Naturopathic Medicine Week 2015 Highlights

naturapathic medicine week 2015

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.

 

IMG_2994Movie Nights

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.

Voices

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:

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205920057″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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.

Contests

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!

DrDurnan-NorthVan-Wednesday-555x560 DrGreenwood-NorthVan-Friday   DrVayali-Vancouver-ThursdayDrVanGaver-VancouverNewWest-Tuesday

DrNeilson-Nanaimo-SaturdayDrDenoon-Fernie-Monday

Free B Shots: May 11-14

Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic will be raising awareness for Naturopathic medicine next week by holding an open house, Monday to Thursday every day between 12-2PM where people can come in, meet the doctors and receive free b-shot. We’re calling it the ‘B Happy Hour’,  open to the general public, all four physicians will be here to promote Naturopathic medicine and provide information to the anyone who stops by.

Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic

179 Davie Street, suite 218 (second floor)
Vancouver, British Columbia
The door to the building is between the HSBC Bank and Urban Fare

Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 10.45.57 AM

Half Price and Free Testing Options: May 16

Digestive disturbances? Tummy troubles? Wondering if you have “leaky gut”?
LEAKY GUT TEST & BLOOD TYPINGDr. Penny Seth-Smith in Victoria at Cook & Bay
Saturday May 16th 10-4 2015

Half price testing on site: $25. Bring small first morning urine sample.
Free blood typing on site too. See website for further directions.

Doctor Penny Seth-Smith

Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 7.30.25 PMAn Integrated, Holistic General Medical Practitioner for Adults, Children and Infants.

250.361.9888

 

Networking Luncheon: May 13

Let’s do Lunch

Networking Luncheon
Island Restaurant, Golden, BC
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 12 – 4pm

Guest Speaker ~ Dr. Erika Buckley-Strobel from Aqua Vitalis Naturopathic
“Nature’s Additions to your First Aid Kit”

Hosted by the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce

Please RSVP with menu selection
Questions? Call 250-344-7125

Free Consults and B12 Injections May 11-17

Port Moody Health will be offering free 15-minute consults with our doctors, with free vital checks and b12 injections during Naturopathic Medicine Week.

Call to book an appointment: 604-949-0077.

Print