The Acubalance docs are here for you, bringing you tips to stay healthy during social distancing and self-isolation.
The current global health crisis has created an unusual social situation, that of social distancing and self-isolation, that has far-reaching implications for our health. Beyond the risk of contracting Covid-19 or caring for family members affected by illness, the mental health effects of social-isolation will eventually be felt... Read more
Apr 05, 2020 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Jan 10, 2020 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
On my first visit with a patient, I run a series of in-office labs to assess for pH balance, adrenal function, microbiome status, and nutrient levels. It’s a simple set of labs that we use your urine, saliva and a drop of your blood to run, that tells us very valuable information about the status of your cellular environment
Aug 28, 2019 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
This year, we’ve started offering an allergy therapy at Acubalance, called Low Dose Allergy (or LDA) therapy, that shows great promise in the treatment of allergies (both food and environmental) and for the management of autoimmune disorders and other inflammatory conditions.
May 21, 2019 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Until very recently, it was assumed that the uterus was a sterile environment – that is, until the advent of next-generation gene sequencing that revealed the presence of an ‘endometrial microbiome’ containing bacteria.
Jan 22, 2019 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I had an enlightening discussion with a fellow naturopathic physician the other day that got me thinking about the phrase less is more. She and I were out for a friendly chat over a glass of wine and (of course) the discussion turned to our practices and patients.
Nov 05, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
If you’re a man, or have a male partner, and are trying to create a baby, this blog is for you. Often overlooked in light of a “normal” semen analysis is the possible role that sperm quality could be playing in a couple struggling with infertility. In fact, in 40% of couples having trouble conceiving, it’s a strictly male factor problem. In 20% of cases, it’s a mixed male/female problem. Which means that at least half of the time, the quality... Read more
Oct 02, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
October is breast cancer awareness month – and as breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women, with 26,300 women diagnosed in 2017, it’s important to consider that we’re all at risk. Rarely, breast cancer is also diagnosed in men – there were 230 new cases in Canada in 2017. Chances are you know and love someone who has, or has had, breast cancer. In honor of this, I’d like to share some strategies to proactively reduce your... Read more
Aug 10, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I met with a new patient this week who asked an awesome question. We were discussing she and her partners’ diet, and talking about the general dietary principles I encourage all of my patients to follow,
Jul 30, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or with IVF, egg quality should be on your mind. Women are born with all the egg cells they’ll ever have – and we carry them with us throughout our entire reproductive lives! That’s a long time to be housed in a body, and a long time being exposed to every environmental toxin, nutrient, and hormone in the cellular environment.
Jul 17, 2018 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
With patients who are new to micronutrient IVs, especially those who are trying to conceive, I am often asked how frequently, and when is the best time to receive nutritional IVs to optimize fertility.