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Dr. Jolene Brighten​
Naturopathic Doctor Author, Beyond the Pill

Before earning her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine, Dr. Jolene Brighten graduated with a degree in nutritional biochemistry and clinical nutrition at Cal Poly, SLO. There she was involved in nutrition research exploring interventions for maintaining healthy hormones and body composition as we age.

She founded 3 clinics before age 35 and is currently the medical director at Rubus Health in Portland, Oregon.

Her post-doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition has been through The Institute for Functional Medicine. She continues to study with IFM to stay up to date on the most innovative therapies and techniques to help her patients heal.

She published her first book, Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth: The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester in January 2016. It was an instant Best Seller and has helped hundreds of women heal themselves after birth. In 2018 she completed her second book, Beyond the Pill, with Harper One.

Dr. Brighten is a frequent speaker for both the public and medical professionals. She is a part of the MindBodyGreen collective, and have also featured in the NY Post, Forbes, Grazia, and Fitness. You can also find her in a ton of other places, including documentaries, summits, podcasts, radio shows, and more!

She loves spending her days in the Pacific Northwest hiking, sipping delicious coffee, and growing her own food.