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Reclaiming Fertility

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More and more women today are seeking fertility assistance. Stats Canada noted a decline in women having children in their 20’s and an increase in women conceiving in their 30’s. Overall, up to 15% of Canadian women from 18-44 years of age are having difficulty conceiving (a twofold increase from 1992).

Fertility declines in the woman’s 30’s and progressively becomes more difficult after age 35. Physiological reasons for lowered fertility rates include:

Lifestyle Changes to Decrease Estrogen Excess

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Excess estrogen or ‘estrogen dominance’ refers to a state of hormone imbalance that may be due to stress, toxins, or poor detoxification. Excess estrogen causes uncomfortable symptoms in women including:

Supporting Progesterone Naturally

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Progesterone (synthetic progestin or bio-identical progesterone) is often prescribed for women looking to balance their hormones. But is hormone replacement always necessary? Naturopathic Medicine uses foods, herbs, supplements and lifestyle changes to help normalize hormone levels and bring the body back to balance. Although Naturopathic Doctors can prescribe bio-identical hormones, adding new hormones into your body is often a last resort.

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Immune Boosting Tips for Cold and Flu season - by Dr. Jennifer Schmidt-White

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During the winter season people experience frequent colds and flus. The most common preventative measure is the flu vaccine which is effective against three specific strains of viruses, but bolstering your immune system on a daily basis results in fewer and shorter colds and flus overall and improves defense against a variety of viruses and bacteria. A healthy immune system is the result of a healthy lifestyle that includes:

BPA (Bisphenol A) and Healthy Babies

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a current topic of environmental and health concern. BPA is a chemical used to improve the durability of materials without adding weight. It directly affects consumers as it is found in polycarbonate plastics, resins lining food cans and water bottles, dental composites, and on thermal paper receipts (frequently used in point-of-sale machines).

The health concern with BPA is that it is a xenoestrogen and therefore acts as a hormone in our bodies and disrupts hormonal function including the hormone-sensitive developing brain.

An Introduction to Visceral Manipulation

Visceral manipulation has been around since prerecorded times and refers to the manipulation of the organs (viscera) of the body. While gentle and intuitive, this type of treatment is very effective in releasing chronic restrictions.

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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture vs. Botox® Can they even be compared?

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When (it comes to) comparing the differences between cosmetic oriental medicine and new advances within western medicine, it is like comparing apples and oranges. In this article we will explore the benefits, facts, and truths about Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) and Botox®.

Endocrine-Hormone Disrupting Chemicals and Reproductive Health - Dr. Spence Pentland

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A large number of widely used substances (pesticides, common household items and chemicals, industrial chemicals, metals) have been shown to have estrogen-mimicking and other endocrine-hormone disrupting effects, including;

7 Dietary Principles for Reproductive Health

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Over the years working in the reproductive health field I have seen many diets come and go. What is effective is a diet that is simple & sustainable, meaning one that people can actually stick to for the long term.

Cervical Fluid Is a Key Fertility Sign - Dr. Spence Pentland

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Are you or a friend having difficulty conceiving? Starting to wonder if something may be wrong? Do not want to go to the doctor 'just yet', or have already taken some of those first medical steps? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, the information in this article will prove to be a useful quick glance into understanding one of the female body's key signs of fertility.

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