IV Movie Night at Yinstill Clinic in Vancouver: May 14th

 IV Movie Night – Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Yinstill Reproductive Wellness is hosting an IV movie night showing Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare at their clinic on May 14th.

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Yinstill Reproductive Wellness Clinic at 3523 Main Street in Vancouver

​RSVP before May 13​:  604-873-9355

 

Yinstill IV Movie Night

Watch a preview of Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare:

 

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Squamish Movie Night: May 10th

THE WIDOWMAKER

Come join your fellow professionals for a movie night to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week at Oliver Woods Community Centre in Squamish on May 10th for a screening of the film THE WIDOWMAKER. #NatMedWeek

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Squamish Adventure Centre, 38551 Loggers Lane

The event is hosted by :

  • Dr. Ashely Gordon
  • Dr. Jennifer Moss
  • Dr. Natasha Wrenshall
  • Dr. Dawn Gareau
  • Dr. Sal Meli.

Entry is by donation – $5 or a non-perishable food item for the Squamish Food Bank.

 

Squamish Movie Night

More than 700,000 Americans die of heart disease each year from a completely preventable disease. THE WIDOWMAKER features cardiologists, heart attack survivors and lawmakers. It reveals that a hidden battle fought inside America’s medical establishment has pitted prevention against intervention. This film will change the way you think about heart disease and it just might save your life.

Download the .pdf movie poster here.

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Movie Night in Nanaimo: May 12th

THE WIDOWMAKER

Come join your fellow professionals for a movie night to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week at Oliver Woods Community Centre in Nanaimo on May 12th for a screening of the film THE WIDOWMAKER. #NatMedWeek

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Oliver Woods Community Centre, 6000 Oliver Rd, Nanaimo BC

For more information, visit the Facebook Event.

*Note the poster below lists the date incorrectly as May 14 – this movie night is no Thursday May 12.

Nanaimo Movie Night

 

More than 700,000 Americans die of heart disease each year from a completely preventable disease. THE WIDOWMAKER features cardiologists, heart attack survivors and lawmakers. It reveals that a hidden battle fought inside America’s medical establishment has pitted prevention against intervention. This film will change the way you think about heart disease and it just might save your life.

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

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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.

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*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.

Merchants of Doubt Movie Nights May 13 and 14

The British Columbia Naturopathic Association is hosting two screenings of Merchants of Doubt: In Victoria on May 13 and Vancouver on May 14. Doors open at 6:30pm. Movie at 7:00pm

Our movie nights have sold out in the past, so get your tickets now:

Merchants of Doubt – May 13, 2105 Victoria BC

Merchants of Doubt – May 14, 2015 Vancouver BC

Dr. Pincott Open House May 11-15

May 11-15th Dr. Pincott will be hosting an open house all week.

  • Monday, May 11th Carmen will be available from 9am – 3pm to offer free Candida testing.
  • Tuesday, May 12th Dr. Pincott will offer free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.
  • Gluten free snacks will be available every day during this week.

So come on down and check us out!

Dr. Ingrid Pincott

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Dr. Pincott has been practicing naturopathic medicine since 1985 and is currently practicing in Campbell River.

She can be reached at (250) 286-3655 or www.DrPincott.com

Alan Cassels Speaks at Merchants of Doubt Screening

Last year during Naturopathic Medicine Week, BCNA screened GMO OMG.  It was a documentary which considered what goes into food, what ingredients are modified, and the lack of transparency behind major corporations such as Monsanto.

Merchants of Doubt

This year, BCNA is screening Merchants of Doubt, a movie which 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.

This week, it has come to light that Monsanto has a whole department dedicated to nothing else except shooting down the scientists that discredit Monsanto product.

Merchants of Doubt exposes this trend towards news as corporate propaganda, and how it has an impact on our health and well-being.

Alan Cassels

Special screenings in Victoria and Vancouver during Naturopathic Medicine Week include special guest Alan Cassels.  Cassels is a health researcher at University of Victoria, an expert on the corporate interests which drive health headlines and, often, medical care.  He reports in his book Seeking Sickness that pharmaceutical companies sometimes put simple tests online with the goal of encouraging people to see their doctor to receive more tests. The ultimate objective is to sell more prescription drugs.

Buy Tickets Now

Please join us this May in Victoria, or Vancouver, for Merchants of Doubt.

  Tickets are only $10.  Proceeds to benefit the Family Naturopathic Clinic in Victoria.

Another Naturopathic Medicine Week Success!

BC Naturopathic Medicine Week 2014

This year’s Naturopathic Medicine Week was May 12-18. Naturopathic Doctors and clinics held special events across British Columbia, including an open house at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, a Health Fair and Speaker Series in Nanaimo, and free seminars and consultations in Vancouver and Abbotsford.

GMO OMG Movie Screenings

This year the BCNA featured 3 screenings of the movie GMO OMG in Richmond, Victoria and Kelowna, with proceeds going to the Family Naturopathic Clinic – a naturopathic teaching clinic providing free care to young low income families.

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BCNA Hosts a Government Lunch in Victoria

As part of Naturopathic Medicine Week 2014, BCNA hosted a government lunch in Victoria.  Pictured standing, left to right, MLA Richard Lee, MLA Jackie Tegart, MLA Linda Reimer, Dr. Kulwinder Sraw, MLA Simon Gibson, Dr. Deborah Phair, MLA Doug Bing, MLA Jane Thornthwaite.  Seated, MLA Linda Larson, MLA Mike Morris receiving a heart rate variability test, and MLA Michelle Stillwell.

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Offical Recognition in Kelowna

The mayor of Kelowna officially recognized naturopathic medicine week this year:

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Naturopathic Medicine in the House of Commons
“I ask everyone here to recognize Naturopathic Medicine Week.” -Colin Carrie at the House of Commons.

Another successful year, and we are looking forward to Naturopathic Medicine Week in 2015!

It’s Official! Naturopathic Medicine Week May 12-18, 2014

Today is the first day of Naturopathic Medicine Week across Canada.

Check out this official recognition from the mayor of Kelowna, BC:

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Naturopathic Medicine Weeks across Canada: cand.ca

Special Movie Screenings of GMO OMG in select cities in British Columbia: bcna.ca

Other events across the province, including free doctor visits, talks, and more: click here