Dr Paula Fainstat
Dr Paula is the founder of The Fourth & Alma Naturopathic Medical Centre. She takes a very integrative approach to seek what works best for her patients. Treatments may include Neural ReSet Therapy or Prolotherapy for pain syndromes and athletic performance, neurotransmitter and hormonal balancing plus nutritional, digestive, detox or immune regulation support to enhance organ healing.
Dr Scarlett Cooper
BSc (Hons), ND
Dr Scarlett is the newest member of our Naturopathic team, welcome! She has a strong background in nutrition, children's care and general family practice. Dr Scarlett expands the clinic's services with Saturday and Tuesday evening appointments.
Dr Rick Santimaw
Dr Rick has been practicing at our clinic for 5 years and is a clinic supervisor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. His skills include acupuncture, IV vitamin-mineral injections, weight loss programs and a good sense of humour.
VANCOUVER NATUROPATHIC CLINIC
The Fourth & Alma Naturopathic Medical Centre has been serving the local community and out-of-town patients for twenty-five years. The clinic focuses
on full family practice, treating injuries/pain, detox, burnout recovery, chronic illness and healthy living.
As the field of naturopathic medicine evolves, our doctors continue to expand
their training with certifications in prescription rights (medication) and regenerative injection therapies (eg prolotherapy).
Our philosophy remains the same, helping our patients achieve optimal health
and balance with the least invasive treatment.
FACT OR MYTH? by Dr Scarlett Cooper
Missing Out On Sleep Leads To
True. Sleep is an essential factor for hormonal balance and has powerful implications for weight management.
While we are sleeping, production of the hormone leptin (an appetite suppressor) increases, and the hormone ghrelin (an appetite stimulant) decreases, resulting in overall decreased appetite.
Research shows that people are more likely to struggle with their weight and crave high-calorie, high-carbohydrate foods if they are not getting adequate sleep.
Sleep also has the effect of calming the sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system, and promoting the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system, thereby reducing cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress. Research shows that sleep deprivation results in a rise in cortisol, which stimulates appetite, especially for high-carbohydrate foods. Over time, this results in dysregulated blood sugar levels and greater propensity for abdominal weight gain. There is rising evidence that inadequate quantity and quality of sleep are important contributing factors to the diabetes and obesity epidemic. more >>
News & Events
NUTRITION FOR HEALTHY
May 4, 2014 10am - 2pm
Dr Scarlett Cooper teams up with
Deanna Ibbitson, MSc, CPT for
this inspiring workshop. Don't miss it!
(4 CEC's) info >
SEASONAL ALLERGY NOTICE:
If you suffer from seasonal allergies and would like to do our allergy prevention program, it is most effective to begin early so please contact us soon.
NEW SATURDAY & EVNG HRS:
call us for pre-booked Thursday evening and Saturday daytime appointments with Dr Scarlett Cooper.
DR LAURA LOUIE returned to the clinic April 16, 2014 following her most recent overseas clinical trip. Follow her overseas work at The Laura Louie Foundation >
Our popular echincea throat spray is 10% off.
BCNA - BC Naturopathic Assn
CAND - Can Assn of
CNPBC- College of
Physicians of BC
BINM - Boucher institute of
CCNM - Canadian College of
Health Canada Advisories
ART - Autonomic Response
AK - Applied Kinesiology
CK - Clinical Kinesiology
NAET - Allergy Elimination
NT - Neural Therapy
Mark's unique combination of acupuncture, electrical stim, hot stone massage, cupping & chinese massage focuses on relieving and preventing neck and shoulder pain.
305-2083 Alma Street
Vancouver, BC V6R4N6
Thursday evening and Saturday appointments are available with
with some of our practitioners
by prior booking.