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Gina recently graduated with her Doctorate of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. During her clinical year she was on the Fertility and Reproductive Health focus shift where she provided support for individuals and couples trying to conceive. She completed her licensing exams and BC Board exams in August 2019 and is currently awaiting results to become a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in British Columbia.
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Oral contraceptives are widely used among many women of reproductive age, and are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in developed countries. Typically, oral contraceptive pills (OCP’s) are a combination of both estrogen and progestin. Estrogen inhibits ovulation and progestin thickens the cervical mucous, making it more difficult for sperm to swim through. Progestin […]
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive aged women, affecting up to 10% of this population. It is characterized by hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries and oligo- or anovulation, and is often associated with insulin resistance and weight gain2. N-acetylcysteine is a popular supplement that is used in PCOS patients to improve […]
Around 16% of Canadian couples experience infertility, which has increased from around 5% since 1984. Despite the continuous growth with assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI) and intracytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI) there are modifiable risk factors that still play a huge role in our reproductive health. Below are a […]