Free B Shots at Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic Vancouver: May 13

Join Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic from 12 to 5:30pm on Friday, May 13 for Free B shots, snacks, and 15 minute consultations with our doctors and nutritionist.

There will also be a free draw for a free initial appointment. 

Also, book an IV Myers therapy on the week of May 9-13 for only $99 tax included (reg. price $120)! Call us today to book your appointment 604-235-8068.

The clinic is located at 179 Davie Street, suite 218, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2Y1

Telephone: 604-235-8068

Email: info@yaletownnaturopathic.com

RSVP: Drop-in. Everyone is welcome!

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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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.

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.

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:

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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.

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!

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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

Senior’s Health Fair May 8

Doctor Raj Jheeta will be hosting a Senior’s Health Fair at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond .

Location: 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC

Join him on May the 8th from 10m am to 2pm to learn more about naturopathic medicine.

He will also be promoting his new book called the The Doctor of the Future Is Here.

Call 604- 278-1241 ext 6676 for more information.

Doctor Jheeta ND

Visit www.drjheeta.com for more info.