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Think calling someone hormonal is an insult? Think again. 

Every single person on the planet is FILLED with hormones (yes, that includes men!). But some people’s bodies do a better job regulating them and other people need help.

Sadly, many “routine” practices in women’s health care (particularly ones relating to hormones) are often misguided, shortsighted… even archaic.

Fortunately, my guest, Dr. Jolene Brighten, is working to change that.

Dr. Brighten is a speaker, author, nutritional biochemist, and naturopathic medical doctor who focuses on women’s endocrine health. 

She has helped thousands of women address the root causes of chronic pain, acne, anxiety, and other symptoms helping them regain control of their health.

Dr. Brighten is also an expert on fertility, Post-Birth Control Syndrome, and the long-term effects associated with hormonal birth control.

During this episode, we’ll discuss the long-term effects of using synthetic birth control and how many doctors are inadvertently hurting their female patients.

We’ll also discuss Dr. Brighten’s holistic approach to women’s health care and what YOU can do to balance your hormones at any age.

(Husbands, boyfriends, dads, and brothers — you’ll want to listen to this too! The more you know about the women in your life, the better.)

Dr. Brighten has some amazing insights on how to feel your very best, so you don’t want to miss this. 

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The shocking thing that happens when you go OFF the pill (4:05) 
  • How birth control could be DESTROYING your good gut bugs (8:00) 
  • The one supplement you NEED if you’re on hormonal birth control (11:25) 
  • How coldwater fish can counteract a major side effect of being on the pill  (15:20)
  • Whether being on the pill is affecting your paycheck (16:30)
  • The ultimate hormone-balancing snack (it’s delicious!) (23:30)
  • The one food to avoid AT ALL COSTS if you have an autoimmune disease (24:10)
  • Why you could be getting acne in your 40s and 50s — and how to avoid it (25:20)
  • Why you should say ‘yes’ to sweet potato and ‘no’ to rice (26:20)
  • Which FAKE health food is causing “hormonal chaos” (26:40)
  • The #1 piece of advice I give to breast cancer survivors (29:20)
  • The one thing that could be causing your sex drive to plummet (31:20)
  • Ways you can dramatically improve your health… with your mind (33:20)
  • My dad’s “mirror trick” for a healthier, happier life (34:40)
  • About a trendy “superfood” that your human stomach isn’t equipped for (35:00)
  • Why elephants are getting coronary heart disease more than ever before (37:35)
  • One of the best prescriptions I’ve ever written for physical and mental health. (40:00)

Mentioned on this episode:

Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill

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