Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term for an array of digestive complaints involving inflamed intestines such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of these conditions can range from mild to severe, and often involve excessive bowel movements,...
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One of my favourite news stories of all time talked about Janet Ady’s demonstration in 2009. At a gathering of the Children & Nature Network, Janet (from the US Fish and Wildlife Services) stood before a crowd and held up a pharmacy bottle inscribed with a physician’s prescription. The prescription was as appropriate for adults as it was for children.
Special Event Announcement - Joyfully Pregnant Summit
I am happy to share that I am participating for the second consecutive year the Joyfully Pregnant Summit where I am joining another 15 healthcare providers in offering tips and suggestions to help with infertility and miscarriages.
So you’ve decided it’s time to start weaning your baby from breastfeeding, and you’re thinking – “now what?” Each Mum, with each baby, will decide at one point that it’s time for her to discontinue breastfeeding her babe and will begin the process of decreasing the number of feeds per day over time. Whether it’s because you’re going back to work, taking medication that is contraindicated in breastfeeding, or another of the many reasons for weaning, here are a few things to help you through the process.
Working with infertility definitely has it's ups and downs. Working with couples and helping them achieve a pregnancy and a healthy child is such a rewarding process. Unfortunately not all end with this ending. I often treat couples who have had tragic losses during their pregnancies. The process of recovering from such traumatic events such as a still birth and neonatal death can often take years.
There is certainly no question in my mind that hormonal imbalances in the body are a major contributor to the majority of modern health concerns – including and certainly not limited to all of the reproductive conditions. It is the equilibrium, or balance, of all these hormones in relation to each other that allows our bodies to perform optimally.
When you’re first being screened by a fertility clinic, Ob-Gyn, or by your naturopathic doctor for any issues that may be present in regards to your fertility potential, one of the tests they’ll run is called AMH - short for Antimullarian Hormone. During the (often) overwhelming visit where your physician presents all of your test results, it’s a good idea request a copy so you can review them on your own time. You’ll see among them a test for AMH, and here I'll explain what it is and why it’s important.