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Conscious Fertility

Feb 14, 2023

Will the real fertility diet stand up?

Welcome to this week's episode on eating for maximum fertility. We're excited to have Dr. Kali Maclsaac, Acubalance's clinical director of naturopathic medicine, back on the show. If you missed her previous appearance on episode 20, where she discussed functional medicine testing, be sure to go back and listen!

This time around, Dr. Maclsaac is here to share her expertise on eating for fertility. With so many conflicting results from online searches, it can be confusing to know what the best fertility diet is. But don't worry, as Dr. Maclsaac will clarify the key components that make a fertility diet effective.

She will also provide specific guidance on which foods to include in your daily diet to boost your fertility levels. By the end of this episode, you will have a better understanding of what to eat and why it's important.

In addition to nutrition, Dr. Maclsaac will emphasize the role of sleep and stress management in your fertility journey. By taking care of your overall health, you can improve your chances of conception and set yourself and your family up for a bright future. In fact, the rewards will impact your family for generations to come.

So, join us as we dive into the world of fertility diets with Dr. Kali Maclsaac!


Key Topics/Takeaways:

  • The four main benefits that all fertility diets have. [2:52]
  • Why you should care about blood sugar, oxidative stress, and inflammation. [6:22]
  • What factors throw the cellular environment out of balance. [8:08]
  • How diet can cause hormones to go out of balance. [10:33]
  • The difference between chronological age and biological age. [13:46]
  • Everything you need to know about protein. [18:54]
  • Carbohydrates and fertility. [24:29]
  • The pros and cons of intermittent fasting. [28:39]
  • Why blood sugar is important. [32:29]
  • Fats and fertility. [35:55]
  • The fertility diet summed up. [38:53]


About Dr. Kali Maclsaac ND:

Dr. Kali MacIsaac is a registered Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. She is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Prior to medical school, Kali earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Waterloo where her passion for healthcare developed. Following this, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario, for a 4-year accredited naturopathic medicine program.


Dr. MacIsaac works as a general practitioner and has a clinical focus on digestive health, reproduction and fertility, endocrinology, and hormonal balance. She has completed the full curriculum of Biological Medicine certification with the Paracelsus Klinik Lustmuhle, as instructed by Dr. Thomas Rau MD, as well as a full curriculum in microscope technology from BiomedX. She believes in the power of an empowered patient and develops individual treatment protocols to inspire patients to take an active role in their health.


Dr. MacIsaac is also actively involved in educating the public about health and naturopathic medicine through speaking engagements and media appearances.


Where to Find Dr. Kali Maclsaac ND:

Instagram: @drkalimacisaac


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