Dr. Samantha Gray ND, RAc offers 15 minute complimentary consultations at Choices in Yaletown to patients new to naturopathic medicine who would like to learn more about how naturopathic medicine can help address their health concerns.

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Register by phone at 604-633-2392 or in person at the Yaletown Choices Healthcare departmentRegistration limited to eight people.
Past Events:




Diagnosing and Treating Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease
Learn more about the potential impact of gluten on physiology (gastrointestinal, neurological, immunological and reproductive tract).  Dr. Veeravagu will clear up common misconceptions and help you make decisions that are right for you.
Wednesday, January 22, 2013
7-8:30 pm
Choices Annex
2615 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver
To Register call 604-736-0009 or online at choices or visit customer service
Cost $5
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The Power of Fermented Foods for Digestive and Immune Support


Fermentation is an ancient process by which foods and herbs are made more nutritious and bio-available through metabolism by various microbes.   Because of the myriad of health benefits associated with fermentation the process is enjoying a come back in modern culture.  Join Dr. Wiley for a informative discussion on the origins of fermentation and the unique health benefits of fermented foods, with an emphasis on fermented herbal medicines.

When:  Saturday October 26 1:45pm and Sunday October 27th 12pm

Where:  Westcoast Women’s Show
TRADEX centre in Abbotsford


Gluten Free Baking Workshop

at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC


Sep 4 – 8, 2013

Presented by: Heidi Lescanec, ND

Master the art of delectable gluten free baking. Join a hands-on cooking workshop that explores the expansive essentials of the flours and ingredients that effectively replace wheat and other gluten containing grains. Learn what these ingredients are, what they do and where to find them. Use this new knowledge to convert your favourite baked goods to be gut-friendly. Discover tips and techniques for creating scrumptious breads, muffins, scones and divine desserts that are free of gluten, but full of the flavour and texture you expect to find in beloved baked delights.

This class is ideal for the novice or experienced baker alike, those on gluten-free diets, or those looking to enhance their knowledge of cooking with diverse grains and healthful ingredients.


The Underlying Causes of Mood and Cognitive Imbalances
Details:  The symptoms of low mood, impaired memory and difficultly concentrating are extremely common and on the rise.  Conventional medical treatment is focused on pharmaceutical interventions including antidepressant and stimulant medications, which can cause significant side effects.  There are underlying causes of these brain imbalances that can be assessed and treated with naturopathic medicine.  These include neurotransmitter imbalances, vitamin B12 and iron deficiency, low thyroid function and adrenal fatigue.  This seminar will review these underlying causes of low mood and impaired congition, how to recognize and test for them and natural ways to restore optimal brain function.
Where:  Choices Floral Shop & Annex, 2615 W16th Ave, Vancouver