Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

Across the province, patients undergoing standard cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, are seeking out naturopathic doctors (NDs) for adjunctive care.  Many of the immune-supporting therapies NDs provide can help patients recover from cancer treatment faster and support overall health.  Commonly called “adjunctive” cancer therapy, NDs focus on decreasing negative side effects of conventional treatment; balancing a patient’s immune system; and providing concrete strategies for cancer prevention and health maintenance.

The protocols and therapies NDs employ may include botanical medicine (herbs, plants and plant extracts), clinical nutrition (using nutrition not to simply modify diet but prevent disease and improve overall health), as well as physical modalities, Asian medicine, homeopathy and counselling.  Some NDs work closely with oncologists and others in the cancer community to facilitate patient care.

However, navigating the diverse range of adjunctive cancer care available can be daunting.  Fortunately, BCNA member Dr. Neil McKinney has published the second edition of his Naturopathic Oncology: An encyclopedic guide for patients and physicians.  Dr. McKinney’s book has proven to be a very popular and practical guide to clinical success with cancer treatments.  His revised edition adds new therapies, refinements of protocols, expanded references and builds on his personal expertise focused on cancer care and advanced scholarship.  The comprehensive text outlines very detailed protocols to integrate support for surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and targeted adjunctive therapies.  It also goes into all the leading naturopathic medicines for a wide range of cancers, for complications and co-morbidities, as well as cancer emergencies.  Doctors find it a practical resource, as well as providing detailed information on mechanisms of action, scientific references and examples of protocols that have actually worked with cancer patients.  But while it is a succinct handbook for practicing clinicians, it’s also a useful resource for patients who are looking for qualitative information on alternatives and support to standard medical care, and a better understanding of the options available outside of common treatments.


Naturopathic Oncology: An encyclopedic guide for patients and physicians

by Dr. Neil McKinney

drneilmckinney.ca

Tel. 888-722-4401

ISBN# 978-1-894953-98-6

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!

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.

Herbal Health Salon in Vancouver – Free Event

Herbal Health Salon

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week, join Dr. Marisa Marciano on Thursday May 10th at YYoga Flow Wellness for an evening of tasting, teaching and enjoying the power of herbal medicine.

In the traditional sense, this salon will be a gathering aimed both “to please and to educate” like-minded participants to increase their knowledge of plant medicines through casual conversation in a fun and relaxing environment.

The study of herbal medicine is both healing and transformative. Though one of mankind’s oldest forms of medicine, it has been experiencing a rebirth due to its limitless life enhancing qualities.

What you will gain from this gathering is an overview of the possibilities of plant medicine, and an appreciation for the many gifts therein.

In addition, participants will:

-Learn the basic principles of medical herbalism and how it can benefit you.
-Taste and sample various herbs in tea, liquid and food form
-Understand the methods for making herbal medicines from home
-Familiarize yourself with herbs which are most useful for a variety of health conditions

May 10, 2012 6:00 – 8:00pm

Space is limited so book soon to reserve your spot!

To register call 604-355-7106


Dr. Marisa Marciano
YYoga Flow Wellness
888 Burrard St, Second Floor, Room 4
Vancouver, BC
604-355-7106
www.doctormarciano.com

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

Free Doctor Visits, Seminars – Whole Foods

May 7, 2012 Whole Foods Markets in BC

Whole Foods locations in BC are participating in BC Naturopathic Medicine Week. Visit a participating Whole Foods to sign up for a free visit with a naturopathic doctor or stop by on May 7th and attend a free seminar.

customer service deskFree Doctor Visits

Register at Customer Service for a free 15 minute visit with a naturopathic physician between 4:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, May 7 2012. Click on the locations below for more details and a map.

Whole Foods – Cambie
4:00 – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm May 7, 2012

Whole Foods – Park Royal 
4:00 – 6:00pm, 7:00 – 8:00pm May 7, 2012

Healthy Talks at Whole Foods

Benefits of Different Detoxes
5:00 – 5:30pm, May 7 2012
Dr. Rida Wang, ND and Dr. Sanjay Mohan Ram, ND
Whole Foods – Cambie

Skinny, Happy, and Healthy Hormones
6:00 – 6:30pm, May 7 2012
Dr. Jordan Atkinson, ND
Whole Foods – Park Royal


West Vancouver Wellness Centre
#103-565 17th Street,
West Vancouver, BC
604.925.2560
westvanwellness.com

Crossroads Clinics
350 – 507 West Broadway Avenue
Vancouver, BC
604-568-6899
crossroadsnaturopathic.com

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