Episode 9: Period Power with Dr. Brighten

Krista welcomes Dr. Jolene Brighten (OMG, fangirling!). Dr. Brighten is a Functional Naturopathic Medical Doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus in women's endocrine health. She is a leading expert in Post Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects of hormonal contraceptives. She is also the author of Amazon bestseller Beyond the Pill: a 30 day plan to support women on birth control, help them transition off, and eliminate symptoms of post birth control syndrome. She is also a mother to a beautiful boy, a speaker, a women's health advocate, and the founder and clinic director of Rubus Health - an integrative women's medicine clinic with clinics in California and Oregon.

Today, we are talking PERIODS.

WHAT WE DISCUSS:

-- Let's break down the menstrual cycle

--How do we increase the conversation here?

--What's "normal," and when should we be concerned?

--Listener questions: bloating, ACL tears/injury, moodiness, foods to help

--Using the birth control pill for symptom management and consequences

--Beyond the Pill- how we can work on our symptom, what we NEED to know