Tanya Smith Acupuncturist Chinese Medicine Practitioner

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Eat a Low GI Diet to treat PCOS

A local nutritionist, Meghan Telpner, is doing a 5-day Low Glycemic Index eating challenge to support you in creating healthier eating habits.

Eating Low GI has proven to level out insulin levels and decrease the physical symptoms of PCOS which helps to improve fertility. If you have PCOS or would just like to eat healthier, check out the challenge, starting November 5. Eating Low GI:

  • Reduces sugar cravings
  • Balances mood
  • Enables and sustains healthy weight loss
  • Helps prevent a multitude of diseases including cancer, heart disease and type II diabetes
  • Balances hormones
  • Improves energy
  • Improves sleep

I am doing it! Will you??

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First Comes Love… Then Comes Marriage… Then Comes Clomid, IUI’s, IVF?

This is a guest article from Natasha Marchand, colleague and blogger of "learning to swim in a sea of baby bumps".

Not quite the cute little nursery rhyme we remember, is it? It's a rhyme we would sing to our schoolyard friends that not only turned their faces red, but taught us the natural order of things: Grow up, Get Married, Have a Baby, Easy Peasy!

We grow up believing that if we play by the rules we will be rewarded in the end, that we will one day be that perfect couple in the photographs with 2.5 children....

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Treat PCOS to Improve Your Fertility

PCOS or Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome is more common that you might imagine! 5-10% of reproductive age women are affected and it is thought to be the leading cause of female infertility. In many cases women have both insulin resistance and excess androgens (masculinizing hormones) which interferes with the normal production of female hormones like estrogen and progesterone. 

The signs and symptoms of PCOS vary greatly. Some women have no signs while others have many including:

  • irregular or absent menstrual cycles
  • weight gain or difficulty managing or losing weight
  • impaired glucose metabolism or insulin resistance
  • unusual hair growth on the chin or...
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Fertility Diet

Fertility Diet May Improve Fertility Outcomes in Women

News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
CME Author: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd

November 12, 2007 — Higher intake of monounsaturated fats; vegetable protein; and high-fiber, low-glycemic carbohydrates improved fertility outcomes in women with ovulatory disorder infertility, according to the results of a cohort study reported in the November issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

"Although treatment options for infertility are available, their large cost and frequency of adverse events have motivated the identification of potentially modifiable risk factors," write Jorge E. Chavarro, MD, ScD, from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues. "We...

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