Today on the show I’m talking to Dr. Jolene Brighten, author of Beyond the Pill

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This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Bebo Mia Inc, a training and mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field, fiercely committed to social justice and intersectional feminism. 
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What we discussed: 

What birth control does to our bodies and what we can do about it
Asking the right questions around hormonal birth control
Reframing the conversation around pharmaceuticals
How the West is turning to diet and wellness to save us
Nutritional morality and dismantling the dietary hierarchy
The lack of respect for women’s health and research
Why the science is never settled
What is post birth control syndrome
Healing your body through consistent health habits
What the morning after pill does to our bodies
The problem with compartmentalization medicine

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Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation
Beyond the Pill

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Produced by: TK Matunda
Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
Graphic Design: Rachel Laird