Living with thyroid issues is an experience many people are familiar with. However, what many people do not know is that common thyroid labs are not telling you everything you need to know about your thyroid. The standard thyroid screening often isn't enough to identify functional issues with your thyroid. When you come to a doctor with hypothyroid symptoms, many doctors will likely order a standard thyroid panel. This panel is commonly used to help diagnose what thyroid issues you may … [Read more...] about Your Thyroid Lab Results may not be Accurate
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine system disorder that affects an estimated 6% to 12% of reproductive-age females. It is not a single disease but rather, a cluster of symptoms that indicate an underlying imbalance, and natural medicine for PCOS is the most thorough way of dealing with them. As with many other health problems, it can be difficult to get an accurate diagnosis of PCOS. This is because each case manifests in its own unique way. Below, I’ve presented some of … [Read more...] about Key Natural Medicine Principles for Treating PCOS
If you're looking to prioritize your health and wellness, a visit to a Healthy Families Wellness Centre can be a great place to start. These centers offer a range of services and resources to help you improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Here's what you need to know to make the most of your visit. Set clear goals for your visit to Healthy Families Wellness Centre. Before you visit a Healthy Families Wellness Centre, take some time to think about what you hope to … [Read more...] about Make the Most of Your Visit to a Healthy Families Wellness Centre
If anyone knows about hormone burnout, it’s yours truly. Despite a degree in nutrition, formal yoga training, and a license to practice naturopathic medicine, I spent years struggling with hormone imbalance and the unpleasant side effects. My issues stemmed from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a complex condition that impairs regular ovulation and results in metabolic, mental health, and sex hormone imbalances. For me, it also meant I couldn’t get pregnant. Traditional medicine would … [Read more...] about Hormone Burnout is Making you Older and Fatter
Why do we gain weight? The most common answer is that we take in too many calories. But most of the world has hinged its understanding of weight on some flimsy science. Between 1971 and 2000, the rise of obesity rates is associated with a daily caloric increase of about 200-300 calories¹, and that made it easy to blame the epidemic on calories. A good scientist knows that correlation is not causation, and calories might have very little to do with your weight after all. LIE #1: YOU’RE EATING … [Read more...] about Five Lies your Doctor Told You About Your Weight
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a set of symptoms accompanying the luteal, or the second phase of a woman’s reproductive cycle. For some women, this inhibits their sleep, social schedule, and productivity for up to half of the days in the month. If you think that hormones have something to do with PMS, you’re right! PMS symptoms are essentially hormone aberrations and the resulting inflammation. From a naturopathic perspective, these symptoms are a sign of a physiological imbalance and can be … [Read more...] about Yes… PMS Symptoms Are Optional!