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WOMEN’S HEALTH: How to Get the Right Care – A Top 10 Episode with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Bulletproof Radio

Welcome to Your Upgraded Summer!This new series revisits the Top 10 Bulletproof Radio episodes of all time. The topics cover essentials like nutrition, energy, hormones, sleep and autophagy, as well as gut, brain, autoimmune and women's health.You'll get the main points in a shortened version so you can get the good stuff and get on with your summer plans. And if you want to listen to more, tune in to the original episode.Dr. Jolene Brighten takes the No. 9 spot with: On Women’s Health, Post-Birth Control Syndrome, and Brain Injuries – Dr. Jolene Brighten – #415In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Jolene Brighten, a functional medicine naturopathic doctor, talks about the birth control pill, states of giving birth and recovery, and even traumatic brain injuries.Specializing in women’s health, Dr. Brighten focuses on how gender bias in medicine often undermines women’s ability to work through health difficulties. The conversation covers the experiences women often have after giving birth, such as hypothyroidism, brain fog, and larger mental health issues due to major hormonal changes. She takes a strong stance on the birth control pill. She shares the ways it causes leaky gut, disrupts thyroid hormones, increases risk of depression, and more. By being off the pill, she says, you can be more aligned with your body. She advocates for fertility awareness, a process in which (with the help of technology) you can track your cycle and the way your hormones manifest themselves in your life, month-to-month. Dr. Brighten first works on healing the body, then the mind, and then on a bigger level, like healing family lineage. In an interesting aside, we also veer in discussion about traumatic brain injuries (we’ve both had one!)  and our immediate and long-term approaches for healing. Our discussion is highly informed and even more encouraging. I think you’ll find it really helpful! Here’s what Dr. Brighten has to say:On The Pill: “Unfortunately, what we’re seeing of the 100 million women worldwide, who have taken the pill, about 60 percent of them are only taking it for symptoms, which is a huge red flag to me. If only 40 percent are taking the pill to prevent pregnancy, then what’s up with this other 60 percent? And why are we not practicing root-cause resolution, which we could absolutely do, and just giving women a pill?”On Birth: “For some reason, somewhere along the line, we got it in our head that women should be able to pop out a baby and then just go along their merry way. And at six weeks, everything's recovered and fine. Reality is, is it takes a whole year to really rebuild the nutrients and recover your body.”On Orgasm: “It’s a big thing that gets dismissed in women’s medicine. Having an orgasm is this mythical unicorn and women aren’t that interested in sex. But when you look at the research, there are so many benefits.”Enjoy! And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts.Got a comment, idea or question for the podcast? Submit via this form.CHECK OUT OUR EPISODE PARTNER!Natural First-Aid Healing: https://3rdrockessentials.com, use code DAVE to save 20%7TH ANNUAL BIOHACKING CONFERENCE: SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2021https://www.biohackingconference.comDAVE ASPREY BOXhttps://daveaspreybox.com/UPGRADE YOURSELF WITH DAVE ASPREYhttps://ourupgradecollective.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


24 Jul 2021

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#053 SuperFeast Rewind: Beyond the Pill with Dr. Jolene Brighten

