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We made it to 2022! Our first 18 months have been great. As a new business opening during a pandemic, we are proud of our progress. It is important to acknowledge your wins. One of our big wins this year is Dr. Andrea Wilson MD. We are excited to have Dr. Wilson join our team. Andrea is a medical doctor - offering MSP visits to our clinic patients and taking on private practice patients with a membership model. Book an appointment to learn more. If you don’t have a family doctor or if you are looking for a doctor who will listen to your needs and work with your ND, book an appointment today.
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Covid-19 Safety Protocols 

Yaletown Integrative Clinic is determined to stay open and accessible during these uncertain times. Your health is our priority. We are following our Covid-19 safety plan to keep staff and patients safe by continuing our enhanced cleaning and infection control protocols. Please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and maintain physical distance when you come in for your visit.  If you are feeling unwell please change your appointment to online. We are continuing to encourage online visits where possible so that we can also reduce the traffic in the clinic. We can treat you from a distance and we can ship your supplements as needed. We got you covered!

Seasonal Update: A Fresh Start to a New Year

By Dr. Julie Moore, ND

It’s time to buy a new day planner and set some goals for 2022.  Setting intentions and thinking about all the things you want to achieve this year is an important tool for success.  Pull out the big calendar and look at the year ahead, take note of stat holidays and be the first to book the prime vacation times off work.  Having something to look forward to breaks up the monotony of the day-to-day grind.  Even if it’s taking a few days off for a staycation, you can look forward to working on hobbies, cooking great meals, and spending time with friends and family, or having some alone time.


When setting goals think about the different departments in your life and have separate goals for each: health, career, relationships, and anything else that’s important to you.  Make both a short-term and a long-term goal for each and think about the steps you would take to reach those goals.  Write them down in your own handwriting and use the present tense to describe the steps you are already taking to achieve the goal, such as: ‘I am getting up earlier every day in order to make space for my morning workout’.  Make sure to only use positive language, avoid the words such as not, won’t, and no:  ‘I am not going to do that anymore’ versus ‘I am doing this to have that benefit’. Put your goals in a place where you will see them and manifest away.

Doctor Feature: Dr. Andrea Wilson, MD, MPH

Dr. Andrea Wilson, MD, MPH, is an integrative general practitioner and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia, Canada and Integrative Fellow at the University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine in Arizona, USA. Dr. Wilson believes in the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, focusing on the whole person, utilizing evidence based interventions and making use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. Health promotion and the prevention illness is paramount and effective interventions that are natural and less invasive are utilized whenever possible.

Dr. Wilson graduated with a bachelor of science, first class honours in psychology, from the University of Calgary in 2006, master of public health from the University of British Columbia in 2011, medical school at the University of Calgary in 2016, and residency as a Clinician Scholar in the Northern/Remote Family Medicine stream at the University of Manitoba in 2020.


Dr. Wilson is now accepting new patients at Yaletown Integrative Clinic for 15 minute MSP public appointments as well as private integrative visits on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilson please click here. Availability for MSP appointments with Dr. Andrea may become limited in the near future so best not to wait to schedule in with her.

Product Feature: 

Megacidin Throat Spray

By Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND

We have a great supplement and herbal dispensary at Yaletown. It is always evolving with the seasons. We love adding new products, nothing we have added this past year has been as exciting as - Megacidin by Microbiome Labs.

Let me tell you about Megacidin - it is the hand sanitizer for your mouth. Not only does it contain 3 billion Megaspore probiotics per 3 sprays but it also contains a potent combination of herbs and essential oils.  Biocidin and Microbiome, two great supplement company lines worked together to make Megacidin - the spore probiotics from Microbiome’s top product and Biocidin’s amazing throat spray.  Putting them in one to make an even better product that we can actually get in Canada. It is a spray so it can reach the back of your throat - those mucosal membranes where pathogens like to hang out.

I have been using it with patients over the last two months and I am getting great results.  From nasal congestion, to digestive imbalances, and recurring infections - especially those who get chronic sore throats. Using it for families going back to the office or back to school is helpful. You can make it part of your daily routine. When you come home, wash your hands for 2 minutes and then use 3 sprays of Megacidin. If you are feeling you need even more support, you can also add it to a neti pot.

This is a well rounded, unique product that we are so excited to bring to our patients. 

Want to learn more, ask your Naturopathic doctor if this could be the right tool for you.


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Recipe Feature:

Hearty Winter Salad

By Dr. Alina Vasilescu, ND

The month of New year's resolution is officially here. Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we're betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. After the busyness of December, January can be a welcome respite - time to kick back, slow down and fill your meal plans with comforting dishes. If you are looking for a wholesome, satisfying, veggie-packed recipe, you’re in the right place! Here is a recipe you could start with this month: Hearty Winter Salad. Easy to make, healthy and delicious. Enjoy!

Yields: makes about 8 quarts (1.5 lbs)  
Total time: 30 minutes


-    3 lbs baby Yukon gold or red potatoes
-    5 heads radicchio (about 3 1/2 lbs)
-    1/3 cup Sherry vinegar
-    1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
-    1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
-    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
-    3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
-    1 cup extra virgin olive oil
-    3 cans (14 ounces each) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

How to make it:

-    Bring a large pot of water to a boil, season with salt and add potatoes. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook potatoes until tender when pierced with a knife, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and let cool.
-    Cut radicchio into quarters and remove cores. Tear radicchio into bite-size pieces.
-    Combine vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, garlic, and oil in a jar. Shake to mix well. Taste and add more salt and pepper if you like.
-    Smash potatoes slightly with the bottom of a heavy glass or a potato masher (this helps to absorb the vinaigrette). Combine potatoes, radicchio, and chickpeas in a very large bowl. Toss them with vinaigrette and serve. 

Let us know if you made it and send us a picture to


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