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!
Testosterone is one of the central problems in the treatment of PCOS. A recent study has found that a simple supplement may be of benefit in lowering the excessive amounts of testosterone that are present in the condition.
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.
Women with PCOS are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Learn more in this free podcast where Sasha Ottey interviews Dr. Fiona McCulloch on the nutritional approach to cardiovascular health in PCOS on the PCOS Challenge radio show. Everything from the link between the thyroid and PCOS to the increased risk of Fatty liver are included in this episode!
Tomorrow, January 28th, 2014, I’ll be providing a webinar through the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors on the topic of Advanced Fertility Topics: PCOS, Autoimmune Infertility and Egg Quality. 2 CE credits are approved for licensed NDs (1 botanical medicine and 1 clinical nutrition).
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.