How to Boost Sex Drive After Stopping The Birth Control Pill

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

It’s no secret the pill can snuff out that special spark while you’re on it, but many women who discontinue the pill find their sex drive has gone missing for good. This was Megan’s story. She found her way to my clinic after reading my Post Birth Control Syndrome (PBCS) article and for the first time since stopping the pill, …

What is Estrogen Dominance + What to Do About It

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

Estrogen dominance is one of the most common hormone imbalances we see at Rubus Health. It is a common condition because both stress and environment have a big impact on your hormone levels. Estrogen dominance can develop from excess body fat, environmental estrogens, poor digestion, stress, adrenal issues, and even autoimmune conditions. Often, it isn’t frank estrogen dominance, but rather a …

Period Gone Missing After the Pill? Here’s What to Do First.

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

Have you been off the pill for 3 months and your period still hasn’t returned? You’re not alone. In fact, upwards of 37% of women never see the return of their period post pill. For many women, coming off of the pill signals the beginning of a myriad of symptoms and can mean the end of regular periods.  The threat …

What Causes Endometriosis + 5 Steps to Heal Naturally

Dr. Jolene Brighten Autoimmune, Hormones Comments

  When Elle first came to see me for her debilitatingly painful periods she was also experiencing some pretty serious digestive issues that were the result of her non-stop ibuprofen use. At 36 she had already gone through multiple surgeries, which offered only temporary relief. For about a week and a half every month she’d find herself missing family events, …

Healing Anxiety Functional Medicine

Healing Anxiety with Functional Medicine

Dr. Jolene Brighten Adrenal, Digestion, Hormones Comments

Anxiety is common enough that I’d venture to guess you at least know someone who has dealt with it, or maybe still is dealing with it. Or maybe that someone is you and you’re trying to understand if there is any chance of healing your anxiety. The conventional perspective on anxiety is simplistic really—you have a neurotransmitter imbalance and you …

16 Natural Remedies for Hormonal Headaches

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones, Postpartum Comments

Ladies, there are natural remedies for 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 for the liver cells and acetaminophen is among the worst when it …

Detox Skin Care & Beauty Products in 3 Steps

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones, Thyroid Comments

At some point in my 20’s I got it in my head that women were supposed to smell like vanilla…and berries and champagne…and whatever the people behind the infamous VS store told me I should smell like. Looking back, in my attempt to smell like the “perfect woman,” I was bathing in lotions and huffing fragrances that were wrecking my …

Non-Toxic Cleaning Products for Better Hormones

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

As a mom, I always have an eye out for non-toxic cleaning products to use in my home. After all, kids spend a lot of time in contact with the floor and they all inevitably have a “put everything in the mouth phase” that increases their exposure to what’s in their environment. But it’s not just our kiddos that we need …

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

Dr. Jolene Brighten Fertility, Hormones, Thyroid Comments

  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 …