The Super Antioxidant Smoothie that Boosts Male Fertility

Dr. Laura Wollman Fertility Comments

An antioxidant rich diet can go a long way when it comes to male fertility. Today’s guest post by my associate, Dr. Laura Wollman, includes a delicious super antioxidant filled smoothie for future dads! Enjoy! Dr. Jolene Brighten Free Radicals & Fertility Free radicals, which are produced by the body and encountered in our environment, cause destruction to the cells …

I’m Not a Mom: Here’s What I Did To Prepare For a Loved One’s Birth

Mallory Leone Postpartum, Pregnancy Comments

This article is by guest author, Mallory Leone, NC.  Mallory Leone, NC is a nutrition consultant with certifications in holistic nutrition and sports and exercise. She is also trained in motivational interviewing and coaching techniques that change depending on her client’s individual needs. Mallory has been studying under Dr. Jolene Brighten since 2014 in Dr. Brighten’s unique approach to medicine, …

What You Need to Know About Heartburn & Hypothyroidism

Dr. Jolene Brighten Thyroid Comments

Heartburn — that sensation of burning in your chest or throat that may accompany meals or haunt you throughout the day. Chances are you’ve experienced it at some point, which you means you know how uncomfortable it can be. However, you might be asking yourself right now, what could heartburn and Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s possibly have in common? Heartburn is a …

Welcome Dr. Laura Wollman

Dr. Jolene Brighten Fertility Comments

When we started Oakland Naturopathic (Dr. Brighten’s CA-based clinic), we never could have dreamed of the outpouring of support from the community. Patients and colleagues alike have helped us to grow this practice to the point where we can begin to expand services and … add practitioners! We are so excited to announce the addition of Dr. Laura Wollman, ND …

7 Reasons Why I Prescribe Bone Broth for Autoimmune Disease

Dr. Jolene Brighten Autoimmune, Food Comments

You may have heard about the health benefits of a good bone broth, but what exactly is the magic behind the broth? And why do Dr. Brighten and I recommend bone broth to nearly all of our autoimmune patients? How two little amino acids help us heal Bone broth can be a therapeutic food for gut healing because of the …

Birth Control — What Doctors Don’t Say

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones Comments

Worldwide, 100 million use some form of birth control… without knowing how it actually works and the possible damage it can do to their bodies. Are you aware that most women, at some point in their life, have been recommended the birth control pill by their doctor? The CDC estimates 10.6 million women use oral contraception in the U.S. alone. …

6 Ways to Safely Treat Gut Conditions While Pregnant

Dr. Jolene Brighten Digestion, Pregnancy Comments

Many mothers and healthcare practitioners will agree— treating any infection or other illness while pregnant needs to be done safely, with baby in mind. As a pregnant mother, you’re not just thinking about the effects of treatment and medications on your body, but also how it’s affecting the growing life inside you. Many of my patients – even some who are …

Natural Medicine for the Win! Best General Practitioner 2015

Dr. Jolene Brighten Autoimmune, Hormones, Thyroid Comments

I am so unbelievably thrilled and full of gratitude to have been voted the Best General Practitioner in Oakland & East San Francisco Bay again! This is my second year of receiving this honor and am humbled by your appreciation for what I do. I wish I could hug you all!!! But you know what makes this really cool? It’s …

Surviving Adrenal Fatigue in Motherhood

Dr. Jolene Brighten Adrenal, Autoimmune, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Thyroid Comments

  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 most common reasons moms come to …