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Tired of Being Tired: 3 Quick Fatigue Fixes

Feb 20, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
I so rarely have a patient in my office who has great energy the first time we meet, it feels like I’ve met a unicorn when I do – are you sure you have great energy? I’ll ask. Does it last all day? Unfortunately, feeling bone-tired is the standard for most people.

Pain in Pregnancy: Should You Rethink Popping an Ibuprofen?

Feb 06, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
At some point during pregnancy, most women will battle with pain – from headaches to muscle aches, back pain to pelvic pain, it’s incredibly common and is often a huge source of discomfort. Faced with pain, many women may consider taking something to ease it, and may turn to over-the-counter meds. Ibuprofen is one of several medications that fall under the category of over-the-conter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and may... Read more

Success Story: Nebulized Glutathione for Viral Lung Infection

Jan 07, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
Reduced glutathione (GSH), commonly referred to as simply glutathione is found in the cytosol of almost every cell in the body.  A master antioxidant, glutathione protects against cell damage.  It is also involved in detoxification through liver pathways.  All year round, I administer glutathione intravenously for patients to support cellular protectio

Recipe: One-Pan Pesto Veggie Tray Bake

Dec 12, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac

Thyroid Series Part 3: Nutrients And Your Thyroid

Nov 13, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
In parts 1 and 2 of this thyroid series, we’ve seen that the thyroid gland is often touted as the most important hormonal gland because thyroid hormone affects literally every cell in the human body. It can either make you feel healthy, vital, and fertile, or it can make you feel like your body is falling apart. We’ve learned that there is more to thyroid hormone testing than getting a TSH and calling it a day, and now it’s time to shift focus... Read more

Recipe: Vegetable Flatbreads

Oct 24, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
I posted a photo of these beauties on my Instagram and Facebook accounts this week, and got so many requests for the recipe that I thought I’d share.

Thyroid Series Part 2: Testing Your Thyroid

Oct 21, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
If you’ve read Part 1 of my thyroid series, you’ll know that the thyroid hormone system is responsible for regulating a huge number of body processes, and that there is more to testing the intricate hormonal system of the thyroid than just getting a TSH and calling it a day. The more you start to dive into thyroid physiology – the triggers for thyroid hormone production and conversion, the receptivity of the tissues, and the dance between the... Read more

Recipe: 5 Ingredient Thai Red Chicken Soup

Oct 13, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
I’ve got a slight obsession with Jamie Oliver – I’m not afraid to say it.  Several of his cookbooks line our shelves, and I find they are frequent go-to books for food inspiration both mid-week and for when company’s coming.  I love the way he writes recipes.  They’re easy to follow, and always use fresh hea

Thyroid Series Part 1: Your Thyroid 101

Oct 05, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
This is the first of a series of blog posts about one of my most frequently discussed hormonal health topics with patients – the thyroid.  It’s a complicated topic, and I find that it is commonly misunderstood by many patients.  Given the thyroid’s important role in

Recipe: Overnight Bircher Muesli

Sep 30, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching (sorry, not sorry – I love the fall!), it is almost automatic that I find myself frequently taking mental note of the things in my life that I am grateful for.  Of course, the big things come to mind easily – love, relationships, career, nature – but then as I continue to make my mental list, I am reminded of lazy Sunday mornings, sipping coffee, reading books, cozy