Unexplained Infertility Explained

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Unexplained Infertility
About 15-30% of infertile couples are diagnosed with what is called “unexplained infertility”.  Well what the heck does that mean?  This is a large population of individuals searching for an answer as to why they haven’t been able to conceive naturally or carry a healthy baby to term.  This [...]

Exposure of Toxins in Utero and Childhood Cancer Development

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Female Healthcare Workers and Fertility: Risks and Mitigating Factors

Opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the editors, the CAND nor its board of directors. In the last ten years, the rates of infertility among couples in Canada have doubled to a rate of 16%.1 The associated conditions are numerous and include ovulatory disorders, hormonal causes (anovulation, hypothalamic amenorrhea, luteal phase defects, etc.), tubal disease, endometriosis, chromosomal abnormalities, cervical [...]

The Effect of Mass Media Exposure on Body Dissatisfaction

By Jessica Sangiuliano, ND Candidate and Clinical Intern “I am afraid to show you who I really am, Because if I show you who I really am, You might not like it—and that’s all I’ve got.” -Sabrina Ward Harrison Background The importance of sociocultural influences has been studied for decades, in particular the association between mass media exposure and body dissatisfaction; [...]

Green Tea Extract and Weight Management

By Jessica Sangiuliano, ND Candidate and Clinical Intern INQUIRY What is the overall effect of Green Tea on Weight Loss and Management? This inquiry stems from the plethora of research surrounding the use of green tea extract as a weight loss agent. Obesity is a medical concern inclining in developed countries, and so researching this area is [...]

Getting to Know Your Autistic Child

By Jessica Sangiuliano, ND Candidate and Clinical Intern May 6, 2012 I had the pleasure of working alongside Dr. Jared Skowron, Naturopathic Pediatrics Physician and author of Fundamentals of Naturopathic Pediatrics (the first science-based book on natural remedies for children). While preceptoring with Dr. Skowron, I had the experience of observing many children along the spectrum, including [...]

Medical Imaging: Reasons, Benefits and Risks

Opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the editors, the CAND nor its board of directors. Jessica Sangiuliano, ND (Cand.), Rishi Mehta, ND (Cand.), Emily Bennett, ND (Cand.) and Aisling Lanigan, ND (Cand.) The use of imaging techniques has dramatically increased over the last four years in both Canada and the United States. According [...]