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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

 

Free Testing and Acupuncture May 16

Saturday, May 16

Dr Juan Rohon, ND and Dr Jane Rohon O’Halloran, ND are offering:

  • free body composition testing (using bioimpedance technology ) to measure % lean mass, fluid compartments and body fat
  • mini chair acupuncture treatments in a group setting

Call to book your spot: 250-384-9694

Fairfield Health and Wellness Clinic

1255 Fairfield Road in Victoria, BC.

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!

BC Naturopathic Medicine Week 2014

Has it been a year already?

Another Naturopathic Medicine Week is just around the corner and we will be announcing many exciting events across British Columbia.

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week, the BCNA is hosting three special film screenings of GMO OMG, the cutting edge documentary about genetic modification and the global food supply.

  • Kelowna, May 13, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, 7 p.m. Buy Tickets
  • Victoria, May 13, Cinecenta, UVIC, 3800 Finnerty Rd., 7 p.m. Buy Tickets
  • Richmond, May 14, Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, 6:00 p.m. Buy Tickets

For events in other provinces, check out the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors site.


For a full listing of our events, check out our BCNMW 2014 page.

Naturopathic Medicine Week is an annual, national event, which focuses on wellness, disease prevention and patient-focussed primary care. Join us at this unique fund raiser in support of the Family Naturopathic Clinic, a Victoria charity which supports low-income families with complementary medical care and nutritional advice, at no cost.

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!).

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).

Victoria Events – Open House

Join Doctor Kellie Ferguson at Koru Health Centre on May 11, 2012 to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week. There will be lots of gluten and casein free local products for tasting, free tongue and pulse diagnoses with our acupuncturist and demo’s by our RMT.

Date: May 11, 2012

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm


Koru Natural Health Centre
103 -3581 Shelbourne Street
Victoria BC
(250) 598-3718

www.koruhealth.com

Check out all of the events in Victoria here.

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

3 More Free Events in Victoria BC

Free Arterial Stiffness Tests at Evergreen Wellness

Dr. Peter Yam invites you to set up your appointment now for a free Arterial Stiffness Test during Naturopathic Medicine Week. Call the doctor’s office at 250-881-7800 to set up your appointment (office hours are 9:00 – 5:00pm Monday to Friday).

What is an Arterial Stiffness Index (ASI) Test?

If arteries are non-flexible or hardened, the heart has to work much harder in order to push the blood through the partially occluded vessels.  These blockages and the extra strain on the heart are root causes of cardiovascular (CV) disease. The ASI is a quick way to determine whether your blood vessels have lost their elasticity and flexibility. The higher the ASI, the more likely you are to have hardening of the arteries.

Special Instructions: By appointment only. Please wear a loose-fitting t-shirt or shirt for this test.

Evergreen Wellness
1752 Blair Ave. Victoria, BC
250-881-7800
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Open House at Victoria Centre For Natural Health

Dr. Kulwinder Sraw, ND and Dr. Lisa Lau, ND invite you to an open house on May 7, 2012 4:00 – 6:00pm, which will include refreshments and door prizes.

Throughout Naturopathic Medicine Week
-15 minute complimentary meet the doctor sessions
-free blood typing test with initial visit
-blood pressure checks
-body composition testing by BIA (bioimpedence analysis)

Victoria Centre For Natural Health
410 – 1105 Pandora Ave
Victoria, BC
250-475-1700
victoriacentrefornaturalhealth.com


Free Blood Type Testing at Dr. Penny’s Clinic

Dr. Penny Seth-Smith invites you to her clinic for free blood typing on May 9, 2012 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Drop-in (no registration required).

Note: Dr. Penny Seth-Smith is also offering free blood typing at Ingredients Health Food Store and Café on May 13th. Event details here.

Dr. Penny’s Clinic
2518 Blackwood Street
Victoria, B.C.
250-361-9888
naturaldoctor.ca


More Victoria events here.

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

BC Naturopathic Medicine Week: Open Houses and Free Lectures in Victoria

In Celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week, the Vancouver Island Naturopathic clinic invites you to drop-in to one of their Open Houses or register for one of their Free Lectures, May 7-12, 2012.

Open Houses

Receive a tour of the clinic, meet the Naturopathic Physicians, Clinical Counselors, Registered Massage Therapists and Acupuncturist- and receive a Wellness Gift and an entry into the draw for a chance to win our “Naturopathic Health Door Prize”.

Schedule:

Mon, May 7 & Wed May 9 & Thurs May10: 4-6 pm

Tues, May 8 & Fri, May 11 & Sat May 12: 12-2 pm

Definition of Naturopathy

Lecture Series

Cost: Free.

Registration: Contact reception @ (250) 881-1806.

Adrenal Fatigue: From Tired to Inspired

Date/Time: Monday, May 07, 2012 from 8:15-8:45pm

Presenter: Dr. Shalini Hitkari, ND

Food allergies: Is What You’re Eating Making You Sick?

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 5:15-5:45pm

Presenter: Dr. Katarine Holewa, ND

Am I in Menopause and What Can I do?

Date/Time: Friday, May 11, 2012 from 5:15-5:45pm

Presenter: Dr. Natasha Montroy, ND


Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic Inc.
Suite 204-4480 West Saanich Road
Victoria, B.C.  V8Z 3E9
(Royal Oak Shopping Centre above Life Labs)
*entrance around back next to Vision 2000
Phone: (250) 881-1806

See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar.