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Could A Probiotic Influence Your IVF Success?

May 21, 2019 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Until very recently, it was assumed that the uterus was a sterile environment – that is, until the advent of next-generation gene sequencing that revealed the presence of an ‘endometrial microbiome’ containing bacteria.

Less Really Is More

Jan 22, 2019 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I had an enlightening discussion with a fellow naturopathic physician the other day that got me thinking about the phrase less is more. She and I were out for a friendly chat over a glass of wine and (of course) the discussion turned to our practices and patients.

Male Fertility: Improve Sperm With One Daily Habit

Nov 05, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
If you’re a man, or have a male partner, and are trying to create a baby, this blog is for you. Often overlooked in light of a “normal” semen analysis is the possible role that sperm quality could be playing in a couple struggling with infertility. In fact, in 40% of couples having trouble conceiving, it’s a strictly male factor problem. In 20% of cases, it’s a mixed male/female problem. Which means that at least half of the time, the quality... Read more

7 Ways To Naturally Care For Your Breasts

Oct 02, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
October is breast cancer awareness month – and as breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women, with 26,300 women diagnosed in 2017, it’s important to consider that we’re all at risk. Rarely, breast cancer is also diagnosed in men – there were 230 new cases in Canada in 2017. Chances are you know and love someone who has, or has had, breast cancer. In honor of this, I’d like to share some strategies to proactively reduce your... Read more

What? No Bread!?

Aug 10, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I met with a new patient this week who asked an awesome question. We were discussing she and her partners’ diet, and talking about the general dietary principles I encourage all of my patients to follow,

The 5 Factors That Determine The Quality Of Your Eggs

Jul 30, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or with IVF, egg quality should be on your mind. Women are born with all the egg cells they’ll ever have – and we carry them with us throughout our entire reproductive lives! That’s a long time to be housed in a body, and a long time being exposed to every environmental toxin, nutrient, and hormone in the cellular environment.

When To Use Micronutrient IVs To Optimize Your Fertility

Jul 17, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
With patients who are new to micronutrient IVs, especially those who are trying to conceive, I am often asked how frequently, and when is the best time to receive nutritional IVs to optimize fertility.

What are Vitamin Shots? Why You'll Want One

Apr 04, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Micronutrient injections, also known as vitamin injections, were designed to deliver high dose vitamins that many people are lacking.
In a perfect world, we eat healthy food, digest it properly, assimilate and absorb all of the nutrients that we need, and get those nutrients to the cells that need them. Unfortunately, many of us suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.

A Gentle 10-Day Staycation Detox

Mar 13, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
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.

Nausea in Pregnancy: The Barf Bag

Mar 02, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
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.

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