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Food Additives – Are They Harming Your Child’s Brain?

As September begins and we as parents rush around in the blur of back to school, it is important to think about ways we can set our kids up for success for the coming school year. Making sure that our kids receive proper nutrition is crucial to their health but also their learning and
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Reset Your Hormones This Summer

With the beautiful weather we have been having in Vancouver, it’s easy to reach for another scoop of ice cream or glass of wine – why not? You’re on vacation, and if not, you are covering for someone else’s vacation. With all of the chances to indulge, summer is a great time to reset
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Radio Interview with Dr Cathryn Coe

In a recent interview naturopathic doctor Cathryn Coe had the opportunity to describe how she was inspired to become a naturopathic doctor and why she decided to open her own clinic on Empire Radio. Dr. Coe opened the  first boutique-style clinic on the North Shore: a naturopathic cli
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Healing broken bones – Dr. Sarah Wulkan, ND

It happened and it was rather silly. My heel was caught in a stair, my ankle was inverted….crack! I fractured a bone in my foot. I usually run 4 to 5 times per week and enjoy playing tennis with friends so adjusting to this cast is a humbling experience. My motivation to heal th
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We are pleased to now offer counselling services….

Marine Drive Naturopathic Clinic is pleased to now offer counseling services with Dr. Vibeke Vaerum, Ph.D., Clinical Counselor. Dr. Vaerum is offering an introductory rate until the end of April for new clients to her practice. Please note that Dr. Vaerum will conduct a 15 minute phon
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Experiencing Mindfulness Meditation – Dr. Vibeke Vaerum, Ph.D.

I had the pleasure of speaking on mindfulness meditation at Capilano University recently.  Staff and students were curious, engaged, and willing to participate in guided meditations.  I will share a small part of my talk here.   Let us start by talking about every day irritations
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Men’s Emotional Health – Michael Cruickshanks, Certified Bodytalk Practitioner

Men’s Emotional Health Submitted by: Michael Cruickshanks, CBP (Certified Bodytalk Practitioner) What does it mean to be healthy? If you have physical health, are you healthy?  If you have emotional health, are you healthy?  What does emotional health mean?  How is emotional health in
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Poor sleep? Your hormones may be to blame….

Lights out, restful sleep, wake refreshed and repeat. The cycle of a good night sleep is not a reality for many individuals. Difficulty staying asleep, falling asleep, or both negatively impacts our health in many ways. During the night, hormones such as melatonin are released, which
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Wondering about your neurotransmitter levels?

Neurotransmitters are chemicals produced by the brain that elicit certain movements, functions or feelings. Neurotransmitters perform specific functions that allow for such things as movement, memory, mood, learning, appetite, and pain perception. Marine Drive Naturopathic clinic is p
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A New Brain for 2016

January 4th, 2016 A New Brain for 2016 I hope this blog post finds you all well, having enjoyed the holiday season and ready to take on a new year. January is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and so I thought it appropriate to speak about this subject.  Alzheimer’s currently affects approx
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