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Nutrients for Hypothyroid and Hashimoto

As a holistic nutritionist, I often work with clients who are struggling with low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism, and Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune thyroid disorder. Supporting thyroid health with nutrition is becoming increasingly important as these conditions become more common.  In this blog post, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of low thyroid function,…

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Hashimoto’s and Fertility

Written By: Dr. Nathalie Burnier, ND Hashimoto’s Disease and Fertility: How Hashimoto’s Disease can affect fertility and what you can do if you suspect you have it What is it?  Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition that affects your thyroid, which is the butterfly-shaped gland in your throat that produces hormones to regulate your metabolism…

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Mid-Cycle Spotting

Written By: Dr. Nathalie Burnier, ND In this post, we will talk about mid-cycle spotting. I’ll go through what mid-cycle spotting is, possible causes and reasons, as well as next steps in terms of investigating those possible causes.  It can be overwhelming and a bit scary to turn to Dr. Google for an answer about…

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Are you curious about your fertility potential and what your Antral Follicle Count (AFC) means?

Written By: Dr. Nathalie Burnier, ND In this blog post, we’ll dive into what AFC is, the value ranges, and what can be done to support egg quality. Antral Follicle Count (AFC) is a test that measures ovarian reserve, which is an important indicator of a woman’s fertility potential. Women are born with their lifetime…

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What is AMH?

Written By: Dr. Nathalie Burnier, ND What is it and what does it mean for your fertility? Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by the granulosa cells in the immature follicles in your ovary. It tends to be highest around age 25 then begins to decline after the age of 30. AMH is a…

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Period Pain 

Written By: Dr. Lisa Kachaniwsky, ND Let’s bust some common myths about period pain AKA dysmenorrhea!  Period pain is very normalized and often brushed off or minimized by health care providers.  Women are thought to believe that period pain is expected and comes with having a uterus.  This is not true!  Period pain can be…

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PMS

Written by: Taryn Symington, CNP PMS is characterized by cyclic symptoms that show up in the second half of your menstrual cycle, and sometimes for the first few days of your period. These symptoms can range from anxiety, to bloating, weight gain, cravings, depression, headaches, and intense fatigue. And unfortunately, most of these are accepted…

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Eczema

Written by: Dr. Mackenzie Bernhardt, ND Eczema in the pediatric population can vastly impact your child’s quality of life from their sleep and play to their schooling and activity involvement. This condition can affect infants and follow them throughout their life in varying intensity. Do you relate to any of these? Are you tired of…

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Perimenopause

Written by: Taryn Symington If you’re having hot flashes, you probably aren’t feeling so hot.   Many women are confused because they’ve heard hot flashes = menopause, but they’re still getting a period.  While many women say they’re in menopause when they hit their mid-40s, early 50s, true menopause happens once you have experienced a full…

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