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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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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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Lifestyle Factors That May Be Affecting Your Fertility

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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 […]

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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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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 […]