Health Fusion 2013

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors presents Health Fusion 2013.

From June 7-9, 2013, in Ottawa, Canada, CAND presents Doctors Connect: The Integrative Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Conditions.

Canada Health Fusion 2013

The conference will host licensed health care professionals and students as they come together to explore key research and findings on the topic of assessment, diagnosis and treatment options for chronic inflammatory conditions.

Interactive breakout sessions will take place over the three-day conference outlining topics such as, Exploring the Frontiers of Inflammation: newly discovered triggers of the inflammatory response, presented by Dr. David Lescheid, PhD, ND, The Role of Herbs in Pain Management for Common Chronic Disorders, presented by Kerry Bone, B.Sc, Dip Phyto, and An Integrative Solution to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, presented by Dr. Neil McKinney, ND, among many other presentations.

Inflammation

In accordance with the conference, Dr. Brian Goldman, M.D. will be presenting at a public event Friday evening called Your Body Your Choice, on the topic of becoming an informed healthcare consumer.
Dr. Goldman, MD, Mount Sinai ER Doctor, Medical Watchdog, Author and CBC Radio Host, with “The Straight Goods on Your Health Care”, will discuss chronic conditions and the challenges the current health care system has in dealing with chronic disease.

Your Body Your Choice

He will address a preventative approach to wellness, highlighting how to personalize care and engage in disease prevention, discussing how Naturopathic Doctors are improving the health of Canadians and providing support educating and maintaining health and wellness.

While the conference and aforementioned public event takes place in Ottawa, we are writing about it to highlight the national scope of education and practice of Naturopathic Medicine.

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Having just seen the completion of Naturopathic Medicine week May 6-12, 2013, Health Fusion 2013 is timely in supporting the momentum of Naturopathic treatment education.

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We believe in wellness education and empowering families to take action and prevention in their wellness, living long, happy healthy lives.

For more information on the issues facing Canada’s medical profession read Dr. Brian Goldman’s book, The Night Shift.

For more information on Naturopathic Medicine and a holistic approach to wellness visit our Facebook and Twitter accounts!

Shopping Calgary’s Farmers’ Markets

It’s Farmers’ Market Season – Almost

Calgary Farmers Market

It’s late April in Calgary, which means most Calgarians are grumbling about the figment of warm weather.

Despite the off and on snow we have been experiencing for the past few weeks, we are undeniably closing in on warmer temperatures, which ties hand in hand with the opening of many of Calgary’s seasonal farmers’ markets.

Calgary local food farmers market

Why are Farmers’ Markets important to us at Docere Wellness Centre?

There is more than one answer to that question.

Community

Farmers’ markets are a great way to participate in community. We all need a sense of community to feel a connection to the place we live and farmers’ markets are a great way to get to know the people behind the products you will grow to love.

Farmers Market Alberta Local

Local Business

It’s important to support local business! Let’s face it, we vote with our dollar. Demand is what causes production and the more we support products we believe in the more readily available they will become. This is really important for products that are good for the environment. Also, keeping dollars in the hands of people who live in Calgary supports our local economy.

Local Food Calgary Farmers Market

Quality

Many of the products you see at farmers’ markets are organic and locally grown. Many meat products are free range and antibiotic free = happier animals and products that are better for your family’s health!

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It’s Fun

Farmers’ markets are fun! There is great people watching, yummy food vendors to grab a snack from, and often entertainment like musicians or face painters.  It’s a nice way to spend an afternoon with the family.

We have many year round farmers’ markets in Calgary including the Calgary Farmers’ Market, recently expanded Crossroads Farmers’ Market, Kingsland Farmers’ Market, and Parkdale Community Association Farmers’ Market.

Calgary Farmers' Market 2013

From late May to October, Calgary’s seasonal farmers’ markets are plentiful including: Hillhurst Sunnyside Market and Airdrie Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays, the Blackfoot Farmers’ Market on weekends and the Millarville Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, just outside city limits. There is also the brand new, centrally located, Inglewood and Ramsay Farmers’ Market.

For a complete list of locations and hours of operations visit Avenue magazine’s blog post, http://www.avenuecalgary.com/articles/calgary-and-area-farmers-markets-the-list.

