Happening at IHC

Dr. Jessica Hobson, ND

Welcome our new doctor, Dr. Jessica (Jess) Hobson, ND. Her areas of interest in practice include musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, pain, male health and helping manage neurodegenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis. She also embraces her love for general practice and encourages patients to see her for any health concerns that are impacting their health, and the health of their family, friends or kids.

Dr. Hobson holds additional board certification in prescriptive rights IV therapy. The new and unique service Dr. Hobson brings to IHC is skillful ultrasound-guided prolotherapy. Dr. Hobson is currently seeing patients in our Fort Langley clinic, and she will also be working out of our new White Rock location.

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Dr. Erin Rurak, ND

IHC would like to congratulate Dr. Erin Rurak ND, who has successfully completed the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) practitioner exam. NAMS developed a competency examination program in 2002 to set the standards for menopause practice and to assist women in locating clinicians who could provide optimal menopause-related healthcare.

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From the General Health Centre

Men's Health

June was National Men’s Health Month! The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases including cancer, heart disease, and depression. As men age, their susceptibility to metabolic and cardiovascular diseases increases. Several of our doctors, at Integrated Health Clinic have male focused practices, and are here to support men through all stages of their lives.

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Prolotherapy is a procedure where a natural irritant (often dextrose and sterile water) is injected into the soft tissue of an injured joint. The irritant kick-starts the body’s healing response.

Once activated, the body will start to strengthen and repair damaged ligaments in the joint. The strengthening of the ligaments, over time, helps to stabilize the joint. Once the joint is better supported, the pain can disappear.

Prolotherapy usually requires several shots at the site of the injury or weakened area to be effective. An individual can expect anywhere from 4 to 15 shots per session, and for several sessions to occur over the course of 3 to 6 months.

Prolotherapy is not a surgical treatment. Because of this, it is also known as a regenerative joint injection or non-surgical ligament and tendon reconstruction.

Doctors mainly use prolotherapy to treat injured joints and ligaments. While it is most commonly used for the back, doctors may also use prolotherapy in the following areas of the body:




other joints and ligaments

In some cases, people with chronic conditions, such as degenerative disc disease or arthritis, may wish to use prolotherapy to help ease their pain.

Dr. Jess Hobson, ND is board certified in prolotherapy and utilizes ultrasound-guided injections for each treatment.

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From the IV Suite

Ozone Therapy

We are excited to announce that we have started to treat patients at IHC with our newest treatment offering in our IV suite, medical ozone and UVB. Here is a quote from a review paper on the treatment published by the Society of Science, Biology and Medicine:

Ozone therapy has been utilized and heavily studied for more than a century. Its effects are proven, consistent, safe and with minimal and preventable side effects. Medical O3 is used to disinfect and treat disease. Mechanism of actions is by inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa, stimulation of oxygen metabolism, activation of the immune system. Medication forms in a gaseous state are somewhat unusual, and it is for this reason that special application techniques have had to be developed for the safe use of O3… Diseases treated are infected wounds, circulatory disorders, geriatric conditions, macular degeneration, viral diseases, rheumatism/arthritis, cancer, SARS and AIDS.

Elvis AM, Ekta JS. Ozone therapy: A clinical review. J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2011; 2(1):66-70.

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Dr. Gurdev Parmar, ND


From the Cancer Care Centre

8-Year Outcomes Study

Did you know that your IHC CCC has published an 8-year outcomes study on our treatment approach and results for the 10 most common cancers?

To our knowledge, this is the only such data published by a naturopathic clinic on survival and safety results. We are incredibly proud of this achievement, which takes an incredible amount of work, careful statistical analysis by UBC statisticians, and then publication. All of this was done without any external financial assistance or funding.

We did this to better inform our existing and future patients on what survival benefit our treatment approach has provided our patients over the years. As it was published by Cambridge Scholars, and is not available to the public, we have made it available to our followers at the following link: CLICK HERE


In the News

As summer approaches a fully stocked first-aid kit is the key to being prepared for at-home/or vacation injuries, so it’s important that yours is properly stocked and tailored to your family’s unique needs.

Include any meds that you will need while away, or may need just in case. I always keep some aloe vera gel and K-tape in my kit. My kids are prone to sunburns and sprained ankles, so I have learned from experience. I also use a large old make up bag for mine, all the zippered pockets are perfect for organizing.

This article from the Cleveland Health Clinic walks you through some things you may want to include.


Dr. Karen McGee, ND


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Food for Thought

Is Ground Flax for Me?

Estrogen dominant? Add a little ground flax to your life! The lignans in ground flax can help ensure that estrogen is fully metabolized and doesn't stay in the system longer than intended. Ground flax is also a great source of omega 3 - a polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) to help nourish your skin or your child's skin. Plus, it is a gentle fibre that can help prevent constipation.

How can you get 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed daily? Try adding it to a smoothie, sprinkling on yogurt, stirring into steel-cut oats or using it as a salad topping. Tip: keep your ground flax refrigerated or in the freezer to preserve the oils.

Dr. Nicole Duffee, ND


Hours of Operation

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

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


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