Birth Control Pills Help Acne

Do Birth Control Pills Help Acne?

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“I haven’t let someone take my picture in over 3 years,” 26-year-old Emily confessed at her first visit. She came to see me with one burning question—Can birth control pills help acne or am I doomed to have hide from every camera I see? Emily had tried several pills with varying degree of success. And while some had reduced the …

Non-Hormonal Alternatives to the Birth Control Pill

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There are many reasons you might be looking for a non-hormonal alternative to the birth control pill. Perhaps you, like many women, are experiencing symptoms associated with the pill like depression, nausea, low sex drive or headaches. Or perhaps you’ve got a sneaking suspicion that your adrenal and thyroid issues may be linked to the pill. Or maybe you were …

Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Adrenal Fatigue?

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“Does the birth control pill cause adrenal fatigue?,” Charlotte, a 31 year old patient at my clinic asked. As a women’s health expert that specializes in helping women with the side effects and long-term consequences associated with the birth control pill, this is a question I hear often. Charlotte, like many other women, had become concerned about what role the …

7 Adaptogenic Herbs to Heal Adrenals Naturally  

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“Every little stressor feels like the end for me! I’m screaming at my kids, my husband, and gritting my teeth with co-workers for at least the last 6 months,” Alice shared in her first visit. She was 10 months postpartum with her first baby and holding down a fulltime job on top of a household! To say she had some …

The Gut Hormone Connection

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“My acne has no pattern, I’ve tracked it and I can’t find any connection to my hormones,” Rebecca shared during her first visit with me. Rebecca isn’t the first patient to be baffled by how their skin seemed to take a dive at random times. While Rebecca’s acne issues did have a hormonal component, the bigger issue at play had …

Dr. Brighten Bulletproof Radio – Women’s Health, Post-Birth Control Syndrome, and Brain Injuries

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Join me on Bulletproof Radio where we talk Women’s Health, Post-Birth Control Syndrome, and brain injuries. From Post-Birth Control Syndrome and hormones, to “mommy brain”, to traumatic brain injuries, Dr. Brighten and Dave break it all down in this dynamic conversation. Dr. Brighten – who specializes in women’s health, from fertility to postpartum care, adrenal and thyroid support, autoimmune conditions, …

The Anxiety Hormone Connection

Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormones, Thyroid Leave a Comment

Could hormones be the cause of your anxiety? The anxiety hormone connection is real and it is why so many women struggle with anxiety, despite the medications or meditations they are offered. So much emphasis is put on stress and anxiety that people nearly roll their eyes now when we talk about it. I can’t blame them. When you’re told …

What is Estrogen Dominance + What to Do About It

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Estrogen dominance is one of the most common hormone imbalances we see at Rubus Health. It is a common condition because both stress and environment have a big impact on your hormone levels. Estrogen dominance can develop from excess body fat, environmental estrogens, poor digestion, stress, adrenal issues, and even autoimmune conditions. Often, it isn’t frank estrogen dominance, but rather a …

Period Gone Missing After the Pill? Here’s What to Do First.

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Have you been off the pill for 3 months and your period still hasn’t returned? You’re not alone. In fact, upwards of 37% of women never see the return of their period post pill. For many women, coming off of the pill signals the beginning of a myriad of symptoms and can mean the end of regular periods.  The threat …