Category: Women’s Health

January 12, 2016

Taking the Guesswork out of Hormone Levels

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND The practice of hormone therapy has come under a lot of criticism in the last few decades. Historically, synthetic hormones have been prescribed for women based on little more than the diagnosis of “menopause”, or for men based on age. While the nature of the hormones themselves – estrogen from horses, […]

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Menopause and Andropause – Hormonal Changes As We Age

 Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw Symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause for women can be similar to what men experience during their own hormonal changes of andropause (colloquially known as ‘male menopause’).  Nightsweats, fatigue, insomnia, depression and reduced libido […]

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October 19, 2015

Chicken Breast with Kiwi

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Three of the major nutritional components of this recipe can aid in the maintenance and healing of the pelvic floor muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Chicken is high in protein and also zinc.   Protein is widely known for its use in muscle recovery, tissue formation, and tissue regeneration. What many people don’t […]

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Prolothereapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Dr. Deirdre O’Neill, ND Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur after pregnancy or childbirth. Ligaments in the pelvic floor can be torn or stretched even in the most uncomplicated deliveries. Injury to the sacroiliac ligaments and the pubic symphysis can then affect the stability of the pelvic floor. This pelvic instability can lead to muscle spasm. […]

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Pelvic Floor Imbalance: A Holistic Approach

Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND We spend a lot of time in our culture tending to and experiencing our muscles. How strong are your shoulders? Are you keeping those abs toned? And, on a bad day, “Oh, I need a massage because my back/neck/hips hurt…” We do not, however, pay much attention to what is going […]

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January 8, 2015

Striking a Balance with Progesterone

Dr Deirdre O’Neill, ND Hormones are all about balance. Their role is as messenger to turn on or off a cell’s activity. When it comes to progesterone, its effects are far reaching. Progesterone can affect a woman on physical, behavioural and emotional levels. Progesterone is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Its release […]

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June 14, 2013

Yoga – Find the Style that’s Right for You

By Lynsay Hurd – Certified Yoga Teacher Lynsay is one of our wonderful receptionists at Sage Clinic Victoria. Yoga originated in India over 5000yrs ago and continues to endure today as a means to achieving essential vitality.  Today we have a plethora of studios and styles to choose from when deciding to attend a yoga […]

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May 10, 2013

Is Your Face Cream Causing Your Fibroids?

Personal Care Products and Hormone Disruption Juliet M Ghodsian, ND The David Suzuki Foundation has compiled a list of the the twelve most dangerous chemicals found in personal care products. (See Table 1) At least 80% of the products used by the average Canadian on his/her body contains at least one of these chemicals. Of […]

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February 6, 2013

New PAP Smear Guidelines

Dr. Deirdre O’Neill, ND Cervical cancer screening guidelines have changed recently in Canada, following suit of the CDC’s guidelines to the South. The new recommendations are : No routine screening for women under age 25, including sexually active women.  Previous recommendation was starting at age 18 especially in sexually active women A strong recommendation for screening women […]

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November 5, 2012

Preconception and Enhancing Fertility

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND It has become clearer over recent years that the health of parents directly affects the health of offspring. The year before conceiving is the ideal time for ‘preconception planning’.  While rarely done in the past it seems prudent given our higher levels of chronic illness and increased toxicity in food, air […]

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