IHC White Rock
Our new White Rock location will be opening September 1/21. We are already booking appointments for White Rock, via both our online portal and phone number. Our phone number will remain the same for both locations, simply selecting the Fort Langley or White Rock desk once connected. As always, call 604-888-8325 to book!
From the General Health Centre
Welcome Dr. Luke Mountjoy, ND to our team!!
Dr. Luke Mountjoy is a naturopathic doctor who aims to educate, inspire, and empower his patients to focus on their health now, so that they can enjoy the most life has to offer. Dr. Luke recognizes that there is more to health than the absence of disease, striving to help maximize his patient's health span, by optimizing their physical, cognitive, and emotional wellbeing.
Having always been fascinated by human health and behaviour, Dr. Luke received a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Biological Psychology at the University of Victoria, writing his thesis in cognitive psychology. Confident that naturopathic medicine provides the ideal therapeutic environment, he then graduated from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Luke is passionate about treating chronic disease, pain and disabilities associated with ageing (metabolic dysfunction, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline), and has a special interest in men’s health. He takes time with his patients to address the root cause of their concerns, building health from the ground up, as opposed to only treating the symptoms.
Dr. Luke’s naturopathic approach combines modern medical science with centuries of wisdom from Eastern and European modalities. He acknowledges that the foundation of health and the solution to today’s chronic diseases begins with supporting the body’s instinct to maintain wellness through dietary and lifestyle choices. Relying on tools like advanced testing, Dr. Luke creates personalized nutritional and treatment plans incorporating nutraceuticals, IV therapy, botanical medicine, acupuncture, and prescribed pharmaceuticals when necessary.
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Eschariotic treatments are a natural, locally applied cervical treatment for abnormal pap smears, showing cervical dysplasia. The usual protocol is 2 treatments/week for 5 weeks. Each treatment includes an anti-viral approach targeting the most common cause of cervical dysplasia - human papilloma virus (HPV). An eschariotic is a substance that kills unwanted or diseased tissue, usually skin or superficial growths, leaving them to slough off. Escharotic treatment targets unhealthy, dysplastic cells of the cervix- causing them to slough off while encouraging new growth of healthy cervical cells.
As an alternative approach to the loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP) procedure, it has historically been utilized most by women of childbearing age concerned about the possible obstetrical complications associated with LEEP.
The primary disadvantage of eschariotic therapy is that it requires 10 treatments, given in-office 2X/week for 5 weeks. It also requires the use of targeted oral nutraceuticals and at-home vaginal suppository treatments to be effective. This is a safe treatment that can be used as an alternate option to LEEP, for women who present with an abnormal pap test.
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IHC has safely and effectively been providing I.V. therapy services for the lower mainland for over two decades. We have seen first-hand that this particular service has been of significant benefit to both our loyal patients, as well as to the B.C. Healthcare system at large. We have helped prevent countless hospital admissions, have improved the quality of life of thousands of patients, assisted in managing and treating all manners of disease and illness, and improved informed decision making by enabling patients to stay in their homes.
The benefits of delivering I.V. therapy have been vast. We are thrilled to be able to provide tailored I.V therapy in White Rock, just as we always have in Fort Langley. Our incredible staff have helped weather the storm of the past year and half. They have continued the long tradition of impeccable care in the I.V. lounge with at times, major staffing challenges with Covid’s innumerable complications.
We are thrilled to be having the skilled and knowledgeable additions of Dr. Luke Mountjoy, ND, and Alison Dube, ND (cand.) to our I.V lounges, helping out the fabulous team of Charlotte, Dianne, Adrienne and Suhkbinder.
From the Cancer Care Centre
For those who have recently been to the Fort Langley location, you have most certainly noticed the signs and big changes to our waiting area. There are new doors and walls that have been “re”constructed, in preparation for the significant move of our hyperthermia services, which are transitioning to our new White Rock location.
What does this mean for cancer care at IHC? Consultations and I.V. therapy services will continue to be offered in Fort Langley, being offered in both locations. All Hyperthermia treatments will be offered at the White Rock location ONLY as of August 31/21. We know that this will be more convenient for some, and less convenient for others. We have not made this decision lightly, ultimately making the decision to keep all Hyperthermia services under one roof, allowing for the care for our patients. We appreciate your understanding dear patients, as we continue to strive to offer the best possible integrative cancer care for all of our patients.
For all expectant parents, take note. The COVID-19 pandemic did not affect Canada’s preterm and stillbirth rates, a study finds. This report hypothesizes that this decrease in preterm and stillbirth rates may be linked to less work for women in the third trimester, decreased stress associated with working from home, less exposure to the illnesses from social distancing, increased hand washing, and other such variables unique to this pandemic time. Sounds like taking it a bit more easy in the third trimester is a good idea!
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Prepping your body for pregnancy is a great idea, ideally starting at least 3 months before trying to conceive. My first suggestion for prepping for pregnancy and helping to get pregnant, is to start on my 4 prenatal basics. I typically suggest these 4 Basics are taken while trying to conceive, while pregnant and even through breastfeeding.
Dr. Alyssa Fruson, ND
Paleo Tortilla Chips
Whether you are trying a gluten-free, low carb, keto, or paleo diet - these are for you!
A delicious substitute for corn tortillas or wheat crackers. The thinner the dough is rolled, the crispier the chips will be, or leave slightly thicker and use as a base for homemade pizza or flatbread!
1 cup almond flour
1 egg white
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients together until they form an even dough.
2. Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper, as thinly as possible. Remove the top layer of parchment paper. Cut the dough into desired shapes for chips.
3. Move the dough, with the parchment paper, onto a baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes. Use a spatula to remove the chips from the paper.
Dr. Alanna Rinas, 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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