Dr. Jolene Brighten
Hormone doc Author: Is This Normal Latina Mom, Speaker🏳️🌈 Hormone Solutions⬇️
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Low estrogen is normal in menopause. It’s not normal if you should be cycling. If you’re postpartum, that’s a temporary low estrogen state.
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Totally free with gluten free and dairy free recipes for those of you who need it!
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If you have brain fog make sure to:
🛌Get quality sleep of at least 7-9 hours.
🥛Stay hydrated by drinking at least 6-8 cups of water daily.
🏋🏿♀️Exercise 30 minutes daily.
It may seem simple, but it can be profoundly impactful while you heal.
Struggling with sleep?
☀️Expose yourself to sunlight or natural light in the morning
👓Wear blue light blocking glasses or avoid screens at night
❄️Keep your room at about 68F while you sleep
🪴Try passion flower, phosphatidyl serine, or magnesium glycinate to help you sleep
There’s a root cause to brain fog. Investigate. Treat. And use these as a foundation to begin brain fog relief.
#brainfog #brainfogsucks #hypohyroidism #perimenopause #menopausa #menopause #hormonehealth
That fatigue, anxiety, stress…can’t fall asleep no matter how tired I am because my brain won’t shut up feeling is a lot more complex.
Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Dysfunction or HPA-D is the term used to describe the phenomenon people call adrenal fatigue.
That’s because while the adrenal hormones may be the problem, it’s actually a brain, enzyme, receptor, and/or other issues that also have to be addressed problem.
Head to the new article at drbrighten.com (link in bio) for how to get your:
Back on track!
#adrenalfatigue #adrenalfatiguerecovery #energyboost #anxietytips #adrenalhealth
#guthealth #guthealthmatters #hormones #hormonehealth #hormonehealing #balancedhormones #balancedhormonesbalancedlife
I’m not going to sugar coat it, even if it means a provider’s ego gets hurt: if your provider’s only solution was to put you on the pill then they might not be able to help if you want options.
That doesn’t make them a bad provider.
It does mean you gotta find someone else.
This video is a series. You have 2 others to go watch.
Comment below and let me know, has this been helpful?
#beyondthepill #birthcontrolpills #birthcontrolpills #thepill #hormonehealth #pcos #pcosawareness #pcoshealth
🥬Vitamin E: nuts, seeds, leafy greens
🌶️Vitamin C: bell peppers, leafy greens, citrus fruit, berries
🥩B Vitamins: Eggs, meat, seafood, leafy greens
🎣Selenium: Fish, beef, leafy greens, Brazil nuts
🦪Zinc: Seafood, oysters, beef, beans, nuts
🍫Magnesium: Leafy greens, beans, dark chocolate, nuts, seeds
The pill changes the nutritional requirements in your diet. Friend, you have to make it more nutrient dense.
And since none of us are perfect at this, I recommend adding in a multivitamin or prenatal.
In fact, there’s been studies out for years that have advised providers to recommend supplements as a first-line approach to prevent issues in nutrient status. Here’s one: PMID 23842908
But it’s rare any doctor counsels nutrition, let alone talk about it in context of using the pill.
If you’re on the pill, I want you successful, taking care of your body, and minimizing side effects. It’s your choice to take it and it’s a provider’s job to support you in that decision.
If you want to come off, there are steps you can take to support yourself.
Some people won’t have any issue stopping. But there are lot of people who do…and are unfortunately told to go back on because they aren’t given options or completely gaslit about their experience.
Now I want to know, of the foods listed, which are your favorites?
#n#nutritiontips h#healthyfood b#birthcontrolpills b#birthcontrolproblems b#beyondthepill h#hormonas hormonehealth
If you’re wanting to come off birth control, I outlined a whole protocol in Beyond the Pill that you’ll find many people, including health care providers, use to help others be successful.
Here’s the steps:
1️⃣Replenish Nutrient Stores
2️⃣Heal Your Gut
3️⃣Birth Control Hormone Detox
4️⃣Identify Your Hormone Imbalance
5️⃣Reverse Metabolic Mayhem
If you were on any other medication that was known to deplete nutrients doctors would recommend you consider supplementing with those nutrients. Birth control should be no different.
We want to build a nutrient dense diet. 👍🏽 And it’s a good idea to start a multivitamin or Prenatal.
✅Prenatal if you need the iron or still have periods.
✅Multivitamin without iron if you’re not menstruating or iron fine.
I’m going to go through each of the steps I’ve outline above in coming posts, including what to eat.
Make sure you’re following or tag a friend who could use this info!
Coming off hormonal birth control doesn’t have to be hard.
#beyondthepill #hormonalhealth #postbirthcontrolsyndrome #thepill #birthcontrol #pcos #endometriosis #pcossupport #endometriose #hormonasfemeninas #hormonas
What we don’t love is taking these minerals within 4 hours of thyroid meds because they can inhibit absorption.
Ive created a guide that details on thyroid medication do’s & don’t, including a run down of the different types of meds.
Save this one for later so you don’t forget!
#thyroidhealing #thyroidproblems #hypothyroid #hypothyroidism #hashimotosdisease #hashimotos #hashimotosthyroiditis
Progesterone is a hormone that rises after ovulation or at least it should.
For most brains, progesterone creates a sense of calm & we feel a lot more tolerant…dare I say, in love? In love with life, the people in it, and the people you cohabitate with. That’s the chill progesterone can bring.
If you’re in perimenopause, know that progesterone is the first of your cyclical hormones to dip out, leaving you feeling at the mercy of emotions & struggling to find sleep.
You can’t skip stress reduction or sleep if you want your progesterone right.
In addition, chaste tree berry or vitex, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 can also help. 🎉You’ll find this combo in the Balance Women’s Hormone Support supplement from Dr. Brighten Essentials.
BTW, if you’re on the pill or any birth control that stops ovulation, you are not cycling. Therefore, there’s no progesterone production like I talk about here. The pill gives you progestin, not the same as progesterone and not with all the same benefits. This isn’t the judge, this is just to let you know what’s going on in this scenario.
#hormonehealth #progesterona #progesterone #cyclicalliving #pmsproblems #pmddsupport #drbrightenessentials
We make vitamin D from the sun, but when there’s less of it available, our levels can drop.
This is why starting a vitamin D supplement in the fall or early winter can be helpful for some people.
#drbrightenessentials #vitamind #periodproblems #irregularperiods #pcossupport #hormonehealth