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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 www.leg.bc.ca/mla/. The site lists MLA mailing addresses and email addresses. There is also a contact form at www.leg.bc.ca/mla/3-4.aspthat you can use to send them a message. Handwritten letters have the most impact (but an email is fine too!).

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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
info@agapenatural.com
www.agapenatural.com


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
info@agapenatural.com
www.agapenatural.com


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
info@agapenatural.com
www.agapenatural.com


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
Vancouver,BC
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

YYoga
7155 Kingsway
Burnaby,BC
604 525 8777
www.yyoga.ca


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
604-687-5712
downtownwellnesscentre.com

 

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.

Two Free Seminars Kerrisdale Vancouver

In honour of Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Lani Nykilchuk is hosting two free seminars, which will take place at her Kerrisdale clinic.

Herbal tea, healthy snacks and recipes for you to try at home will be provided.

Limited to 15 spaces: it’s a cozy space so book your spot soon!

Registration can be done by emailing or phoning Kerrisdale Chiropractic, Naturopathic & Massage.

email: info@drlani.ca

phone: 604-261-1540

The Digestive System: The foundation of overall health

Come join Dr. Lani to learn about factors that can cause your digestive system to derail and simple ways to get your gastro-intestinal tract back on track.

Tuesday, May 8th from 6:30-7:30pm

Hormone Help: Natural options to regaining hormone balance

Come join Dr. Lani to learn about hormone health. She will be discussing the symptoms of hormone imbalances, and demystifying the options for testing and treatment.

Thursday, May 10th from 6:30-7:30pm


Kerrisdale Chiropractic, Naturopathic & Massage
200-2025 West 42nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
604-261-1540
www.drlani.ca

Find out about more Vancouver events here.

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

Three Free Seminars, Gaia Garden Vancouver BC

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week in BC, Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary is hosting 3 nights of lectures from local naturopaths.

Space limited to 20 people, so make sure you call 604 734 4372 to RSVP.

Healthy Breasts

Join for a discussion on lifestyle, nutritional and botanical advice for optimum breast health. – Get to know your breasts and hormonal links to breast cancer.

May 7, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Dr. Jordana Aziz, ND

Stressed, Wired, or Tired?

This presentation will discuss how to identify different types of stress profiles, so that you can understand how stress management using botanical medicines can be personally tailored just for you. Come to this complimentary presentation to regain your sense of calm, zest, focus and energy!

May 8, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Dr. Melanie Deschatelets, ND

Role of Hormones

Most people are unaware of the full effects that hormones can have on the body; there are so many facts that the women out there today should know, but don’t! During this enticing one- hour lecture, Dr. Seema Kanwal and Dr. Rishi Verma will explain the role of hormones. They will also shed some light on the connection between your response to fitness, nutrition and menopause.

May 9, 2012
6:30 – 7:30pm
Dr. Seema Kanwal and Dr. Rishi Verma


Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary
2672 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
604-734-4372
gaiagarden.com

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

Free Doctor Visits, Seminars – Whole Foods

May 7, 2012 Whole Foods Markets in BC

Whole Foods locations in BC are participating in BC Naturopathic Medicine Week. Visit a participating Whole Foods to sign up for a free visit with a naturopathic doctor or stop by on May 7th and attend a free seminar.

customer service deskFree Doctor Visits

Register at Customer Service for a free 15 minute visit with a naturopathic physician between 4:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, May 7 2012. Click on the locations below for more details and a map.

Whole Foods – Cambie
4:00 – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm May 7, 2012

Whole Foods – Park Royal 
4:00 – 6:00pm, 7:00 – 8:00pm May 7, 2012

Healthy Talks at Whole Foods

Benefits of Different Detoxes
5:00 – 5:30pm, May 7 2012
Dr. Rida Wang, ND and Dr. Sanjay Mohan Ram, ND
Whole Foods – Cambie

Skinny, Happy, and Healthy Hormones
6:00 – 6:30pm, May 7 2012
Dr. Jordan Atkinson, ND
Whole Foods – Park Royal


West Vancouver Wellness Centre
#103-565 17th Street,
West Vancouver, BC
604.925.2560
westvanwellness.com

Crossroads Clinics
350 – 507 West Broadway Avenue
Vancouver, BC
604-568-6899
crossroadsnaturopathic.com

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