Candida & Hormones.. is there a connection?

Candida is a type of yeast that is found naturally in the human body. While it is usually kept in check by the body’s natural defenses, certain factors can cause candida to grow out of control and lead to an infection. One of these factors is the hormone estrogen. Estrogen is a hormone that is […]

Is Endometriosis driven by the immune system?

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects the reproductive system, causing tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) to grow outside the uterus. This growth can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, heavy periods, and infertility. One of the theories about the cause of endometriosis is that it may be related […]

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 […]

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. […]