Vancouver Naturopath

Naturopathic Medical practice in Kitsilano

About Dr. Bobby Parmar

I strongly believe that naturopathic medicine has the answers to prevent and treat many health concerns. Our scope as practitioners is broad encompassing herbal therapies, acupuncture, a great variety of testing methods including food allergies, injection therapies, nutrition, lifestyle counselling, hormone therapy  and conventional prescription medications including compounding. With such an array of tools to choose from patients can trust to get the most appropriate and effective treatments tailored to their personalized needs. I hope you can explore this site as a way to better understand what naturopathic medicine and I can offer to help you live the best life possible.

The Technical

Dr. Bobby Parmar obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Kinesiology, Psychology and the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He proceeded to complete naturopathic medical training at the premiere institution the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Going on 10 years working in Kitsilano, Vancouver he is practicing in a highly collaborative care wellness clinic called evolve Nurturing Vitality. He is also adjunct faculty at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where he teaches and supervises interns at various stages of their program.

Thyroid

I offer a thorough thyroid evaluation including serum TSH, T4, T3 and thyroid antibodies to best assess your current metabolic status and help decide if you need to support your thyroid.

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Women’s Health

I am well trained in the field of fertility medicine, pregnancy care and female hormones and proudly help people along their journey to create healthy and happy families.

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Food Allergy Testing

Naturopathic medicine offers an array of treatments including specifically tailored diets, probiotic therapy and treatments for GI health concerns like IBS, SIBO, Crohn’s and Colitis.

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Acupuncture

Asian medicine has a long and rich history of using acupuncture to treat problems from depression and weight loss to infertility and stress management.

Weight Loss & Heart Disease

I incorporate very effective dietary programs and supplementary treatments to help reduce risk factors associated with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and weight gain.

Pharmaceutical Medicines

Many times we want and need to go beyond what is offered by conventional medical testing methods to investigate our health for both preventing and monitoring disease.

Environmental Allergies

Vancouver has some of the highest rates of allergies in the world. But if people aren’t dealing with the exhaustion from allergies they are dealing with the side effects of anti-histamines.

Men’s Health

Low testosterone, enlarged prostate (BPH) and low libido are worries for men as they age. These problems can be very disruptive to a man’s physical and emotional state.

Stress and Adrenal

Stress is a major determinant of illness. I believe that most chronic health conditions have a root in stress whether it is work, school, relationship, finances or family related.

"Things have been going fairly well in terms of allergies this season. My husband is remarkably better than his usual miserable existence during hell-ergy season and seems to have passed it a lot more unscathed. Yay! I usually follow in his footsteps in terms of timing (i.e., later), and though I’ve had some sneezy days and some allergy episodes, I too feel a lot better."

Carolyn A.

"I was referred to Dr Parmar by a friend after feeling awful for months and visiting my MD and getting no answers. I am not typically someone who would look to a Naturopath. From the beginning Dr Parmar was different because he listened to me. He took a methodical approach and helped resolve all of my issues. I am feeling so much better than I was 6 months ago and I feel more empowered with knowledge about my health. Dr Parmar is a wonderful and empathetic doctor!"

Carmen C.

"Dr. Bobby Parmar at evolve Nurturing Vitality is one of the best health practitioners I have ever had the good fortune to encounter. He has consistently demonstrated a thorough and up to the minute knowledge not only of my various health conditions but also the possible treatments. He is always professional and caring. He has resolved several ongoing health issues I have suffered with for years. I see him on an ongoing basis to maintain my good health. He is never interested in just one thing - every visit with him is always about the whole me. I cannot recommend Dr. Parmar highly enough. He is outstanding."

Claire S.

"Thanks Bobby for your amazing insight into what works for our issues. I thank God every day for the day that we made my appointment to see you to hopefully resolve my accident issues. I will continue to preach the ‘gospel of Bobby’ to anyone that I connect with. You have been a true blessing in my life - more than you will ever know in getting me over the hump of my on-going condition. You have really had a significant impact on our family (office AND home) for the rest of our lives… like you will never know!"

Stan L.