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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 Paperback – February 4, 2020
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“Dr. Jolene Brighten is my go to expert for anything related to women’s hormones! Beyond the Pill provides insight and much needed solutions to common issues women on hormonal birth control face. I highly recommend reading this book if you’re on birth control or considering starting.” (IZABELLA WENTZ, PharmD, FASCP, Pharmacist and author of Hashimoto’s Protocol )
Life after birth control does not need to be complete hormonal hell of feeling exhausted, breaking out, gaining weight uncontrollably, or losing your libido for good. Dr. Brighten gives you the exact, easy to follow steps to recover your body, reclaim your hormones and get back to your normal. (JJ VIRGIN)
“Whether you’re on the pill, recently off of it, or off of it for many years, the tools and information in this book will guide you through transforming your health, step by step. This is now the go-to resource that women will use to take back their hormonal health.” (DIANE SANFILIPPO, Certified Nutrition Consultant and New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, and Keto Quick Start
“Dr. Brighten’s comprehensive patient guide details the long term side effects and consequences that come with popping that daily pill. I highly recommend you read Beyond the Pill if you’re considering starting birth control or have already been prescribed it.” (KELLY BROGAN, MD)
“Groundbreaking solutions for the common hormonal struggles women face both on and off birth control. [Dr. Brighten’s] words are uplifting, inspiring and empower women to honor their body...a must read book to help take control of your hormones naturally.” (AMY MEDLING, Founder of PCOS Diva and author of Healing PCOS)
“This is the book I wish I had 5 years ago when I was contemplating coming off birth control. Dr. Brighten’s signature blend of smart, savvy advice plus a dash of sass is the answer to your question, ‘What is there for me beyond the pill?’” (STEPH GAUDREAU)
“This detailed work unpacks the problems with hormonal birth control and gives women real and actionable ways to help their bodies recover and thrive!” (KATIE WELLS, Founder of WellnessMama.com)
“Beyond the Pill is an extraordinary 30 day program for your period, mood, fertility and missing libido. Dr. Jolene Brighten is leading the way in women’s medicine with her innovative approach to hormones and getting off of birth control. This is a must read for every woman!” (DANA TRENTINI, MA, EdM)
“Beyond the Pill is THE book to detail the impact of hormonal birth control on women. Every woman must read this if and when she uses birth control. The consequences are too great if not read. Protect your future child - and your own health. Read this book!” (DR. BEN LYNCH, bestselling author of Dirty Genes)
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!
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.
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.
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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!