PCOS, Inflammation & Insulin

Dr. Laura Wollman Hormones Comments

  PCOS, inflammation and insulin have more in common than most women know. In my clinical experience, inflammation is often missed and goes unaddressed in women with PCOS.  This guest post is by Dr. Laura Wollman, my associate and the only doc to have been trained in my protocols. Dr. Wollman is sharing how we view PCOS treatment and prevention …

Balance Your Hormones in 4 Easy Steps

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

Hormones…they can completely rock our world at times. Leaving us feeling like we are at the mercy of their seemingly sporadic bursts, it may seem impossible to ever regain balance of your hormones. But I want to tell you that today, you can begin creating amazing hormone health in 4 easy steps. If you missed my last post on the …

Prescribed the Birth Control Pill for Your PCOS? Here’s Why That’s Dangerous

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

A woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is often met with the birth control pill, maybe an androgen blocker and then sent along her merry way. Told there is nothing that can be done. Told she will never conceive naturally. And told that it’s just in her genes. And since she is more likely to experience anxiety or depression at …

Late Nights Ruining Your Hormones?

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

I recently attended the Institute of Functional Medicine’s annual conference, which was all about a very important subject. It reinforced some basic, but crucial information when it comes to hormone balance and, ultimately, our overall health. You see, there’s this thing we all need to help ensure blood sugar regulation, mood stabilization, and hormone health. And an estimated 50-70 million Americans …

Postpartum Detox Body Scrub

Rachael Pontillo, M.Msc, CNAP, CIHC, LE Postpartum Comments

Guest Post by Rachael Pontillo of Create Your Skin Care There are many reasons for new moms to be tired and not feel their best after having a baby, whether it’s their first or fifth. Obviously lack of sleep and stress plays a big part, but increased hormone activity is also largely responsible as it affects emotions and also uses …

Hormone Imbalance? Your Adrenal Glands May Be the Cause

Dr. Jolene Brighten Adrenal, Fertility, Hormones, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Thyroid Comments

Your ovaries, adrenal glands and thyroid depend on one another to function properly. I like to think of the ovarian adrenal thyroid axis (OAT) as a 3 legged stool. For that stool to remain sturdy, and well…functional, you need all three legs supporting it. If one of those legs (systems) starts to falter, the whole system can eventually topple. If …

Are Your Symptoms a Sign of Hormonal Imbalance?

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

Estrogen and Progesterone are generally regarded as the female sex hormones, although women also have testosterone, but it is in lower amounts than men (except in PCOS). When your sex hormones are out of balance, they are rarely alone. In fact, your hormonal imbalances may stem from issues with your adrenals, thyroid, gut, liver, diet or lifestyle factors. Because of this, …

7 Daily Habits for Glowing, Youthful Skin

Dr. Jolene Brighten Fertility, Hormones, Thyroid Comments

You know all about avoiding sun exposure, wearing sunscreen and keeping toxins off your face, but there are other practices that can help you achieve that daily glow. Make these 7 daily habits part of your skin care routine for vibrant and youthful skin. Eat Gelatin Eat 2 Tablespoons every day to improve collagen production and elasticity of your skin. I …