benefits of vitamin c for health

14 Vitamin C Benefits You Should Know About

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, Mood & Emotions, PMS & PMDD, Stress Reduction Leave a Comment

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for many reasons. Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is water-soluble, so it can’t be stored in large amounts by the body. You’ve got to ingest it daily. Vitamin C is crucial for skin, bones, ligaments, tendons, teeth, eyes, and blood vessels. In this article, we’ll discuss all of some of the top …

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How to Prepare for Quarantine: A Mama Doctor’s Guide

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: What to Eat Leave a Comment

In this article I’m going to walk you through how to prepare for quarantine and what my family did to prepare. And I’ve got a 3 day meal plan for you along with some recipes to support. Plus, you’ll find a shopping list below with additional items to help you prepare. My family and were placed on quarantine as of …

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12 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Before your Period

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Menstrual Cycle Leave a Comment

Having anxiety before periods show up? It might surprise you to learn that this is a common time for anxiety to peak for women due to changes in their hormones.  Anxiety — it’s the body’s normal response to stressful events. Getting a little bit nervous before speaking in public or a big job interview? That’s completely normal.  But for millions …

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Guide to Treating PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Menstrual Cycle Leave a Comment

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a condition that impacts women about 2-3 weeks out of every month. Symptoms include mental/ emotional, as well as physical. In this guide to treating PMDD we’ll cover conventional treatments, as well as 12 natural treatments for PMDD to consider. Many women are familiar with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). By some estimates, 85% of us experience …

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What Are Fibroids & How to Treat Fibroids Naturally

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Menstrual Cycle Leave a Comment

Fibroids are benign tumors that develop in the uterus and can lead to painful, heavy periods. In some cases, they can become quite large and problematic. In others, they go undetected and are without symptoms. In this article I’m going to review what fibroids are and how to treat fibroids naturally. Are you one of the millions of women affected …

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

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Menstrual Cycle Leave a Comment

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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What Is Adenomyosis & How Is it Treated

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Menstrual Cycle Leave a Comment

Struggling with abnormally painful periods, heavy flow, bleeding at irregular times or feeling like your lower abdomen is growing despite the same diet and exercise habits may be a sign that there are more than the run of the mill period problems happening. In some cases these wickedly painful periods can be due to elevated prostaglandins, endometriosis, estrogen dominance and …

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Menstrual Migraine Relief

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Menstrual Cycle Leave a Comment

Migraines go hand in hand with hormone fluctuations, which drives many women to seek menstrual migraine relief and medication. Women often experience new onset or an increase in migraines around menarche (the first time you get your period), perimenopause, and with starting or stopping birth control. These migraines can persist and show up monthly with each period we experience, hence …