Come join your fellow professionals for a movie night to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week at Oliver Woods Community Centre in Nanaimo on May 12th for a screening of the film THE WIDOWMAKER. #NatMedWeek
Location: Oliver Woods Community Centre, 6000 Oliver Rd, Nanaimo BC
For more information, visit the Facebook Event.
*Note the poster below lists the date incorrectly as May 14 – this movie night is no Thursday May 12.
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.
The Gut-Brain Connection
Join Dr Olisa Mak, ND of Vancouver clinic Inspirit Health on Tuesday, April 12 for a free talk about the gut-brain connection at the Sina Pharmacy.
Location: Sina Pharmacy and Fresh Juice Cafe, 505 Smith Street Vancouver BC
Dr Olisa Mak, ND
220 – 997 Seymour Street
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace, Fireside Room
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!
*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.
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.
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.
Proceeds from both events went to the Family Naturopathic Clinic in Victoria, a naturopathic teaching clinic providing free care to young low income families since 2007.
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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Doctors 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.
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
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.
Our World. Our Health. Our Doctors.
A successful week! Looking forward to next year!
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.
Come meet the Naturopathic Doctors at Qi Integrated Health.
Dr. Joanna Rosenfeld ND and Dr. Erica Kubanek ND
We are offering free mineral testing and a presentation and workshop on stress and how it impacts your health.
Date & Time: Wednesday May 13, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Qi Integrated Health
1764 West 7th Ave, Vancouver BC V6J 5A3
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
- 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
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
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.
BC Naturopathic Association
2238 Pine Street
Vancouver, BC, V6J 5G4
Phone Toll-Free 1-800-277-1128