Posts Tagged: Fertility

Can Acupuncture Increase Your Chances to Conceive with IVF?

March 25, 2019

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have long been used to help couples conceive naturally, but what many people don’t know is that it can also work in tandem with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Homerton University Hospital Study A recent study from Homerton University Hospital in London, England found that […]

The Most Important Vitamin in Pregnancy? Vitamin D?

April 23, 2018

Could this be the Most Important Vitamin in Pregnancy? Trying to conceive or are currently pregnant? It’s important to get your Vitamin D levels tested. What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D in it’s active form is actually a hormone. And like many hormones, appropriate levels are necessary for you to function at your best. We […]

Fertility Frustrations: Endometriosis

March 26, 2018

Endometriosis impacts around 1 in 10 women of menstruating age and one-third to one-half of those women will struggle with infertility – about twice the rate of infertility of the general population.   If you know you have endometriosis, or suspect it (painful periods, painful intercourse and pain when having a bowel movement are key signs), […]

What Does Advil Have to do With Infertility?

March 03, 2018

Trying to Conceive? Your Advil might be Ruining your Chances Ovulation is one of the most important events in conception. With many couples struggling to with infertility, eliminating all barriers to conception should be at the forefront of any fertility plan. This includes anything that could impede ovulation. Infertility Risk Factors Infertility is a growing […]

Men’s Health and the Pelvic Floor

November 09, 2015

Men’s Health and the Pelvic Floor…that’s right, fellas, you have one, too By Shannon Stoby Physiotherapist I know, I know…you don’t want to talk about it. I get it. Nobody wants to talk about what’s going on ‘down there’. Incontinence, erectile dysfunction, fertility issues, prostate concerns, constipation, pain. Maybe you’ve been told that you’re just […]

“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain

August 24, 2015

“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain Song Lyrics Courtesy of Tom Waits “Pay Me” By; Dr. Jen Newell.   This morning I woke up with excruciating heel pain and realized how common this is in my practice. I regularly see people complaining of heel pain and wanted to share a few […]

How Can a Naturopathic Doctor Help with Infertility?

July 13, 2015

By Dr. Jen Newell I regularly see patients in my clinic seeking support for fertility challenges. This can be a frustrating, emotional and stressful process and it can be hard to ask for support. I have seen many women make incredible changes in their health and achieve a healthy, vibrant pregnancy. There are a number […]

Menstrual Cramps – A Real Pain in the… Uterus

February 09, 2015

By Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND One of our favourite sayings here at IHI is “just because something is common, doesn’t mean it’s normal.” This statement is definitely applicable to dysmenorrhea, which is the medical term for painful menstruation. If I were a betting kind of gal, I would bet that you know a few […]

4 Reasons Your Thyroid May Contributing to Infertility

January 19, 2015

By Dr Jen Newell, ND Since my recent experience at the Restorative Medicine conference in Santa Fe, I have been seeing more and more professional women at my office suffering from the symptoms associated with low thyroid function. These driven, successful women are most often concerned about of fatigue, increased body fat (especially around their […]

How Can a Naturopathic Doctor Help with Infertility?

October 20, 2014

By Dr Jen Newell, ND There are a number of ways in which a Naturopathic Doctor can support fertility and increase chances of natural conception and success with assisted reproductive technologies. Below are ways in which a Naturopath can help: Time Naturopathic Doctors have the privilege of having time to get to know their patients’ […]