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What are the health benefits of Maca powder?

Maca is an herb that has long been used in women’s health to increase energy, boost libido, and eliminate uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes. Adaptogens are gaining steam in the health and wellness realm, as more and more people are learning how these herbs (many of which have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years) can bring balance …

Ashwagandha Benefits and Uses

Ashwagandha Benefits and Uses

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that has become increasingly popular as more people learn about how herbal medicine can support their health. It has myriad possible benefits, from reducing inflammation to promoting a healthy brain. In this article we’re going to break down Ashwagandha benefits and uses. What is Ashwagandha? According to WebMD, “Ashwagandha is a plant. The root and …

How to Naturally Increase Your Sex Drive in 13 Ways!

Sex drive gone missing? You’re not alone. In fact, as much as 40% of women experience a low libido and disinterest in sex.  Wondering how to naturally increase your sex drive? You’re not alone there either! This blog is all about reclaiming your libido and finding balance. Your lack of desire can be rooted in low testosterone, dietary imbalance, elevated …

High Testosterone in Women – How To Lower It

High testosterone in women is a real concern for many women. In fact, the question shows up on my Facebook or Instagram page about once per week, which means we are loooong overdue for this article. High Testosterone in Women Side Effects Hair loss on the scalp Excess body hair (especially upper lip, chin, chest and abdomen) Infertility Acne Oily …

How to Boost Low Sex Drive After Stopping The Birth Control Pill

It’s no secret the pill can snuff out that special spark while you’re on it, but many women who discontinue the pill find their low sex drive remains and go looking for solutions on how to increase sex drive. This was Megan’s story. She found her way to my clinic after reading my Post Birth Control Syndrome (PBCS) article and …

Why Orgasms Are Good For Women + How to Improve Your Libido

Sure, orgasms are fun, but did you know they are good for your health too? There are a number of benefits of orgasm for women’s health. That’s what we are talking about today! If you’ve been following my work, then you know I’m a big fan of women having orgasms because of the amazing health benefits they provide. Yup, orgasms …

Do Women Need Testosterone?

Testosterone seems to conjure images of bulky muscles, aggression and robust libidos. Many people even mistakenly think that testosterone is a hormone that women don’t have to think about. But this multifaceted hormone does so much more for your body than help you bulk up. Testosterone builds bones, supports your brain health, increases energy, helps with weight loss and keeps …

Post-Birth Control Syndrome | Dr. Jolene Brighten | DrBrighten.com

Birth Control & Medical Gender Bias

Let’s take a minute to talk about birth control and medical gender bias because it is real. And as I explain in Beyond the Pill, it leaves a lot of women sick, struggling and sometimes dead. Women have been waiting decades for the day that a male contraceptive (birth control)  is approved for use. Looks like we’ll be waiting a …

9 Ways to Revive Your Hypothyroid Libido + 7 Libido Boosting Foods for Thyroid Sex Drive

The unfortunate truth is that hypothyroidism libido function is less than stellar. While low libido is common in hypothyroidism…it should never be considered “normal.” Here, we’ll take a look at thyroid and sex drive and offer advice on how to increase your libido. Anyone with Hashimoto’s disease (the major cause of Hypothyroidism), or any autoimmune condition for that matter, knows …