Warmer temperatures bring with it a greater variety of local produce available. Take a look at the awesome list Calgary Farmers’ Market posted to see what will be in season when:

Calgary Seasonal Food list Farmers' Market

Image courtesy of http://www.calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/seasons

Do you have a favourite product you purchase from a farmers’ market? Share with us!

And have a nice day!

An Easter fit for the Family, while keeping the family fit

Easter is a time of celebration; whether your family is celebrating the religious holiday or the spring-break time off, it is a time where family and friends come together.

Healthy easter cooking

Like many holidays, Easter is associated with food – (at least this was true for my family. Anytime we get together to celebrate it revolved around what we were eating).

These days, with so many food sensitivities, overall health concerns, and environmental awareness, how can this year’s Easter meal planning be fun, festive and food-friendly for all types of diets?

We have compiled a list of recipes and tips from various blog sources to help you plan a healthier Easter. Take a look …

healthy Easter recipies food feast

The Hunt is on

Growing up, my family loved planning an Easter egg hunt. The upside: it’s a really fun activity. The down-side: the prizes are often not the healthiest choices.

What is an alternative to the traditional foil-wrapped eggs?
Healthy easter alternatives

  1. Scavenger hunt for prizes! Perhaps the hidden treasures are games or movie vouchers or simply clues leading to one prize at the end?
  2. Love the chocolate egg hunt? Check out this recipe for Raw chocolate Easter Eggs. Wrap them up and hide them just like traditional foil wrapped eggs.

Easter Crafts

While hunting for healthy Easter recipes I came across these adorable craft ideas … and they’re edibleBest healthy easter food

  1. Make your own unique Easter picture using various fruit slices:   
  2. Easter Eggs … Hahaha, this is a spin on the traditional
  3. Watermelon Carving: Ok this one might not be a time-saver, but it sure is impressive:

Delicious Desserts to Dive Into (sans sugar and wheat) 

This website has a plethora of dessert options that are “skinny, clean, gluten free, vegan, no-bake, low carb, high protein, no sugar and more…” Check it out www.damyhealth.com

And here is another great resource from Eatingwell.com.

Healthy easter cooking ideas

Finally, below are some tips c/o Amelia Burton’s blog, where she writes a survival guide for Easter weekend!

  1. Save a treat for Easter Sunday
  2. Exercise in the morning
  3. Limit alcohol
  4. Sharing is caring
  5. Eggs for breakfast
  6. No white chocolate
  7. Practice your willpower
  8. Indulge in ‘good’ fats
  9. Limit the meat intake

For a full break down of each category visit her post at http://ameliaburton.com.au/2012/04/a-healthy-easter-survival-guide.html.

Does your family have an awesome tradition you would like to share? Give us a shout on our Facebook or Twitter!

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

 

Naturopathic Medicine Week – May 7-13, 2012

Have you ever wondered about how Naturopathic Medicine could help your family live a healthier more enjoyable life?

Naturopathic Medicine

For the week of May 7-13 Naturopathic doctors across the country will be participating in Naturopathic Medicine Week.

Ever year ND’s take time out of their practices to help teach their communities about Naturopathic Medicine, a natural preventative approach to health and wellbeing, by hosting free events.

YOU’RE INVITED! 

When:              May 11th 2-5 pm

Where:            Docere Wellness Centre

                              15, 7750 Ranchview Drive NW

                              Calgary, AB  T3G 1Y9

 

Docere Wellness Centre is pleased to host an open house on Friday, May 11th. From 2-5 pm both Dr. Meghji and Dr. Berrett will provide free services to educate about Naturopathic Medicine.

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ENJOY FREE SERVICES!

  • Try acupuncture
  • Get your blood type taken,
  • Get your blood sugar tested,
  • Get your blood pressure checked,
  • Have a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis

… All complimentary! There will also be tasty snacks.

THE FEATURE PRESENTATION: Maybe this time you can’t walk it off

Dr. Meghji and Dr. Berrett will be giving a presentation on managing pain; acute, chronic or elusive.

Not from Calgary but interested in participating in an event for Naturopathic medicine week? Visit the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, for an event listing near you! http://www.cand.ca/Naturopathic_Medicine_Week.nmw.0.html?&L=0

Visit our website for more information about the services offered at Docere Wellness Centre.

If you have any further questions about naturopathic medicine call us today at 403-452-6262 or join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.