Spring has Sprung: Shaved Asparagus & Mint Salad, The Benefits of Spinach and No GST!
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Welcome to Spring, the season of renewal, rejuvenation and regrowth. It's only fitting given this time of rebirth that we introduce our freshly updated newsletter format packed with everything you need to stay healthy and informed. 

Have a Happy and Healthy Season!
Dr. Ashely Gordon
Visits and Treatments Now GST/HST Exempt!
We are pleased to inform you that services provided by Naturopathic Doctors are now GST/HST exempt. 
Our national association, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), has been working closely with the Government of Canada to demonstrate how the front-line services provided by Naturopathic Doctors contribute significantly to the betterment of our patients’ health and well-being.  They needed to know how the tax exemption would help you.  The evidence provided by the CAND tied in nicely with the government’s belief that essential health care services should not be taxed. With this, the government announced the GST/HST exemption on services provided by Naturopathic Doctors in the February 11th federal budget. 

For our patients, this means that you will no longer be charged GST/HST on your visits and treatments providing greater accessibility to our services. We are so happy that the value of our services has been recognized by the federal government, especially as it directly benefits you.

Shaved Asparagus and Mint Salad
1 bunch asparagus
1 handful toasted, crushed hazelnuts
1 tablespoon chopped mint
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
   parmesan or pecorino shavings

1. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus lengthwise to create strips. Toss with the hazelnuts and mint.
2. Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, honey and olive oil. Pour over asparagus and mix with salt and pepper to taste. Shave parmegiano or pecorino on top.  
Source: Food52

Health Benefits: 
At less than 30 calories per cup, Asparagus is an excellent source of Vitamins A and K and a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, copper and manganese. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Mint help fight tooth decay and bad breath. Mint also helps relieve menstrual pain.

Our monthly Healthy Living feature in The Squamish Chief is back! In this week's issue we talk about the benefits of spring cleansing. If you haven't picked up your copy, read the full article here

Have something you'd like to read about? Let us know! 
Eat your Spinach!
Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium and Iron. This leafy green superfood helps to reduce blood pressure, maintain bone density, boost immunity and support healthy brain function. 

Dr. Ashely Gordon
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Jennifer Moss
Naturopathic Physician, Registered Massage Therapist

Natalie Scopaz
Homeopathic Practitioner

Beth Ebers
Registered Midwife

Leslie Gunning
Registered Midwife

Summer O’Neill
Registered Midwife

Kirstin French
Vega Technician

Barb Fredericks
Office Administrator

The clinic is open from Monday to Saturday to book an appointment or pick up supplement refills. 
Clinic Hours:
 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Dr. Ashely Gordon's Hours:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 12:o0pm- 4:00pm 
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
106-41105 Tantalus Road (The Galleries)
Squamish BC V8B 0N3

Tel: 604 898 1999
Fax: 604 898 1986

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