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 …

Do Women Need Testosterone?

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

Testosterone seems to conjure images of bulky muscles, aggression and robust libidos. Many people even mistakenly think that testosterone is a hormone that women don’t have to think about. But this multifaceted hormone does so much more for your body than help you bulk up. Testosterone builds bones, supports your brain health, increases energy, helps with weight loss and keeps …

How to Do a Holistic Detox to Balance Hormones

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

Balancing your hormones with diet alone might not be getting you the results you really need. That’s where a holistic detox comes in! Depending on your symptoms, your cycle and your history you may benefit from a 21 day hormone detox 2-4 times per year. How do you know if you’re in need of a hormone focused detox? If you …

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

The holidays are a wonderful time to share the gift of health…. but finding that great gift can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. In hopes of reducing your stress this holiday season, I’ve made a list of my favorite healthy, useful and tasty gift ideas. This is a great way to share your healthy lifestyle with your friends …

Birth Control & Medical Gender Bias

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

  Women have been waiting decades for the day that a male contraceptive is approved for use. Looks like we’ll be waiting a little longer, ladies. A recent trial of injectable male contraceptive was stopped after determining that the risks to men’s health outweighed the benefits.   What brought researchers to that conclusion? Out of 320 men, there were 20 …

Natural Remedies for PMS & Cramps

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

If you’re suffering from PMS and cramps, you’re not alone. Many women suffer from PMS. In fact, it is estimated that 75% of women experience headaches, bloating, difficulty sleeping, mood swings and other symptoms of PMS — symptoms that are debilitating and threaten our relationships. Many women unconsciously accept that this is the ‘norm’ and that this monthly nuisance is …

Post Holiday Detox

Dr. Jolene Brighten Adrenal, Digestion, Hormones Comments

Is your body in need of a mini-reboot? Is a little Post Holiday Detox in order?  Overindulging in food, stressed from holiday travel or maybe having one too many glasses of wine are one of many reasons you may be feeling fatigued, bloated and moody. Feeling awful around the holidays is the worst… actually, feeling that way anytime of year …