Free Seminars from Sage Clinic May 11

Sage Clinic Spring Seminar Series

Join the team at Sage Clinic, BCNA members, in their second month of the Sage Seminar Series.  The Sage Clinic naturopathic physicians share their insights into important topics in the intimate setting of the Fireside Room at the Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace.sage-clinic-logo

There are four free seminars between April 13th and May 25th. During Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND will be speaking about how to prepare your body for a baby.

Bring a friend to one of these four free seminars and enter your name into our draw for a $200 Sage Gift Certificate!

Spring Seminar Topics

Dr Gisele Lefebvre

Dr Giselle Lefebvre, ND

1. The Dynamic Duo:  Anxiety and Insomnia

Wednesday April 13th, 7-8 pm
Dr. Juliet Ghodsian ND

2. Low Thyroid Function:  Beyond the TSH  Test

Thursday April 28th, 7-8pm
Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc

3. Preconception Care: How to Prepare Your Body for A Baby

Wednesday May 11th, 7-8 pm
Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND

4. On or Off the Spectrum:  Maximizing Your Child’s Health and Development

Wednesday May 25th, 7-8pm
Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND

How to Register

Register for our free seminars at

Location: Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace, Fireside Room

Learn more at or view their newsletter on this topic here.

Free Pap Test for Women in South Delta and Ladner from BCNA Member Lisa Ghent, ND


A naturopathic doctor (and BC Naturopathic Association member) is offering free pap tests at The Birch Tree and South Delta Midwifery in Ladner, BC. Dr. Lisa Ghent explains why on her Facebook page:

“I have lived in Ladner for almost 2 years now, and I love this community, but it makes me desperately sad how short of family doctors this area is. So as my way of giving back, I am going to run regular Pap clinics where those of you without a family doctor can come in to at least make sure you able to have this vitally important test done on the recommended schedule. There will be no charge for these appointments, though I will be collecting donations (optional) for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, a cause very near and dear to my heart. And because I believe that having a Pap shouldn’t be a procedure to dread, there will be tea to sip and snacks to eat while you wait.”

Free Pap Tests – How to Book

This clinic is obviously in demand because the first one was completely booked before we had a chance to get it up on the BCNA blog!

If you’d like to be placed on a waiting list for the next event, please contact Dr. Ghent at the email below or connect with her on Facebook or Twitter to see announcements for clinic dates.


*PS – You don’t have to be one of Dr. Ghent’s patients to make an appointment for a Pap test. This is a public service her clinic is offering the women of South Delta.

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Naturopathic Medicine Week 2015 Highlights

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Our World. Our Health.

We kicked off this year’s Naturopathic Medicine Week in British Columbia with a tagline: Our World. Our Health.

As the professional association for naturopathic physicians in BC, the BCNA acts on behalf of and for the profession to promote the services provided by and the integrity and honour of the naturopathic profession. Our members connect with their communities across British Columbia: by enjoying outdoor activities in our beautiful province; by opening their clinic doors for free doctor consults, testing, and more; and by sharing their knowledge through workshops, presentations, and media interviews.


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The BCNA selected Merchants of Doubt for this year’s movie nights (May 13 in Victoria and May 14 in Vancouver). The Naturopathic Medicine Week’s film screenings continue to be very popular.

A new film by Food, Inc director Robert Kenner, Merchants of Doubt considers the so-called experts who weigh in on studies, research and advances in science, but who are more often than not paid by corporations for their opinion.

Both movie nights included special guest Alan Cassels, a health researcher at University of Victoria and author of the book Selling Sickness, he is an expert on the corporate interests which drive health headlines and, often, medical care.


Many of our doctors were invited to speak about Naturopathic Medicine in their communities. Dr. Erika Buckley-Strobel spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce in Golden. Dr. Victor Chan, president of the BCNA, appeared on Global 1 and also in the Vancouver Sun.
Read Dr. Victor Chan’s article, “Opinion: More naturopathic access to patients would ease pressure” here.

Listen to Dr. Alana Polo explain she became a naturopathic doctor and how naturopathy can help with tons of health issues below:

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Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 6.51.10 PMDoctors also had an opportunity to share their tips in daily blog posts May 11-17 on a daily theme: digestive health, allergies, pain management, and more.


Each day after reading about the daily theme, residents of British Columbia were invited to enter a daily contest. A prize was given out each day, with grand prizes generously donated by Finlandia Pharmacy and the Floathouse. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Meet the Doctors

If you visit the BCNA’s website, Facebook or Twitter, you will see our primary focus is to raise awareness about naturopathic medicine and to feature our members.

This year we introduced a new hashtag (#NatMedWeek), which we were thrilled to see being used across the country!

We also featured a members on posters – six NDs from across the province enjoying the outdoors.

Find a Doctor in Your City

Our World. Our Health. Our Doctors.

A successful week! Looking forward to next year!

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