Free Seminars from Sage Clinic May 11

Sage Clinic Spring Seminar Series

Join the team at Sage Clinic, BCNA members, in their second month of the Sage Seminar Series.  The Sage Clinic naturopathic physicians share their insights into important topics in the intimate setting of the Fireside Room at the Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace.sage-clinic-logo

There are four free seminars between April 13th and May 25th. During Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND will be speaking about how to prepare your body for a baby.

Bring a friend to one of these four free seminars and enter your name into our draw for a $200 Sage Gift Certificate!

Spring Seminar Topics

Dr Gisele Lefebvre

Dr Giselle Lefebvre, ND

1. The Dynamic Duo:  Anxiety and Insomnia

Wednesday April 13th, 7-8 pm
Dr. Juliet Ghodsian ND

2. Low Thyroid Function:  Beyond the TSH  Test

Thursday April 28th, 7-8pm
Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc

3. Preconception Care: How to Prepare Your Body for A Baby

Wednesday May 11th, 7-8 pm
Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND

4. On or Off the Spectrum:  Maximizing Your Child’s Health and Development

Wednesday May 25th, 7-8pm
Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND

How to Register

Register for our free seminars at events@sageclinic.com

Location: Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace, Fireside Room

Learn more at sageclinic.com/events or view their newsletter on this topic here.

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

Empower the Drive May 14

Empower the Drive Health Education Series happens on the second Thursday of every month. Join us for talks, health education, seminars, freebies, discounts, and more!

Designed to empower you and your family to live better now.

$10 at the door includes:

  • Experiential therapies
  • Free recipes and products
  • Discounts
  • Health Packages
  • Special offers on lab testing

Empower the Drive – Health Education Series Presents:

Empower Month of May: Celebrating Women’s Health & Naturopathic Medicine Week

When: Thursday May 14, 6-7:00pm

Location: Empower Health Clinic

#208-2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4C1

Contact: 604.336.2844

Temporary Crash or Permanent Vacation?

Identifying hormonal imbalances, and demystifying current therapies

with Dr. Rae St. Arnault, ND

PMS – A Survival Guide

One Woman’s Journey to the Centre of her Uterus!

with Helen Loshny, MA RTC

Armour Yourself with JOY

Exploring the Greatest Feminine Treasure

with Ela Rezmer, MA

Registration: empw.ca/empowerthedrive
Contact: 604.336.2844

Empower Health

Empower Health is a truly integrated healthcare approach that works with you—providing exactly the right solutions, tools, programs and expertise you need. It’s healthcare in the present, a multi-disciplinary healthcare model you can see, feel and experience. And it’s just what you’ve been yearning for.

 

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!

Free Events in Abbotsford for BC Naturopathic Medicine Week

Abbotsford

Dr Christina Coloma, ND is hosting free talks at Abby Naturopath Clinic on May 13, 14, 16 and 17 for Naturopathic Medicine Week.

Feel Great! Lose the Weight!
Free lecture on weight loss.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday May 13, and 14 at 6PM
Where: 2888 Gardner Court.
Call to reserve your seat. 604-556-4596 or email: abbynaturopath@gmail.com.
Raising a Healthy Child
Attention all moms!  Free lecture on Raising a Healthy Child.  What to do when your child gets sick.
When: Friday and Saturday May 16, 17 at 11 AM
Where: 2888 Gardner Court.
Call to reserve your seat. 604-556-4596 or email: abbynaturopath@gmail.com.
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Cristina M Coloma, ND
Abby Naturopathic Clinic
2888 Gardner Court
Abbotsford, BC Canada V2T 5H9

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!

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.

Two Free Seminars Kerrisdale Vancouver

In honour of Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Lani Nykilchuk is hosting two free seminars, which will take place at her Kerrisdale clinic.

Herbal tea, healthy snacks and recipes for you to try at home will be provided.

Limited to 15 spaces: it’s a cozy space so book your spot soon!

Registration can be done by emailing or phoning Kerrisdale Chiropractic, Naturopathic & Massage.

email: info@drlani.ca

phone: 604-261-1540

The Digestive System: The foundation of overall health

Come join Dr. Lani to learn about factors that can cause your digestive system to derail and simple ways to get your gastro-intestinal tract back on track.

Tuesday, May 8th from 6:30-7:30pm

Hormone Help: Natural options to regaining hormone balance

Come join Dr. Lani to learn about hormone health. She will be discussing the symptoms of hormone imbalances, and demystifying the options for testing and treatment.

Thursday, May 10th from 6:30-7:30pm


Kerrisdale Chiropractic, Naturopathic & Massage
200-2025 West 42nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
604-261-1540
www.drlani.ca

Find out about more Vancouver events here.

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

Three Free Seminars, Gaia Garden Vancouver BC

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week in BC, Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary is hosting 3 nights of lectures from local naturopaths.

Space limited to 20 people, so make sure you call 604 734 4372 to RSVP.

Healthy Breasts

Join for a discussion on lifestyle, nutritional and botanical advice for optimum breast health. – Get to know your breasts and hormonal links to breast cancer.

May 7, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Dr. Jordana Aziz, ND

Stressed, Wired, or Tired?

This presentation will discuss how to identify different types of stress profiles, so that you can understand how stress management using botanical medicines can be personally tailored just for you. Come to this complimentary presentation to regain your sense of calm, zest, focus and energy!

May 8, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Dr. Melanie Deschatelets, ND

Role of Hormones

Most people are unaware of the full effects that hormones can have on the body; there are so many facts that the women out there today should know, but don’t! During this enticing one- hour lecture, Dr. Seema Kanwal and Dr. Rishi Verma will explain the role of hormones. They will also shed some light on the connection between your response to fitness, nutrition and menopause.

May 9, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Dr. Seema Kanwal and Dr. Rishi Verma


Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary
2672 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
604-734-4372
gaiagarden.com

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