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Top 3 Things to Optimize Your 100 Day Fertile Window

Sep 14, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Top 3 Things to Optimize Your 100 Day Fertile Window. I find that, often, people reach out to me in my clinical practice or online through Instagram DMs, and they’re confused about all of the things they feel they “should” be doing to optimize their chances of conceiving. There’s a lot of information online, with very specific recommendations, for foods/supplements/lifestyle adjustments. And while it’s great that there is lots of information... Read more

Why You Need More Protein If You're Trying To Make A Baby (And How To Get It)

Aug 07, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Why You Need More Protein If You're Trying To Make A Baby. I talk about protein all the time. If there were a ‘greatest hits’ list of the conversations I have with patients, the top three would probably be:
#1. I think we need to send your body stronger safety signals
#2. Let’s dig a little deeper
#3. I think you need more protein

Why you should consider electrolytes to support your fertility

Jul 19, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
You hear from everyone that you need to be sure to "stay hydrated" for optimal health, and when it comes to fertility this certainly is true. Without adequate hydration status, cells in the body (including your reproductive organs) can't communicate properly. You can't make adequate reproductive fluids, either. But while the suggestion is important, the nuances of true hydration are often under-communicated. Truly, you can’t be well hydrated... Read more

Why didn't my euploid embryo stick?

Jun 06, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
If you’ve had a PGT-screened, euploid (chromosomally 'normal') embryo transfer - and it wasn’t successful… first of all, I’m so sorry. It’s a really tough situation to be in. You think you’ve finally got your golden embryo, and it doesn’t stick around. It's heartbreaking, truly. And we all (your care team and your loved ones) wish that you had a different result.

Insulin Resistance and Fertility, What You Need To Know

May 13, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
You may have heard of the hormone insulin in the context of diabetes. You might also know the term insulin resistance (IR), if you are into things health-related, as it’s a topic that’s often discussed in the realm of weight loss.

Is your lubricant impacting your chance of conception?

Apr 04, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Ok, so I know your sexual practices are totally your own business (and not mine), but when it comes to TTC and having sex - there are some important things that we need to talk about. Lubrication is one of those things.

Endometriosis: 21 Questions Closer To Diagnosis

Mar 05, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
March is endometriosis awareness month, and in the spirit of highlighting this disease process, I wanted to blog about something that may help those suffering with endo symptoms get a diagnosis (+ treatment) sooner.

How much Vitamin D should you take? An update for 2022.

Feb 06, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I get asked all the time how much vitamin D you should be taking. If you’re not supplementing with vitamin D already, let me first convince you that you probably should be. But how to know how much to take? I’ll clear that up too. Let’s get stuck into it.

Mother Nature’s Fertility Rate

Jan 17, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
One of the most common misconceptions (pun intended) that I come across in patients who have recently started trying to conceive is that pregnancy is relatively easy to achieve.

Caring For Your Reproductive Microbiome: Why and How?

Dec 15, 2021 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Research in the area of the reproductive microbiome has exploded in the past 5 years. First, we now recognize that our gynecological tissues actually have microbiomes!