Fertility
October 16, 2017

This is What Infertility Looked Like 30 Years Ago

This is what infertility looked like 30 years ago, told through the eyes of an “infertile” couple’s daughter (that’s me!) In honour of Canadian Infertility Awareness week, I sat down…

Women's health
October 16, 2017

Confessions of a Tap Water Drinker: How To Combat Environmental Estrogens Without Losing Your Mind

I drink tap water and it is one of the major sources of xenoestrogens in our environment. I don’t have one of those fancy reverse osmosis water filtration systems, but…

Women's health
October 16, 2017

The Top 10 Hormones Worth Testing in Blood Work & The EXACT Results You Want to See

You know the drill when it comes to hormonal blood work; it’s a lot of poking and prodding on multiple days of your menstrual cycle. In my experience, my patients…

Supplements
October 16, 2017

Can coenzyme Q10 supplementation make your eggs act a little bit younger?!

It’s an unfortunate fact of life: every single day we get a tiny bit older. I truly believe that you’re only as old as you feel, and just because you’ve…

Women's health
October 16, 2017

What I Take for Endometriosis

Endometriosis (or “endo” for short) It’s a female condition in which uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus. If you have this condition then you know it’s a real b!@*%…

acupuncture
October 16, 2017

Acupuncture & My Heart: A Personal Story

PSVT 12 years ago I started experiencing abnormal heart palpitations. After a few years of misdiagnoses, I was told I had paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT for short). PSVT is just…

Food for thought
October 16, 2017

My 8 Simple & Essential Tips for Living A Positive Life

Spend the first minute of the day on gratitude As soon as you wake up; reflect on something in your life you are grateful for as a way of starting…

Diet
October 16, 2017

The Top 5 Benefits of Soy for Women

I’ve been wondering for years why everyone seems to hate soy. As a part-time job during naturopathic medical school I used to sample health foods at various grocery stores and…

Menstrual health
October 16, 2017

5 Really Simple Strategies to Reduce Period Pain

If you experience debilitating menstrual cramps, just as I do, then I’m sure you remember the first time they started and the constant struggle you’ve battled in learning to cope…

Men's health
October 16, 2017

5 Ways to Keep Your Testicles (and everything they stand for) in Tip-Top Shape

Although I’m not an owner of testicles, testicular health is of the utmost importance to me and it should be to you too. I’ve learned over time from the men…

Women's health
October 16, 2017

The Quick Cheat-Sheet On Body Changes to Expect During Pregnancy

Healthy body changes are inevitable during pregnancy. A lot goes into making a tiny human, especially when your body is the vessel for that human’s life! The most supportive thing…

Women's health
October 16, 2017

The “All You Need To Know” Guide to Hormone Changes During Pregnancy

You’re pregnant! Now what happens? Whether your journey to pregnancy has been a roller coaster ride, or a pleasant surprise, all women go through similar hormonal changes during pregnancy. The…

Diet
October 16, 2017

Do you become flushed or itchy after eating or drinking…everything? You could have histamine intolerance

Histamine 101 Histamine is an organic compound made by your body that’s responsible for initiating immune and inflammatory responses…and about a million other functions that we don’t have time to…

Women's health
October 16, 2017

The Ins & Outs of the DUTCH (dried urine test for comprehensive hormones)

I’ve committed myself to learning all about dried urine hormone testing (aka DUTCH) and here is what I’ve learned so far (the good, the bad….and my exact results). The purpose…

Women's health
October 16, 2017

Could your yeast infection actually be cytolytic vaginosis?

We all know those tell tale signs, the itchiness, the redness, the agony; the instant you notice them you run to the nearest pharmacy and grab an over the counter…

Supplements
October 16, 2017

Why Probiotics Are the Greatest Supplement & 3 Tips For Buying the Best

Following up on my blog post titled “Why Supplement Brand Matters”, this post is dedicated to picking the best probiotic supplement Probiotics are my absolute favourite supplement! If I was…

Supplements
October 16, 2017

6 Ways To Know Your Supplement Will Actually Work

I’ve been in the health products industry for a number of years now, long enough to see the good, the bad, and the ugly (aka the life changing, the mediocre,…

Menstrual health
October 16, 2017

Pills & Periods: Everything You Want to Know in One Blog

This blog is to help you navigate the world of periods and birth control, so instead of the debilitating fear we have associated with a little mishap, or a late…

Mental health
October 16, 2017

When did the relentless pursuit of stress become admirable? The 3 Things I’ve Learned About Being Stressed

When did it become popular to strive for sleepless nights and burnt-out days as a badge for being successful? I’ve often questioned if it’s even possible for me to achieve…

Menstrual health
October 16, 2017

The ONE Tool You Need To Figure Out Your Hormones

It’s a thermometer! And it only costs $10.00! This simple and informative technique is called Basal Body Temperature Tracking Basal Body Temperature  Tracking is the perfect tool for you if you: experience PMS…

Men's health
October 16, 2017

8 Foods You Should Be Eating To Keep Your Penis Up and Running

Think of your penis as a heart in your pants…it’s just an extension of your vascular system. Anything that affects your cardiovascular system also affects your penis, this means cardiovascular…

Menstrual health
September 23, 2017

Are Your Periods Far From Normal? 10 Causes of Abnormal Cycles

How do you know what’s normal and what’s abnormal when it comes to periods? Even after a decade or two of menstruating it can still feel like you don’t have…