Happy Holidays!!


What's Happening at IHC

Liquid-Based Cytology (LBC)

Our clinic was one of the first in B.C. to be switched to the new liquid-based cytology (LBC) for pap testing. Until now, B.C. has only offered conventional cytology pap smears. Clinics in B.C. recognized as offering large volumes of pap tests, have been switched over to this newer liquid-based cytology for paps. Turnaround time is 4-6 weeks, verses 3-4 months, with superior testing capabilities! No change to pricing - only $65/pap visit. Available to everyone, including non-patients of IHC.

Prescription Refills

A friendly reminder to all IHC patients. The cost to have your doctor call in a prescription refill, which is not associated with an office visit, is $25.



Featured Service

Two Laser Christmas Specials!

1.  Give the Gift of a Silent Night

  • 25% off Nightlase laser treatment for Snoring & Sleep Apnea

    This special runs January & February 2023

2. Give the Gift of Improved Quality of Life

  • Almost half the population of women (over 40) in Canada suffer from unwanted bladder leakage, vaginal laxity, prolapses, weak orgasms or painful intercourse. Vaginal laser therapies are safe and effective for the treatment of these disorders.
  • 25% off all Vaginal laser treatments! (That is $300 off per treatment)

    This special runs January & February 2023


Dr. Michelle Willis ND has been lasering for 7 years with great success in all the above areas & welcomes you to book a screening if you, or a loved one, are interested.

Dr Michelle Willis, ND



From the IV Suite

Vitamin B12

What Is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is an essential water-soluble vitamin involved in many critical functions in our bodies. Its main function is to help cells form and metabolize properly. It plays a role in brain function by supporting neurons and cell formation. It is necessary for DNA synthesis and red blood cell formation.

Where do you get it?

Your body cannot produce vitamin B12, but it is most commonly found in animal products. This includes milk, cheese, eggs, poultry, and fish. While it is not naturally found in plants, some cereals may be fortified with vitamin B12. People who don’t eat animal products may experience vitamin B12 deficiency, but clinically deficiency is also possible from inadequate absorption or as a side effect of certain medications (such as antacids).

What are symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Sensations such as numbness or tingling around your arms, legs, and hands. Inability to walk due to balancing issues or dizziness. Fatigue. Memory loss, difficulty concentrating or cognitive difficulties. Muscle cramps. Shortness of breath. Erratic moods or depression. Inflamed tongue. Hair loss or thinning.

Why a B12 Injection Instead of an oral Vitamin?

Unfortunately, our bodies do not always absorb vitamins through our stomach correctly. Vitamin B12 injections bypass the stomach and go straight into the bloodstream. Your body will immediately have access to the vitamin it needs to begin repairing right away. With injections, you will see benefits faster than with vitamins.

Making Sure You Benefit

Before you get an injection of vitamin B12, you should have a screening with us. A naturopathic doctor may want to check your vitamin B12 levels and your hematology before suggesting an injection to make sure you are good candidate.

Dr. Karen McGee, ND


From the Cancer Care Centre

White Rock Clinic Dispensary

In the last newsletter I provided a review of some of the incredible specialized testing we offer here at IHC. With accounts with over 80 different laboratories from around the world, we are constantly looking for the latest technologies to provide our patients with the most current and cutting edge laboratory technologies available.

In this month’s newsletter, I would like to take the opportunity to remind our readers of the many treatment-related products we make available to our patients. Not unlike our laboratory services, our doctors have brought the best products we can find internationally and make them available conveniently at our White Rock clinic’s dispensary.

