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Moose Jaw Public Library
Dr. Richelle Galay, naturopathic doctor at Ideal Nutrition, believes education about fertility is important.
“We think as females we know a lot about our cycle but there’s a lot of things that maybe we don’t know about it,” she said. “We think we know a lot ... but there’s more that we probably could be doing. We could know more about it and feel more empowered about taking charge of our own fertility.”
On Tuesday night, she and her mother, Christina, a holistic nutritionist, will present the session called “Female Health and Fertility and Nutrition: What Those Annoying Symptoms May be Trying to Tell You” at the Moose Jaw Public Library at 7:30 p.m.
“I’m basically just doing the basic, overall female reproductive health, which includes fertility. Anybody who wants better understanding of it or is having fertility issues, this is maybe something they want to come and have a listen to,” said Galay.
“(My mom) is doing, I believe, nutritional symptom assessment… it’s just a matter of looking at symptoms our body gives us and coming up with an idea of what we may be deficient in.”
The informational session is ideal for any age group and is targeted at females. Galay said infertility is “fairly common.” She added some mainstream ideas aren’t necessarily correct.
For instance, most people believe a normal menstrual cycle is 28 days long. However, some women have a 40-day cycle and that is “totally normal for them,” she said.
“It’s just little things like that where a lot of people just take what mainstream information is out there and just go with it because that’s what they’ve known and that’s what everyone around them is talking about,” said Galay. “I’m just hoping to shed a little light on some of those types of things where just because it’s mainstream doesn’t mean it’s necessarily correct either.”
Her presentation will be a power point and her mother’s presentation will be more interactive with the audience.
“The tiniest little symptom we may have, like your sense of smell is not as good as it used to be or something, could be a sign of a mineral or a nutrient deficiency,” said Galay. “The things that sometimes we take for granted (could) mean something not big, but there’s something little we could do (to make it better).”
Admission to the event is free and no registration is required.
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