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Reproductive Anatomy 101: The Vagina

The vagina is often confused with the vulva (which is the anatomical structure I'll be covering next). The ...
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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

PMDD stands for premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It is a kind of PMD (premenstrual disorder), i.e., a disorder that ...
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Hormone Highlight: Progesterone

Progesterone is made in the ovaries, corpus luteum, placenta, and the adrenal glands. The main way we make ...
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Period Pain Relief

Let’s face it, having your period can be a real pain - literally! Cramps, abdominal and body pain, ...
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Hormone Highlight: Estrogen

Estrogen is a hormone that often gets a bad rap, but it is a hormone that is super ...
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Reproductive Anatomy 101: The Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes

The ovaries are paired organs that are the size of golfballs in your lower abdomen. They connect to ...
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The Ins & Outs of the Hormonal IUD/IUS

The hormonal IUS (IntraUterine System), like the copper IUD, is a T-shaped device that is inserted (by a ...
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Cervical Mucus — What is it Good For?

Cervical mucus is the discharge that we see during the menstrual cycle that is produced by the cervix ...
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How Does the Copper IUD Work?

The IUD (IntraUterine Device) is pretty cool -- a small T-shaped device that's inserted (by your doc) into ...
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Reproductive Anatomy 101: The Uterus

I thought it was about time that we review some anatomy related to the menstrual cycle, and we're ...
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Vitamin D in Pregnancy & Fertility

Vitamin D plays an important role in pretty much all the systems in our bodies from the immune ...
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The DOs & DONTs of Cycle Tracking

Your menstrual cycle is a vital part of your physiology. It tells you/us that your body has adequate ...
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Non-Exercise Activity & Its Importance for Health

Exercise -- we all need it for our health. However, when I talk to patients, it's not as ...
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PCOS and Fertility

A large percentage of my patient population is PCOS patients. And a large population of my PCOS patients ...
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Lab Tests for PCOS

September is PCOS Awareness Month and I thought this month's blog posts should be all about PCOS. PCOS ...
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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Your heavy menstrual bleeding deserves attention. You may have normalized it. Your doctor might have normalized it. The ...
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Menstruation & Mindset

We all carry some of the values, beliefs, and opinions that we’ve been exposed to throughout our lives ...
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PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?

According to the Rotterdam diagnostic criteria for PCOS, you have to have 2 out of 3 of: irregular ...
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Peach & Berry Sorbet

There’s nothing like having some juicy fruits on a hot summer day… except for having those fruits in ...
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Food & Nutrition for PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects most menstruators at least some point in their lives. You may notice that you ...
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Move for your Period Pain

This blog is for you massage-loving menstruators who may experience menstrual pain. Connective tissue manipulation i.e. massage has ...
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Chickpea Loaf

This is an easy hormone-healthy recipe you can have for breakfast, as a snack, or as a side ...
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Fertility & Infertility FAQs

It’s Infertility Awareness Week in Canada and in this post I’m answering some of the common questions that ...
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The ABCDs of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The main symptoms associated with IBS are called ABCDs: Abdominal pain, Bloating, ...
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Fatty liver, Insulin, & PCOS

It’s liver health month and it’s nutrition month in Canada, so I’m combining those 2 topics in this ...
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Berry Chia Pudding

This is a quick and easy hormone-healthy pudding recipe you can have for breakfast, as a snack, or ...
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Insulin: Let’s Talk About Blood Sugar Regulation & Heart Health

It's February, which means it's heart health month. So, this post is all about cardiovascular health, and more ...
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Spicy Hari (Green) Chutney

Spicy Hari (Green) Chutney This is a chutney most South Asians or those of South Asian descent are ...
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Burrito Bowl

Burrito Bowl Burrito and burrito-like bowls are staples at our place. You can add whatever you'd like or ...
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Anti-cramping Anti-inflammatory Juice

Anti-cramping anti-inflammatory juice This is a great juice to bring down inflammation, support your body’s detox pathways, and ...
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Thai Cold Fresh Rolls

Vegan Thai Cold Fresh Rolls These aren't particularly hard to make, but they do take up a bit ...
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Chana Daal Salad

Chana Daal Salad This lentil salad is one that my mum makes during Ramadan very often. I love ...
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Kachoomar Salad

Kachoomar Salad This is a super easy Pakistani-style salad that I love. It's usually served with a variety ...
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Vegan Mushroom Risotto

Vegan Mushroom Risotto I LOVE mushrooms, especially enoki (the really thin white ones) and oyster mushrooms. If you ...
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Red Lentil Soup (Masoor Daal)

Red Lentil Soup (Masoor Daal) This is my go-to recipe when I don’t know what to cook or ...
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Mexican-Style Stuffed Mini Peppers

So, these peppers were the other appetizers that I made a few times over the holidays along with ...
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Collard Green Taco Rolls

