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Common Causes and Signs of Miscarriage

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Miscarriages are common, which is why it is important for women to know the signs of a miscarriage and when to call their provider. In this article, I’m going to go through the possible causes and types of miscarriage, ways to help minimize risk, and lab tests to request from your doctor if you’ve experienced more than one miscarriage.  If …

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14 Health Benefits of NAC (N-Acetylcysteine)

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Gut-Hormone Connection, PCOS, Preconception & Fertility Leave a Comment

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) has a list of health benefits longer than its name! While NAC might not be as well known as other nutrients I’ve discussed, it is definitely one worth getting on your radar.  From detoxification, to brain health, to heart health, to fertility, NAC is a jack of all trades, and it’s a supplement I regularly recommend to my …

The Best Prenatal Vitamins and When to Start Taking Them

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When it comes to preconception care, getting pregnant naturally, and having a health pregnancy, taking the best prenatal vitamins is a must. In general, it is recommended that women begin taking a prenatal well in advance of trying to conceive. They’re also often taken by women who aren’t planning on becoming pregnant because they can help create luscious, shiny hair …

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 …

Navigating Autoimmune Disease During Pregnancy

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When my friend Joe Tatta asked me to share with his audience how to navigate autoimmune disease in pregnancy and postpartum, my answer was “of course!” This is a topic that I speak on often and one that I work with daily in my clinical practice. But it is also a topic that is near to my heart. A little …

I’m Not a Mom: How I Prepared For a Loved One’s Birth

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This article is by guest author, Mallory Leone, NC.  Mallory Leone, NC is a nutrition consultant with certifications in holistic nutrition and sports and exercise. She is also trained in motivational interviewing and coaching techniques that change depending on her client’s individual needs. Mallory has been studying under Dr. Jolene Brighten since 2014 in Dr. Brighten’s unique approach to medicine, …

How Does Breastfeeding Shape Baby’s Immune System & Gut Health

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The intricacies of the human body are vast. It’s only recently that we’re beginning to understand the true makeup of our microbiome and what these tens of trillions of microorganisms are capable of. This blog is going to examine the connections between breastfeeding, baby immune system health, and gut health. Gut bacteria helps to shape and strengthen our immune systems over …

How to Heal your Gut Conditions While Pregnant in 6 Steps

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Mothers and healthcare practitioners will agree— treating any infection or other illness while pregnant needs to be done safely. Specifically, with baby in mind. As a pregnant mother, you’re not just thinking about the effects of treatment and medications on your body. You’re worried about how it’s affecting the growing life inside you. To that end, I wrote up this blog …

The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester

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Today is the big day! Wahoo! The day my book, Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth: The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester, is being birthed. You can grab your copy here! This book was born out of my own heartache, struggles and my desire to prevent other mothers from having to experience the same. It wasn’t long …