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General · 2nd November 2009
M. Williams
Part 1 of a Natural Medicine Series by Cortes Island’s naturopathic doctor, Maureen Williams. Dr. Williams will be at the Quadra Island Community Centre on Saturday, November 21, to introduce the topic of naturopathic medicine and open this series with “Staying Healthy in the Winter: Strengthening the Immune System and Fighting Colds and Flus,” from 3–4:30 pm.

This class will explore the many ways we can use healthy eating, water therapy, nutritional supplements, and medicinal herbs to support robust immune function. A healthy immune system not only helps us ward off colds and flus, but also appears to minimize the risk of side effects from vaccinations and improve their effectiveness. There is even evidence that the strategic use of antiviral and immune-boosting nutrients and herbs can increase the chance that, if we get sick, we'll recover quickly.

The series will continue with, “Beating the Winter Blues, Naturally,” on Saturday, December 5; “Food as Medicine: Whole Foods Nutrition for the Family,” on Saturday, January 23; and, “Female Hormone Balance from Puberty to Menopause,” on Saturday, February 6, all from 3–4:30pm.

Dr. Williams received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, in 1995. She had a private practice in Vermont for 13 years and has lectured extensively to both professional and lay audiences. She now practices on Cortes Island and is a natural medicine author and researcher.
The cost is $15 per class or $50 for the entire series. Please call 250-935-6966 to register.