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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Libido

Written by: Taryn Symington Your libido – aka your sex drive – can be an indicator of your overall health.  Low libido can be a problem no matter what age or gender you might be, and it can also have significant effects on your relationships, self-esteem, and mental health.  In general, low libido can be…

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Estrogen Dominance

Written by: Taryn Symington What is Estrogen?  Estrogen is a group of sex hormones that exists in both males and females, but is more predominant in females. It is made primarily in the ovaries, but is also produced by the adrenal glands, and fat tissue.  Estrogen (specifically estradiol) has a main role in the menstrual…

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Let’s talk about painful periods.

Written by: Taryn Symington Are you one of the many women who struggle with painful cramps during your cycle?  If you are, you’re not alone. Painful periods (aka dysmenorrhea) are extremely common – but common doesn’t have to mean normal. A bit of discomfort is natural during your period, but you shouldn’t need a whole…

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Can PCOS Impact Fertility?

Can PCOS Impact Fertility

By: Dr. Kelsey Duncan, ND. If you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, it’s possible you’ve been told that you may struggle to get pregnant when your time comes.  Unfortunately, this is the truth. But the good news is there are natural ways to manage your PCOS and boost your chances of getting pregnant. …

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What Your Vaginal Discharge is Telling You About Your Fertility

What your vaginal discharge is telling you about your fertility

Written By: Dr. Kelsey Duncan, ND Today we’re talking discharge – my husband’s favourite topic (*giggle*). Vaginal discharge is an important indicator for health. It also gives us the green light when it comes to ovulation. Throughout your cycle your hormones fluctuate. In the first half, your estrogen is more dominant. The rise of estrogen…

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Lab tests to run if you’re trying to get pregnant

Written by Dr Kelsey Duncan ND. Knowledge is power – especially if you’re trying to get pregnant. This why we run a thorough prenatal screen on all our patients, regardless of where they’re at in the their journey. If you’ve been struggling to conceive for 6+ months, it may be time to get a better…

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Taking a deeper look at miscarriage risk

Written by Dr Kelsey Duncan ND. 1 in 4 couples experience a miscarriage. 25% of pregnancies end in loss. This stat can be both sadening and also comforting. It can be comforting to know that if you’ve had a miscarriage, you aren’t alone. With more and more awareness coming to social media about loss the…

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