Naturopathic Medicine

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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N-Acetylcysteine and PCOS

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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 […]

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Alleviating Period Pain

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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 […]

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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 diagnostic criteria, known as the Rotterdam criteria suggests a diagnosis if 2 or more of the following are present: Oligo-ovulation or Anovulation – Oligo-ovulation is irregular ovulation, which is typically characterized by menstrual […]

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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 […]