I had a few potlucks to go to over the holidays and I made these and stuffed peppers ...
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Roasted Baby Potatoes

Roasted baby potatoes - they are delicious and go well with so many dishes. These will make a ...
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Cauliflower with Chickpeas

If you like cauliflower and chickpeas, this recipe is definitely for you. I'm always trying to make simple ...
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Chickpea Shakshuka

I had a lot of chickpeas lying around and I was looking to create a chickpea recipe that ...
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Dairy-free Chocolate Chip Waffles

We received a waffle maker from my parents recently (I think they want us to make them waffles ...
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Avocado Fries

Wondering what else you can do with avocados apart from making guac, chocolate avocado pudding, avocado toast, avocado ...
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Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

Are you to try out this recipe for some delicious fudge that is dairy-free and not sickeningly sweet?!Ingredients:- ...
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Portobello Mushroom Caps with Arrabbiata Sauce

I love mushrooms - button, enoki, maitake, shitake... I love eating them and I also use a lot ...
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Turmeric Steamer with Cinnamon & Moringa

This steamer is anti-inflammatory and makes a great replacement for your coffee/latte in the morning. Ingredients: - 1 ...
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Chocolate Raspberry Cashew Pudding

If you haven't tried my blueberry lemon cashew mousse, you should! It is delicious. If you're more of ...
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Cauliflower Mash

This cauliflower mash is easy to make and goes well on the side anywhere you'd use potatoes. Plus, ...
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Karahi Vegetables

This is a very common southeast Asian dish that is usually made with chicken. To make with chicken, ...
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Blueberry Lemon Cashew Mousse

This mousse is creamy and dreamy. It's gluten-free and dairy-free. I hadn't made it in a long time ...
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Granola bites

These granola bites are gluten-free, dairy-free, and are nut-free as well - you could make them nutty if ...
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Black Bean Soup

I love black bean soup - it's nutritious, hearty, and has a bit of a zing. The ingredient ...
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Oatmeal-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are crispy on the oustide and soft on the inside... given that you don't ...
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Dairy-free Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

This is a great way to treat yourself while having some veggies this holiday season! Ingredients: - 1 ...
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Dairy-free Parmesan-like Topper

Lactose-intolerant? Dairy-free for your digestive or skin troubles? Vegan? Try out this nut, seed, and nutritional yeast based ...
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Colourful Kale Salad

This is my go-to salad for big gatherings and it's always a hit. This is what you need: ...
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Gluten-free Potato Cutlets

These potato cutlets can be used instead of homefries at brunch, go really well with some fresh juice ...
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Tofu Scramble

This tofu scramble is great on its own, in a burrito, with some brown rice or quinoa, or ...
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Iron-boosting Tea

I see a lot of patients (and people in my life) who are low in iron and they’re ...
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Fibre-rich Smoothie

A lot of people shy away from smoothies thinking that they'll taste like dirt, but making a delicious ...
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Hazelnut Milk

This hazelnut milk is easy to make and tastes delicious (this is what I say about pretty much ...
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Raspberry Sauce

Looking for something sweet to have this weekend? Make this raspberry sauce to have on its own or ...
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Quinoa Tabouli

This tabouli recipe is quick and easy and makes for a great lunch 🙂 - 1 cup cooked ...
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Immune-boosting Anti-inflammatory Tea

There's a pretty nasty bug going around here and I was unfortunate enough to be bogged down by ...
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Super Easy Lip Scrub

With the fall and winter come dry, chapped lips. Forget purchasing a lip scrub - make your own ...
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Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

This sauce goes really well with the cold fresh rolls in the picture - you can look forward ...
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Watermelon Smoothie

Here's a recipe for a nice and refreshing drink for these hot summer days: - 1/4 medium-sized watermelon ...
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SWEET & SPICY CHICKPEAS

Here's an easy snack recipe for the whole family! - ¾ cup chickpeas - dried (this is equivalent ...
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Zucchini Chips

These are delicious. The first time I made them, I only used 1 zucchini; after they were cooked, ...
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Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Who needs Reese's Peanut Butter Cups when you can make your own peanut or almond butter cups that ...
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Tandoori Tofu

This is one of my favourite tofu recipes courtesy of my favourite cook - my mum. We made ...
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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Here''s a recipe that is great for breakfast, a midday snack, and/or dessert! This pudding is creamy and ...
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Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

Want to add some pizzazz to your salad? If you said yes, then pair this avocado lime dressing ...
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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is easy to make and a great comfort drink especially on cold winter nights (like we've ...
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Macaroon Brownie Bites

Forget store-bought brownie bites, date balls, and granola bars. This quick and easy recipe is all you need ...
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Flourless Brownies

These brownies are quite dense and go very well with (vanilla) ice cream! - 1 (~16 oz) jar ...
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