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Scarlett Cooper NatMedWeek Summer Pre Cleanses

Dr Scarlett Cooper on The Lynda Steele Show, CKNW 980 AM May 12

*The original time and date of this radio interview has been changed to Thursday May 12 at 2:45pm.

Tune in to listen to Dr. Scarlett Cooper ND of Bodhi Tree Wellness Centre on The Lynda Steele Show on CKNW 980 AM on May 9th.

NatMedWeek & Pre-Summer Cleanses Radio Show with Dr Scarlett Cooper ND

There will be two segments, one on Naturopathic Medicine Week (answering questions such as what is naturopathic medicine, what do naturopathic doctors do, etc), and another on Pre-Summer Cleanses.

Date and Time: Thursday May 12th, 2:45pm

Listen online at www.cknw.com/listen

 

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Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine Patient Appreciation Week New Westminster: May 9-15

Free Wellness Exams at Boucher!

Book a free wellness exam at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Available May 9-15 during #NatMedWeek.

Other promotions are:

  • Half off your visit if you refer a friend*
  • Referred friends receive a coupon for 4 visits at $99/each*
  • Prizes
  • Snacks and beverages

Call 604-540-2873 for an appointment.

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

435 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 5N8

Squamish Movie Night: May 10th

THE WIDOWMAKER

Come join your fellow professionals for a movie night to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week at Oliver Woods Community Centre in Squamish on May 10th for a screening of the film THE WIDOWMAKER. #NatMedWeek

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Squamish Adventure Centre, 38551 Loggers Lane

The event is hosted by :

  • Dr. Ashely Gordon
  • Dr. Jennifer Moss
  • Dr. Natasha Wrenshall
  • Dr. Dawn Gareau
  • Dr. Sal Meli.

Entry is by donation – $5 or a non-perishable food item for the Squamish Food Bank.

 

Squamish Movie Night

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.

Download the .pdf movie poster here.

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Movie Night in Nanaimo: May 12th

THE WIDOWMAKER

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

Time: 6:30pm

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.

Nanaimo Movie Night

 

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.

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

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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.

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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Half Price and Free Testing Options: May 16

Digestive disturbances? Tummy troubles? Wondering if you have “leaky gut”?
LEAKY GUT TEST & BLOOD TYPINGDr. Penny Seth-Smith in Victoria at Cook & Bay
Saturday May 16th 10-4 2015

Half price testing on site: $25. Bring small first morning urine sample.
Free blood typing on site too. See website for further directions.

Doctor Penny Seth-Smith

Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 7.30.25 PMAn Integrated, Holistic General Medical Practitioner for Adults, Children and Infants.

250.361.9888

 

Networking Luncheon: May 13

Let’s do Lunch

Networking Luncheon
Island Restaurant, Golden, BC
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 12 – 4pm

Guest Speaker ~ Dr. Erika Buckley-Strobel from Aqua Vitalis Naturopathic
“Nature’s Additions to your First Aid Kit”

Hosted by the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce

Please RSVP with menu selection
Questions? Call 250-344-7125