The Mason Taylor Show

Today Tahnee chats with Dr. Jolene Brighten, who is the author of Beyond the Pill. As the name suggests, this book explores the effects of the Pill and how to transition healthily off it. Coming off the Pill can often lead to a whole host of symptoms, but these symptoms can be seen as opportunities for greater health. The ladies share their experiences as new mum's and the challenges that must be navigated. So often, women can lose trust in their body and ability to heal and part of this can be associated with how often women's needs are dismissed in the general practitioner forum. Informed consent around the Pill is required and often missing in the Western setting. The ladies remind us that our bodies never betray us, they want us to thrive! The ladies discuss: - Postpartum challenges. - How magnesium is a godsend for cramps. - A Pill bleed is not a true cycle, it is simply a withdrawal bleed from the medication. - The natural approach will always take time, so be patient. - During third trimester, the female brain shrinks! To allow for hyper focus on the newborn. Baby brain is real!! - Liquorice is very beneficial for new mums and PCOS sufferers, it's anti-inflammatory, supports cortisol and helps manage androgens. - The ins and outs of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). - Using the Pill increases your chances of several health issues (cardiovascular disease, clots, diabetes). - The key to balanced hormones are a supported liver and gut system - Regardless of your want to have a baby or not, during the reproductive years, being fertile is integral to overall health. - DIM and broccoli sprouts are a girls best friend when dealing wth estrogen issues. - Ever feel dizzy upon standing up? Add some good quality salt to your water. - Birth control-anxiety-depression; there's a connection to explore. - Don't be scared of eating a bit of dirt every now and again :)! Resources: Dr. Brighten's website Dr. Brighten's Instagram Dr. Brighten's new book - Beyond the Pill Dr. Brighten's book - Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth Dr. Brighten's Favourite Lion's Mane Chi Nei Tsang Terry Wahls - Minding your mitochondria Imperfect Produce Environmental Working Group Butcher Box Girl who had all waste in a jar in from 4 years Blog and Transcript Link: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/tagged/podcast For more: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/jolene SuperFeast Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/superfeast-podcast/id1437097644?ls=1&mt=2

1hr 9mins

2 Jun 2021

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Dr. Jolene Brighten: Balancing Hormones, Birth Control + The Autoimmune-COVID Connection

The Art of Being Well

Women’s health is a topic that everyone deserves and needs to be educated on and Dr. Jolene Brighten is the teacher we all deserve. Leading functional medicine expert sits down with women's health expert Dr. Jolene Brighten. The two discuss many topics including her personal battle with Covid, the relationship between pregnancy and autoimmunity, understanding underlying hormone imbalances, and the potential effects of hormonal birth control on female health. Join us and learn about reclaiming your gut health, immune health and hormone health and your power to decide what is right for your body. Learn more: www.drwillcole.com/podcast For more on Dr. Jolene Brighten visit: http://www.drbrighten.com/ www.Blublox.com/WILLCOLE for 15% off your order www.Juneshine.com/WILLCOLE for 20% off your order plus free shipping site wide www.Athleticgreens.com/willcole to get your free year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today www.Piquetea.com/willcole for 5% off site wide plus free shipping Produced by Dear Media

1hr 11mins

13 May 2021

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The Truth About Birth Control and Your Hormones (Ft. Dr. Jolene Brighten)

SHE with Jordan Lee Dooley

Did you know that out of the millions of women who are on the pill, roughly 60 percent take it for non-contraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, and acne? In today’s episode, Jordan talks with award-winning naturopathic physician, and pioneer in women’s medicine, Dr. Jolene Brighten, to talk about women’s health, patient advocacy, and the effects of the pill.  Whether you’re on the pill, about to go off it, or just want to understand your hormones better, this episode has something for you. Go ahead, grab yourself a comfy seat, and tune in to learn: Why prescribing the pill can mask underlying health conditions How the pill affects the body and fertility How to prepare your body if you’re going off the pill Ways you can advocate for your health and handle medical gaslighting Diet and lifestyle changes you can make to balance your hormones Hear more from Dr. Brighten at drbrighten.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


21 Apr 2021

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First Periods, Supporting Teens and Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten

The 4 Phase Cycle Podcast with Zesty Ginger || Hormone Balance | Women's Health | Mindset

In this podcast episode, Megan interviews Dr. Jolene Brighten. Dr. Jolene Brighten is a pioneer in women’s medicine and award winning naturopathic physician. She is the author of Beyond the Pill and Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth They talked about periods, the pills, puberty, normalizing female physiology in front of our children and a lot more! This podcast is sponsored by TOP the organic project.  TOP the organic project is a women-owned, social impact brand that is bringing fun to femcare!  Important Links: Toporganicproject.com x Use code ZESTYGINGER25 for 25% off your first order! Find them in IG:  @toporganicproject Connect with Dr. Brighten:  www.drbrighten.com Instagram - @drjolenebrighten Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/drbrighten YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ4TEofVU5qOudhDW8QUfcQ

