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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
Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Medicine
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Summary

Out of the 100 million women - almost 11 million in the US alone - who are on the pill, roughly 60 percent take it for noncontraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and acne. While the birth control pill is widely prescribed as a quick-fix solution to a variety of women’s health conditions, taking it can also result in other more serious and dangerous health consequences. 

Did you know that women on the pill are more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant? That they are at significantly increased risk for autoimmune disease, heart attack, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and even breast and cervical cancer? That the pill can even cause vaginal dryness, unexplained hair loss, flagging libido, extreme fatigue, and chronic infection? As if women didn’t have enough to worry about, that little pill we’re taking to manage our symptoms is only making things worse.

Jolene Brighten, ND, author of the groundbreaking new audiobook Beyond the Pill, specializes in treating women’s hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day - whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first audiobook of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically proven symptoms associated with taking it, Beyond the Pill is an actionable plan for taking control and will help listeners:

  • Locate the root cause of their hormonal issues, like estrogen dominance, low testosterone, and low progesterone
  • Discover a pain-free, manageable period free of cramps, acne, stress, or PMS without the harmful side effects that come with the pill
  • Detox the liver, support the adrenals and thyroid, heal the gut, reverse metabolic mayhem, boost fertility, and enhance mood
  • Transition into a nutrition and supplement program, with more than 30 hormone-balancing recipes

Featuring simple diet and lifestyle interventions, Beyond the Pill is the first step to reversing the risky side effects of the pill, finally finding hormonal health, and getting your badass self back.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Jolene Brighten (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great book with enough medical references

Eye-opening and greatly built by the different chapters. Great appendix that is addition to the book!

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Truly life changing!

My symptoms started dropping away within days of the liver detox part of the program already. Still have 2 weeks and 2 days to go and cannot wait to see how I feel there. It was quite hard for me at the beginning as I am recently vegan, after years of being vegetarian, but there are loads of vegan protein sources both in the natural form and in powder. Thank you dr Brighten!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-04-19

I wanted to like this more than I did.

This book had a lot of information as to why hormonal birth control can ruin your cycle and was well read by the narrator.
However I felt like it was a long ad for her website, online programs and supplements instead of a book teaching me how to correct my hormones. While chapter 12 does give a quick rundown on the 30 day program, I expected more about the program and how to implement it (since the book is titled Beyond the Pill: A 30 Day Program....) instead of being told to purchase her supplements and enroll in her program.
I got more out of the Period Repair Manual by Dr. Lara Briden.

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  • RCM
  • 28-02-19

MUST HAVE

Whether you're on the pill, not on the pill or just looking for information for natural ways to increase female health.... GET THIS BOOK NOW! Also, wish this existed when I was a teenager and started the pill. Critical information provided!!

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  • emily
  • 03-02-19

so helpful and informative

Loved this book it was so informative but gave the information in a way that was relatable and easy to understand. Even if you are uninterested in getting of the pill or haven't ever been on it this book would still be great as you learn so much about your body!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-03-19

Life Changing

I’m on the path to getting off the pill for good. Been on different hormonal BC for 7 years and it’s time to put them to bed. I stopped taking it 4 months ago and want to use FAM method and pull out.

Reason I wanted to stop is I developed Gut issues and have been trying to clean my microbiome for the last year. I’m on the right path to cleaning up my health. This book helped me realize I can do it!! I don’t need the pill ever again :)

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  • Chevygirls10
  • 28-02-19

EVERY WOMEN NEEDS THIS BOOK!

This book is a female bible. You have to read this. It is amazing. I love the science and knowledge about my cycle, and autoimmune connection. I'm going to reread or re-listening to this over and over because its that important to me as a female.
Thank you Dr Brighten!

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  • Molly
  • 05-02-19

Very informative and approachable

The science is narrated in a way that is approachable to normal people and the information included is very helpful. Thanks Dr. Brighten for writing this important book.

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  • Julie Guerrero
  • 17-10-19

Life Changing!

Empowering! Finally the truth and ways to naturally heal your body. Couldn’t stop listening. Highly recommended!

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  • Ryan Holmes
  • 19-06-19

great book

oh my goodness, you need to read this book. it is I opening and terrifying, but she's got a game plan. so far I recommended this like 10 people...

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  • reviewer
  • 11-06-19

glad that there are books like this on Audible

I was reading the book take control of your fertility. That book had everything I needed to chart Cycles. I use this audio production as a supplement to what I was learning and to reinforce the concepts.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-19

Great information!

Very informative! Can't wait to get started and feel amazing again! Thanks for writing a great book!

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