Dedicated to Brenda Keith

Brenda May Keith (August 14, 1950- January 18, 2022)

This newsletter is dedicated to Brenda Keith, mother of Dr. Karen Parmar, ND. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brenda Keith on January 18, 2022. Brenda was a loving mother, mother in law, grandmother of 6, widow (to the late Donald Alexander Keith), and friend to many across Canada. Brenda battled a short yet fearless battle with cancer, which eventually took her life this past month. She will be forever missed and loved, and never forgotten. Dr. Parmar will be returning to practice this month at a reduced capacity until later this spring.


Featured Service

Have you ever wondered what your blood work means?

If COVID has kept you away from the doctor, maybe it's time for a full Naturopathic laboratory work-up, including a bloodwork review. Did you know we offer an "Enhanced Healthy Living Assessment"? This is a bloodwork panel that assesses blood sugars, lipids, proteins, electrolytes, kidney function, liver function, immune function and much more. I'm sure you've been taking your vitamin D during the pandemic, but are you curious about whether you're taking too much, too little, or just enough? Iron status (ferritin) is also tested in this panel, as is vitamin B12 – common deficiencies that affect vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Whether your concerns are weight loss, a lack of energy or just better overall health, this panel has a lot of insight to offer.

If you're interested in jump-starting a healthier you and healthier year, book a 15-minute follow-up or new patient visit to discuss testing requirements and your current health picture. Results only take 3 business days and then we'll follow-up with an in-depth 30-minute bloodwork results review.

The NDs at Integrated Health Clinic are interested in you achieving optimal health and not just resting in the normal ranges. So, at your follow-up there will be detailed advice given for lifestyle, dietary and nutritional supplements that not only treat results but also prevent future problems. Why wait until you're feeling bad when you can take care of your health now?

Dr. Nicole Duffee B.Sc., N.D.




From the IV Suite

About Vitamin B6 Injections (IV/VM)

Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine HCL, is a water-soluble vitamin that performs several important functions in the body. Since we cannot produce this nutrient naturally, it must be obtained through dietary sources, including supplements. An inadequate supply of B6 may lead to a deficiency in this vitamin. Hence, supplementing with Vitamin B6 injections may be necessary for some individuals to attain optimal health.

Vitamin B6 is essential for the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, making oral supplements and occasionally injections an important intervention, in conjunction with a healthy diet. It also helps in the formation of neurotransmitters and red blood cells. The intravenous and intramuscular administration of Vitamin B6 may also improve clarity of thought and reduce inflammation in those that are deficient.

Vitamin B6 is included in metabolic boost IM injections, and included in many IV cocktails offered at both IHC locations.

Call 604-888-8325 to inquire about infusions at IHC. More information available on our website, www.integratedhealthclinic.com


From the Cancer Care Centre

LRHT Treatment

Great news, Loco-Regional Hyperthermia (LRHT) is once again available at IHC Fort Langley!

We have successfully introduced an LRHT device (in addition to the devices that were transferred to our new White Rock location). The device is now available to provide this incredible treatment for our cancer patients in the Fort Langley and surrounding area, starting this Tuesday February 15th, 2022.

We have many treatments booked in advance at the Fort Langley clinic in anticipation of LRHT’s return, highlighting the strong demand for patients needing this closer to home. For all of our patients from Langley, the Eastern Fraser Valley and the North Shore, this is welcomed news.

Please call 604-888-8325 to book your LRHT appointment today.


In the News

The power of healthy dietary and lifestyle practices!

With everything that has been going on in the world, it may feel we have been ageing a little faster than usual over the past 2 years. I’m here to share some good news. A recent study showed you can remarkably reverse your biological age by 3.23 years, in only 8 weeks, using dietary and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald ND and her team at the National University of Natural Medicine put together a relatively simple protocol including specific dietary, sleep hygiene, physical exercise and relaxation guidance; along with supplemental probiotics and phytonutrients. The results of the study showed significantly reduced changes in DNA associated with aging.

This study is a perfect demonstration of just how powerful healthy dietary and lifestyle practices can be for preventing disease, optimizing our health, and even reversing the signs of ageing at the level of our DNA. Check out the full article here for more information -->


Or a recent commentary on the study in the New York Post here -->


Dr. Luke Mountjoy, ND


Connect to Our Blog

Women are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease

Although both women and men are at risk of developing heart disease, it is now clear that women are more likely to be misdiagnosed and under-diagnosed when compared to males. The CBC recently wrote an interesting article from research published by the Heart and Stroke Foundation in early 2018. The report states “Early heart attack signs are missed in about 78 per cent of women.”

Dr. Karen McGee ND

Dr. Erin Rurak ND

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Doctor Favourite Receipe

"Chessy" Chicken Caseroled

Except the secret is…there is no cheese. This creamy, hearty casserole is perfect for cozy winter dinners. Great for dairy eaters and dairy-free alike.

Paleo, gluten free, dairy free - and so yummy!


2 cups shredded cooked chicken (approximately, you can use more)

1⅓ cups cooked and mashed butternut squash

¼ cup coconut cream (the thick stuff from the top of a can of coconut milk. Don't shake the can)

¼ cup ghee or butter or coconut oil (coconut oil will impart a stronger coconut taste)

1 cup thawed green peas

1 tsp. Herbamare seasoning salt or Real Salt Seasoning Salt or your favorite seasoning salt

1 - 2 Tbs. raw apple cider vinegar (Bragg's)

Optional: ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut for the topping


Put everything in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the peas are warmed through and everything is melty and creamy. Top with toasted coconut, if desired.

If you want, toast the coconut in a skillet over medium heat. Stir until golden and toasty which will take just a few minutes.

Dr. Alanna Rinas, 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

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

Hours of Operation - White Rock

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