Across the country naturopathic doctors celebrated Naturopathic Medicine Week this May with free lectures, consults, clinic open houses and many more events.

In BC, doctors in Richmond hosted a screening of Hungry for Change, a documentary about making health food choices from the people who brought us Food Matters: You Are What You Eat.  Over 100 local residents attended.  Following the screening a panel discussion with local NDs Neetu Dhiman, Martin Kwok, Jeffrey Lee, Carin Matsushita and Leila Sahabi considered questions on diet, nutrition and overall health.

Free consults were available from doctors in Vancouver (Jennifer Luis), Langley (Andrea Ezebuiro, Mirjana Baspaly), Kelowna (Brett Phillips).

Free testing was available from doctors in Campbell River (Ingrid Pincott), Victoria (Penny Seth Smith), and during the week at the teaching college, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM)Dr. Martha Reid in Vancouver had an open house with free testing and demonstrations.

Many doctors offered lectures, in their community and/or at their clinic.  These included doctors in Victoria (Penny Seth Smith), Vancouver (Jordana Aziz, Briana Peddle, Lani Nykilchuk) and Anmore (Mirjana Baspaly).

In White Rock, Drs. Taryn Deane and Matthew Greenwood hosted a BBQ.

And at the Boucher Institute, Western Canada’s only accredited naturopathic college, many people turned out for their annual Open House focused on men’s medicine.

(Pictured above: Drs. Jeffrey Lee and Leila Sahabi during the panel discussion at the Richmond screening of Hungry for Change.)