Period Blood Color — What does it mean and what’s normal?

Have you ever started your period and noticed the blood was brown, black, red, or even purple? Or, maybe you’re like most women, and you’ve never paid attention to the color of your menstrual blood — until you saw something out of the ordinary and panicked. The variations in period blood colors are usually not pathological from a medical perspective. …

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The Essential Guide to Vitex and the Chaste Tree

Odds are that if you’re struggling with symptoms of hormone imbalance, PMS, PCOS, infertility, endometriosis, irregular periods, missing periods or any other period problem, you’ve heard of vitex. Today, I’ll be talking more about the benefits and potential uses of vitex (also called chasteberry and chaste tree berry). Consider this your guide to understanding if this herb is right for …

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How Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Cause Hormone Imbalance & What to Do About It

Did you know the average woman is exposed to hundreds of chemicals every single day? And that’s only within her own home. Our makeup products, personal care products, and the cleaners that we use on our clothes and our countertops can all contain harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals that cause hormone imbalances in the body. In fact, some sources have reported …

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Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

Seed cycling has long been used to support women’s hormones by supplying them with the nutrients they need at specific phases of their cycle. I recommend seed cycling for hormone balance in both my clinic and book, Beyond the Pill, because it is an effective and gentle way to support women’s hormones. In this article I’m going to help you …

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40 Healthy Holiday Gifts for Women 2018 – Dr. Jolene Brighten

I love the holiday season. And I’m a sucker for a great holiday gift guide. I can remember checking out magazines when I was younger just to see what they had in the lineup. These days, the gifts guides live on the internet, which makes it so easy to something special for the people you love. And with that in …

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Is Progesterone Cream the Answer for Hormone Imbalance?

Progesterone cream is sold over the counter and widely available. But is it really the best treatment for symptoms of hormone imbalance? And what should you look out for if you use it? Before you dive into what progesterone cream is and who benefits from added progesterone I’d like to help you understand what your natural progesterone is and what it …

How Prostaglandins Cause Painful Periods + What to Do About It

Nearly every woman has experienced menstrual cramps at some point during her period. What most women don’t know is there are hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins that are behind these intense, and sometimes debilitating cramps. What Are Prostaglandins According to Medicine Net, Prostaglandins are: “One of a number of hormone-like substances that participate in a wide range of body functions …

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Supplements for PMS

Premenstrual tension syndrome, commonly known as PMS, can be a real drag. Especially when you’re suffering from symptoms like bloating, cramping, mood swings, insomnia, and acne. And it can get in the way of living your fullest life. As a women’s hormone expert who helps women balance their hormones naturally and eliminate unwanted symptoms. To that end, I recommend that all …

Common Period Problems + 6 Natural Treatments

When Myra first came to see me she listed her number one concern in all caps at the top of her intake form: PERIOD PROBLEMS. For as long as Myra could remember her periods had been incredibly long and heavy and made it impossible for her to leave her house or engage in anything fun at least one to two …