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How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

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Prenatal vitamins are often the first thing that I recommend to individuals who are trying to conceive. A high quality prenatal can help improve implantation, prevent miscarriage and support healthy fetal development. However, most people are taking poor quality supplements that don’t provide as many benefits as the well researched professional brands. When it comes […]

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Nutrients Depleted by The Pill

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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 […]

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, affecting approximately 5-10% of this population. The presentation can vary from person to person and there are many underlying factors that can contribute to PCOS symptoms. Treatment options will vary depending on the individual, so it is best to work […]

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Winter Itch: Managing Eczema

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Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry skin patches with redness and itching. It can occur anywhere on the body, but is often found in flexural areas such as elbow creases and the back of the knees. The most common type of eczema is Atopic Dermatitis, which often manifests in infancy and […]

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Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle

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Tracking your menstrual cycle can provide more information than just an estimation of when your next period is. It can provide insight into your hormonal and reproductive health and give you more clarity as to when you are more fertile, therefore providing a better understanding of when your chances of conceiving are higher during each […]

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Everyday Natural Therapies for Acne

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Acne is characterized by inflammation of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands, often on the face. The production of acne is due to an excess production of keratin (skin cells) and a hormonal related excess production of sebum by sebaceous glands. This results in a blockage of the hair follicle, leading to an environment that […]