Sinclair Centre May 11-15

Meet Sinclair Centre’s Only Naturopathic Doctors at the Atrium between 11-­ 1pm

Dr. Aaron VanGaver and Dr. Giselle Lefebvre ND

Round table discussion from 11:30­ – 12:30 pm
Q&A to follow

All Week Long: ­ Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday

  • MONDAY: ­How to pick up the pep to quick start the week ­ learn more about your stress hormones, how to test and treat
  • TUESDAY: ­ Food and Mood ­ learn more about the brain gut connection
  • WEDNESDAY: ­ Quit those habits ­ learn more about smoking cessation, weight loss support
  • THURSDAY: ­ Allergies ­ learn more about how to deal your allergies
  • FRIDAY: ­ Learn about how IV vitamins can help you Come ask us about your health concerns.

FAQs

  • Do you direct bill for extended health insurance plans?​​ Yes, we have started to use Telus e­claims billing system, which allows us to bill directly for most extended health plans. You only pay your co­pay, let your insurance pay directly for the rest.
  • I sometimes have to go to a walk in clinic to get testing or to get a prescription, is this something you can do?​ I​n fact, we have had a number of our patients that do not have a family doctor, use us for their acute care questions. For example, why wait in a waiting room to see someone for a sore throat, or a nagging cough ­ when you could book in and be seen “on time”. Naturopathic doctors were granted prescription privileges 6 years ago ­ and we have been able to help our patients get the medicines they need more efficiently in some cases.
  • I’m not sure if I need to see a naturopathic doctor, how will I know if I need to see you? ​This is a great question, I would say everyone could use a naturopathic doctor in their “health team”. There is no replacement for your MD, if you have one, ­ but seeking care from a naturopathic doctor will provide you with some other benefits such as the length of time we spend with you in our visits. If you are unsure if seeing a naturopathic doctor is right for you, please book in for one of our complimentary “meet and greets.” ­

Complimentary Visits

Both Dr. Lefebvre and myself (Dr. Van Gaver) have a few blocks off each week reserved for individuals looking to see if naturopathic medicine may be a good fit, please contact us through our website to set up an appointment.

Dr. Aaron VanGaver and Dr. Giselle Lefebvre ND

Contact the doctors at 604-629-1120.

Giselle Lefebvre, is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a trained Doula, Healthy Breast Educator and a passionate advocate of enjoying what you got.

Aaron Van Gaver will coach you to maximum wellness and a healthy lifestyle that includes optimum balancing of hormonal health for both women and men.For further information about the services Dr Van Gaver offers, please check out www.draaronvangaver.com

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

 

Nanaimo Events – Nanaimo North Town Centre (Formerly Rutherford Mall)

In support of women for mother’s day and Naturopathic medicine week, Nanaimo Doctors are hosting two evenings of lectures, expert Q&A panels, prizes, snacks and special offers.

British Columbia Naturopathic Medicine Week – Nanaimo BC

We have a grocery store providing snacks, health food stores and professional distributors lined up to donate products, and also a goodie bag full of treats and special offer coupons for those involved.

 

Womens Health Nanaimo BC

Wednesday May 14

1) Dr. Tonia Winchester – Finding Your Fertility.  Discover 3 common causes that prevent couples from getting pregnant and learn simple strategies you can use to increase your chances of giving birth to a healthy, happy baby.

2) Kim Mosiuk – Yoga & Ayurveda

3) Dr. Karen Fraser – Cardiometabolic Risks In Women.  A discussion on our perception of these risks and the prevention of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

4) Dr. Clare Craig – Naturopathic Treatments to Heal the Gut – Find out how the gut works, what makes it vulnerable, and what you can do to support healthier digestion and absorption.

Thursday May 15

1) Dr. John Yim – Mastering Your Moods.  Depression, anxiety, irritability, and mood swings can have a huge, negative impact on the quality of your life. Dr. Yim will share simple nutritional tips to help you in mastering your moods

2) Dr. Carmen Luterbach – Menopause – the Second Spring.  Menopause is the second spring; an awakening of new potential. Celebrate a
time of independence, passion and self expression. Explore new ideas to support this important life transition.

3) Amr Farghali – Natural hormones. Discover the difference between “Natural” and “Bio-Identical” and the role of your Pharmacist in helping you make your decision.

4) “Ask a Naturopath” – panel discussion with Naturopathic Physicians on common topics and questions that are frequently asked in their practices

 


nanaimo-north-town-shopping-centreDate: May 14 and 15, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: North Town Centre Mall, 195-4750 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, BC  (Formerly Rutherford Mall).

Please enter through the doors by London Drugs and the Scotia Bank

 

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.

Naturopathic Medicine Week Starts Monday!

BC Naturopathic Medicine WeekJoin us and celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week in British Columbia next week, May 7-13 2012.

Naturopathic clinics are opening their doors all over BC with open houses, free seminars, and complimentary consultations and testing. The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (New Westminster) is also opening its doors to the public. There are also movie screenings (Richmond and Kelowna), a radio show, and there’s a special event at a community center in Nanaimo.

