3 More Free Events in Victoria BC

Free Arterial Stiffness Tests at Evergreen Wellness

Dr. Peter Yam invites you to set up your appointment now for a free Arterial Stiffness Test during Naturopathic Medicine Week. Call the doctor’s office at 250-881-7800 to set up your appointment (office hours are 9:00 – 5:00pm Monday to Friday).

What is an Arterial Stiffness Index (ASI) Test?

If arteries are non-flexible or hardened, the heart has to work much harder in order to push the blood through the partially occluded vessels.  These blockages and the extra strain on the heart are root causes of cardiovascular (CV) disease. The ASI is a quick way to determine whether your blood vessels have lost their elasticity and flexibility. The higher the ASI, the more likely you are to have hardening of the arteries.

Special Instructions: By appointment only. Please wear a loose-fitting t-shirt or shirt for this test.

Evergreen Wellness
1752 Blair Ave. Victoria, BC
250-881-7800
doctoryam.com


Open House at Victoria Centre For Natural Health

Dr. Kulwinder Sraw, ND and Dr. Lisa Lau, ND invite you to an open house on May 7, 2012 4:00 – 6:00pm, which will include refreshments and door prizes.

Throughout Naturopathic Medicine Week
-15 minute complimentary meet the doctor sessions
-free blood typing test with initial visit
-blood pressure checks
-body composition testing by BIA (bioimpedence analysis)

Victoria Centre For Natural Health
410 – 1105 Pandora Ave
Victoria, BC
250-475-1700
victoriacentrefornaturalhealth.com


Free Blood Type Testing at Dr. Penny’s Clinic

Dr. Penny Seth-Smith invites you to her clinic for free blood typing on May 9, 2012 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Drop-in (no registration required).

Note: Dr. Penny Seth-Smith is also offering free blood typing at Ingredients Health Food Store and Café on May 13th. Event details here.

Dr. Penny’s Clinic
2518 Blackwood Street
Victoria, B.C.
250-361-9888
naturaldoctor.ca


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Three Free Seminars, Gaia Garden Vancouver BC

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week in BC, Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary is hosting 3 nights of lectures from local naturopaths.

Space limited to 20 people, so make sure you call 604 734 4372 to RSVP.

Healthy Breasts

Join for a discussion on lifestyle, nutritional and botanical advice for optimum breast health. – Get to know your breasts and hormonal links to breast cancer.

May 7, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Dr. Jordana Aziz, ND

Stressed, Wired, or Tired?

This presentation will discuss how to identify different types of stress profiles, so that you can understand how stress management using botanical medicines can be personally tailored just for you. Come to this complimentary presentation to regain your sense of calm, zest, focus and energy!

May 8, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Dr. Melanie Deschatelets, ND

Role of Hormones

Most people are unaware of the full effects that hormones can have on the body; there are so many facts that the women out there today should know, but don’t! During this enticing one- hour lecture, Dr. Seema Kanwal and Dr. Rishi Verma will explain the role of hormones. They will also shed some light on the connection between your response to fitness, nutrition and menopause.

May 9, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Dr. Seema Kanwal and Dr. Rishi Verma


Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary
2672 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
604-734-4372
gaiagarden.com

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Herbal Health Salon in Vancouver – Free Event

Herbal Health Salon

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week, join Dr. Marisa Marciano on Thursday May 10th at YYoga Flow Wellness for an evening of tasting, teaching and enjoying the power of herbal medicine.

In the traditional sense, this salon will be a gathering aimed both “to please and to educate” like-minded participants to increase their knowledge of plant medicines through casual conversation in a fun and relaxing environment.

The study of herbal medicine is both healing and transformative. Though one of mankind’s oldest forms of medicine, it has been experiencing a rebirth due to its limitless life enhancing qualities.

What you will gain from this gathering is an overview of the possibilities of plant medicine, and an appreciation for the many gifts therein.

