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Recipe: Whole Roasted Sesame Cauliflower

Nov 22, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
We have staff lunches fairly often at Acubalance, at least once a month, to discuss the goings-on of the clinic – we talk about what’s working, what’s not, specific patient cases, directions for the practice, and we often also celebrate achievements and birthdays. Yesterday was one such lunch, and we were all treated to a healthy spread of salads, hummus, and roasted cauliflower. I absolutely love to roast veggies in the fall and winter.

Preventing Allergies: 4 Keys To Building A Healthy Immune System

Nov 01, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Something interesting happens at the clinic when one of our patients has a baby – more often than you’d think, we hear about babe’s arrival (yay!) and shortly after, life changes so drastically that we don’t often hear from them again for a little while. And for good reason! We helped them achieve their goal of ‘healthy baby,’ and now life revolves around caring for this beautiful little human. Often, the next time I’ll hear from a new Mum or... Read more

Recipe: The Five Minute Soup

Oct 20, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
It’s autumn, and with change of season comes a change in the foods we crave. It is not only natural to seek warming foods as we transition to the colder months, it’s also incredibly beneficial for supporting our digestive fire.

What Is A 'Normal' Semen Analysis? Debunking the Numbers

Aug 24, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Doing some research for a talk I have coming up, I came across an article from the ASRM (American Society For Reproductive Medicine, the association that sets the standards of care in conventional reproductive endocrinology) about male fertility that made me pause.

Recipe: Quinoa Tabbouleh

Jul 19, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I had THE most delicious salad for lunch when I was out last week. Since then, I’ve been craving to have it again, and wanted to recreate at least some of the components at home. So I made a big batch of quinoa tabbouleh – and it has satisfied my cravings perfectly.

Natural Pregnancy with PCOS

Jul 07, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
For many women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), the process of trying to conceive can be incredibly challenging. By nature of the condition, most women with PCOS do not ovulate regularly - making it hard to figure out when to try to conceive. The hormonal imbalances of PCOS also alter the ovarian environment and impact egg quality, a further block to conception. Luckily, with natural medicine, we have great results using diet and... Read more

Female Ovarian Cancer Risk and the Microbiome

Jun 08, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
They’re everywhere!!
Bacteria, I mean. Inside our mouths, on our skin, in our guts, healthy commensal bacteria outnumber the human cells in the body. We have co-evolved with micro-organisms since the beginning, and they play a number of important roles in our overall health – from how the immune system functions, to what we weigh. Though research has identified vast microbial ecosystems in the epithelial membranes of the body (the orifices... Read more

3 Things To Avoid During Preconception To Help You Conceive A Healthy Baby

May 13, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
A lot of interesting literature is emerging in the field of fertility linking the health of the man and the woman prior to conception with the future health outcomes of future generations. Many traditional cultures in the world have understood this, and practice dietary and lifestyle changes in the 6 months leading up to marriage and pregnancy. What they inherently have known, science is just beginning to discover: that your health now, prior... Read more

Top 6 Reasons You Need B6

Apr 05, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
The Hormone-Friendly B Vitamin 70-90% Of Us Are Deficient In

Recipe: Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Mar 29, 2016 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I’m all about new salad recipes. I can often be found on Sunday afternoons, prepping large batches of different salads and grain dishes, hard-boiling eggs, or roasting chicken/fish to be ready to go for the week ahead. We’re all busy people – and the best defense against finding yourself hungry and without food at work is to be aggressive on your offense. Food prep is my jam.