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Toronto Practitioner | Fiona McCulloch ND | White Lotus

Dr. Fiona is the Naturopathic Doctor advisor to IVF.ca : Canada’s premier online fertility community. Her research based blog is featured by the American College for Advancement in Medicine. Her articles on the naturopathic treatment of autoimmune infertility and luteal phase defect were published in NDNR, one of the leading journals for naturopathic doctors and she has presented to other health care professionals on evidence-based acupuncture and fertility treatment. In the media, Dr. Fiona was featured in an hour long special on natural fertility on Wylde on Health, has appeared on A Channel News, a CBC Documentary, and has been interviewed by FLARE and Wish magazines.

Posts by Fiona McCulloch ND:

Magnesium and Zinc: Two Essential Minerals for PCOS


In PCOS, insulin resistance causes oxidative stress and inflammation to be carried in our blood. A recent study has shown that magnesium and zinc play an important role in antioxidant stress and inflammation. In the study, 60 women with PCOS were matched for BMI. They were randomized to either take…

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Artificial Sweeteners’ Effect on the Brain Reduces Impulse Control


A lot of people struggle to lose weight while dieting, and a new study may have determined why. The study was on artificial sweeteners and how they affect the brain, and the results were quite shocking. There are countless diet soft drinks that are marketed to dieters specifically because of…

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In Lean PCOS, Insulin Resistance is Often Missed, as Illustrated by This Study on the Microbiome


A new study just released on gut microbiome and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) showed some fascinating results: it showed that women with PCOS have fewer types of gut bacteria AND very different microbiomes than women who don’t have the condition. This study concluded that this effect was due to testosterone, rather…

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How Walnuts affect Insulin Levels


In a recent study, 28 subjects with high body mass index (but without diabetes), were chosen to test the effect that walnuts have on the body. Specifically, the study focused on why these nuts in particular are linked to better metabolic health. Two types of meals were selected for the…

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Dairy Products, and Their Link to Insulin Resistance


When most people think about low-fat dairy products, they don’t immediately think of a correlation with insulin resistance. After all, fat-free yogurt and kefir are touted as ideal health foods, especially if people want to lose weight, right? Well, not so right. A recent Iranian study, which followed 1,205 participants for…

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How to Test for Insulin Resistance: Your Comprehensive Guide


Knowing which test to order for insulin resistance can be confusing and negative tests for diabetes can be misleading. This article summarizes with accuracy which are the best tests to order to know definitively if you have insulin resistance and risks for metabolic conditions like diabetes.

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Dr Fiona Interviewed on Just Ask Joyce


It was great to speak with Joyce Oglesby of Just Ask Joyce on 84.7 WFIA FM today! We chatted about PCOS, talking especially about how it affects teenagers, but also how it affects a woman’s health throughout the lifespan. Please click the link below to check it out!

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Fact Based Health – The Food Insulin Index, PCOS and Metabolic Health


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome also known as PCOS affects an estimated 7 million women in the USA alone and is the most common hormonal condition in women. Although it’s always been thought of as a reproductive health concern, it’s actually a complex condition that not only affects a woman’s ability to…

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Dr. Fiona Interviewed on Best Ever You Radio Show


I spoke with the phenomenally talented Elizabeth Hamilton Guarino on Best Ever You about PCOS – we chatted for over an hour about 8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS – Elizabeth is passionate about getting the word out about this condition and we talked about hormones, insulin and perimenopause and…

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Dr. Fiona Interviewed on Coveteur Magazine: “WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN GOING OFF THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL”


It’s 2016. And one of the most important issues of today for women, especially after being thwarted into the spotlight in light of political outcomes, is birth control. Now more than ever, we’re thinking about and reconsidering the best form of contraceptive for us (because each one of us is…

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