Methylation: what recurrent miscarriage, autism and early cardiovascular disease have in common

Methylation is an essential biochemical process in the body which affects your utilization of vitamin B12 and folate, neurotransmitter synthesis (dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine), regulation of gene expression, processing of toxic heavy metals, hormone activity, immune system regulation, and regulation of homocysteine. I know this sounds like lots of biochemistry, but I will try to…

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Fertility Friday Interview with Dr. Shawna Darou

I was recently interviewed by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, who has an amazing fertility website called www.fertilityfriday.com. Please listen to the podcast where we discuss the naturopathic approach to unexplained infertility. Here is the direct link: http://www.fertilityfriday.com/shawna/ Or listen to the podcast through iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/fertility-friday-radio-fertility/id953371091…

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Treating Infertility in PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a diagnosis that affects one in ten women, but often goes undetected until it causes infertility. Fortunately, natural treatments have been shown to be extremely effective for treating PCOS, thereby improving fertility outcomes. To effectively treat PCOS two underlying aspects of the condition need to be addressed. First, insulin resistance…

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BBT Charting

Basal body temperature (BBT) charting is one of the three major ways that you can monitor your cycle on a daily basis, along with cervical mucous and LH strips. Cycle monitoring assists with predicting the correct timing of intercourse to maximize your changes of conception. Getting Started You will need to purchase a BBT thermometer,…

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Day of IVF Transfer Acupuncture

Approximately one in ten couples have difficulty conceiving, and assisted reproductive procedures are often used to achieve a successful pregnancy (1). However, assisted reproductive procedures such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), have been scientifically proven to be more effective when acupuncture is provided directly before and after embryo…

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Is Your Structure a Factor in Fertility? Five Things Your Osteopath Will Consider

In allopathic medicine, structural problems that may lead to infertility include uterine fibroids, polyps, scarring (from previous injuries or surgeries) or an unusually shaped uterus. As an osteopathic manual practitioner, I consider all the structures of the body and how their ability to move effectively and efficiently affects reproductive health. How can your physical structure…

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How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

Choosing prenatal vitamins can be complicated, as the world of supplements is difficult to navigate. The two most popular prenatal vitamins are “Materna” and “Preg vit”, but I would like to show you why professional brands of supplements are far superior in both nutrient levels, and absorption. My current favourite prenatal vitamin is NFH brand…

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Articles

In this section you will find articles by various practitioners: Naturopathic Doctors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Acupuncturists and more. The world of natural fertility support is huge, and I want to share with you the many, many approaches to support your fertility journey. Below, you can read our recent posts, and on the left you can search…

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