Could stress be sabotaging your ovulation?

Ovulation is the process by which the ovaries release an egg, which can then be fertilized by sperm and lead to pregnancy. Ovulation is regulated by a complex interplay of hormones, including luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). There is evidence to suggest that stress may affect ovulation and the menstrual cycle. Stress can […]

What’s Causing your Pre-Period night Sweats?

Do you suffer from pre-period night sweats? When my patients tell me about their night sweats, often their first question is “does this mean I am starting menopause”? . Often times these women are in their 20’s or 30’s, and certainly are not yet ready for this transition. Rest assured that there ARE other reasons […]

Why your postpartum period may be a raging b****

Everyone is always worried about that first postpartum period. When will it come? Will it be heavy? What if I’m breastfeeding? Can I still get pregnant if I don’t have my period? Well this all depends on a few factors Whether or not you are breastfeeding  Whether or not you are ovulating  Prolactin, the hormone […]

A Review of Herbal Treatments for Polycystic ovarian syndrome

For women suffering from PCOS, treatment options can seem difficult to navigate, and because PCOS can present very differently in women, treatment goals may differ. Understanding the type of PCOS you have and identifying underlying imbalances will help point you in the right direction for treatment options. From a naturopathic perspective, PCOS, like anything else […]

5 Dietary Tips for Insulin Resistant PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs in 5 to 10% of women and is one of the most common cause of infertility. PCOS is often under-diagnosed since it is a clinical syndrome with many different presentations.  The diagnosis requires at least 2 of the following 3 criteria:   Ovulatory dysfunction causing menstrual irregularity Clinical or biochemical […]