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Leptin and Your Fertility - A New Hormone

Sep 27, 2013
Leptin is a very interesting hormone that I have been reading about recently.  It plays major roles in weight management, fertility and a persons energy.  Leptin's relatively recent discovery makes it not entirely understood but more research is underway.

Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease, and Fertility

Sep 26, 2013

Numerous studies in the recent literature have shown a link between celiac disease (the autoimmune disease) and infertility for both men and women. It is not necessarily clear from the research why this link exists yet, but it isn’t hard to postulate some of the reasons gluten could be interfering with conception.

Why IVF is like being kicked in the balls for girls!

Sep 26, 2013

IVF patients often ask me if it is “normal” to feel sore and even tender to touch in the lower abdomen after egg retrieval and the days leading up to embryo transfer. 

Laser Acupuncture to reduce pain, reduce inflammation and increase tissue healing

Sep 25, 2013

Many of our patinets are aware of Acubalance's laser for use on IVF transfer days to increase implantation and pregnancy rates.  We also use it for pain and injuries with great results.  We can use the Laser therapy alone or with combination of acupuncture to reduce pain and accelerate healing.  

Plastic Nation

Sep 23, 2013

I’m Dr. Kali MacIsaac, Naturopathic Doctor at Acubalance Wellness Centre. I have just relocated to Vancouver and will be taking patients at Acubalance starting in October, 2013. I look forward to sharing interesting articles and thoughts on natural medicine and the health topics that are close to my heart on this blog!

Poor Ovarian Reserve, How to Know!

Sep 16, 2013
Poor ovarian reserve is a devastating diagnosis when trying to conceive.  It comes as a surprise to most, as they still have regular, healthy cycles and don't feel "old".  I have seen this diagnosis many times in women who are very young (in their early 30's).  This comes as a definite shock and limits a couple's treatment options when trying to conceive.  

Eat Well to Keep Your Sperm Young!

Sep 10, 2013

One of my favorite ways to better health and boosting fertility is through diet. Something so simple as to what we are putting into our mouths on a day by day basis plays one of the most important roll in our overall health and fertility.

Co Q 10 to improve fertility egg quality and IVF support

Sep 09, 2013

Co Q 10 has been shown in animal studies to improve egg quality.  In a study done on mice, retired breeder mice (no  reproducing because of age)  were supplemented with Co Q10.  These mice were able to to produce offspring again (healthy offspring) like they had once done in their reproductive prime.

Increasing Fertility: CoQ10 and Female Egg Quality - YouTube

Hard Work Pays of with PCOS

Aug 29, 2013

I recently had a patient post her fertility story on the site    She was struggling with PCOS, weight gain, acne as well as he

Switching It Up for IVF Success - Do Something Different To Get Different Results

Aug 21, 2013

Doing the same thing over and over again trying to get a different result is the definition of insanity !   This quote from Albert Einstein reminds me of many couples going through fertility treatments.  Couples I often see have been through multiple failed IVF cycles.  They keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.