Healthy Before Baby - Optimizing your health preconception

Making sure you're in tip-top shape before you start trying to conceive can impact your fertility and the health of your pregnancy. I focus on eliminating period problems and ensuring the menstrual cycle is regular. We'll also look at your nutrition and making sure you're getting all the building blocks you need to be healthy. Ensuring any health concerns you have are well-managed is also important before you conceive.

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Men's Health: Hemochromatosis

"I'm TIRED ALL THE TIME"

"My hair is falling out"

"I've got weird stomach pains"

"I'm losing my sex drive"

I hear statements like these everyday. I tend to spend a lot of time working with women in my practice, but I'm seeing more and more men complaining of fatigue, stomach pain, low libido and hair loss. Figuring out WHY these symptoms are coming on is the most important part. 

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Let's take the holiday food-guilt down a notch.

Let's take the food guilt down a notch, shall we?

Years ago at Christmas time I would eat until I felt like I was going to puke. I would eat sooooo much of all the delicious food, treats, candies, cookies and so on, that we get to have at this time of the year. Why? I'm not 100% sure, but I have some ideas...

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IV Vitamin Therapy in Edmonton

If you're looking for IV Vitamin therapy in Edmonton, I am pleased to announce that I am now offering this service! I have spent over 1 year shadowing IV therapy with Dr. Michael Nowazek at Green Apple Health Care and have passed rigorous IV training and advanced emergency procedures to offer this service here in Edmonton. IV therapy is useful for a variety of conditions including digestive issues, recurrent infections (cold or flu) and optimizing athletic performance. 

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Bloat Busting

Bloating is one of the most common digestive complaints I see in my practice. Athletes are getting bloated before, during or after exercise. Women are feeling bloated during or just prior to their period. Men are suffering from bloating every time they eat. Most people think bloating is a sign of a food intolerance, allergy or sensitivity. While this CAN be true, it's not the ONLY reason for bloating. 

The best way to get rid of your bloating is to figure out what's causing it.  Here are some possible causes for this uncomfortable symptom. 

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Low Iron Levels in Women and Female Athletes

Any menstruating woman can have a tendency toward low iron, but female athletes tend to be more susceptible to iron deficiency anemia. While blood loss (heavy menstruation) is the most common cause of iron deficiency in women, poor absorption, impaired digestion, medications and impact exercise can also be to blame. 

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Prepping for Pregnancy

If you're thinking about getting pregnant in the next year, consider balancing your hormones and preparing your body for pregnancy now. Pregnancy is a normal process of creating life, but it can take a toll on the body. By ensuring your body is in top shape prior to conception, you'll feel your best and give your wee one a great biological, mental and emotional foundation.

Here are some steps we would work on together to optimize your health and make sure your body is ready for pregnancy.

STEP ONE: Balance hormones!

Many women have been taking oral contraceptives or using hormonal IUDs for birth control for many years prior to trying to conceive. While many women stop using these forms of birth

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