Is PCOS affecting your ability to conceive?

Is PCOS affecting your ability to conceive?

Articles, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition
By Dr. Liz Dalglish, ND Trying to get pregnant can be a huge stress on people who struggle with infertility. Roughly 16% of couples in Canada experience infertility, which has doubled since the 1980s.1 For every 10 cases of infertility, 4 of them are due to women.1 There are different root causes behind why a woman is infertile but one common cause relates to whether a woman’s cycle is regular.1,2 Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic disorder that often presents as a women’s health and infertility concern. An estimated 1.3 million women between the ages of 15 to 44 are affected.1,3 Most people find out if they have PCOS in their 20s and 30s when they try to get pregnant, are not able to conceive and investigate why with…
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Is a vegetarian or vegan diet better for you? Part 1

Is a vegetarian or vegan diet better for you? Part 1

Diet, Nutrition
By Dr. Rehan Lakhani, ND It might be time to rethink your vegetarian/vegan diet. As a naturopathic doctor, I get this question a lot. It has many strong opinions associated with it, and often goes deeper than just which foods to consume. Moral, ethical, and environmental implications have been explored amongst most vegetarians and vegans that I meet. There are a variety of reasons for why someone might choose to consume a vegetarian/vegan diet, including environmental and ethical reasons. It is completely understandable and respectable to make decisions based on the social, economic, environmental, and moral impact of food. Individuals go through their own journeys around these issues, and each of us end up with different answers, and very different reasons for making the food decisions that we make on…
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