Mar 21, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
The environment in which egg cells are growing during the process of recruitment and development has a major impact on the quality of the egg cell that is ovulated every cycle. Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally, or with the help of an embryologist, optimizing the quality of eggs (oocytes) that are being produced is of paramount importance in increasing the likelihood of each cycle resulting in a healthy pregnancy.
Feb 10, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
When I meet with a patient for the first time, I always begin with a short explanation of what the system of naturopathic medicine believes to be the key to overall health and vitality – a healthy cellular environment. The health of all of the cells in the body depends, in large part, on the health of the environment in which those cells are living, I’ll say.
Jan 11, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
We eat fairly healthy diets, watch alcohol, exercise regularly, don’t smoke. Is micronutrient deficiency causing your infertility?
Dec 06, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
Estrogen is an incredibly powerful hormone, with a number of important roles to play in both female and male endocrine systems.
Nov 22, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
We have staff lunches fairly often at Acubalance, at least once a month, to discuss the goings-on of the clinic – we talk about what’s working, what’s not, specific patient cases, directions for the practice, and we often also celebrate achievements and birthdays. Yesterday was one such lunch, and we were all treated to a healthy spread of salads, hummus, and roasted cauliflower. I absolutely love to roast veggies in the fall and winter.
Nov 01, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
Something interesting happens at the clinic when one of our patients has a baby – more often than you’d think, we hear about babe’s arrival (yay!) and shortly after, life changes so drastically that we don’t often hear from them again for a little while. And for good reason! We helped them achieve their goal of ‘healthy baby,’ and now life revolves around caring for this beautiful little human. Often, the next time I’ll hear from a new Mum or... Read more
Oct 20, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
It’s autumn, and with change of season comes a change in the foods we crave. It is not only natural to seek warming foods as we transition to the colder months, it’s also incredibly beneficial for supporting our digestive fire.
Aug 24, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
Doing some research for a talk I have coming up, I came across an article from the ASRM (American Society For Reproductive Medicine, the association that sets the standards of care in conventional reproductive endocrinology) about male fertility that made me pause.
Jul 19, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
I had THE most delicious salad for lunch when I was out last week. Since then, I’ve been craving to have it again, and wanted to recreate at least some of the components at home. So I made a big batch of quinoa tabbouleh – and it has satisfied my cravings perfectly.
Jul 07, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
For many women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), the process of trying to conceive can be incredibly challenging. By nature of the condition, most women with PCOS do not ovulate regularly - making it hard to figure out when to try to conceive. The hormonal imbalances of PCOS also alter the ovarian environment and impact egg quality, a further block to conception. Luckily, with natural medicine, we have great results using diet and... Read more