Posts Tagged: Pregnancy

Preventing Miscarriage: The One Test You Should Ask For (That rarely is done)

February 01, 2020

Pregnancy is one of the most significant events in a woman’s life, and as an expert in women’s health it is one that I spend a lot of time talking about.  And one major issue I see, is how few women are tested for this common – and preventable- cause of miscarriage.  Lack of Lab […]

The Runner’s Fertility Journey

February 01, 2020

Let’s imagine Jane.  Jane is a 36 year old Spartan athlete and a marathon runner.  She loves the weekend long runs with her Toronto running group.  The people are great and keep her motivated.  She normally laughs and jokes with her fellow runners but lately her mind has been elsewhere.  For the last six months […]

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 […]

Top 5 Reasons to get Acupuncture while Pregnant

July 18, 2016

By Jonathan Handel Acupuncture is a proven tool that can help mothers navigate their various pregnancy-related health issues, and maintain a high quality of life from conception to the birth, and beyond! Here are the TOP 5 reasons to come in for acupuncture when pregnant: 1) Nausea Nausea is experienced in approximately half of all […]

Pre-birth Acupuncture: A Proactive Approach to a Happy and Healthy Labour!

June 13, 2016

A Proactive Approach to a Happy and Healthy Labour! By Jonathan Handel Acupuncture is a great tool for many concerns that women have during their pregnancies. In recent years acupuncture has been gaining more and more recognition for its ability to help expectant mothers maintain optimal health and quality of life in a way that […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Importance of Calcium in Pregnancy

December 22, 2014

By Dr Lisa Watson, ND One of the most important nutrients for human health is calcium. Calcium is necessary for the maintenance of strong bones and teeth, for heart health and blood pressure, for your nervous system and for your muscles. During pregnancy we focus on calcium both as a nutrient necessary for your baby’s […]

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’ […]

Pain and Your Relationship to It

September 15, 2014

The practice of Integrative Medicine requires an open mind, receptivity and the confidence to share knowledge and experience. At our monthly team meetings our practitioners come together to learn from each other and expand the opportunities for healing for our clients. This blog is a great example of what was born from our last team […]