Veggie Spotlight: Artichokes!

A peculiar pointy veggie not often found in the grocery store, nor prepared by the average home cook. Though it doesn’t have to be so! Artichokes are in season right now, so you shouldn’t have difficulty tracking them down. Get excited about spending some quality time in the kitchen exploring the underrated artichoke! The variety…

To Juice or Not To Juice?

That is the question- isn’t it? Perhaps you’ve read something somewhere about somebody who upon diagnosis of some tragic disease decided to take up juicing to increase their nutrient intake to heal themselves. And you thought to yourself “yeah right”. There are plenty of myths & misunderstandings out there surrounding the value of throwing your…

August is National Eye Exam Month!

An often overlooked area of ones overall well being, your ocular health could use a little attention this month. Sears Optical founded National Eye Exam Month in 1989 to increase awareness of this important part of your senses. Can you imagine your life suddenly blind? I suspect nearly everything about your day to day would…

Veggie Spotlight: Summer Squash!

The term ‘summer squash’ is a sort of catch-all phrase for a number of different squashes that are in abundance this time of year. While larger squashes such as pumpkins and winter squashes such as butternut are ready later in the year, summer squashes are smaller and softer than their hard shelled cousins. Zucchini is…

Reduce Your Moose!

Or if you don’t exactly prefer game meats and instead go for beef, chicken, pork or fish then reduce those too! While some may have the smoky scent of charred meat from the grill on the brain, the reality is that the hotter months of the year are those that it is easiest to eat…

Taking Care of the Skin You’re In

Your skin. It’s seemingly obvious that we only have one organ that covers the entirety of our body, but the reality of it is that it actually regenerates itself in a fairly short time frame. The research shows that it takes anywhere between 2-4 weeks for you to be wearing a whole new suit of…

Heidi Kasewater - Counsellor

Heidi Kaseweter

Heidi Kaseweter, MC, CCC, has been with The Northern Centre for Integrative Medicine since 2006, serving Prince George and the surrounding region. Heidi has spent a balance of time between office and community work. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 2008 with a Masters of Counselling (MC) and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor…

Sonya Redden - Physiotherapy

Sonja Redden

Sonja was born and raised in Germany. She received her physiotherapy diploma in 1992 from the Dr. Rohrbach School in Germany. She completed the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy) degree in 1999 after her immigration to Canada. She has practiced orthopedic physiotherapy for over 20 years. Her postgraduate education is ongoing. She has been a…

Veggie Spotlight: Bok Choy!

Bok Choy is known as ‘Bok Choi’, ’Pak Choi’, ‘Pak Choy’ or simply ‘Chinese Cabbage’, as well as a selection of other less common terms are used to reference this Asian vegetable. The name translates literally into “white vegetable” although if harvested prematurely the stalks will be a pale green colour. There is also a…

Dr. Jason Boxtart, Naturopathic Medicine and Chronic Pain

Dr. Jason Boxtart

Dr. Boxtart has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors for 6 years, 3 of those years as the Chairman of the Board. In that position he chaired both the Canadian Naturopathic Coordinating Council and the Canadian Naturopathic Foundation. He received the Dr. Verna Hunt Award for his service…