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    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a complex endocrine disorder that affects 5-10% of reproductive aged women. As surprising as the name is you can have PCOS without even having polycystic ovaries! In order to be diagnosed with PCOS you have to have 2 of the following 3 findings 1) Oligomenorrhea or anovulation (meaning long cycles, 35 days plus, or not ovulating) 2) Hirsutism and/or hyperandrogenism 3) Polycystic Ovaries Another hallmark of PCOS, although not included in the diagnostic criteria, is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance happens when the cells of the body do not respond well to insulin, causing the...

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  It’s that time of year again….allergy season. While most people around you may be jumping for joy that it is spring, you are not so happy about it! If this is your first time breastfeeding you may be surprised to learn that many of your go to allergy medications are off the table. Fear not. We will go over ways to help manage your allergies naturally (this is possible).   To start here is a link to Motherisk, via Sick Kids Hospital which reviews which medications can be safely used during breast feeding. Unfortunately, it is primarily the first...

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Most people think of acne as a teenage problem, this is not so. Many adults suffer from acne well into their 50’s and some of them never even had it as a teenager! While it can be frustrating and hurt your self esteem there is plenty that can be done to get to the root of the issue! Keep reading to learn why acne happens, and what you can do about it.   Physiology of Acne The physiology of acne is quite similar in most people who experience the condition, what differs is what causes the skin to go haywire....

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What Your Hormones Are Trying To Tell You This is the kickoff to a series of posts focusing on women’s health, just in time for Mother's Day! I will be covering everything from PMS to pregnancy. If you want to know about a particular topic feel free to leave a comment in the comment section and I will do my best to address it! What are Hormones? Hormones are chemical messengers. They are messages that are released by one cell and travel through the bloodstream to give a message to another cell. You can think of a hormone much like the...

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With Earth Day around the corner, here are some ways to make this year the time to make environmentally friendly changes - no matter how big or small Reuse Containers Switch Your Family’s Skincare Products Plant a Garden Make A Bone Broth   You may be asking yourself how is switching you family’s skincare products helpful to the Earth? By making the choice to go toxin free, you are not only reducing you and your family’s exposure to toxins. This results in less chemicals being used to produce skincare products and produces less chemical waste that takes its toll on...

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