Downtown Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic
Home of the Thrive Program
Who We Are
Our downtown Vancouver naturopathic clinic grows organically from personal referrals. They hear from friends and colleagues how the Thrive Program has changed their life. We love to see our patient’s transformations, and it is truly an honour to see families transform. Our naturopaths see patients with all types of conditions. You may be newly diagnosed, or have a chronic disease. You may have multiple diseases, or just a few signs and symptoms. It really doesn’t matter where you find yourself in the disease process, because our naturopathic doctors have the passion, tools, and ability to change your life.
What We Do
At Aumakua Integrated Wellness Clinic, our approach is based on listening to you to understand your full story. Naturopathic medicine is not about rushing to a diagnosis, we take the time to; assess your experiences, receive appropriate diagnostic testing, and decipher your multiple in-house tests, to get to the root cause of what is creating dysfunction in your body. From there, our Naturopaths create a plan to restore vitality back into your life.
Where We Are
Aumakua Integrated Wellness Clinic is located right in the heart of downtown Vancouver, on the second floor of the Electra Building. We wanted to ensure our clinic was in a location that patients found convenient.
Why See Us
Our downtown Vancouver naturopathic Clinic has evolved from decades of success, a complete health blueprint called the Thrive Program. This program is comprised of wholesome nutrition, optimal organ function, aligned structure and a healthy mind. At Aumakua Integrated Wellness Clinic (AIWC), instead of managing symptoms with medication, we focus on these four core foundations to restore balance and vitality in each of our patients. This space creates an opportunity for the individual to shift from an area of dis-ease into a state of complete mind/body health. Please feel free to download and read the introductory PDF of the Thrive Program.
Aumakua Integrated Wellness Clinic
#209 970 Burrard St.
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Aumakua Integrated Wellness Clinic, where you can find complete mind/body health
Congratulations on taking the first step towards your optimal health journey. It is a very empowering moment when you have made the decision that something in your life needs to change, and taking the first steps to getting there.
The goal of our clinic is to co-facilitate a road to optimal health and well being for you and your loved ones. We make a promise to our patients that they will feel supported, heard, and empowered throughout their healing journey. It is a collective effort where we will work together as a team. When booking with one of our practitioners, we ask that you check in with yourself to ensure you are ready to make a commitment that may encompass nutrition and lifestyle changes so that you can get the best results for yourself. Let’s look in the right direction together, and begin on your journey towards a body and mind that allows you to Thrive.
“No Doctor has ever healed anything! They only remove roadblocks to allow the body to do it’s own healing.”
~ Dr. Victor Frank DC
“I credit Dr. Bell with helping me lead a happier migraine free life”
Living with migraines seemed normal. Excruciating pain, missing work/social events, dark/quiet rooms was just a part of life or so I thought. When I started experiencing migraines 2-3x a week I was desperate to try anything to make them stop. I found Dr. Alea Bell online and though a huge skeptic of naturopathic medicine, I thought I should cross it off the list of possible cures. It was almost a last ditch attempt before I chopped my head off. What I found surprised me and changed my life for the better. Dr. Bell was the first person who really listened to how I was feeling and she let me in on what my body was trying to tell me. I was put on a very challenging diet program that I thought was insane and pointless but I didn’t once cheat and gave it my all. It wasn’t easy, but I saw results immediately. Within two weeks the migraines stopped completely. I was hesitant and unsure, always waiting for the next headache that still hasn’t come. My entire diet had to change but I didn’t have to chop my head off. This skeptic is a believer and I credit Dr. Bell with helping me lead a happier migraine free life.
“During my first meeting with Dr. Grace, I knew I was at the right place.”
“I first met Dr. Grace two years ago. I was 49, and had a long list of health issues I wanted to address: Back pain, digestive problems, atrial fibrillation, a weakened immune system, and a recent concussion that was causing vertigo and a general lack of energy. I was feeling tired and getting sick far too often. I was also frustrated – feeling like I wasn’t getting any answers (and very little interest) from my medical doctors. During my first meeting with Dr. Grace, I knew I was at the right place. Her energy, optimism, curiosity, and knowledge were truly inspiring. She told me during our first visit that we were going to find out what was going on with my body and that we were going to fix it; and she was right. It’s been almost three years since we met, and following her treatment and advice, I feel stronger and healthier than I have for the past 30 years. My back pain is minimal; no more heart issues; no stomach problems. I’m working out every day, and rarely get sick. The person who recommended Dr. Grace to me said: “This is the best Naturopath I have ever met. Just try one visit and see what you think. I guarantee she will change your life.” And she did! Thank you Dr. Grace!”
“…I haven’t felt this amazing in the last 6 years.”
Dr. Groenewoud was referred to me and as I was hesitant to embark on a new path, I haven’t felt this amazing in the last 6 years. I was initially given prescription medication by my family doctor, and it fixed the symptoms, but I knew that it did not repair the cause. It wasn’t until seeking a second opinion that I found that Naturopathic medicine could assist me with my battle with my thyroid imbalance.
Although only have seen Dr. Groenewoud for a few sessions, I can honestly say that she reviews all symptoms, listens to your concerns, and offers her knowledge and expertise to better your life style and health.
I am still in astonishment that she was able to discover simple resolutions to items I didn’t even realize were signs of my hormonal variances or digestion issues. Dr. Groenewoud spent time showing me diagrams and giving me resources for further study so I was educated and could make decisions to aid in my well-being.
It is without a doubt that I will continue to refer friends and family to her, as my trust under her care has increased astronomically. Her cheerful demeanour and ability to build a lasting relationship has won me over. Also, have I stated that I can’t stop smiling at how great I am starting to feel?
Thank you again Dr. Groenewoud, without your treatment plan, thoroughness, attention to the minuscule and fantastic attitude I would not be where I am today.
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