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BC Naturopathic Medicine Week 2013

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Thank You For Making This Event A Success!

Over 50 Events Across BC

By the end of BC Naturopathic Medicine Week last night, members of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association had held over 50 events across the province.

“I had a great time at my presentation at Gaia Herbal Dispensary. Very interactive group with great discussion.”

Dr. Mélanie DesChâtelets ND

Thank You!

Thank you for making our events so successful! We hope you had fun and learned a lot – and we hope to see you next year! Also a big thank you to the local businesses who opened their doors.

Upcoming Events – we have two more events in May below:

Natural Health Q&A in Burnaby BC

Dr. Charlene Chan, ND of Ray Clinic is available for free 15 minute consults at the Choices in Burnaby (Crest location) on May 24 4:00 – 6:00pm.

Visit the event listing for more information or call Choices to book your sesssion: 604-522-0936.



Health Fair in Surrey BC

On Saturday May 26, 2012 Avisio Naturopathic Clinic is holding its 5th annual free Health Fair from 12:00 – 4:00pm.

The Health Fair features samples of natural and organic products and foods personally selected by award winning Naturopathic Doctor and Whole Foods Chef, Cindy Quach BSc. ND. Also, attendees will be able to taste Dr. Quach’s fall season cooking class meals and recipes!

Please visit the event listing or blog post for more information.

BC Naturopaths Get Social

This year, events were promoted at the BC Naturopathic Week’s Twitter @bcnaturopath and Facebook page – please stay tuned to those pages or subscribe to this blog to receive updates about an even bigger BC Naturopathic Medicine Week in 2013!

Many BC naturopathic doctors, clinics and schools are active on Twitter – here are links to the Twitter lists:

BC Naturopathic Doctors on Twitter

BC Naturopathic Clinics on Twitter

Naturopathic Schools on Twitter

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) promotes events across the country at their Twitter account:  @naturopathicdrs.

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 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

See all events details, including maps, when you use the event calendar.

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

See all events details, including maps, when you use the event calendar.

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”.


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

See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar.

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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