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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 Audio CD – Audiobook, January 29, 2019
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About the Author
Dr. Jolene Brighten, NMD, is one of the leading experts in women's medicine and is a pioneer in her exploration of the far-reaching impact of oral contraceptives and the little known side effects that impact health in a large way. After many years of clinical practice, she has developed a unique protocol to support women in preventing and treating Post-Birth Control Pill Syndrome, as well as lowering the risks that the pill has created.
A trained nutritional biochemist and Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Brighten is the founder and Clinic Director at Rubus Health, an integrative women's medicine clinic with locations in California and Oregon. Dr. Brighten currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her family. She is a certified yoga instructor, daily meditator, urban homesteader, and a mother to one beautiful boy.
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I’ve had migraines since I was 5. Yes, I said 5. At 25 I was diagnosed with endometriosis after being on the pill for 9 years. I had the surgery, it didn’t help. In fact it left me in need of a lot of guidance & therapy because my pain was not gone & mentally I went through a lot with the surgery alone. Not only did it take me more than 2 weeks to recover from the surgery to remove the endometriosis cells but I no longer felt like my normal self. Sex was non existent to me. I didn’t want my partner to even touch me. And I still had my endometriosis the very next period so the doctors first suggestion was the pill, again. And after going on it again after coming off for a year & a half, I went crazy. My body rejected it. I told my gyno & she said there was nothing else she could do. I talked to other gynos & their go to was the pill. I didn’t want the pill. I liked who I was mentally & physically without it. I’ve been searching for answers since & this book gives me so many options as far as helping heal myself. I got this book at 3pm & I’m already on chapter 7!!
Very informative & very useful information. I can even google everything supplement wise that Dr suggests for your symptoms & guess what it’s natural & proven to work in a lot of women! And guess what it’s better for your body than the pill or surgery!
One of the reasons I bought this book is so that my young teenage daughter has a resource to use to navigate her hormonal journey. I’ll help guide her, with the help of this book, when/if issues arise until she is old enough to tackle this on her own. I want her to understand her period and her body. Down the road, I want her to understand her birth control options and what she can do to help support her body no matter what she chooses. Many years ago, I didn’t know that birth control pills could be so problematic and or what to do when my hormones are out of balance. This book will help my daughter be more informed than I ever was.
Beyond the Pill has quizzes to help you figure out where you might need help and things you can do now to help. It talks about your period and how to understand what is going on each month (which will be useful to young girls and the older crowd who need a refresher course). It talks about ALL the hormones and what you can do to support your body.
This book is going to help women learn about their bodies and speak more intelligently to their doctors when professional help is needed.
I read about how birth control can affect you and I was like NO WAY NOT ME. I'm TOO healthy.
Jolene Brighten is changing the face of women's medicine . Not because she is ANTI birth control. But because she is for women MAKING INFORMED DECISIONS.
If you have had symptoms that are difficulty to explain, feel like your pill or IUD is affecting you-- this book is a must read. Even if you haven't had symptoms as a woman you need to read this book.
As a medical provider, woman and someone who has taken HBC (hormonal birth control) I appreciate the effort she is pioneering. READ. THIS. BOOK.
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Dr Brighten thank you for giving me the knowledge to take become more connected with my body.
SUCH A RIP OFF! And a huge waste of time. I could have spent that time reading a more useful book instead. You're basically paying to read a whole BOOK FULL OF MARKETING for her programs in her clinics in USA and her supplements that cost at least 5 times more than buying the actual supplements yourself. I'm truly dissapointed, because I though a doctor, especially one that has gone through hormonal challenges herself, would be more focused on helping people rather than trying to sell them more stuff.
(Just to be clear, I'm totally OK with her selling supplements and also mentioning that in her book. But I do NOT think it's ok that the whole book is about that.)
- I wish there was a little more on hormones when you’re on birth control, but there is some info and it was helpful.
Das Buch sollte Pflichtlektüre für alle Frauenärzte sein!