1hr 9mins

14 Apr 2021

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Birth Control Pill - Dr. Jolene Brighten


In this episode we answer all your pressing questions about how the birth control pill impacts the body with Naturopathic Medical Physician Dr. Jolene Brighten, Author of Beyond The Pill. This includes: How the birth control pill actually works in our body The biggest risk to taking the birth control pill How the pill can impact our mental health and contribute to brain fog Whether or not the pill impacts fertility The way the pill can impact a person’s libido Non-hormonal alternatives to the birth control pill Why there isn’t a birth control pill for men Tips and tricks to coming off the pill effectively and limiting side effects And more! Dr. Jolene Brighten is a prominent leader in women’s medicine and the emerging science of Post-Birth Control Syndrome — studying the effects of hormonal birth control on female health. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Please take a screenshot and share in your stories! I can be found at @plantyou, and Dr. Jolene Brighten is under the tag @drjolenebrighten. Links: Beyond The Pill - Dr. Jolene Brighten One of the books Dr. Brighten mentions: This Is Your Brain on Birth Control - Sarah Hill Plant-based meal plans: If you’re wanting to eat more plants, but have no idea where to start, I release weekly done for you digital plant-based meal plans with easy meal prep friendly vegan meals and shopping lists to take with you to the store. Find them here: plantyou.com


2 Mar 2021

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116: Dr. Jolene Brighten Chats Female Hormones

You Can Sip With Us

Connect with Dr. Jolene Brighten at drbrighten.com Get your You Can Sip With Us merch at the link below: https://thelockercustoms.com/collections/sip-squad-shop Join us for Another Round!  Get your extra episode every Friday at patreon.com/youcansipwithus Chomper: Get $15 off your first night guard Visit chomperlabs.com/sip and use code “SIP” Daily Harvest: Get $25 off your first box Visit dailyharvest.com and enter "SIP" ThirdLove: Get 20% off your first purchase Visit thirdlove.com/sip Follow us on Instagram: @youcansipwithus Drop us a voicemail: 503-489-7282

1hr 4mins

2 Feb 2021

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325: Holistic Hormonal Balance + Birth Control with Dr Jolene Brighten

Highest Self Podcast®

Hormonal balance is intrinsically related to spirituality and healing hormonal imbalances is often a catalyst for spiritual growth. In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Jolene Brighten to talk all things coming off birth control, natural alternatives, Fertility Awareness Method, PCOS, amennorhea and other common hormonal imbalances. If you are a womban-- this episode is a must-listen! Connect with Dr Brighten at drbrighten.com Receive 10% your Magnesium Breakthrough Formula at www.bioptimizers.com/sahara with code sahara10 Get your Organifi Pumpkin Spice and other superfood products at organifi.com with code sahara for 20% off Pre-Order my new book Discover Your Dharma: A Vedic Guide to Discovering Your Purpose and receive exclusive free bonuses, meditations, courses + gifts: www.iamsahararose.com/dharma Take my Dharma Archetype Quiz at www.dharmaarchetypequiz.com Join Rose Gold Goddesses, the sacred sisterhood collective all about embodying the Goddess within at www.RoseGoldGoddesses.com Track your menstrual cycle and begin each day with peace, clarity + joy with my new A Yogic Path Reflective Journal, available here: https://amzn.to/2W8ZQu3 Receive $2250 off + exclusive bonuses for IIN with my discount: https://www.iamsahararose.com/become-a-health-coach Intro + Outro Music: Silent Ganges by Maneesh de Moor Discover your Dosha and receive custom results for your mind and body with my free quiz at eatfeelfresh.com/new-quiz Connect with me for daily Ayurvedic and modern spiritual wisdom at: Instagram.com/iamsahararose Facebook.com/iamsahararose Twitter.com/iamsahararose Order My Books Eat Feel Fresh + Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda: www.iamsahararose.com/books By accessing this Podcast, I acknowledge that the entire contents are the property of Sahara Rose, or used by Sahara Rose with permission, and are protected under U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws. Except as otherwise provided herein, users of this Podcast may save and use information contained in the Podcast only for personal or other non-commercial, educational purposes. No other use, including, without limitation, reproduction, retransmission or editing, of this Podcast may be made without the prior written permission of the Sahara Rose, which may be requested by contacting pr@iamsahararose.com. This podcast is for educational purposes only. The host claims no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the information presented herein.

