Metabolic Enhancers

Metabolic Enhancers to Help Boost Your Metabolism

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If you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off for good, simply cutting calories likely won’t be enough to help you maintain a lean, strong, healthy body composition long-term. You also need to stoke your body’s “metabolic fire” in order to become a more efficient fat burner, which makes you less likely to gain body fat and lose muscle …

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Health Benefits of Infrared Sauna + How it Compares to Traditional Saunas

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Unlike traditional saunas, which use heated rocks or steam to warm the air, infrared saunas utilize infrared light to heat the body directly. This unique mechanism results in a host of benefits—such as potentially helping to fight inflammation and support hormonal balance1 and heart health. In recent years, the popularity of infrared saunas has soared as more people seek innovative …

19 Ways to Find Endometriosis Relief Naturally

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Endometriosis, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

While conventional treatments for endometriosis, such as hormonal therapy or surgery, aim to manage endometriosis symptoms and remove abnormal tissue, many women with endo still struggle with discomfort and, therefore, seek complementary therapies to get endometriosis relief naturally. Endometriosis is a complex and often very painful condition caused by the growth of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus, typically in the …

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Adrenal PCOS: Holistic Strategies to Manage Stress and PCOS

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, PCOS, Stress Reduction, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

As many as 30% of those diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have elevated levels of DHEA-S due to adrenal androgen excess. PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women, with some estimates stating up to 70% of women remain undiagnosed.  Adrenal PCOS Symptoms include: In addition, upwards of 70% of those with PCOS struggle with insulin …

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20 Best Prebiotics for Gut Health and Hormonal Balance

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Digestion, Food, Gut-Hormone Connection, Herbs & Supplements, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

Probiotics are live microorganisms that offer numerous health benefits for gut function, immune defenses, hormone balance, and nutrient absorption — and prebiotics serve as the “fuel” for these beneficial bacteria, fostering their growth and activity within the gut. Incorporating the best prebiotics into your routine is a key element in creating optimal gut health and hormones. Although prebiotics are often …

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What’s the Best Supplement for Estrogen

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Estrogen Dominance, Gut-Hormone Connection, Herbs & Supplements, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

Estrogen, primarily produced in the ovaries, plays a pivotal role in women’s health, influencing everything from reproductive function to bone density and mood regulation. This vital hormone isn’t just about fertility — it’s also a key player in longevity, brain function, and optimal cardiovascular health. However, fluctuating hormone levels, stress, dietary factors, and aging can all contribute to estrogen imbalances, …

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Vagus Nerve Massage: How to Stimulate the Vagus Nerve

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Gut-Hormone Connection, Mood & Emotions, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

Incorporating vagus nerve massage and other vagus nerve stimulation techniques into your daily routine can be a valuable strategy for enhancing your ability to cope with stress, and helps you unlock a multitude of other benefits for your body, mind, and hormones. Benefits of vagus nerve massage can include: Within our bodies, hidden beneath layers of muscle and bone, lies …

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Can You Take Prenatal Vitamins Without Being Pregnant?

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Herbs & Supplements, Pregnancy, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

Prenatal vitamins are often associated exclusively with pregnancy, but their benefits can extend beyond supporting a healthy pregnancy. Due to their rich concentration of essential vitamins and minerals, they can boost your overall nutrient intake, thereby reducing the risk of issues tied to nutrient deficiencies. Potential health benefits of prenatal vitamins when not pregnant include: This article will explore the …

Benefits of Passionflower for Anxiety

Benefits of Passionflower: How to Calm Anxiety

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Balancing Your Hormones, Brain Health, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

Passionflower is an herb that has been used for centuries to support a calm state in the nervous system. It is well tolerated by most and has a low side effect profile, making it an ideal gentle herb to create a sense of peace in the body.    Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is an herbal medicine used to support a healthy emotional …