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Dr. Allana Polo On CTV Morning Live July 4!

Don't miss Dr. Polo's segment on CTV Morning Live on July 4th at 8:10 am! She'll be sharing tips on how to handle embarassing summer problems. Curious? Tune in and then share your thoughts with us by hitting 'reply'! What are some other topics you'd like to hear Dr. Polo speak on?
 

Summer = Sun, Sand &

Skincare!


We let go of a lot of things in the summer. Rigid work schedules (if we're lucky!), children's bedtimes, housekeeping...because when we finally get our summer months, we want to savour them over sangrias in the sun!

But we set ourselves up for success in later months if we take opportunities to maintain things like our skincare, and healthy diet and exercise habits. Stop by the clinic to stock up on some Skinceuticals products; backed by science and created from decades of skin cancer research, these products are your best bet for protection from the outdoors. Because we want you to be outside, of course!

It's also a good idea to come in for a nutritional consult if you're worried about consuming too many 'treats' at all those BBQs you have lined up. We have so many brilliant ideas of easy switches you can make for optimal health this summer. Don't let your weight loss goals fall by the wayside - we are here to support you! And now you can follow our special Instagram account featuring weight loss content. Just look for us at @poloweightloss.

Call the clinic at 604-544-7656 to book now or use our button below to book online, at your convenience.
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Tips For Staying Hydrated




We don't need to tell you that it's important to stay hydrated in warm weather (and all year 'round) but we thought we'd share some tips that go beyond just carrying your water bottle around with you.
  • Infuse your water with flavour: use fresh fruits (not artificial sweeteners) and take your water to the next level. Makes it easier to sip throughout the day when it feels refreshing and interesting!
  • Drink before you eat. It's easy to confuse hunger with thirst because of the types of signals our bodies send off when we need our thirst quenched. Instead of reaching for a snack, reach for a glass of water.
  • Choose foods that have a high water content. Cucumbers make excellent crunchy snacks in the summer. So do apples, cantaloupe, strawberries, and celery.
  • Fill up on pre-soaked chia seeds! How's this for a magic tip? Chia seeds soak up an enormous amount of water and then release the water in your system throughout the day. Perfect for a day when you're going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time.
  • A happy gut helps you stay hydrated too (and does wonders for your skin!) so don't skip out on your probiotics even when your schedule relaxes.
 

Call the clinic to book your introductory consultation now: 604-544-7656. 

Direct Billing Now Available 

Pacific Blue Cross
We are thrilled to announce we can now give patients the option of direct billing. At this time, we can process direct billing for recipients of Pacific Blue Cross and Medavie Blue Cross. We will keep you updated as we add more providers.

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Road Closures This Summer

Columbia Street will experience road closures for 3 upcoming events:

 
New West Grand Prix – Tuesday July 10th (phased closures throughout Downtown streets – see attached map for details)

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest – Saturday July 28th (Columbia closed between Stewardson & Pattullo Bridge from 2pm to 11pm)

New West Pride Street Party – Saturday August 18th (Columbia closed between noon and 10pm – more details to come soon)

Fridays on Front – Frontage Road between 6th and Begbie will be closed from 3-10pm each Friday from July 6th through August 24th


 
Safe Travels!

10 Carry-On Essentials For Your Vacation


Do you have a vacation booked this summer? Don't forget these travel essentials! Dr. Polo shares some inspiring ideas to help you achieve a healthy holiday!
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