- Created on Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:34
With summer holidays fast approaching, we thought it might be a great time to share some summer reads as suggested by our staff, students and faculty.
- Power vs Force - David Hawkins
- Gift of Imperfection - Brene Brown
- The Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell
- When the Body Says No - Gabor Mate
- Wheat Belly - William Davis
- Kitchen Table - Wisdom - Rachel Naomi Remen
Suggested by: Lara Spector, ND (Cand.) 2014
- Finding Ultra - Rich Roll
- Hour Chef - Tim Ferriss
- Run - Matt Fitzgerald
- The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders - John E. Sarno
Suggested by: Maya D. Kuczma, ND (Cand.) 2014, 3rd year clinician
Keep checking back regularly as we continue to update our "Boucher Summer Reading List".
Boucher Alumni are Blogging - Eggs: Seen by a Naturopathic Doctor Through Facts and Stories, Dr. Carmen Tanaka, ND
- Created on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:20
When I was young, I remember painstakingly learning how to perfectly crack a ring around the top of a smooth, white soft-boiled egg while it sat upright in front of me –my tools were a little chicken shaped egg cup and a miniature spoon.
Once I started to cook little meals for myself, I would scramble my egg without fear of it sticking thanks to the help of one of our family’s carefully maintained Teflon frying pans. In an effort to eliminate any small amount of sticky moistness that may be lingering, I would leave my cooking treat on the heat until it looked dry and flaky - dreading “slimy egg”. Click the "read more" button below to read the full article.
- Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:24
Class of 2008 grad Jordan Atkinson is featured in a May 23, 2013 Vancouver Sun article with regards to his treatment of pro golfer Matt Stansfield.
Combined treatments get golf pro back swinging
Neural therapy regulates how nerves control muscles to reduce pain
By Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun
"After he threw his back out, professional golfer Matt Stansfield sought the help of naturopath and family friend Jordan Atkinson.
Atkinson suggested neural therapy, which involves injecting local anesthetics or homeopathic preparations into the area being treated, such as organ tissue, nerves, muscles or joints. The idea is to numb the pain and reboot the membrane of the nerve tissue, and return nerve function to normal. It is most commonly used for back, neck and head pain, joint and muscle pain, post-surgical pain, whiplash and athletic injuries."
Read the full article here.
- Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:22
The Boucher Botanical Garden Committee has been busy planting up a storm at the Boucher Botanical Garden. A wonderful group of volunteer committee members got together late in April for a day of planting and Bill Reynolds, BINM Store Manager, shares the experiences of the day in this blog post:
- Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:51
A massive congratulations to Boucher's Team NDorphins for their participation in this year's Vancouver Sun Run! Representation was made from ND13, ND14, ND15 and ND16s this year with everyone showing a lot of school spirit and an amazing team average time of 59.56! Way to go Team NDorphins!!
Pictured from L to R: Monique Hallee ND13, Cassandra Goodwin ND15, Jennifer Cundari ND15, Lauren ND15, Chris Halldorson ND14, Erin Crossman ND16, Ashley Stapleton ND16, Alexia Harris ND16. Missing from photo: Janine MacKenzie ND14
Boucher Alumni are Blogging - Common Sense Approach to Taking Health Supplements - Dr. Nicholas Anhorn, ND
- Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:41
More Boucher "Alumni are Blogging"! This week we share a post from Dr. Anhorn's blog in which he discusses a common sense approach to taking supplements that will help you save money and look for smarter ways to get the supplements your body needs.
Click "more" below to read the full article.
Boucher Alumni are Blogging - Whole foods diet? Yeah, I eat a whole bunch of food… - Dr. Kim Masuch, ND
- Created on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 12:57
In our newest installment of "Boucher Alumni are Blogging" Dr. Kim Masuch, ND shares with us what a "whole foods diet" is and how it can change your relationship with food and have far reaching impacts on your overall health and well-being. Click "More" below for the full article.
- Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:42
Congratulations to 3rd year Boucher student Christopher Halldorson! He was recently awarded the Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart scholarship for his essay submission in which he shares how he draws healthy heart inspiration from his friend and mentor, Dr. Barry (Gibber) Gibson (an extraordinarily active 82 year old). You can read his full essay submission here.
The application deadline for the summer 2013 Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart scholarship is July 5th. Full application details can be found here.
- Created on Friday, 01 February 2013 15:05
In our newest installment of "Boucher Alumni are Blogging" Dr. Sacha Elliott, ND discusses some of the causes of and naturopathic treatments for persistent psoriasis.
I was sitting with a teller doing my banking today when she asked me what type of practice I have. I told her “naturopathic”. She briefly pulled up her shirt sleeve and flashed some reddish, disturbed skin. “Can you do anything for psoriasis?” she laughingly joked. “Actually,” I replied, “have you ever considered…” and off I went! It turns out, although catapulted into the world of doctor after doctor, no one had broached the subject of food sensitivities with her. She inspired me to write about my experience with psoriasis.
- Created on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 13:29
In this latest instalment of "Boucher Alumni are Blogging" Dr. Brent Barlow, ND examines the role of exercise in weight loss and body composition programs.
How Important is Exercise?
Most physicians would agree that exercise is a crucial part of any weight loss program. However, it is important to note that exercise is a relative not absolute activity. Exercise is not just about how long you do it for, how many calories you burn, or how much you sweat. It’s about transitioning toward healthy activity. Where you start depends on individual characteristics and exercise history. If you have never exercised before you will start at a different place than someone who stopped exercising five years ago. The key is to start and not compare yourself to anyone else. In the next few paragraphs I will begin to show you where to start. Click "Read More" below for the full article.