Here is but a tiny smattering of what we carry in our WR IHC Dispensary:

  • European Mistletoe
  • Medicinal mushrooms
    • Coriolus versicolor (Turkey tail)
    • Cordyceps sinensis
    • Ganorderma lucidum (Reishi)
    • Agaricus blazeii (White Button)
    • Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane)
  • ImmPower AHCC Immune System Support
    • Maintains peak Natural Killer cell function
    • Supports enhances cytokine production
    • Supports optimal T-cell and macrophage activity
  • Avemar/Metatrol (fermented wheat germ extract)
    • Redirect energy to healthy cells for renewed vitality, well-being, and enhanced quality-of-life
    • Support optimal immune system function
    • Promote cell metabolic regulation
    • Maintain healthy appetite, weight, and cell mass
  • High-Quality Probiotics
    • Many of the world’s best brands and products
  • Modified Citrus Pectin
    • Research has shown that modified citrus pectin may be valuable in helping to reduce prostate and other cancer cell metastases
    • This natural substance also can lower cholesterol and remove toxic metals from the body.
  • L-Glutamine Powder (high-dose)
  • Botanical medicines including Hoxsey Formula
    • Many available tinctures
    • Many available tablets/powders
  • Oral Science Products for dry and painful mouth
    • Special toothbrushes, toothpastes, and mouth washes
    • Pastilles, mints and gums to promote saliva

We only carry the highest quality products backed by research. Come visit the White Rock location if you are trying to find answers to your product needs.


Dr. Gurdev Parmar, ND, FABNO(USA)


In The News

Trying to Conceive

How long is necessary to wait to try to conceive again after having a miscarriage? Most healthcare providers give mixed information and those that say to wait at least 6 months are basing that information on a paper released in 2007. There is new research giving more clear guidelines for women wondering how long to wait to conceive after having a miscarriage or abortion.

A new paper was published Nov 22, 2022 (Interpregnancy interval and adverse pregnancy outcomes among pregnancies following miscarriages or induced abortions in Norway (2008-2016): A cohort study) that outlines the outcome of births when conceived within 3 months or 6 months of a miscarriage or abortion. There were 49,058 births following a previous miscarriage and 23, 707 births following an abortion that were looked at. They found that the risk of preterm birth, small for gestations age (SGA), large for gestational age (LGA), preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and gestational diabetes were no higher than women who waited for more than 6 months to get pregnant after miscarriage or abortion. In fact there was a lower risk for SGA and gestational diabetes among women that got pregnant in a shorter interval.

On main issue with this paper is that it excluded all pregnancies that ended before 20 weeks. And by doing so it does not give us any information about the risk of miscarriage. However, there is another study from 2018 (Interpregnancy Interval After Pregnancy Loss and Risk of Repeat Miscarriage) that states that women that become pregnant within 3 months of a miscarriage are much less likely to have another miscarriage compared to women who waited 6 to 18 months. The suggest that women’s bodies may be primed for pregnancy by getting pregnant shortly after a loss. Both these papers tell us that counselling a woman to delay conception to prevent a repeat miscarriage or to prevent other pregnancy complications is not warranted.






Connect to Our Blog

Persevering Muscle

Not all topics in medicine receive the degree of attention they should. I want to shed some light on one such topic here – sarcopenia.

Dr. Luke Mountjoy, ND

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Doctor Favourite Receipes

Berry Infused Drinking Vinegar

The perfect holiday mocktail that helps to support healthy digestion!


  • 2 cups organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ½ cup honey
  • Sparkling water, for serving


  1. Combine the vinegar and berries in a 1-quart jar with an airtight lid. A 1-quart mason jar with a crew-on cap works well.
  2. Let sit for seven days at room temperature.
  3. Strain out the fruit and pour the vinegar back into the jar.
  4. Add honey and shake well.
  5. Refrigerate for seven more days, shaking occasionally to help dissolve the honey.
  6. To serve, place one ounce of the drinking vinegar in a 16-ounce glass. Fill the glass with ice and then top off with sparkling water. Stir to combine

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

Saturday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Holiday hours- closed early Dec 24 & Dec 31- 2pm

Holiday hours- closed Dec 25, Dec 26, Jan 1, Jan 2

Hours of Operation - White Rock

Monday - Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

Holiday hours- closed early Dec 24 & Dec 31- 2pm

Holiday hours- closed Dec 25, Dec 26, Jan 1, Jan 2


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