Mar 13, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
Spring is in the air! And so is spring detox season. We loved this post in 2014 so are revising it and re-sharing it! Speaking with patients over the years, I’ve been reminded that ‘detox’ or ‘cleansing’ can involve many different things, depending on who you ask. I wanted to write a blog post for those people who’d like to do a very gentle, supportive, spring detox that wouldn’t require medical supervision.
Mar 02, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
It’s estimated that somewhere between 70-80% of women struggle with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Most of the time, the symptoms are limited to the first trimester – and somewhere around 13 or 14 weeks it’ll start to lift. Unfortunately, a small percentage of women have prolonged symptoms that can last until delivery.
Feb 20, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
I so rarely have a patient in my office who has great energy the first time we meet, it feels like I’ve met a unicorn when I do – are you sure you have great energy? I’ll ask. Does it last all day? Unfortunately, feeling bone-tired is the standard for most people.
Feb 06, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
At some point during pregnancy, most women will battle with pain – from headaches to muscle aches, back pain to pelvic pain, it’s incredibly common and is often a huge source of discomfort. Faced with pain, many women may consider taking something to ease it, and may turn to over-the-counter meds. Ibuprofen is one of several medications that fall under the category of over-the-conter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and may... Read more
Jan 07, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
Reduced glutathione (GSH), commonly referred to as simply glutathione is found in the cytosol of almost every cell in the body. A master antioxidant, glutathione protects against cell damage. It is also involved in detoxification through liver pathways. All year round, I administer glutathione intravenously for patients to support cellular protectio
Nov 13, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
In parts 1 and 2 of this thyroid series, we’ve seen that the thyroid gland is often touted as the most important hormonal gland because thyroid hormone affects literally every cell in the human body. It can either make you feel healthy, vital, and fertile, or it can make you feel like your body is falling apart. We’ve learned that there is more to thyroid hormone testing than getting a TSH and calling it a day, and now it’s time to shift focus... Read more
Oct 24, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
I posted a photo of these beauties on my Instagram and Facebook accounts this week, and got so many requests for the recipe that I thought I’d share.
Oct 21, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
If you’ve read Part 1 of my thyroid series, you’ll know that the thyroid hormone system is responsible for regulating a huge number of body processes, and that there is more to testing the intricate hormonal system of the thyroid than just getting a TSH and calling it a day. The more you start to dive into thyroid physiology – the triggers for thyroid hormone production and conversion, the receptivity of the tissues, and the dance between the... Read more
Oct 13, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
I’ve got a slight obsession with Jamie Oliver – I’m not afraid to say it. Several of his cookbooks line our shelves, and I find they are frequent go-to books for food inspiration both mid-week and for when company’s coming. I love the way he writes recipes. They’re easy to follow, and always use fresh hea