Articles By Dr Erica Nikiforuk

Fertility
Erica Nikiforuk ND

Recurrent Miscarriages: Evaluation and Testing to Prevent Pregnancy Loss

Recurrent pregnancy loss, or repeated miscarriages are devastating and challenging to treat. There are numerous causes so a full work-up should be completed to gain clarity into the underlying cause and treat appropriately. We present an evidence-based review of current information in this field of reproductive medicine.

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Electro Acupuncture IVF
Fertility
Erica Nikiforuk ND

Increasing IVF Success with ElectroAcupuncture

Electroacupuncture can increase the success of IVF cycles by improving blood flow to the reproductive organs. Learn more about the scientific evidence on this therapeutic intervention and mechanisms of action.

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PCOS
Erica Nikiforuk ND

Vitamin D and PCOS: The Essential Nutrient

Dr. Erica does an evidence based review of Vitamin D and it’s importance for women with PCOS. Learn the most updated information on why Vitamin D is needed for insulin resistance, inflammation and hormonal regulation for the most common endocrine disorder in women!

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New Way to Lose Weight with PCOS
Weight and Metabolism
Erica Nikiforuk ND

A New Way to Lose Weight with PCOS

Many women with PCOS find it particularly challenging to lose weight. However, there are ways of making attempts at weight loss more successful, such as deliberate timing of meals and focus on meal composition.

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Immune System
Erica Nikiforuk ND

Natural Immune Boosters

That time of year has come again – as we spend more inside, viruses and bacteria begin to spread. There are many serious viruses going around this year so tune into this new post to detail natural ways to protect your body from illness. Dr. Erica Nikiforuk highlights some great products, foods and lifestyle suggestions to ward off those bugs!

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Fertility
Erica Nikiforuk ND

Androgens, DHEA and Egg Quality

Androgens such as testosterone and DHEA are important markers of egg quality. In women with diminished ovarian reserve we often see low levels of these hormones. A recent study outlined the reponse during IVF of women with poor egg quality or diminished ovarian reserve, with respect to their levels of testosterone.

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PCOS
Erica Nikiforuk ND

PCOS Phenotypes and Associated Risks

PCOS is not just one disorder. There are in fact 4 different scientifically validated types, each having different disease risks. This article reviews a new study which goes through the different risks of each type of PCOS.

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Fertility
Erica Nikiforuk ND

Resveratrol And Fertility | Excerpt from Resveratrol Health Series

Resveratrol is a compound for grapes that has been linked in several studies to healthy fertility. The benefits range from possible help for egg quality, to improvement of PCOS and circulation. Read this comprehensive article, part 2 of a 4 part series on this important nutrient for fertility.

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