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Thyroid Series Part 2: Testing Your Thyroid

Oct 21, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
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 ND
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 ND
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 ND
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

IV Magnesium For Migraines

Aug 15, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Doing some research for a migraine patient recently, I came across a new article giving some credo to the use of IV magnesium for acute migraine pain. If you’ve ever had a migraine headache, you know how absolutely debilitating the pain and associated symptoms can be. The next time you’re triggered, it may be worth exploring the use of IV magnesium.

Boost Your Fertility With Glutathione

Aug 01, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Gluta-what? If you're reading the title of this post and have no idea what I’m talking about, you’re not alone. In fact, many of my patients who I regularly inject with glutathione have trouble pronouncing the name - but most know at least one of the benefits of glutathione, it’s the body’s master antioxidant.

Three Ways To Better Quality Eggs

Mar 21, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
The environment in which egg cells are growing during the process of recruitment and development has a major impact on the quality of the egg cell that is ovulated every cycle. Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally, or with the help of an embryologist, optimizing the quality of eggs (oocytes) that are being produced is of paramount importance in increasing the likelihood of each cycle resulting in a healthy pregnancy.

Loneliness Hurts At The Cellular Level

Feb 10, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
When I meet with a patient for the first time, I always begin with a short explanation of what the system of naturopathic medicine believes to be the key to overall health and vitality – a healthy cellular environment. The health of all of the cells in the body depends, in large part, on the health of the environment in which those cells are living, I’ll say.

Is A Micronutrient Deficiency Causing Your Infertility?

Jan 11, 2017 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
We eat fairly healthy diets, watch alcohol, exercise regularly, don’t smoke. Is micronutrient deficiency causing your infertility?

3 Reasons You Might Be Estrogen Deficient

Dec 06, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Estrogen is an incredibly powerful hormone, with a number of important roles to play in both female and male endocrine systems.