Episode 140: Beyond the Pill

with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Hormonal birth control pills can mean freedom from unwanted pregnancy, but this freedom comes at a cost. These days, hormonal based birth control pills are commonly prescribed for symptoms from painful periods to acne, without much discussion of possible side effects, alternative treatments, and other non-hormonal methods for preventing unwanted pregnancies. Dr. Jolene Brighten spent years working with women identifying Post-Birth Control Syndrome, and then learning how to help women heal from use of hormonal birth control.

On today’s episode we discuss…

  • controlling vs. listening to your natural cycles
  • the side effects every woman considering or taking The Pill should know
  • how our symptoms are are signals from the body and why masking them might not be a great idea

Dr. Jolene Brighten is Functional Naturopathic Medical Doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus in women’s endocrine health. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is also the author of, “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.” She is a speaker and a women’s health advocate. 

Learn more about Dr. Jolene Brighten at:  https://drbrighten.com/pbcsdiet/

Purchase “Beyond The Pill” at: https://drbrighten.com/beyond-the-pill/

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