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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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Free Consults and B12 Injections May 11-17

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.

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Open House May 13

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

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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.

 

Open House May 16

Curious to see what all the buzz is about? Bring your questions and your friends and drop by our Clinic Open House on Saturday, May 16th from 1-4pm. We look forward to meeting you!

Clinic Open House

with Dr. Martha Reid, ND

Saturday, May 16th, 1-4 pm

(no registration required)

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Doctors’ Choice Nutrition Naturopathic Clinic is a naturopathic family medical practice owned and operated by Dr. Martha Reid, ND. Housed in a gorgeous heritage building in the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant West End, the clinic is the perfect place to unwind and seek naturopathic care.

Dr. Reid is extensively trained in clinical and laboratory diagnoses, physical medicine, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and lifestyle counselling. This comprehensive training enables her to effectively treat the full spectrum of medical conditions from acute to chronic ailments (see below for a list of commonly treated conditions).

1190 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, BC (down the street from St. Paul’s Hospital)

T 604-688-1169

Merchants of Doubt Movie Nights May 13 and 14

The British Columbia Naturopathic Association is hosting two screenings of Merchants of Doubt: In Victoria on May 13 and Vancouver on May 14. Doors open at 6:30pm. Movie at 7:00pm

Our movie nights have sold out in the past, so get your tickets now:

Merchants of Doubt – May 13, 2105 Victoria BC

Merchants of Doubt – May 14, 2015 Vancouver BC

Women’s Health Forum May 9

Dr. Andrea Rayburn ND and Dr. Ingrid Pincott ND are offering a Women’s Health Forum for all ages.

Topics to include Peri-menopause and Menopause, Anxiety and Depression, as well as Prevention of Female Cancers.

Where: Campbell River Community Center (Lounge)

When: Saturday, May 9th, 10am-1pm

Sponsored by: Healthyway Natural Foods, Steiner Bakery, the BCNA

Door Prizes!

Entrance by donation with all proceeds to support the Campbell River Women’s Resource Center
For more information please contact: 250-286-3655 (Dr. Pincott) or 250-336-8349 (Dr. Rayburn)
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Dr. Andrea Rayburn

Dr. Rayburn is a general family medicine practitioner who welcomes patients of all levels of health. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, she works with her patients to educate them on how to become an active participant in their own health.

She can be reached at 250-336-8349 or drrayburnnd.com.

Dr. Ingrid Pincott

Dr. Pincott has been practicing naturopathic medicine since 1985 and is currently practicing in Campbell River.

She can be reached at (250) 286-3655 or www.DrPincott.com

Dr. Pincott Open House May 11-15

May 11-15th Dr. Pincott will be hosting an open house all week.

  • Monday, May 11th Carmen will be available from 9am – 3pm to offer free Candida testing.
  • Tuesday, May 12th Dr. Pincott will offer free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.
  • Gluten free snacks will be available every day during this week.

So come on down and check us out!

Dr. Ingrid Pincott

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Dr. Pincott has been practicing naturopathic medicine since 1985 and is currently practicing in Campbell River.

She can be reached at (250) 286-3655 or www.DrPincott.com

Alan Cassels Speaks at Merchants of Doubt Screening

Last year during Naturopathic Medicine Week, BCNA screened GMO OMG.  It was a documentary which considered what goes into food, what ingredients are modified, and the lack of transparency behind major corporations such as Monsanto.

Merchants of Doubt

This year, BCNA is screening Merchants of Doubt, a movie which 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.

This week, it has come to light that Monsanto has a whole department dedicated to nothing else except shooting down the scientists that discredit Monsanto product.

Merchants of Doubt exposes this trend towards news as corporate propaganda, and how it has an impact on our health and well-being.

Alan Cassels

Special screenings in Victoria and Vancouver during Naturopathic Medicine Week include special guest Alan Cassels.  Cassels is a health researcher at University of Victoria, an expert on the corporate interests which drive health headlines and, often, medical care.  He reports in his book Seeking Sickness that pharmaceutical companies sometimes put simple tests online with the goal of encouraging people to see their doctor to receive more tests. The ultimate objective is to sell more prescription drugs.

Buy Tickets Now

Please join us this May in Victoria, or Vancouver, for Merchants of Doubt.

  Tickets are only $10.  Proceeds to benefit the Family Naturopathic Clinic in Victoria.