The Microbiome Masterclass

Dr. Jolene Brighten

Birth Control and Its Impact on the Gut and Microbiome

Dr. Jolene Brighten

Dr. Jolene Brighten shares about the connection between gut and hormone issues in relation to hormonal birth control. There is much cycling in women monthly that is shut down while using “the pill”, which contributes to many complications down the line.

There are four big ways hormonal birth control affects your gut:

  1. Creates and contributes to intestinal hyperpermeability
  2. Disrupts the gut flora balance
  3. Puts you at risk for inflammatory and autoimmune disease of the gut
  4. Impacts all of your hormones and contributes to SIBO and SIFO (Candida overgrowth, chronic yeast infections, etc)

Motility and Thyroid issues are also big issues when these hormonal birth controls are used.

Dr. Jolene shares the full story about birth control so you can make the best decision for yourself. She also goes into solutions and alternatives if you are currently on, need to be on, or are coming off of hormonal birth control.

Dr. Brighten is a best selling author and has a thriving practice in Portland. She has been on numerous online summits and events, as well as offers online programs. You can learn more at her site and her book, “Ditch The Pill”.

Dr. Jolene Brighten

Dr. Jolene Brighten

Our Guest

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Naturopathic Doctor, medical director at Rubus Health (Portland, OR) and a leading expert in post-birth control syndrome & hormonal birth control related problems. She is also a sought-after speaker, educator, and best-selling author – with her newest book Ditch The Pill available now! Dr. Brighten has helped thousands of women unearth the root cause of their health challenges to reclaim their life and their vitality! She values the details of one’s health journey and believes in exploring your whole health story, from your diet and stress triggers to your functional labwork – creating an individualized plan that fits your specific needs and lifestyle!

Michael Roesslein, MS, FDN, HLC

Michael Roesslein

Your Host

Michael Roesslein is a co-founder of Rebel Health Tribe, a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach and holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion. He has also completed the 2-year training at the Luminous Awareness Institute and Dr. Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry professional program. Michael has spent the last 12 years as a trainer, coach, educator, and speaker.