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Recipe: Detox Friendly Warm Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Guess what time of year it is at Acubalance…? It’s detox time! Fall and spring are my favourite times of year to detox – the season is changing, and your body begins altering its metabolism to adapt to the change in temperature. Doing a very supportive, never-feel-hungry detox is what we commonly prescribe for our patients.

Recipe: Soul-Soothing African Peanut Stew

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Today definitely feels like fall is in the air. I have heard rumour that later this week it’s going to be summer again, but since I love coking stews and soups during the fall and feel like I could use a warm hug today, I’m choosing to share this fall-friendly recipe.

Which PCOS Type Are You?

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the common female hormone imbalances that we see at Acubalance, though it doesn’t always look the same in every patient. It is diagnosed based on a set of criteria, the main one being failure to ovulate regularly. But while some women struggle with hair loss and hirsutism (excess hair growth), others don’t. How can we define these types? And does it matter?

The Best Nutrition For YOU

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I came across this video this week of Dr. Mark Hyman discussing how to choose whether to eat Paleo or Vegan, and it was a great reminder to share with everyone how individualized medicine really works. Have a look and then read on to learn more about how we’re individualizing nutrition for our patients at Acubalance.

How To: Easily Start Doing Daily Meditation

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
It's no secret that mindfulness meditation is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to work on the connection between our bodies and our brains. Perhaps the biggest gift of daily mindfulness meditation is that it creates space from which we can better cope with stressful situations, but it has positive impact on all aspects of life from relationships to health to career. A daily practice of being in touch with your true self – who you are... Read more

Is It All In Your Head? Or All In Your Gut?

Jul 15, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
We’ve all heard (and many of us cringe at) the saying “it’s all in your head” – a dismissive way of telling someone that the very real emotional or physical disturbance they are feeling is made up. The list of chronic diseases that have very little, if any, rational physiological basis is large, leading to an increasing percentage of the population with no medical explanation for their symptoms.

The Life Changing Loaf of Bread

Jul 07, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Thank you ever so much to a lovely patient who turned me on to this amazing recipe (you know who you are). :) When I first heard about this recipe I wasn’t so sure it was for me – let’s just say medicine, and not baking, is my forte. But after hearing from her several times about how amazing this bread is, and also how simple to make, I had to give it a try.

An Enticing Headline: The Pill Reduces Ovarian Reserve

Jul 02, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
As integrative medicine practitioners, we know that anything you put into or on-to your body has some effect (large or small) on the cellular environment and the way the organ systems function. One question I frequently get asked is whether the oral birth control pill (OCP) has an effect on long-term fertility. While my answer has always been that it depends on a number of factors, underlying conditions, and length of time a woman has been off... Read more

New Studies: How Marijuana Affects Sperm Health

Jun 17, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
According to new research, marijuana might damage sperm in more than one way. Not only can marijuana affect the size, shape and quality of men’s sperm (those parameters they measure on a semen analysis), but it can also impact the way they swim.

Are Chemicals More Harmful To Your Children Than To You?

Jun 09, 2014 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
While doing your preconception work, changing your diet and taking your vitamins, it’s very important to cut down on the number of toxins you encounter on a daily basis to reduce the burden on your body’s detox systems. But once you have children, it may be even more important to take a look at what’s in the products you use in your home and on the skin of your loved ones.