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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!
Women with PCOS can have differing profiles of androgens. Androgens like testosterone are secreted either by the adrenal glands or the ovary. The source of androgens may have some significant with respect to reproductive, metabolic and cardiovascular outcome. Hormones such as DHEA, or testosterone may be elevated and the ratio between the two may be calculated.
Male infertility accounts from anywhere from 30-50% of infertility worldwide. IVF is an expensive procedure that is often used to treat male factor infertility, however, there is good evidence that many natural supplements and antioxidants may improve the sperm count and as such, improve fertility.
This double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial investigated a group of 46 male patients between 26 and 40 years of age who had low sperm count, between 5-20 million/ml. The group receiving the treatment were given 225 mg per day of a full spectrum root extract of this herb.
Maca root is a commonly used traditional herb in South America to improve fertility in both men and women. Although it has been commonly used in botanical medicine for these purposes, the exact action on the endocrine system remains to be fully understood. A new study has been released which may have uncovered some of this mystery. In this study, maca root was given to female rats for a period of 7 weeks at various doses.
A new study was released from Harvard Vanguard/Boston IVF recently which provided some interesting insight into the role of 3 different antioxidants on female fertility. The study investigated Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Beta carotene, and found distinct differences between the three and time to pregnancy. It also determined that these antioxidants had differing effects based on body mass index and age.
PCOS Diva is one of the most well-known health advocates in the polycystic ovarian syndrome community. I was thrilled to be able to write a post for her on the topic of the adrenals and polycystic ovarian syndrome. As a PCOS patient myself, I know from my own experience that adrenal health is a key part of the disorder. Reviewing the research on this topic only cemented the fascinating information, showing that women who have PCOS actually have different adrenal function. My article reviewed what those differences are, and also contained many details on how to improve adrenal health for patients with PCOS.
We at White Lotus have created this infographic to detail the effects of the Thyroid on Fertility. We hope that you will share it and also that it helps provide some interesting information on the important of Thyroid health in Fertility. We have also included naturopathic information including nutrient requirements of iodine, foods rich in selenium and iodine, and information on the effects of heavy metals, environmental agents and even stress on the function of the thyroid gland.