Nausea & Vomiting of Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), also known as “morning sickness” affects up to 85% of pregnant women and is the most common medical condition experienced in pregnancy (1). Those who have suffered from morning sickness know all too well that it can occur at any time of the day, and is not exclusive to […]

AMH & Your Fertility

If you have been involved in a fertility journey, then you have heard about AMH. If you are new to the fertility world, I am going to discuss the importance of this hormone and what it means when it comes to investigations for infertility. AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) plays a significant role in the development of […]

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 […]

Treating Heartburn During Pregnancy

When you have never experienced heartburn before, becoming pregnant can be a RUDE awakening .  Heartburn occurs when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus (upper esophageal sphincter) are unable to prevent stomach acid from passing upwards. Normally, this can happen due to too much, or too little stomach acid, as stomach acid is […]

Dr. Laura’s Postpartum Test Checklist

Okay, so you just had a baby and you are feeling worn out, sleep deprived, and maybe even overwhelmed.  Becoming a mom is HARD, whether you are a first time mom or a mom of three, each pregnancy, labour, delivery (& child) comes with it’s unique challenges. All too often I see new moms come into my practice. […]

[Video/ Podcast episode] Estrogen, Insulin & Weight Loss

   Have you been struggling with weight management? Join Dr. Laura in this weight loss & hormones series, discussing how different hormones can make your weight feel impossible to lose. Learn about: the role Estrogen & Insulin play in your weight picture how your hormones change as you age the testing you should be […]

[Video & Audio] How Estrogen Is impacted by your digestion

  In this video I am talking about the importance of our gut bacteria in our hormone balance. Learn how estrogen impacts the good & bad bacteria in our gut & what that means for our hormone balance. I also discuss my top 3 tips that you can start implementing immediately to help beneficially modify […]

[Video/ Audio ] How Your Thyroid Could be Sabotaging your Weight loss efforts

Is your thyroid sabotaging your weight loss efforts?  Are you getting the testing you need to ensure your thyroid is being fully evaluated?  Have you been told your “thyroid is fine” , but are still having trouble shedding excess weight?  Learn about what testing you should be getting done to fully evaluate your thyroid & […]

My Pregnancy Journey & The Things No one tells you

   For those who do not already know, I am almost 6 months pregnant! (Time flies….. or does it..?) Join me as I get a little bit personal & talk about my experiences in pregnancy so far.  I am talking about : The symptoms that have nothing to do with morning sickness  The many […]

Why I love Castor Oil!

  Topically, castor oil is a go-to simple treatments for a variety of ailments including :  Constipation  Incorporate the topical application of castor oil as an addition to your constipation treatment protocol & your current nightly self care routine.  Note : This is topical application ONLY. Castor oil can increase menstrual blood flow so women […]