Some Naturopathic Doctors are even cooking up their favorite recipes; others have teamed up with other local healthy businesses to provide samples. Naturopathic Doctors will even be at your favourite stores for free consultations or seminars.

Event Listings

Today we posted a complete list of events by city. You can also plan your week with our calendar, which lists events by day. Please note, some events are by appoinment only or require pre-registration – call now to reserve your spot!

5 New Events

Here are 5 new events just listed today:


Complimentary Health Checks in Langford

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Hadikin ND is offering complimentary 15 minute health checks by appointment for new patients at West Shore Family Naturopathic.

This includes a blood pressure check or Chinese tongue and pulse check as well as a chance to ask questions about Naturopathic Medicine. By appointment only, visit the event listing for more information.

 


Open House in Gastown in Vancouver

Dr. Angèle Besner, B.Sc. ND is celebrating Naturopathic Medicine Week at her clinic. Join her on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at The Tea Room at Gastown Wellness for an open house, with free body composition analysis, herbal tea tasting, Q&A and 20% off initial consults booked at the event. Please visit the event listing for more information.

 

 


Forks Over Knives Movie in Kelowna

The Core Centre of Health Presents a Movie Screening – Forks Over Knives to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week, May 10th.

Forks Over Knives is a film that examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. There will be a brief Intro on Naturopathic Medicine presented by Dr. Emina Jasarevic, ND, prior to film viewing. Please visit the event listing for more information.


Free EMI Tests in Vancouver

Electro-meridian Imaging examines the meridian system of the body through electronic measurements. According to acupuncture these meridians are invisible channels through which Qi (pronounced “chi”) circulates throughout the body. The EMI machine will assess and give a report how each organ system is functioning.

Dr. Sandeep Sangra invites you to set up your appointment for a Free EMI test, May 10 and 11, 2012, at the Naturally Well Health CentrePlease visit the event listing for more information.

Free EMI Tests at Famous Foods Vancouver

Dr. Sangra will also be at Famous Foods conducting EMI testing on May 13, 2012. Please visit the event listing for more information.


Free Blood Typing in Victoria

Dr. Penny Seth-Smith is offering free blood typing at Ingredients health Food Store and Café on May 13, 2012.

Summary sheets of foods considered beneficial, neutral and harmful for your blood type according to the “Eat Right For Your Blood Type” theory will also be provided. On a drop-in basis, please visit the event listing for more information.

5 More Events in Vancouver

You have done the research.

You know you need to consult with a naturopathic doctor to take charge of your health.

You are ready to improve your health today!

Events At Agape Natural Wellness Centre

Dr. Vicky Radhakrishnan, ND and Dr. Kris Bentz, ND of Agape Natural Wellness Centre are celebrating Naturopathic Medicine Week with the following 3 events:

2 for 1 Initial Consultations

2 initial consultations for the price of 1 if booked and paid for during naturopathic medicine week.

Take advantage of our once-a-year promotion, great for Mother’s Day! Bring your Mother, family member, friend or an acquaintance and get 2 initial consultations for the price of 1.

Cost for 2 initial consultations $130

Note: only if booked and paid for during naturopathic medicine week, after May 13th – it will be $130 each.

Call our clinic for more information. 604 737 2273

Agape Natural Wellness Centre
102-2245 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V6K 2E4
604 737 2273
info@agapenatural.com
www.agapenatural.com


Free 20 Minute Naturopathic Consultation

Dr. Kris Bentz, ND & Dr. Vicky Radhakrishnan, ND are offering free 20 minute consultations.

Are you concerned about your health? Interested in finding out more about how a naturopathic doctor can help you?

Come have your questions answered regarding your main health concerns.

During your 20 min’s you can expect the following:

1. Your blood pressure will be evaluated.
2. A basic case-history will be taken.
3. You will be given a Naturopathic Treatment Plan which will outline how you can start improving your health concerns.

May 8, 2012 11:00 – 6:00pm

May 11, 2012 11:00 – 6:00pm

Call to book your consultation: 604 737 2273

Agape Natural Wellness Centre
102-2245 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V6K 2E4
604 737 2273
info@agapenatural.com
www.agapenatural.com


Free Public Lecture

Do You Suffer from Stress, Fatigue, Insomnia, or Digestive Disturbance?

Find out how these issues are related and steps you can take to start improving your health immediately!

Dr. Kris Bentz, ND will host a talk on how adrenal stress leads to fatigue, insomnia, and digestive disturbance, followed by a Q & A period

where you can have specific questions answered about your health.

May 11, 2012, 7:00 – 8:00pm

Important: Must book-in advance, limited seating! 604 737 2273

Agape Natural Wellness Centre
102-2245 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V6K 2E4
604 737 2273
info@agapenatural.com
www.agapenatural.com


2 More Events With Dr. Bentz

Are You Concerned About Your Health?

