Women’s Health

The Relationship Between Gut Health and Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by endometrial-like tissue found outside the uterus. This tissue is commonly found on the ovaries, and is described as a “chocolate cyst” on ultrasound. It can also be found on the uterine ligaments, in the colon, and throughout the abdominal cavity. It can even be found on the …

The Relationship Between Gut Health and Endometriosis Read More »

Bacterial vaginosis

Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis and the Vaginal Microbiome

In this article, we delve into what the vaginal microbiome is, and how important it is to the root cause of recurrent bacterial vaginosis.

Intermittent fasting for PCOS

Intermittent Fasting for PCOS

Intermittent fasting has a surprising impact on insulin levels and inflammatory markers, making it an effective treatment option in women with PCOS.

The Circadian Rhythm of Fat Cells

In PCOS, fat cell dysfunction is a major, integral part of inflammation and insulin resistance. Interestingly, a new study is the first to discover circadian rhythms in human fat cells. In simplest terms, this means that our metabolism changes over the course of the day, as well as during the night. Participants with relatively normal circadian rhythms …

The Circadian Rhythm of Fat Cells Read More »

progesterone and miscarriage

Progesterone and Recurrent Miscarriages

Currently, in Canada, a thorough workup into the cause of a pregnancy loss isn’t recommended until a woman experiences three or more miscarriages. Recurrent miscarriages are estimated to occur in 1-1.5% of the population, and are defined as three or more pregnancy losses before 20 weeks 1. The trauma of experiencing one miscarriage—let alone three—is …

Progesterone and Recurrent Miscarriages Read More »

Inflammation in PCOS, and its Link with Excess Carbohydrates

Are carbohydrates the cause of inflammation in women with PCOS? Well, yes and no…

female bladder, microbiome, bladder microbiome

News about the Female Bladder Microbiome

News about the female bladder microbiome has turned medical dogma on its head, resulting in the need for new diagnostic and treatment approaches.

estrogen, autoimmune disease, autoimmune conditions, estrogen levels, estradiol, hashimoto's

Estrogen’s Link to Autoimmune Conditions

Of all the people affected by autoimmune conditions, 75 percent of them are women. A recent study’s findings support a link between fluctuating estrogen levels and autoimmunity.

abdominal fat, belly fat, selenium and belly fat, selenium levels, low selenium

Selenium’s Role in Abdominal Fat Storage

Even if you are otherwise healthy, carrying excess weight around your belly is risky. Extra abdominal fat is linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, among other health concerns.

fish oil, flax oil, omega 3, omega 3 fatty acids

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 contains Omega-3 fatty acids, but …

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