1hr 24mins

29 Oct 2020

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45 | Birth Control and Women's Health with Dr. Jolene Brighten

The Optimal Body

Feel like sex ed didn’t really teach you about your body? Need birth control for your irregular periods or chronic acne? Tune into this extremely informative interview with Dr. Jolene Brighten – Naturopathic physician, author, and leader in women’s health – as she reveals the truths behind women’s health and birth control.   Did you know that a woman has a fertility window of one day per month? Or what the difference is between an STI and an STD? Dr. Brighten dives into these topics head first in order to make sure you fully understand the concepts behind what birth control, contraceptives, and periods really mean to women and their health. What You Will Learn in This Interview with Dr. Jolene Brighten: @drjolenebrighten 01:48 – Dr. Jolene’s mission or purpose on this earth - Why purpose is important 05:05 – Dr. Jolene’s recommendations on where to start in finding accurate information about young women’s developing bodies 06:27 – The truth behind a woman’s fertile window 09:22 – The truth behind sex education - The lack of effectiveness due to scare tactics 14:50 – Fertility awareness methods from Dr. Jolene 17:42 – Contraceptive facts from Dr. Jolene - The difference between STIs and STDs 19:08 – The unethical historical truth behind the pill and the research behind it 22:03 – How hormonal birth control actually works - What makes the pill effective 24:54 – The lack of information of long term effects associated with birth control 26:16 – The importance of nutrition intake while taking birth control and why 28:48 – Risk factors with taking birth control - Politics behind birth control information 32:30 – The truth behind why birth control can help with acne - Advice on how to get off birth control 36:11 – Dr. Jolene’s alternatives to birth control for healthy skin 40:12 – Dr. Jolene’s advice for those who have irregular periods - Facts behind your period 45:57 – Differences in physician credentials and the understanding behind the medications being prescribed About Dr. Jolene Brighten: Dr. Jolene Brighten is a prominent leader in women’s medicine and the emerging science of Post-Birth Control Syndrome — studying the effects of hormonal birth control on female health. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. She is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women’s health. Items mentioned in this episode include: Dr. Brighten’s Free E-Book: https://drbrighten.com/pbcsdiet Dr. Brighten’s Book Bonuses: www.beyondthepillbook.com Dr. Brighten’s Website: www.drbrighten.com Dr. Brighten’s TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJmaGCoV/ To see Dr. Brighten's full bio and to check out the rest of Doc Jen’s website, click here: www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode45--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tobpodcast/message


28 Oct 2020

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53. Understanding & Honoring Your Hormone Health - with Dr. Jolene Brighten #WellnessWednesdays

Be Well By Kelly

Dr. Jolene Brighten is the perfect person to take us back to the basics of sex ed and explain what is happening in our 28-day cycle (if we’re lucky). She believes that you shouldn’t have to go to medical school to understand the body you live in, and she wants to help people understand how to work with their body and end the rhetoric that the only way to be successful as a woman is to suppress what makes you femininely badass. We talk about some of the issues we see in hormonal imbalances and how to correct them.You will learn about...Leveraging the strengths of your bodyBreaking the stigma about the female bodyHow the menstrual cycle worksThe most common hormone imbalances, how to identify them, and how to fix themGetting restful sleepSupplements and lifestyle changes to support your hormonesBringing your period backSupporting fertilityPrenatal supplementsResources:drbrighten.comInstagram: @drjolenebrightenFacebook: www.facebook.com/drbrightenTwitter: @drbrightenConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykellyBe Well By Kelly is a production of Crate Media

1hr 26mins

7 Oct 2020