Infertility Awareness Week – What We’re Doing About It

Infertility Awareness Week April 23-29

If you’ve ever known the pain of longing for a child who has not yet been conceived, this week we stand together with over 180 million women worldwide who are facing infertility right now. Infertility Awareness Week Did you know that dealing with infertility has been found to be as stressful to women as having cancer or HIV? For World Infertility Awareness Week, we’re taking some time to honour the experiences of women and couples here in Guelph and in our global community at Natural Fertility BOOSTCamp. Infertility takes an emotionally devastating toll. It’s the antithesis to the deepest, most real, natural and spiritual human longing – to create a family. In compassion and love, I stand with you today in your journey, … Read More

5 Research-Proven Fertility Tips – Helping Couples Conceive

I was at a conference last week focused on the latest & greatest of integrative fertility care – including medical and naturopathic perspectives. Here in Ontario we’re fortunate to be home to some of the world’s leading fertility doctors, including reproductive endocrinologists, andrologists, naturopathic and integrative physicians. 1. Chart Smart It was really quite cool to hear one of Toronto’s leading fertility specialists encouraging women to go back to those low-tech basics and track their cycles. The body doesn’t lie and since you need to know exactly when in a given cycle you can conceive, good old BBT (Basal Body Temperature) Charting will do the trick. Using a regular oral thermometer from the drugstore, take your temperature first thing in the morning … Read More

Fertility Boosters: Go Beyond Your Basic Prenatal With These 3 Nutrients

One of the questions I’m asked most about is supplements for fertility. As a naturopathic doctor, creating treatment plans including clinical nutrition plans, supplements and herbs is an individualized discussion based on your symptoms, history, diet and blood work. My oath as a doctor includes the responsibility to teach the principles of healthy living. I take this further in my work with patients and clients because I want to teach you enough to help you empower yourself in your own health journey – including with your fertility. This is because I recognize the healing potential in you, and I know that evidence-based natural medicine along with your daily self-care and the work that you do on your mindset is what … Read More

11 Hidden Fertility Obstacles

It’s frustrating. It’s disappointing. It’s anxiety-producing. And it’s happening for 1 in 5 couples globally. Week after week, I’m saddened to witness how many women and couples have been struggling alone with one of the most stressful experiences on earth: The Infertility Journey. Many of the people I work with have been leaving proven fertility-supporting strategies on the table, not even realizing that they are there. On one hand, we are functioning with two complementary yet distinct approaches to help you get pregnant: the Disease Care Approach of conventional medicine and the Health Care Approach of complementary medicine. You see, Fertility is the Norm. Fertility is a Function of Health. Fertility is how we all got here. That’s why it’s my role to help couples to optimize … Read More