …

Is Pain Keeping You From Getting Pregnant?

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Are you one of the millions of women who is struggling with chronic pain? Well, it may just surprise you to hear that your pain may be keeping you from getting pregnant.  Headaches, gut pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, backaches and old injuries have many women reaching of a bottles of Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Midol, and NSAIDs to get symptom relief. And …

Can gluten cause infertility?

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Can gluten cause infertility? It is a question on many women’s minds… especially when they’ve tried everything to get pregnant. There’s a lot to say about gluten and its effects on your health. Practitioners may recommend that you avoid gluten for a number of reasons – to lower systemic inflammation, increase cognitive function, or to help reduce the symptoms of …

Fertility—Why Holistic is Better

Dr. Jolene Brighten Fertility

Holistic: relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts. Prior to the birth of my son I embarked on a year long journey to improve my health. I jokingly called it getting “pre-baby body ready.” My journey included optimizing nutrition, healing my gut, tending to my mental and emotional wellbeing, and facilitating my body’s ability to …

A Special Gift Just for Moms

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Mother’s Day is this weekend and in celebration of all mothers, I am sharing important information about health and nutrition that will support fertility, optimize pregnancy, help moms thrive in the postpartum healing and continue to support their health for many years to come. I compiled some helpful resources for you to implement or share with a mom you know! …

How a Menstrual Cycle Works

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It goes without saying that every menstruating woman knows what is happening to her body once a month for most of her adult life… or does it? For many of us, have our first period around age 11-14 and do that every month unless we’re pregnant or begin menopause around age 50. But there’s so much more to it than …

5 Hormone Lovin’ Superfoods for Women (That You Might Not Be Eating)

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When my dear friend, Bridgit Danner, LAc told me she wanted to share with you 5 hormone superfoods she prescribes to patients I was instantly interested. I know this is the type of actionable information you like and these foods are not typically thought of as superfoods, but do have amazing nutritional benefits.  Dr. Jolene Brighten, ND   5 Hormone …