Women's Wellness Blog August 13, 2019

Boosting Energy with Vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin, among others) is known to be one of the main energy-boosting vitamins.  When a patient complains of low energy and fatigue, we often run blood work looking for possible reasons why this could be, including potential vitamin B12 deficiencies. The B vitamins play a large role in our stress response, being co-factors for enzyme reactions in our mitochondria – our energy producing…

Women's Wellness Blog July 3, 2019

Spearmint Tea & PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal conditon in females, that has several causes.  Despite popular belief, women can still have PCOS even with the absence of polycystic ovarians on ultrasound.  In fact, serum blood testing including a hormonal work-up may give us more insight as to what is actully going on – whether there is concern with insulin and blood glucose, lack of ovulation…

Women's Wellness Blog January 17, 2019

Magnesium; Are you showing signs of deficiency?

Magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral.  A good portion of our Canadian population is deficient in magnesium, and I often find that patients present with the typical magnesium deficiency symptoms without even knowing.  Some of those symptoms may include; Tight or cramping muscles Constipation Migraine headaches Increased anxiety Restless leg syndrome and/or restless sleeping with poor sleep maintenance with frequent waking In addition, if…

Women's Wellness Blog December 19, 2018

Acupuncture, moxibustion and breech position during pregnancy

Having an ultrasound and finding out your baby is breech, may tricker some initial concern with the soon-to-be parents who are planning for a natural birth.  If the baby isn’t in the head-down position, a caesarean section is usually scheduled, or an emergent caesarean if unsuccessful with maneuvers.  For that reason, families hoping for a vaginal birth are often eager to try various therapies, in…