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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.

 

IMG_2994Movie Nights

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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Senior’s Health Fair May 8

Doctor Raj Jheeta will be hosting a Senior’s Health Fair at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond .

Location: 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC

Join him on May the 8th from 10m am to 2pm to learn more about naturopathic medicine.

He will also be promoting his new book called the The Doctor of the Future Is Here.

Call 604- 278-1241 ext 6676 for more information.

Doctor Jheeta ND

Visit www.drjheeta.com for more info.

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

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.

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

 

Free Events Vancouver BC – Naturopathic Medicine Week

Doctor’s Choice Nutrition answers the question…

Naturopathic Medicine: What exactly is it?

Dr. Martha Reid of Doctor’s Choice nutrition will host a free public seminar on Wednesday, May 14th, from 6-7 pm, titled: Naturopathic Medicine: What exactly is it?

When: Wednesday, May 14th, from 6-7 pm

Where: 1190 Thurlow Street, Vancouver. V6E 1X3

Directions:  On the corner of Davie and Thurlow streets, beside the Starbucks and 1 block south of St. Paul’s Hospital

Register: 604-688-1169 – interested participants should call the clinic to register ahead of time.  Of course, the event is free, but space is limited.


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1190 Thurlow Street Vancouver BC

604-688-1169

Dr. Martha Reid holds free events at her clinic in Vancouver’s West End the last Wednesday of every month.


Vitalia Health Care Inc. offers…

Free Services During Naturopathic Medicine Week

Vitalia Health Care Inc. is offering the following services FREE for Naturopathic Medicine Week! Call us at 604-566-9355 to book your appointment or visit us at www.vitaliahealthcare.ca.

  1. Our BIO-IMPEDENCE ANALYSIS ($40 Value) shows your measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass……… an integral part of your 15 minutes health / nutrition assessment!  

You will also learn:

  • How toxic your body is
  • If you are drinking enough water
  • How many calories you are burning in a day
  • Your real age vs. your chronological age
  • If you are burning fat or muscle
  • How healthy your cells are
  1. Find out information about your heart’s health!  The Acoustic Cardiograph ($65 Value) is a 15 minute, non-invasive test that analyzes sound waves in your heart and can suggest to the doctor:
  • Whether your muscle function is optimal
  • If your body’s chemistry is balanced
  • If there are possible nutritional imbalances or deficiencies in your body

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Vitalia Health Care Inc.

The Regent Medical Building Suite 460
2184 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2E1

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.
Dr Coloma ND

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Abby Naturopathic Clinic
2888 Gardner Court
Abbotsford, BC Canada V2T 5H9