Top Lab Tests for Fertility

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1. Glucose Metabolism:   Diets that are high in carbohydrates can increase fasting glucose and your Hba1c. If these levels are high, it can decrease ovulation in some women, especially in PCOS. It is important to get these markers tested to make sure your insulin and glucose are in balance. … Read More

Fertility Confidence Podcast

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects the reproductive system and the endocrine system. This means that the ovaries and uterus are affected, but so are insulin and glucose production and processing. Conceiving with PCOS requires tracking and treating the body’s hormonal imbalance. Dr. Samina Mitha is a naturopathic doctor and a … Read More

Alpha Female Podcast: PCOS Warrior and Naturopath Dr. Samina Mith‪a

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Check out this latest podcast Dr. Samina did for the Alpha Female Podcast.  Dr. Samina Mitha is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor. She is passionate about helping patients find true clarity and confidence in their health using evidence-based natural therapies. Dr. Samina strives to provide empowerment, support, and education … Read More

Is it endometriosis or PCOS? Find out the differences in this article

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Often times endometriosis and PCOS can get confused with one another since both of these conditions affect the reproductive system.   There is one major difference between endometriosis and PCOS. PCOS is a hormonal condition with excessive androgens known as testosterone. Whereas endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that causes pain. … Read More

Your Heart Health and PCOS

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February is heart health month and I wanted to talk about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Heart Health. Did you know that if you have PCOS you are at a greater risk for heart disease? This is due to high levels of insulin that are found in PCOS patients – … Read More

The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast – All about Progesterone

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Long cycles? Anovulatory cycles? Heavy periods? Trouble sleeping in the lead up to your period? Recurrent miscarriages? Spotting? These all have one thing in common – they may be caused by low progesterone. This cheeky little hormone starts to rise in the second half of your cycle and is so … Read More

Sleep and PCOS

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Hopefully, we’ve all felt the experience of getting into a nice cozy bed, turning down the lights and drifting off into a sound sleep, only to wake up in the morning to discover we were in the exact same position we went to sleep in. This is the type of … Read More

High DHEAS and PCOS

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Often times we see high DHEAS levels in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. For some women, this is the only marker in their blood work that comes back abnormal. The goal of this article is to help explain what DHEAS is, why it is important when it comes to PCOS, … Read More

20 Reasons Why Magnesium Needs to be in your Vitamin Cabinet

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Magnesium is extremely important. It is probably one of the most helpful vitamins we have. The reason being, that magnesium is used in over 300 enzyme reactions in the body. It is incredibly important for so many different processes in the body. Health Canada estimates that more than 34% of … Read More

Iced Spearmint Tea

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Learn more about how to reduce testosterone here: http://saminamitha.com/pcos/pcos-treatments-for-high-androgens/

What every woman with PCOS should know about their Thyroid

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Your thyroid is an incredibly important gland in your body. It regulates so many functions including metabolization, temperature regulation, and energy. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 Canadians deal with thyroid-related issues. When it comes to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, it is even more important to get your thyroid … Read More

PODCAST: A Cyster and Her Mister

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Check out the podcast A Cyster and Her Mister that Dr. Samina guest-starred in. She talks about Naturopathic Treatments for PCOS. On this episode of A Cyster & Her Mister, a naturopathic doctor joins us! Dr. Samina Mitha is a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in PCOS & Fertility!Dr. Samina brings greats … Read More

Top 5 Supplements for PCOS and Inflammation

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Chronic, low-grade inflammation is at the core of PCOS. In fact, all women with PCOS will have a certain degree of inflammation, whether really low, moderate, or high. Studies show that PCOS is associated with higher inflammation marker levels. These include CRP, pro-inflammatory cytokines (ie. IL-18, IL-6, MCP, TNF alpha), … Read More

How Inflammation can impact PCOS

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome  (PCOS) has been associated with low-grade systemic inflammation many times in research. (2) Inflammation is part of the body’s immune system, and is used to help protect the body from any harmful intruders. When the body recognizes a potential threat, it will create specific chemical messengers known … Read More

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