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The Microbiome Report

Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Jolene Brighten is on the show for an eye-opening conversation about how birth control, something women have been told is harmless, has far-reaching implications on the microbiome, overall health and future fertility. Along with discussing common issues, Dr. Brighten explains why birth control impacts our microbial communities and gives tips for what to do to minimize symptoms if you’re not ready to stop taking birth control. 

Toward the end of the discussion, she switches gears to talk about the microbiome during pregnancy, specifically as it concerns pathogenic strains, such as GBS. 

To learn more about Dr. Brighten, visit her website at

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