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The Pill Thyroid Connection

Dr. Jolene Brighten Autoimmune, Hormones, Thyroid Comments

The Pill Thyroid Connection is real! And many women have written to me questioning if the birth control pill could be sabotaging their thyroid health. The common story I hear from these women and the women in my practice is that most of their problems started when they committed to that daily pill consumption. This has been a question on my mind …

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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. …

8 Ways to Eliminate Postpartum Depression and Be Free of “Mommy Brain”

Dr. Jolene Brighten Postpartum Comments

Whether you’re experiencing brain fog (or “mommy brain”), fatigue, depression, or you’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, I have some actionable tips to reduce inflammation and get your brain back! If you know my work, you know that I am a huge advocate for postpartum mothers. Many women will experience inflammation postpartum and, in some cases, struggle with the …

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Is Leaky Gut Causing You to Gain Weight?

Dr. Jolene Brighten Digestion Comments

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS), also known as intestinal permeability, is a condition that leads to widespread inflammation and hormonal disruption throughout the body. Inflammation, imbalance in gut flora and hormonal imbalances can create a state of disharmony in your body that can make it difficult to lose weight. What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Between the cells of your intestinal lining …

Gluten Sensitivity: More Common than Once Thought

Dr. Jolene Brighten Autoimmune, Digestion, Food, Thyroid Comments

Naturopaths have long suspected gluten to be a trigger, if not the cause of some of the symptoms their patients report. Many patients experiencing a range of symptoms from IBS to migraine headaches have experienced relief  from their issues by removing gluten from their diet.  A recent article entitled, “Clues to Gluten Sensitivity“, provides information that explains why a gluten free …