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Toronto Naturopathic Clinic Focused on Women's Health, Thyroid and Fertility
Get the latest in natural medicine for women’s health, hormone balance, pcos, thyroid, fertility and metabolic issues. Our naturopathic practice in Toronto offers supportive and compassionate care led by lab testing and constant research.
Founded by naturopathic doctor, author and educator Dr Fiona McCulloch in 2001, White Lotus Clinic’s 4 licensed Naturopathic Doctors offer over 30 years of clinical experience collectively.
Naturopathic Doctors with a Special Interest in:
We care deeply about women’s health and offer many years of experience treating conditions including:
Science based natural protocols, directed by labs
Metabolic Health, Insulin Resistance and Stubborn Weight Loss Problems
We treat many patients struggling with conditions that are directly linked to insulin resistance (high levels of insulin). These include:
Insulin resistance is very common but almost impossible to see with standard lab tests. Our NDs understand how to detect insulin resistance, and can support healthy insulin levels through dietary counseling and natural medicine.
Hi, I'm Dr Fiona McCulloch ND
I’m the founder and medical director of White Lotus Integrative Medicine, a Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto and the author of the a best-selling book, 8 Steps to Reverse your PCOS. I’ve designed our clinic with collaboration at its heart: Our team of licensed Naturopathic Doctors work together closely to share research, clinical experience and protocols so that you get the same level of care no matter who you see in the practice. Click here to learn more about how we work together!
T regulatory cells are one of the most important immune cells when it comes to keeping autoimmune disease at bay. They are involved in suppressing the immune response when it is finished its work. In conditions like Hashimoto’s and Grave’s, two autoimmune thyroid diseases, these cells are often not at their optimal levels.
Our ovaries really do depend on the health of our mitochondria. What exactly are mitochondria anyway? They are the energy production houses of the cell – allowing our cells to grow and metabolize efficiently. In healthy cells, we see healthy mitochondria. In polycystic ovarian function, the mitochondria can be compromised by insulin resistance.
Depression is a common condition that many women will experience at one point in their lives. It’s common to experience depression around times of hormonal shifts, such as menopause, premenstrually, or postpartum. Many women do not want to use anti-depressants, or hormone based drugs to treat. There may be a new herbal alternative to address hormonally mediated depression in women.
If you’re a woman with PCOS, you may have noticed that your hunger is different than that of women who do not have this disorder. A recent study has provided MRI imaging of the brains of women with PCOS, suggesting that there is a biological reason for the hunger experienced by insulin resistant women with PCOS.
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.
PCOS Diva Amy Medling asked me to write a post for her on PCOS and Leaky Gut. Leaky gut is also known as intestinal permeability – often misdiagnosed as IBS, this condition occurs when the lining of the intestine is no longer a sealed barrier, protecting the immune system from the intestinal contents.