I'm excited to welcome Dr. Jolene Brighten to the podcast
We’re digging into Post Birth Control Syndrome
Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the founder of Rubus Health, a women's medicine clinic that specializes in women's hormones. 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 the author of 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 a speaker, women's health advocate and a medical advisor for one of the first data-driven apps to offer women personalized birth control recommendations.
I can't tell you the number of women that I speak with who have been on long term hormonal birth control...and are struggling to conceive.
Women who were put on the pill in their teens due to heavy periods, painful periods, PMS, irregular periods, acne and more.
This was me!
In my early 20's I started to experience acne and very irregular periods...so my doctor gave me the pill.
Fast forward...at 28 years old I was diagnosed with POF.
I'll never know for sure what triggered the POF...but I do know that the pill - negatively impacts our microbiome - predisposing us to gut infections, food sensitivities and nutrient deficiencies.
When we come off the pill our symptoms may be worse or entirely different and then some of us may struggle to conceive.
Many never even connect the dots and go straight to the fertility clinic.
That's why I am passionate to share with women....about Post Birth Control Syndrome.
There is a reason that you are struggling with infertility....your body is desperately trying to tell you something.
Before you move forward with an IUI or IVF...let's stop for a moment and listen to the signals.
Focusing on YOUR health is ALWAYS a good thing and sets you up for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
In this episode you'll learn:
1) How birth control impacts fertility and how long is long term use. Which types of birth control impact our health and fertility. We discuss Depo-Provera, the pill, hormonal IUD, Nuvaring and more
2) The impact on our thyroid and liver. And what hormonal birth control does to our gut health (cue - increased risk gut infections and food sensitivities).
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3) Plus the impact on nutrient levels. We discuss zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 and what you can do to improve your nutrient levels
4) How to balance hormones after the pill. How long does it take. We cover the exact steps