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Boucher Alumni in the News - Dr. Adam McLeod, ND

Class of 2013 grad Adam McLeod is featured in a September 9, 2013 Vancouver Sun "Owning our Health" web article.

Owning our Health -- Realizing our own Potential to heal
by Anna Bowness-Park, Vancouver Sun

The increasing public demand for a broader range of solutions to health problems is bringing to the forefront a deeper inquiry into what health is, and a broader array of possible ways to care for our health. Does health only originate in the human body? Does thought play a part? Is there a spiritual component? I asked these questions in a meeting with Adam McLeod who has just completed his training as a Naturopathic physician, graduating from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Read the full article here.

Boucher Alumni in the News - Dr. Patrick Callas, ND

patrickcallasndClass of 2012 grad, Dr. Patrick Callas is featured in the Gulf Islands Driftwood paper after the successful opening of his new practice on Salt Spring Island.

Naturopathic Doctor Establishes Practice
by Elizabeth Nolan, June 21, 2013

"Salt Spring’s generous pool of healthcare options just got a little wider with the official opening of Island Natural Health on May 4." Read the full article here.

Boucher Alumni in the News - Dr. Jordan Atkinson, ND

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

progolfer"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.

Alum Becomes the Doctor he Always Needed

Ryan Oughtred

As a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, Ryan Oughtred saw his fare share of health professionals throughout his athletic career.

Oughtred competed on the World Cup Circuit and won several international competitions - becoming Canadian and North American champion in 1997. Alpine skiing - downhill skiing with fixed heel bindings - is not without its risks, and a series of injuries eventually led to his retirement in 2002.

Congratulations - Boucher Student Wins Krill Oil Scholarship!

keeping-up-gibberCongratulations 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.

Boucher Alumna Wins Prestigious Award

Melanie Robinson

Boucher staff and students would like to congratulate BINM alumna Mélanie Robinson for winning one of Edmontonians Magazine's "Sizzler Awards" in the category “Sizzling Twenty under 30”.

Every year, the magazine recognizes 20 of Edmonton’s top performers, business owners and innovators under the age of 30 by showcasing their success stories.

“I was definitely flattered,” says Mélanie, a naturopathic doctor with Edmonton’s Optimum Wellness Naturopathic Clinic. “It’s an amazing opportunity to market and promote naturopathic medicine and my own work.”

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