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

The Optimal Body

Health & Fitness

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


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