May 27, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I am truly floored by how often during a working day I find myself saying the following: "The symptoms you have are quite common. But just because something is common, doesn’t mean that it’s normal. Any time your body is showing you a symptom, it’s a marker of something going on at a deeper level."
May 12, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I saw a patient a few weeks ago who, upon taking some steps to properly support her thyroid, found her natural DHEA levels started going up. I wanted to investigate a little further to see why this may be happening, and came across a bit of research on the connection.
May 01, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Although still controversial in mainstream medicine, food sensitivities in naturopathic medicine have been known for years to contribute to a number of different acute and chronic health concerns. Research to support testing the delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions of IgG and IgA (which we commonly test for in our patients at Acubalance) is starting to accumulate supporting its role in clinical practice.
Apr 22, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I want you to start thinking of antioxidants like the Molly Maid cleaning-crew of your body. Antioxidants are substances that we get from fruits and vegetables, mainly, and serve a number of functions for us. Perhaps their most notable role is that of mopping up free radicals.
Apr 07, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
This morning, I was greeted in my inbox by an email from a patient that made me smile. I was reminded of the saying: “one small positive thought in the morning can change your entire day.” Today I am grateful to this patient for sharing her positive story with me. It is a true testament of the ability of dietary changes to greatly affect physical and emotional health.
Mar 19, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I took an entire weekend seminar about a year ago on the naturopathic management of cancer, with a very well-known integrative oncology ND from the US. Having treated a number of cancer patients on the oncology shift in naturopathic college, I eagerly awaited what I would learn about his approach to adjunctive cancer care. I was surprised (and relieved) to learn in the first 20 minutes about how easy it is for one to cut their cancer risk by... Read more
Mar 14, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
For anyone who took high-school biology, the word ‘mitochondria’ might ring a distant bell. In grade 9 biology, I recall learning the names and functions of all the organelles located within our cells – the nucleus, the endoplasmic reticulum, the golgi body.. – and we were taught that the mitochondria is the “energy powerhouse” of every cell in the body. Its main function is to generate ATP, which is cellular energy. And that’s all I knew.
Mar 10, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
We’re always coaching about dietary choices at Acubalance – because we know that your diet and lifestyle strongly affect the health of your egg (or sperm) cells and your likelihood of taking home a healthy baby.
Mar 07, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I know it makes me a certified 'Geek,' but - my favourite tool available for patients at Acubalance is my dark-field microscope in room Water. Not only do I think it’s great, patients tell me all the time how much they love seeing their blood on T.V. and showing off their blood picture to friends and loved ones.
Feb 18, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I am always recommending and looking for new ways patients can decrease stress and anxiety levels. Fertility concerns and treatments are stressful for both partners, and a body undergoing stress is not functioning in a reproductively optimal state.