What's Happening at IHC

Dr. Hillary Godin, ND joins IHC this month!

Dr. Godin has been a licensed Primary Care Paramedic in British Columbia since 2010. Wanting to further expand her scope of practice and incorporate prevention into patient care, she made the switch from Emergency Medicine to Naturopathic Medicine. Here she can spend more time with her patients educating them on how to best advocate for their health and become active participants in their healing.

Treatments offered:

  • Patient-centered comprehensive health assessment including physical
  • Prescriptions
  • Aesthetic procedures (Botulinum toxin, injectable fillers)
  • Acupuncture (including facial acupuncture)
  • Clinical nutrition and supplementation
  • Exercise therapeutics
  • Wellness counselling
  • Botanical medicine
  • Physical medicine (instrument assisted soft tissue massage, athletic taping, naturopathic manipulation, cupping)
  • Myofascial trigger point injections
  • IV/IM nutrients


For a short video clip on Dr. Godin, click here;


Dr. Godin is now accepting new patients are the White Rock Integrated Health Clinic. Call 604-888-8325 to book.


IHC Webinar Series

What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it Safe?

Hosted by Dr. Alanna Rinas, ND

Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hormone therapy (HT) received a lot of negative attention after the very public results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a 2002 study looking at estrogen and progestin therapy for post-menopausal women. Even though you might not realize it, your understanding of HT is likely largely influenced by the WHI.

This webinar we will help to decipher the information and misinformation that surrounds HT. We’ll discuss what the WHI found, what we’ve learned since, and how hormone therapy has evolved over the last 20 years. The decision to use HT is an individual one that should be made only when we have all the information, come ready to learn!

Dr. Alanna Rinas, ND will be hosting and has a keen interest in the subject matter. She has a passion for women’s health including much time spent helping women manage the menopause transition and in integrated cancer care and cancer prevention.

On line Registration!

Wednesday, May 3rd , 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (via zoom)

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Featured Service

Vaginal Health at IHC

A healthy vagina is not to be overlooked! This important component of women’s health means a vagina that is free from yeast, bacteria vaginosis, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). These infections can not only cause discomfort, but some STIs are linked to decreased fertility, certain cancers, and systemic disease.

As part of our women’s health services, IHC offers a full range of vaginal health testing.

This includes diagnostic testing for:

  • Vaginal candidiasis, a vaginal yeast infection
  • Bacterial vaginosis, a condition caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina
  • Gonorrhoea, a bacterial sexually transmitted infection
  • Chlamydia, a bacterial sexually transmitted infection
  • Trichomonas, a parasitic sexually transmitted infection
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV), a viral sexually transmitted infection, of which some high-risk strains can cause cervical cancer


Upon receiving a diagnosis, all of our doctors have prescribing authority and are equipped to offer treatment as needed to restore healthy microflora in the vagina.

STI testing, regular pap smears, yeast, and dysbiosis tests should be completed routinely to ensure ongoing vaginal health.

Dr. Alanna Rinas, ND


From the IV Suite


L-Arginine - is a building block of proteins naturally found in meat products and dairy. It is necessary for creating proteins and can be used to improve circulation. L-arginine is converted in the body to a chemical called nitric oxide which causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow and circulation. L-arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin and some other substances.

Using L-arginine in an IV can be helpful for various health conditions including, but not limited to various blood flow issues, erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure in general or in pregnancy, increasing blood flow to different areas of the body like: uterus, brain, etc., It has also been used to improve athletic performance, sperm morphology, IVF implantations, and may improve recovery during illness. Talk to one of the doctors at IHC today to see if IV L-arginine could be of benefit to you.

If you think L-arginine may be a good treatment option for you, call us  608-888-8325 to request a new patient booking with one of our experienced naturopathic doctors.

Dr. Alyssa Fruson, ND


From the Lab


Adrenal Stress Index Panel (ASI Panel)

Are you experiencing chronic stress, insomnia, anxiety and fatigue? Having trouble losing weight? The ASI Panel can help you discover the causes, by measuring cortisol and five other hormones through saliva over 24 hours.

Why use the Adrenal Stress Index?

  • Saliva is the best method for measuring free, active levels of cortisol
  • The collection process is noninvasive and painless
  • Samples can be collected anywhere (home, office or anywhere in between)
  • 24-hour measurement provides a more complete image of your body’s stress response

Our doctors have access to hundreds of private labs around the world that offer unique diagnostic tests that aren’t offered in our conventional healthcare system. Uncovering the cause of dis-ease and treating the cause is a primary tenant of naturopathic medicine. Let us hep you find your way.

Dr. Karen Parmar, ND


From the Cancer Care Centre

Dr. Gurdev Parmar ND FABNO(USA)

Professor of Naturopathic Oncology

The founder and medical director of IHC’s Cancer Care Centre is also now the professor of Naturopathic Oncology at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Boucher Campus.

Dr. Parmar is excited to take on the important task of providing tomorrow’s NDs with a solid foundation in the art and practice of naturopathic oncology. He starts this new aspect of his work April 2023.


In The News

New Coverage for Birth Control & IUD Options for BC Women

For those of you who are currently using birth control methods, or for those of you who are seeking a form of birth control that works for you - there is good news!! As of April 1, 2023 Pharmacare will pay for all contraception in BC!! This includes Birth Control Pills (BCPs), depo provera injections, contraceptive rods and IUDs (Mirena, Kyleena, and copper). A prescription is necessary from your GP, ND, midwife or nurse practitioner and then it’s dispensed from a pharmacy at no charge.

For those who find themselves in need of an emergency birth control - like the morning after pill, this will also be covered, along with medical abortion pills for those who choose this path.

If this subject interests you please click on the link below which explains the coverage in more detail, including a list of covered BC options.


At IHC, we’re now offering a 30 minute Contraceptive Counselling visit where one of our doctors will discuss current contraceptive options, review the most indicated birth control options for your body and allow you to make the best informed choice.

Dr. Michelle Willis, ND

Link to Full Article


Connect to Our Blog

Why is Lipoprotein (a) important in Managing th Risks of Heart Disease & Stroke?

Did you know March 24th was Lipoprotein(a) awareness day? Have you heard about this risk factor?

Dr. Karen McGee, ND

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Doctor Favourite Recipes

Micronutrient Smoothie Formula

We all know getting proper nutrition is an essential part of maintaining our health. But in today's buys world, preparing 3 balanced meals every day can take a lot of time and energy. And that's not even including the clean up. One simple solution to lightening your daily culinary load is replacing one meal with a nutrient dense calorically balanced smoothie. You can get as creative as you like but the formula is as follows.


Fibre Rich Carbohydrates – 1 cup: Greens (Kale, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Collard greens) and Berries (Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cranberry, pomegranate)

Healthy Fats – 2 tbsp: Nuts and Seeds (Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds, Chia Seed, Flax Seeds, Hemp hearts), Oils (Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil)

Protein – 30g: Whey Isolate, Pure Paleo (currently my favourite protein powder)

Herbs and Spices – 1-2 tsp: Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Pepper

Microgreens 1 tbsp.: Parsley, Cilantro, Mint

Liquid: 2-3 cups warm water


  1. Add to blender put on the lid and blend 😊


Dr. Luke Mountjoy, ND


Hours of Operation - Fort Langley

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

Wednesday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday & Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Hours of Operation - White Rock

Monday - Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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


We care about you. We approach every patient as a unique individual with needs specific to your health. Expect a caring approach from us all. Visit our website to learn more.