In addition, participants will:

-Learn the basic principles of medical herbalism and how it can benefit you.
-Taste and sample various herbs in tea, liquid and food form
-Understand the methods for making herbal medicines from home
-Familiarize yourself with herbs which are most useful for a variety of health conditions

May 10, 2012 6:00 – 8:00pm

Space is limited so book soon to reserve your spot!

To register call 604-355-7106


Dr. Marisa Marciano
YYoga Flow Wellness
888 Burrard St, Second Floor, Room 4
Vancouver, BC
604-355-7106
www.doctormarciano.com

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Free Doctor Visits, Seminars – Whole Foods

May 7, 2012 Whole Foods Markets in BC

Whole Foods locations in BC are participating in BC Naturopathic Medicine Week. Visit a participating Whole Foods to sign up for a free visit with a naturopathic doctor or stop by on May 7th and attend a free seminar.

customer service deskFree Doctor Visits

Register at Customer Service for a free 15 minute visit with a naturopathic physician between 4:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, May 7 2012. Click on the locations below for more details and a map.

Whole Foods – Cambie
4:00 – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm May 7, 2012

Whole Foods – Park Royal 
4:00 – 6:00pm, 7:00 – 8:00pm May 7, 2012

Healthy Talks at Whole Foods

Benefits of Different Detoxes
5:00 – 5:30pm, May 7 2012
Dr. Rida Wang, ND and Dr. Sanjay Mohan Ram, ND
Whole Foods – Cambie

Skinny, Happy, and Healthy Hormones
6:00 – 6:30pm, May 7 2012
Dr. Jordan Atkinson, ND
Whole Foods – Park Royal


West Vancouver Wellness Centre
#103-565 17th Street,
West Vancouver, BC
604.925.2560
westvanwellness.com

Crossroads Clinics
350 – 507 West Broadway Avenue
Vancouver, BC
604-568-6899
crossroadsnaturopathic.com

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Forks Over Knives Movie in Richmond BC

Forks Over Knives- May 11 2012

Brio Integrative Health Centre and Richmond Alternative Medical Clinic present a screening of Forks Over Knives, followed by a panel discussion, on May 11, 2012.

Forks Over Knives is a film that examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Event Details

Proceeds of this event go to the Richmond Food Bank.

$5 Admission.

Doors open 6:15pm, Panel Discussion at 8:15pm.
Richmond Cultural Centre Auditorium

Please call 604-271-9355 to reserve your tickets.

 


Richmond Alternative Health Clinic
Suite 150 – 7340 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC V6X 1A1
(604) 207-0167
drmartinkwok.com

Brio Integrative Health Centre
#223 – 11020
No. 5 Road Richmond, British Columbia
604-271-9355
yourbriohealth.com

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Radio Show – May 8

What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

A fantastic opportunity to participate in Naturopathic Medicine Week from anywhere in BC: on May 8, 2012 Dr. Ashely Gordon, ND will be online at Living Proof Radio answering the question ‘What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Tune in May 8, 2012 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

More information at the website (click the green button below):

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Dr. Ashely Gordon, BSc., ND
Garibaldi Health Clinic
106-41105 Tantalus Road
Squamish, BC, V8B 0N3
604 898 1999
604 898 1986
www.garibaldihealthclinic.com

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Free Seminars and Open House New Westminster – May 12, 2012

Boucher Institute Seminars and Open House

On Saturday, May 12 the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine will celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week (May 7-13) with two free Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine seminars and a Clinic Open House on our campus in New Westminster.

Ever wonder how seeing a naturopathic doctor can benefit you and your family? Want to know more about the roots and principles of naturopathic medicine? Our Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine seminar captures the basics of naturopathic medicine (including nutrition, prevention and popular treatments), and delves into a brief history of the profession. This 45-minute talk is ideal for anyone who wants to explore the fundamentals.

The Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic Open House is a public favourite, and is suitable for all members of the family – from babies to seniors. We’re offering free spinal assessments; zinc tally tests (assesses zinc levels in the body); blood pressure measuring; blood glucose testing and AOB blood typing, as well as a limited number of 15-minute introductory consults.

Come alone, or with family and friends, and expect to gain a better understanding of the efficacy of naturopathic medicine and your total health picture.

Event Details

See the event listing at binm.org or Facebook. We strongly recommend that you pre-register with us, as seating and private consultations in the Clinic are limited.

Free Seminars

Lecture I: Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine – 11am – 12pm

Lecture II: Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine – 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Clinic Open House

10am – 2pm

*All our facilities are stroller and wheelchair friendly.

About the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is a graduate-level, accredited naturopathic medical college located in New Westminster. We graduate naturopathic doctors who have a passionate belief in the value of complementary medicine and who are committed to leading our world toward sustainable health. Our campus is also home to the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic. With first-rate natural health-care for the whole family, the Clinic equips our interns with essential hands-on experience in the art and science of practicing naturopathic medicine.


The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
#200 – 435 Columbia Street, New Westminster B.C., V3L 5N8
Telephone: (604) 777-9981
binm.org

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Tasting Day in Campbell River – May 8, 2012

A Tasting Day at Dr. Pincott’s Office

Visit Dr. Pincott’s office on Shopper’s Row in Campbell River on May 8th to sample delicious, healthy food.

Dr. Pincott and her staff provide food made from her recipe book and a local bakery and Healthway vitamins store provide samples and handouts of gluten free foods, foods made with no dairy and goat milk products.

Dr Pincott Naturopath

Stop by, and receive a goodie bag with samples of greens and protein powders that we supply in our office. There is also free candida testing that day and information on clinic services.

Time: 10:00 – 3:00pm.

If you’re not near Campbell River, Dr. Pincott’s free recipes are on her website and she adds 12 or more recipes to it per year.


Dr. Ingrid Pincott, ND
300-1170 Shopper’s Row
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C8
Phone (250) 286-3655
Toll-Free (800) 898-6699
Fax (250) 850-2078
drpincott.com

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BC Naturopathic Medicine Week: Open Houses and Free Lectures in Victoria

In Celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week, the Vancouver Island Naturopathic clinic invites you to drop-in to one of their Open Houses or register for one of their Free Lectures, May 7-12, 2012.

Open Houses

Receive a tour of the clinic, meet the Naturopathic Physicians, Clinical Counselors, Registered Massage Therapists and Acupuncturist- and receive a Wellness Gift and an entry into the draw for a chance to win our “Naturopathic Health Door Prize”.

Schedule:

Mon, May 7 & Wed May 9 & Thurs May10: 4-6 pm

Tues, May 8 & Fri, May 11 & Sat May 12: 12-2 pm

Definition of Naturopathy

Lecture Series

Cost: Free.

Registration: Contact reception @ (250) 881-1806.

Adrenal Fatigue: From Tired to Inspired

Date/Time: Monday, May 07, 2012 from 8:15-8:45pm

Presenter: Dr. Shalini Hitkari, ND

Food allergies: Is What You’re Eating Making You Sick?

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 5:15-5:45pm

Presenter: Dr. Katarine Holewa, ND

Am I in Menopause and What Can I do?

Date/Time: Friday, May 11, 2012 from 5:15-5:45pm

Presenter: Dr. Natasha Montroy, ND


Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic Inc.
Suite 204-4480 West Saanich Road
Victoria, B.C.  V8Z 3E9
(Royal Oak Shopping Centre above Life Labs)
*entrance around back next to Vision 2000
Phone: (250) 881-1806

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Welcome to the BC Naturopathic Medicine Week Blog

Free healthy living events held in BC May 7-13.

During the week of May 7-13, 2012, naturopathic doctors across Canada will be conducting free events in local book stores, community venues and in their own clinics.

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