All

Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Posted on
common causes of hair loss in women

Hair loss affects around 30-50% of adult women. It can take a huge toll on mental health and self confidence, so we often see women reaching for quick solutions or creams. For the best and most long lasting results we need to determine WHY your hair is falling out at a more rapid pace than […]

All

How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

Posted on
how to choose a prenatal vitamin

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 […]

All

N-Acetylcysteine and PCOS

Posted on

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 […]

All

Lifestyle Factors That May Be Affecting Your Fertility

Posted on

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 […]

All

Alleviating Period Pain

Posted on

Dysmenorrhea, or abdominal and pelvic pain associated with menses affects more than half of menstruating women, with 15% having such severe pain that they are debilitated for several days per month. This is an astounding number, as these women are often unable to engage in normal daily activities and may require absence from work each […]

Acne

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Posted on

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 […]

All

Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle

Posted on

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 […]

Acne

Everyday Natural Therapies for Acne

Posted on

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 leads to a blockage of the hair follicle, leading to an environment that […]

Acne

Herbs for Acne

Posted on

Acne is a treatable condition that is often a manifestation of a deeper internal imbalance. In many cases, acne is a result of inadequate detoxification and insufficiency of the liver to process chemicals and hormones. This results in a backlog, and higher than normal levels of hormones left in circulation. These excess hormones, particularly testosterone […]