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IHC Webinar Series

Exploring Aesthetic Treatments for Radiant Skin and Youthful Appearance

Wednesday, August 23rd, 6:30-7:30 pm (via zoom)


Hosted by Dr. Erin Rurak, ND and Dr. Michelle Willis, ND

The skin is the largest organ of the human body and undergoes numerous changes throughout a person’s life. In this webinar Dr. Erin Rurak, ND and Dr. Michelle Willis, ND will discuss the different stages of skin changes and address ways to better take care and support these changes as they occur throughout life.

There will be a focus on middle age and beyond when deeper wrinkles and skin sagging become more apparent. In addition to lifestyle and targeted supplementation, Drs. Rurak and Willis will discuss how neuromodulators (Botox) and laser therapy can be especially helpful at unlocking the beauty from within.

FREE & Limited spots, so register now!


Congratulations Doctors!

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Congratulations to three of our naturopathic doctors who have passed the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) certification exam. Dr. Karen McGee, Dr. Nicole Duffee and Dr. Alanna Rinas have all been granted the title of NCMP- NAMS Certified Menopause Practicitioner, which is awarded to doctors who complete the extensive training in peri and menopausal care. Doctors are then listed on the NAMS directory for patients looking to identify physicians in their communities that have advanced training treating women in the perimenopausal and menopausal years.

Congratulations doctors!

Link to NAMS website:  https://www.menopause.org/


Featured Service

Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Pain Management

Physical pain can be debilitating or at the least very annoying. Aches, pains, and strains can greatly impact function and significantly decrease our quality of life. We are all likely to have experienced pain at some point in our lives but for how common pain is there are relatively few treatment options available. Depending on the cause of pain, one might take medication and use topical creams or visit the physical therapist and modify our activity for a while. But what happens when these treatments don’t work?

If physical pain has not responded to conservative medical or physical management over several weeks, then it may be time to consider injection therapies. There are several options here – steroids can be great for pain relief but do not support long-term tissue health and should be used in limited doses. Regenerative medicine provides additional options aimed at reducing pain while improving tissue health. One such option here is hyaluronic acid (aka viscosupplementation).

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that provides lubrication and cushion to joints and tendons. Over time this amount of hyaluronic acid decreases which contributes to leaving our joints and tendons more vulnerable to damage. Hyaluronic acid is most effective when injected directly into joints or around tendons. Research has shown it to be effective for osteoarthritis of the knee, hands, hip, and ankle, as well as for tendonitis at the elbow and ankle.

One advantage to hyaluronic acid compared to other regenerative medicine injections is that as a pharmaceutical it may be covered under extended drug coverage health care plans. Furthermore, when working with hyaluronic acid injections it is important to ensure ultrasound guidance is used to confirm the medicine is being delivered precisely to the intended target minimizing risk while optimizing outcomes. This is why all our pain management injections here at IHC are performed using ultrasound guidance.

If you are experiencing physical pain and think hyaluronic acid might be beneficial for you, we would be happy to provide you with further guidance and information.

In health,

Dr. Luke Mountjoy, ND


From the IV Suite

What is Intralipid Infusion?

Intralipid is a 20% fat emulsion that is administered intravenously. The main components are soybean oil, egg yolk, phospholipids and glycerin. It may contain trace amounts of peanut oil, so if you allergic to any of these ingredients, then you should not use Intralipid.

Why is Intralipid used in fertility?

Research has shown that Intralipid enhances successful implantation and maintenance of pregnancies in patients with auto-immune disease, recurrent miscarriages and/ or unsuccessful IVF attempts.

Normally, the lining of the uterus contains immune cells that are specially adapted to tolerate an embryo. However, when these ‘friendly’ cells are not present or effective, the mother’s immune system may attack or reject the embryo with so-called ‘natural killer’ (NK) cells. This would make it difficult or impossible for the embryo to implant in the lining of the uterus. Intralipid therapy has been shown to lower the activity of the natural killer cells of our immune system. Studies have shown that Intralipid can help to regulate the NK cells, allowing the embryo to implant on the uterine wall and grow normally.

How is Intralipid Administered?

Intralipid is administered by intravenous drip infusion over a period of 2 – 3 hours. Usual 3-4 infusions are given to establish a healthy pregnancy.

Dr. Karen Parmar, ND


From the Cancer Care Centre

Healthy Digestion

Supporting your body’s healthy digestion is pivotal to the success of any mainstream or integrative treatment program. Through the management of diet and the educated use of natural supplements, your body’s digestion can be engaged as a primary treatment mechanism in the fight against disease. Overwhelmingly, research indicates that gut health impacts overall health. The gut microbiome, in particular, plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions. Healthy microbiome is dependent on a balance of healthy bacteria, free of parasites, opportunistic pathogenic bacteria and yeast. Understanding the pathology behind poor digestive health, is key to treating the root cause of dis-ease in the body.

The physicians and practitioners at IHC have the knowledge and experience to guide you in understanding your body, understanding its unique capacity for healing, and understanding what works for you as part of an individualized treatment regimen.

Yours in health,

Dr. Gurdev Parmar, ND, FABNO(USA)


In The News

Integrative Oncology - 30-Years

Integrative oncology’s 30th year anniversary - the challenges, the wins, and the work that’s ongoing.

Complete with a special nod to hyperthermia treatments available right here at IHC!

We’re very excited to be a part of the next 30 years.

Link to journal:  


Dr.  Alanna Rinas, ND


Connect to Our Blog


If you are in your early to mid 40’s you may be in or soon be in perimenopause. What is perimenopause? It is the time period up to 10 years before your period stops where hormones change and can cause a lot possibly concerning symptoms.

Dr. Alyssa Fruson, ND

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Doctor Favourite Receipes

Ina Gartens Granola Recipe

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut

2 cups sliced almonds

¾ cup coconut oil

½ cup good honey or maple syrup

1 cup dried cranberries or dried fruit of choice

1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews

1 cup walnuts or pecans

1 cup seeds (sunflower or pumpkin)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Toss the oats, coconut, and almonds together in a large bowl. Whisk together the oil and honey in a 2-cup measuring cup. Pour the oil mixture over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated. Pour onto a sheet pan and spread the mixture out in an even layer. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes with a large metal spatula, until nicely and evenly browned.

Set the granola aside to cool, stirring in the dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Once cool store in an air tight container.

If you only have raw nuts or seeds, add them to the granola in the last 10 minutes of baking.

Dr. Karen McGee, ND


Hours of Operation - Fort Langley

Monday & Tuesday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Saturday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Monday - Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

NEW - Saturday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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