Kinesiologist Kennedy Kinghorn is part of the team at White Cedar Integrated Wellness that can help you manage pain and increase flexibility and strength.

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Meet a community of wellness experts to create a customized health plan

If you want to feel healthier, where do you start?

Do you change your nutrition plan or add new physical exercise? Do you visit an allopathic doctor and seek out a prescription? Do you try to get more sleep?

“The allopathic health system is amazing — it can keep us living for a long time,” says Denise Ropp at White Cedar Integrated Wellness. “But there are ways to participate alongside conventional medicine. How are we taking care of our bodies? What are we eating? How are we sleeping? How are we moving? How are we taking care of our bodies?”

White Cedar Integrated Wellness looks at the whole picture and finds personalized solutions to tackle chronic illnesses, pain, exhaustion and other challenges. The clinic offers a range of services from doctors and nurses including yoga instructors, a corrective kinesiologist, life coaches and more.

“We’ve created a community of healthcare providers to support people in making positive lifestyle changes,” Ropp says. “Most of us are born with health. We have everything we need and then slowly over time we lose it. There’s no one particular thing to blame and there’s no magic pill to fix it, but it is possible to get that health back.”

Your health’s ‘main switch’

Ropp says inflammation is often part of the ