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Extended Health Benefits

Have you used up all of your extended health coverage for 2021? If not, now is the time, as it expires Dec. 31, 2021 when a new term begins. Did you know that most extended plans will not only cover naturopathic consultations, but also IV therapy, private lab testing, breast thermography, micro needling, and many of the other treatments provided by your IHC NDs? If your family hasn’t yet utilized your extended coverage, now is your opportunity to investigate those food allergies, try an essential hydration IV, get an acupuncture treatment, check your vitamin D status, or get a jump on your holiday health. Book a consult before your coverage expires.!!


From the General Health Centre

Colorectal screening (FIT test)- Ladies and Gentlemen, is now the time to book?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) was the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada in 2020. It was the second leading cause of death from cancer in men, and the third leading cause of death from cancer in women.

The screening test for colon cancer is called the fecal immunochemical test (FIT). FIT detects blood in your stool (poop) which can be a sign of pre-cancer. FIT can be done in the comfort of your own home by following the instructions provided in your kit. There are also no dietary or medication restrictions, so you can continue to eat your regular meals and take your medications when testing.

Recommendations for screening from the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care include screening adults aged 50 to 74 for CRC with FIT every two years!

These recommendations apply to adults aged ≥50 years who are not at high risk for colorectal cancer (CRC). They do not apply to those with previous CRC or polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, signs or symptoms of CRC, or a history of CRC in one or more first degree relatives. This population would be advised to complete more proactive screening than those above.

Our doctors can order and then advise you on the results of your FIT test. We recommended many types of regular screening tests for all our patients. Early detection is one of the keys to managing chronic disease and living a long, healthy life!

The Doctors of Integrated Health Clinic®

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Featured Services: Pain Management


What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy that involves the injection of a substance, usually dextrose and lidocaine, into soft tissue structures such as ligaments, tendons or muscles.

This irritant solution creates a mild and targeted inflammatory response to promote healing and give the body a second chance to repair.

It is an excellent treatment if you have an acute injury that is not healing in a timely fashion or a chronic injury that has never felt 'right' since, or for chronically degenerated joints that ache and feel unstable.

Dr. Jess Hobson, ND offers ultrasound-guided prolotherapy at both IHC locations.

Trigger Point Therapy (TPT)

Trigger points are taut muscle bands that are hypersensitive to touch and can produce a local twitch response when stimulated.

These taut points may cause pain or discomfort and prevent full lengthening of the muscle reducing range of motion.

Trigger points are very common and can occur on their own, in the absence of any tissue damage or medical condition. However, they may also be associated with various conditions and injuries including whiplash, ligament laxity and osteoarthritis to irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and endometriosis among others.

Unfortunately, trigger points are often overlooked as potential or contributing factors in many pain management situations.

One safe and effective solution to manage these painful muscle bands is trigger point injections. This involves the administration of a small amounts of solution into the tender points. The solution often contains a combination of saline, local anesthetic, and/or vitamins and other nutrients to aid in the release of the tight muscle bands and fascia primarily helping to reduce pain while improving range of motion and function.

Benefits can be seen after one session, but optimal results frequently require several treatments, often ranging from 3-6 treatments based on each person individually.

Dr. Luke Mountjoy, ND offers trigger point therapy at both IHC locations.



From the Cancer Care Centre

A recent Phase 2 trial was published on the outcomes of patients with advanced lung cancer who received treatment with Hyperthermia (mEHT) and Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC). These were patients that had all been heavily pre-treated for their refractory advanced (stage IIIb or IV) non-small cell lung carcinoma.

This is a population of patients we have now had a lot of experience treating with very similar protocols and outcomes, here at the IHC CCC, dating back to 2010. These new results corroborate very well with our own published results.

In this recent Chinese study, a total of 97 patients were randomized to receive IVC and mEHT plus best supportive care (BSC), or BSC alone. There were 49 patients in the active mEHT/IVC arm, who received 1g/kg IVC concurrently with mEHT, 3X/week for a total of 25 treatments. The control arm included 48 patients who received BSC alone.

After a median follow-up of 24 months, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were significantly prolonged by combination therapy compared to BSC alone (PFS: 3 months vs 1.85 months, P < 0.05; OS: 9.4 months vs 5.6 months, P < 0.05).

QoL was significantly increased in the active arm despite the advanced stage of disease.

The 3-month disease control rate after treatment was 42.9% in the active arm and 16.7% in the control arm (P < 0.05).

Overall, IVC and mEHT may have the ability to improve the prognosis of patients with advanced NSCLC.

Ou J, Pang C, et al. A randomized phase II trial of best supportive care with or without hyperthermia and vitamin C for heavily pretreated, advanced, refractory non-small-cell lung cancer. J Adv Res. 2020 Jul; 24: 175–182.



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Heavy Metals Are All Around Us

We take in heavy metals through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. Ideally, our bodies are able to process and dispose of them, but if we take them in faster than they can be eliminated, they can accumulate in our tissues.

Dr. Alanna Rinas, ND

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Food for Thought

Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Casserole

Serves 6 as a side dish


3 1/2 pounds butternut squash

1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 large garlic cloves, minced

3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves

1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary leaves

freshly ground black pepper to taste

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan or 1/2 cup parm cheese sub (½ cup hemp seeds, ¼ cup nutritional yeast, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2

With a sharp knife cut squash crosswise into 2-inch-thick slices. Working with 1 slice at a time, cut side down, cut away peel and seeds and cut squash into 1-inch cubes (about 9 cups).

Step 3

In a large bowl stir together squash, bell pepper, oil, garlic, herbs, black pepper, and salt to taste. Transfer mixture to a 2- to 2 1/2-quart gratin dish or other shallow baking dish and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan.

Step 4

Bake casserole in middle of oven until squash is tender and top is golden, about 1 hour.


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Wednesday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

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

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Monday - Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


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