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You deserve to feel better.
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You shouldn’t have to limit yourself because of how you feel.

The risks of a dairy free diet

The risks of a dairy free diet

When people think of a Naturopathic Doctor, they think about nutrition change as one of the foundational elements to good health. Historically, seeing an ND often meant “taking foods away” from your...

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The Pap Test vs A Vaginal Exam

The Pap Test vs A Vaginal Exam

There might not be a public health screening program more successful than the pap test. After initiating routine screening for cervical cancer in women and people born with a cervix, cervical cancer...

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Why a diagnosis of IBS matters.

Why a diagnosis of IBS matters.

If you have ever been assigned a diagnosis of IBS, you may not have felt particularly connected to the term.  In the past, the term IBS felt like a ‘catch all’ diagnosis that patients were awarded...

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What if your cramps are something more?

What if your cramps are something more?

Menstrual cramps are almost a universal experience, with most menstruating people experiencing menstrual cramps at some point during their lifetime. Cramps have been shown in research studies to...

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Key Nutrients for Optimizing Fertility

Key Nutrients for Optimizing Fertility

By Dr. Laura von Hagen ND We know that preconception care, what you do before becoming pregnant, sets the stage for a healthy mom and baby. Our goal as NDs is to anticipate complications that may...

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Why I regularly test my insulin levels.

Why I regularly test my insulin levels.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder. It is estimated that anywhere from 5-10% of women of reproductive age have PCOS. It is characterised by irregular periods,...

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Early Menopause and Cardiovascular Risk

Early Menopause and Cardiovascular Risk

Women who have experienced early menopause (either surgically from hysterectomy or from early ovarian decline) often make appointments with their health care providers when hot flashes or insomnia...

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The Future of Your PCOS: Diabetes Risk

The Future of Your PCOS: Diabetes Risk

Women who have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in their teens or 20s often have their care focused on symptoms they can easily see – irregular cycles, acne and weight gain. As...

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Are you ovulating? 3 signs to look for.

Are you ovulating? 3 signs to look for.

Women who have focused on their fertility are often very aware of the signs of ovulation, but women who haven’t tried to fall pregnant, or who fell pregnant easily in their past may not have been...

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The “best” diet for POCS

The “best” diet for POCS

It’s not uncommon for women with PCOS to seek nutrition solutions online for their condition, and with a quick Google search, you can see that there are hundreds of “right ways to do it” published...

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Why is hormone testing so hard?

Why is hormone testing so hard?

It’s not uncommon for our patients to report that their hormonal tests that they have had done previously have been reported as “normal” but that they are experiencing symptoms that are related to...

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

You may feel tired, cold or that you've gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic...

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Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it's not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge...

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Common Medications Lower Male Fertility

Common Medications Lower Male Fertility

  Evaluating male fertility has never been a significant focus in conventional medicine, especially with the advent of more advanced reproductive technologies. Most ‘causes’ or concerns of male...

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Uninvited Hair Growth

Uninvited Hair Growth

Given the huge number of cosmetic options available to women, it’s not uncommon that women self-medicate by tweezing, lasering or waxing their unwanted hair for years before they approach someone on...

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Break-up with Breast Pain

Break-up with Breast Pain

Breast pain (medically called “mastalgia”) is one of the most common PMS symptoms reported by women, with as many as 90% experiencing some type of breast pain at one point or another during her...

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What if it’s not PMS?

What if it’s not PMS?

PMDD or “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder” is a relatively recent re-classification of women who experience significant mood changes in the weeks leading up to their menstrual cycle. Certainly in...

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Is half of your cycle ‘defective’?

Is half of your cycle ‘defective’?

The menstrual cycle is a beautifully timed sequence of events with different hormones being released every few days. This flux of hormones is very important as it supports egg development, ovulation...

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Ginger versus Advil for Menstrual Cramps.

Ginger versus Advil for Menstrual Cramps.

When approaching any case, Naturopathic Doctors are always looking for clues in a patient’s history that can help us understand the “why” or the “root cause” of the symptoms a woman is experiencing....

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Investing in IVF? Invest in this first.

Investing in IVF? Invest in this first.

The choice to pursue In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) requires a heavy investment from couples both emotionally and financially. Despite the high-stakes nature of this procedure, many couples are not...

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Not well since concussion.

Not well since concussion.

Concussion and other forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) have become well known triggers for later life neurological complications such as early onset dementia and personality changes, but what is...

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Assessing Your Fertility

Assessing Your Fertility

Working with one of our Doctors on your fertility can open the door to more comprehensive assessments on egg quality, sperm quality and cycle strength. Couples often seek supportive care when they...

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