Optimal Health for New Moms on Thriving Force Radio

There is health and then there is optimal health for new moms. And what I want for each and every new mom is optimal health! And let’s be clear, I am NOT talking about the absence of disease— I am talking bursting with joy, thriving, feel’n like a million bucks and taking on the world kind of health. But sadly, …

Why I Advocate for Better Postpartum Care

Many of you know that I am a postpartum care advocate. (Yeah, I’ve only been talking about it since the birth of my son 4 years ago!) It was through my experiences as a doctor and a mother that I came to recognize the lack of care provided to new mothers. Before I ever had my son, I spent time …

6 Immune Boosting Tips + What to do if you get sick

Cold & Flu season is definitely here and this is about the time everyone begins looking for ways to boost their immune system. But part of why this time of year brings so many viruses has a bit to do with how we care for ourselves. Sure, we are spending more time indoors, maybe traveling more and seeing more people, …

Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis from Fertility to Postpartum

Autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, affects over 20 million of Americans, the majority of which are women. Thyroid conditions have a direct impact on our fertility, pregnancy, birth outcomes and can have a large influence on our postpartum period. But for some women, childbirth is the triggering event that leads to postpartum thyroiditis Bridgit Danner, LAc and I …

Seven Mind-Body Practices for a Better Mood

Mind-body healing techniques can be defined as incorporating mindfulness/meditation and movement into our healthcare routine in order to tap into our bodies’ natural healing abilities and cope with stressors. These techniques have been used for centuries to heal and strengthen our bodies and minds, but it’s only recently that these techniques have been recognized by the scientific and medical communities. …

Healthy Gut | Pregnancy | DrBrighten.com

The Importance of a Healthy Gut in Pregnancy

Many of my patients ask me what they can do to prepare for pregnancy. Surely there’s more to prepping your body than a simple prenatal vitamin? One area that can almost always use improvement (not just in aspiring mothers, but in most of the U.S. population), is a healthy gut. Age, antibiotics, stress, and diet can do a number on our …

Surviving Adrenal Fatigue in Motherhood

Adrenal fatigue as a mom is rough.  Are you dragging to get out of bed every morning? Do you feel moody often? How about low in energy, an inability to fall asleep at night or maybe you’re craving sugar and salt? If any of these are sounding familiar your adrenals may be in need of some support. One of the …

Harder to Kill Radio with Dr. Jolene Brighten

I’m so honored to be a guest on Harder to Kill Radio! One major highlight of this year’s PaleoFX was my chance meeting with Steph Gaudreau. We hit it off pretty much immediately and I’m so excited for you guys to hear the amazing podcast we recently recorded for Harder to Kill Radio.