ADHD and PMDD Hormone Connection

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Brain Health, PMS & PMDD Leave a Comment

There is a significantly higher prevalence of PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) among those with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). In fact, it is estimated that 46% of women with (ADHD) also struggle with PMDD. When compared to the general population, with only 28% reporting PMDD, it is clear those with ADHD are at increased risk. If you find that you’re …

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Endometriosis Flare-Up Symptoms, Triggers, and Tips for Relief

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If you struggle with endometriosis, you’re probably all too familiar with the debilitating endometriosis flare-ups that can rock your world with excruciating pain and disrupt your daily routine. Certain triggers, such as hormonal fluctuations, stress, increased inflammation, and fatigue, can contribute to the onset of an endometriosis flare-up. Becoming attuned to your personal triggers and having a proactive plan in …

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Understanding Magnesium for Menopause: Your Comprehensive Guide

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Herbs & Supplements, Perimenopause/ Menopause Leave a Comment

Menopause is a transformative phase in a woman’s life, marked by hormonal changes that can bring about a myriad of menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, fatigue, and night sweats. Using magnesium for menopause symptoms, as well as for support of cardiovascular, bone, and brain health, is one way to help ease the transition.  Magnesium, particularly in the form of highly-absorbable …

19 Ways to Find Endometriosis Relief Naturally

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While conventional treatments for endometriosis, such as hormonal therapy or surgery, aim to manage endometriosis symptoms and remove abnormal tissue, many women with endo still struggle with discomfort and, therefore, seek complementary therapies to get endometriosis relief naturally. Endometriosis is a complex and often very painful condition caused by the growth of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus, typically in the …

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Adrenal PCOS: Holistic Strategies to Manage Stress and PCOS

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As many as 30% of those diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have elevated levels of DHEA-S due to adrenal androgen excess. PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women, with some estimates stating up to 70% of women remain undiagnosed.  Adrenal PCOS Symptoms include: In addition, upwards of 70% of those with PCOS struggle with insulin …

How Much Protein Should Women Have

How Much Protein Should Women Have

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Brighten Lifestyle, Food, Gut-Hormone Connection, Weight Loss, What to Eat Leave a Comment

From muscle building and metabolism to hormonal balance and disease prevention, protein is an indispensable nutrient for women’s health. Women of all ages need adequate protein for energy, focus, appetite control, and tissue repair. Across different life stages like pregnancy and menopause, protein becomes even more critical, supporting fetal development, maintaining muscle tissue and bone density, and managing moods, hormonal …

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Breakfast with 30 grams of Protein for Hormone Balance

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Brighten Lifestyle, Food, Weight Loss, What to Eat Leave a Comment

Being intentional about your protein intake is a crucial step in optimizing hormones, balancing blood sugar, creating your ideal body composition, and improving your longevity. Beginning the day by eating a breakfast with 30 grams of protein sets the tone for better energy, focus, and overall hormonal balance for the remainder of the day. But what I hear often from …

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What’s The Best Magnesium Supplement?

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Brain Health, Cramps, Endometriosis, Herbs & Supplements, Sleep Leave a Comment

Do you find it hard to drift off to sleep, frequently grapple with PMS symptoms, or regularly face headaches and constipation? These concerns could all be signaling that your magnesium levels are lower than ideal. Magnesium is a vital mineral that plays a crucial role in numerous bodily functions, from regulating blood sugar levels and blood pressure to supporting muscle …

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20 Best Prebiotics for Gut Health and Hormonal Balance

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Digestion, Food, Gut-Hormone Connection, Herbs & Supplements, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

Probiotics are live microorganisms that offer numerous health benefits for gut function, immune defenses, hormone balance, and nutrient absorption — and prebiotics serve as the “fuel” for these beneficial bacteria, fostering their growth and activity within the gut. Incorporating the best prebiotics into your routine is a key element in creating optimal gut health and hormones. Although prebiotics are often …