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Flax Oil or Fish Oil: Which is Better for Treating Depression?


Fish oil is one of the most popular supplements around, as it has so many health benefits. Many studies show that when a person supplements their diet with Omega-3 fatty acids—particularly EPA and DHA—there’s a noticeable improvement in their overall mood. Many people take flax oil instead, as it also…

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Vitamin D Deficiency, PCOS, and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis


A recent study was done on women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) who also have a vitamin D deficiency. The study found that these women fare better when they taken higher doses of the vitamin. The women in the study had improved glucose and lipid metabolism markers when they increased their…

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Green Tea Extract Proves Better Than Metformin for Metabolic Markers in Women


Green tea continues to prove itself as a healing powerhouse. A lot of women with PCOS take Metformin to manage their insulin resistance, but a simpler solution proves to be even better. In a recent study, green tea extract was shown to outperform Metformin in both lipid profile and glycemic control. 120…

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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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Metabolic Acne Part 2- Diet and Nutritional Interventions


In the last article we discussed how your adult acne may not be a function of your reproductive hormones, but instead your metabolic hormones. This is especially true of nodular, cystic acne that sits along the cheeks, and jaw line. Here we talked about how insulin and IGF-1 can be…

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Metabolic Acne Part 1- What is it?


Most people believe that acne is something from their teenage years. Something that happens when your body is trying to figure itself out. It is ‘normal’ for teens. These same women often go on the birth control pill, for acne, or cramps, or to have the opportunity to confidently stay…

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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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The Discomfort behind Comfort Foods


Have you ever eaten a high fat, high carbohydrate meal and felt almost immediately like the world was a better place? Now, what if I told you to give all of those things up? Even though you know that avoiding a cheesecake binge is healthier for you, I bet that…

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Do you have standard American fatigue?


In the last article, we learned about the effects that blood sugar dysregulation can have on fatigue levels. When it comes to your diet, this means that eating a whole sweet potato on its own, or a few dates without any fat or protein, can lead to high and low…

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Almost all of you are losing energy because of this!


We have gone through a number of ways in which your energy can be stolen throughout the day, but blood sugar dysregulation is one of the most common that I see in my patients. What is blood sugar dysregulation? Your blood sugar level is kept within a health normal range…

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