Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Cycle Self Care™, Preconception & Fertility, Pregnancy, Sex Hormones Leave a Comment

The holidays are an awesome opportunity to support those you love! Giving a gift that encourages health is the ultimate gesture that you care.   Here’s a list of some of my favorite healthy holiday gifts to create great health! Hormone Loving Personal Care Balance by Dr. Brighten. I formulated this product for all around great hormone support and to …

What Causes Endometriosis & Natural Treatments That Help

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Menstrual Cycle Leave a Comment

Endometriosis is a very common condition for many women. Here, we’ll discuss the condition, how it works and the symptoms you can expect. But we’ll also go further and look at natural treatments for endometriosis. What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is the growth of endometrial tissue in irregular areas of the body. Endometrial tissue is normally only found lining the uterus, …

Easy Marshmallows Recipe

NatashaPublished: What to Eat Leave a Comment

This is going to be the first Easter my son will “get it.” You know, get it that he’s not going to be eating the same sugary/processed stuff as everyone else. Yes, we are definitely at that age.  I’ve always had ways to navigate food well when he was younger. For example, his school would do bread day and I’d …

Star-Spangled Burgers

MalloryPublished: What to Eat Leave a Comment

I pretty much could not resist the opportunity to have fun with cookie cutters and burgers. I had been thinking that my cookie cutters were just collecting dust since my son was diagnosed with an egg sensitivity, among others. These Star Burgers were a fun way to mix it up and my toddler really enjoyed making them with me. If …

Spinach Burgers with Olive Relish

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: What to Eat Leave a Comment

Confession: I mix greens into ground beef pretty much all the time. My toddler will eat the burger. Everything else, well, there’s no guarantee. Now don’t get me wrong, my son is pretty much a dream eater by toddler standards (minus the food in the hair and on the floor and on the back of the chair… sigh). But he’s not always …

Sweet Potato Sliders- Grain Free

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Autoimmune Disease, What to Eat Leave a Comment

These are a wonderful grain free alternative that even kids love. My toddler was a big fan! I hope you enjoy them as much as he did! Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato Handful spinach 1 lb ground buffalo or grass fed beef (vegetarian black bean patty can be substituted) Organic coconut oil Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice sweet potatoes into rounds …

Naturopathic Medicine in Oakland, California

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, Autoimmune Disease, Gut-Hormone Connection, Postpartum, Preconception & Fertility, Pregnancy, Sex Hormones, Thyroid, What to Eat Leave a Comment

It is with great pleasure that I announce the opening of my new California Natural Medicine practice. I will be practicing Naturopathic Medicine in Oakland’s Grand Lake area beginning in September. My office is located on Grand Avenue in the same space as Awaken Chiropractic, a wonderful group of holistically minded practitioners. The space is beautiful, comfortable and family friendly. A …