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


Sinclair Centre May 11-15

Meet Sinclair Centre’s Only Naturopathic Doctors at the Atrium between 11-­ 1pm

Dr. Aaron VanGaver and Dr. Giselle Lefebvre ND

Round table discussion from 11:30­ – 12:30 pm
Q&A to follow

All Week Long: ­ Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday

  • MONDAY: ­How to pick up the pep to quick start the week ­ learn more about your stress hormones, how to test and treat
  • TUESDAY: ­ Food and Mood ­ learn more about the brain gut connection
  • WEDNESDAY: ­ Quit those habits ­ learn more about smoking cessation, weight loss support
  • THURSDAY: ­ Allergies ­ learn more about how to deal your allergies
  • FRIDAY: ­ Learn about how IV vitamins can help you Come ask us about your health concerns.


  • Do you direct bill for extended health insurance plans?​​ Yes, we have started to use Telus e­claims billing system, which allows us to bill directly for most extended health plans. You only pay your co­pay, let your insurance pay directly for the rest.
  • I sometimes have to go to a walk in clinic to get testing or to get a prescription, is this something you can do?​ I​n fact, we have had a number of our patients that do not have a family doctor, use us for their acute care questions. For example, why wait in a waiting room to see someone for a sore throat, or a nagging cough ­ when you could book in and be seen “on time”. Naturopathic doctors were granted prescription privileges 6 years ago ­ and we have been able to help our patients get the medicines they need more efficiently in some cases.
  • I’m not sure if I need to see a naturopathic doctor, how will I know if I need to see you? ​This is a great question, I would say everyone could use a naturopathic doctor in their “health team”. There is no replacement for your MD, if you have one, ­ but seeking care from a naturopathic doctor will provide you with some other benefits such as the length of time we spend with you in our visits. If you are unsure if seeing a naturopathic doctor is right for you, please book in for one of our complimentary “meet and greets.” ­

Complimentary Visits

Both Dr. Lefebvre and myself (Dr. Van Gaver) have a few blocks off each week reserved for individuals looking to see if naturopathic medicine may be a good fit, please contact us through our website to set up an appointment.

Dr. Aaron VanGaver and Dr. Giselle Lefebvre ND

Contact the doctors at 604-629-1120.

Giselle Lefebvre, is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a trained Doula, Healthy Breast Educator and a passionate advocate of enjoying what you got.

Aaron Van Gaver will coach you to maximum wellness and a healthy lifestyle that includes optimum balancing of hormonal health for both women and men.For further information about the services Dr Van Gaver offers, please check out

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

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)


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

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.


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.












Offical Recognition in Kelowna

The mayor of Kelowna officially recognized naturopathic medicine week this year:

























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!

Victoria BC Lyme Awareness

Let’s Talk About Lyme

Join Dr. Jasmine Wong of the Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic Inc. at this event, which will include children’s activities, displays, videos, and a chance to talk to naturopathic physicians as well as other health practitioners.

When: Saturday May 10 Noon – 3:00pm

Where: 1335 Thurlow Road Victoria BC (see poster for details).
Lyme Victoria BC

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.

Doctors Choice Nutrition VancouverDoctor’s Choice Nutrition

1190 Thurlow Street Vancouver BC


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

  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



Vitalia Health Care Inc.

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

BC Naturopathic Doctors Need Your Help

In 2008 the current Liberal government made a pledge to ensure that publicly funded and privately owned medical laboratories in BC were accessible to licensed naturopathic doctors.  Unfortunately, that pledge has not been acted on.

Please Ask the BC Government To Keep Their Promise

With an election on the horizon, and a recent cabinet shuffle, we are asking patients of naturopathic doctors across BC to write to the health minister and/or their MLA.

Write Your Local MLA or the Health Minister

Mailing Address:

Hon Dr Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Health
Room 346, Parliament Buildings
Victoria  BC  V8V 1X4

Sample Letter:

Dear Minister,

I value the health care I receive from my naturopathic doctor (ND).  I am investing in my own health and expect my ND to be able to practice to the full extent of their education, training and expertise.  Unfortunately, arbitrary barriers in this province prevent my ND from having access to diagnostic tests. My taxes fund BC labs but my competent primary care provider cannot access them. This is not in my interest nor in the public interest—and it costs your government money.

In the 2008 Throne Speech, your government promised to remove barriers to NDs accessing labs but after several years this problem still has not been resolved. As we near the next election, your government has an opportunity to keep its promise, improve health care for all British Columbians and save health dollars.

Please advise me that you will keep your promise and that your government will act upon this Throne Speech commitment.

How You Can Help

Find Your MLA: you can find your local MLA at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia website The site lists MLA mailing addresses and email addresses. There is also a contact form at you can use to send them a message. Handwritten letters have the most impact (but an email is fine too!).

Thank You!

Please share this message and ask your network to show their support, too (click the green share button to the left of this article).

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

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

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

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
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

7155 Kingsway
604 525 8777

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!

Free 15 Minute Consults Vancouver

During Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Jennifer Luis is offering free 15 minute visits at the Downtown Wellness Centre.

Call now to make your appointment

Telephone: 604-687-5712

Dates: May 7 – 11, 2012

Downtown Wellness Centre Vancouver BC Downtown Wellness Centre
605 – 1200 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC


For a complete list of free doctors visits offered in Vancouver and throughout BC, please visit here.

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