Welcome to The First Day of Understanding Just What Hormones Are All About

#TheFirst28Days is a series designed to take you through the entire 28 days of your menstrual cycle so you can…

  • Solve the mystery of those hormonal symptoms
  • Understand what your body is doing and why
  • Dial in the exact steps you need to take to optimize your hormonal balance
  • Know what labs to ask your doctor for
  • Track the right data and have a more productive conversation with your provider
  • Get the information we all should have had long before we started our period

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Periods don’t have to suck.
Hormones shouldn’t leave you feeling like you’re in perpetual hell.
The female body, while incredible, isn’t a huge mystery that you can’t solve.

Here’s How the Series Works

  • When you sign up you will receive a welcome email with instructions to ensure you don’t miss a day.
  • Each day for 28 days you’ll receive an email from Dr. Brighten with educational information to help you understand your hormones & cycle + helpful tips to troubleshoot those less than desirable symptoms.
  • There will be resources and special offers throughout the series to help you take your hormonal health to the next level.

In the series you will learn about:

  • Balancing estrogen, progesterone, testosterone
  • Supporting your energy and managing stress to support your adrenal glands and ensure cortisol isn’t sabotaging your goals
  • The role of thyroid hormones in women’s health and how they can affect your cycle
  • How insulin and blood sugar are everything to creating great hormones

The First 28 Days Series is No Cost

Like so many women, I've struggled with my hormones and period, too.

Shortly after I got my period, I started keeping extra clothes in my school backpack because my bleeding was so heavy, pads and tampons just weren’t enough. Eventually my doctor recommended the pill as a way to "fix my periods." I was grateful to get relief from 7+ day, vomit inducing periods. But in the decade I spent on the pill, I never knew how it worked or how my own body operated.

It wasn't until naturopathic medical school that I finally understood my fertility, my hormones, and the reality that birth control can not and will not ever be able to "fix" my hormones.

You shouldn't have to go to medical school to understand how the body you live in works.

This realization has inspired so much of my work and is why I'm on a mission to help women take charge of their hormones by understanding what it takes to bring them back into balance.

The truth is, healing very rarely happens in the doctor's office. Healing often occurs through the daily choices we make—what you put at the end of your fork, how you move, who you hang out with, your bedtime routine, etc.

And this is the type of medicine that should be in the hands of every woman.

Your hormones are designed to give you superpowers!

In this series I'm going to teach you how and give you some of the crucial details that you should have got, but probably didn't, in Health Ed. class.

I look forward to having you join us to building better hormones over the next 28 days!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if my cycle isn’t exactly synced up with the series?
A: Not a problem! You can take notes, save the emails and learn what to do now for when that time of the month does roll around.

Q: What if I don’t have a period at all?
A: You’ll still find a ton of helpful info, plus what the common causes of a missing period are and what to do about it. If you’re postpartum, take some notes on what you can be doing now to support your body for the return of your period.

Q: What if I’m trying to get pregnant? Will this series help?
A: Optimizing your hormones, ovulating regularly, creating healthy progesterone, and lowering stress are some of the fundamentals of fertility and having a great pregnancy. We’ll be covering all of this and more!

Q: I’m postmenopausal, will any of this help me?
A: While the period specific info won’t be what you need at this phase of life, the adrenal, thyroid, and insulin information is a definite must at any phase. We’ve had postmenopausal women go through this series and tell us they finally understand what was happening while they were still menstruating.

Q: I’m trans, will this information be something I can apply?
A: Trans hormones are a unique topic that require special attention. While you may find this information interesting, it won’t all be applicable to your individual situation. The information about adrenal and thyroid health, as well as blood sugar support, is something that can help support health of any gender. But I do want to be honest that this series won’t apply in some ways to your unique health care situation.