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Naturopathic Medicine – Canadian News

Canadian Naturopathic Care – No More GST Patients get a break, naturopathic doctors get recognition. That’s what happened in Ottawa this month as the federal government conferred tax-exempt status for NDs. When the GST was originally enacted, fewer than half of Canadian provinces had legislation governing naturopathic medicine.  While NDs have been regulated in BC […]

Greying Nation: An Aging Population Doesn’t Have to Burden the Health Care System

by Lorne Swetlikoff, ND By delaying and preventing the onset of degenerative conditions, naturopathic medicine can enable people to age healthier, delay retirement, and positively impact the sustainability of our health care system. 1 out of 3 Canadians is a Baby Boomer According to Statistics Canada’s 2006 census, one out of three Canadians is a […]

Keeping the Bugs at Bay this Winter Season

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND shares these 5 steps to keep your terrain clean and functional this winter. The end result is a happier and healthier you. A French physiologist, Claude Bernard, once said “The Terrain is everything, the germ is nothing.” An interesting thought, but what does that mean? It means that simple exposure to […]

Does Bad Diet Cause Bad Behavior?

This article by Dr. Ingrid Pincott, ND originally appeared in the North Island Midweek. How is the school year going so far? If you are noticing bad or violent behavior in your children here are a few things to think about to help curb this disturbing trend. Is your child getting enough sleep? Often this […]

Acupuncture: A Practical and Proven Chinese Treatment

Just as some of us take our cars into the shop before parts break down, so can we go to a naturopathic doctor for regular health maintenance. Most licensed NDs in BC provide acupuncture.  Gathering information takes only 10 to 15 minutes and results in a customized prescription involving a combination of any of the […]

Complications with Acetaminophen

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the most popular over-the-counter pain reliever in the United States and around the world. For more than half a century, millions of adults and children have used the drug to treat everything from headaches to fevers. Tylenol helps countless people deal with pain and recover from illness. It is most effective in […]

Multidisciplinary Care Goes Mainstream

The multidisciplinary Complex Chronic Diseases Program is now officially accepting patients at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre located in Vancouver. The program was set up to provide patient and symptom‐centered care with the support of a multidisciplinary team of health care providers. This approach emphasizes that treatment choice takes patient preferences into account, and […]

Naturopathic Medicine Week 2013

Across the country naturopathic doctors celebrated Naturopathic Medicine Week this May with free lectures, consults, clinic open houses and many more events. In BC, doctors in Richmond hosted a screening of Hungry for Change, a documentary about making health food choices from the people who brought us Food Matters: You Are What You Eat.  Over […]