Come have your questions answered regarding your main health concerns during free 20 minute consultations at the following 2 locations:

During your 20 min’s you can expect the following:

1.) Your case-history will be taken

2.) You will be given a Naturopathic Treatment Plan

Free 20 Minute Consultations at Cedar Integrated Medical Clinic

Dr Kris Bentz, ND is offering Free 20 Min. Consults at Cedar Integrated Medical Clinic.

May 11, 2012 3:00 – 6:00pm

Call to book your appointment: 604 875 1151

Cedar Integrated Medical Clinic
4209 Fraser St
Vancouver,BC
604 875 1151

Free 20 Minute Consultations at YYoga

Dr. Kris Bentz, ND is offering Free 20 Min. Consults at the YYoga in Burnaby.

Located at the Burnaby YYoga (Highgate, Above Shoppers Drug Mart in Highgate Village)

May 12, 2012 10:00am – 2:00pm

YYoga
7155 Kingsway
Burnaby,BC
604 525 8777
www.yyoga.ca


Check out our complete list of events by city. You can also plan your week with our calendar, which lists events by day. Please note, some events are by appoinment only or require pre-registration – call now to reserve your spot!

Free 15 Minute Consults Vancouver

During Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Jennifer Luis is offering free 15 minute visits at the Downtown Wellness Centre.

Call now to make your appointment

Telephone: 604-687-5712

Dates: May 7 – 11, 2012


Downtown Wellness Centre Vancouver BC Downtown Wellness Centre
605 – 1200 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC
604-687-5712
downtownwellnesscentre.com

 

For a complete list of free doctors visits offered in Vancouver and throughout BC, please visit here.

See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar at the top right of this web page.

2 Free Events In Nanaimo

Open House, Free Doctor Visits and Blood Type Testing

Come celebrate naturopathic medicine week with Dr. Luterbach, at the Reed Family Wellness Centre on May 8, 2012 for brief complimentary appointments with our naturopathic doctor Dr. Luterbach (15 minutes), as well as blood type testing for those interested.

Have you ever considered consulting with a naturopathic physician? Have you ever wondered what naturopathic medicine is about and how it can help you optimize your health?  Now is your chance to bring your questions and meet your local naturopath!

Special Offer

15% discount off natural body care products and supplement refills for new and existing patients on May 8th only.

Open House 10:00am – 1:00pm

No registration necessary, we will be giving away gifts, providing snacks and having a naturopathic bash!

Call ahead to make your appointment,  these complimentary consults are booking up fast: 250-729-7411.

Reed Family Wellness Centre
3-2145 Bowen Road
Nanaimo BC
250-729-7411
reedfamilywellness.com


A Special Event At Oliver Woods Community Center

Learn more about naturopathic medicine and how it can benefit your health and well being at a free special event at Oliver Woods Community Center on May 9, 2012. There will be door prizes, snacks, beverages, and these special guest speakers

Dr. Clare-Craig: Food As Medicine – Naturopathic Nutrition

Dr. Tonia Winchester: Building Immunity

Dr. Carmen Luterbach: Getting a Good Night Sleep, Naturally

Dr. Stacey Neilson: Stress – Its Impact on Adrenals

Dr. John Yim: Healthy Digestion – The Cornerstone of Good Health

There will also be a question period and an opportunity to speak with each of the doctors.

Door prizes provided by EcoTrend, Beth Hendry-Yim, and Promedics.

Snacks and beverages provided by Island Natural Markets.

Primary Care Providers Caring For Your Health, Naturally!

Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm

Everyone is welcome but preregistration is required: 250-755-1930

Oliver Woods Community Center
600 Oliver Road
Nanaimo, BC


See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar at the top right of this web page.

Events in Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino

In celebration of BC Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Jeannie Doig, Dr. Nathan Gagne and Dr. Andrea Rayburn are offering FREE 15 minute meet and greet consults, 20% off supplements discounts, draw prizes, refreshments, and samples.

Port Alberni Open House – Dr. Jeannie Doig and Dr. Andrea Rayburn

Date: May 5, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-723-9888.

Family Chiropractic Clinic
4574 Elizabeth St.
Port Alberni, BC
250-723-9888
drjeanniedoig.com
drrayburnnd.com


Tofino Open Houses

There are two open house events in Tofino at the Pacific Rim Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic.

Open House – Dr. Jeannie Doig

Date: May 7, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm

drjeanniedoig.com

Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-522-0033.

Open House – Dr. Nathan Gagne

Date: May 9, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 3:00pm

Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-725-2588.

Pacific Rim Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic
318 Main St.
Tofino BC


Ucluelet Open Houses

There are two open houses at the Pacific Rim Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic in Ucluelet.

Open House – Dr. Jeannie Doig

Date: May 8, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm

drjeanniedoig.com

Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-522-0033.

Open House – Dr. Nathan Gagne

Date: May 10, 2012

Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-725-2588.

Pacific Rim Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic
1636 Peninsula Rd
Ucluelet, BC


See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar at the top right of this web page.