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Content Tagged: Health

I’m in my early 30s and I’ve been trying to get pregnant for about a year. One of my friends mentioned that maybe I’m not getting pregnant because I have a food intolerance or allergy. Is there any truth to the connection between infertility and food intolerances? If so, what should I do to be tested and what is involved in treatment?

Written by guest expert, Dr. Alana Shaw, naturopathic doctor at Boda Health, Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about Dr. Shaw here. We have known for centuries that the foods we consume can have a profound effect on our health.  More recently, food intolerances have been linked to a wide range of unpleasant symptoms and chronic conditions […]

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What sperm quality says about a man’s general health

A new study has found that the quality of a man’s sperm is linked to his overall health. The research was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, and conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine. From 1994 through 2011 the research team examined the medical records of 9,387 sub-fertile men 30 to 50 […]

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I’m pregnant with my first baby and due to give birth in the next few months. I’ve experienced depression in the past, and am worried that I might develop post-partum depression. What are the risk factors and warning signs? What should I do to decrease my likelihood of developing post-partum depression?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Emily Koert, Registered Clinical Counsellor. We know that if you’ve had an episode of depression in the past, you’re more likely to develop post-partum depression. However, don’t despair – the fact that you’re aware of the risk means that you can intervene earlier, so that it’s less likely […]

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New study finds no special fertility risks for women with celiac disease

A recent study may provide welcome relief to women with celiac disease who are hoping to have children in the future. According to the study, women with celiac disease are no more likely to have fertility problems than women without the disorder. Celiac disease is caused by an adverse reaction to gluten, which can cause […]

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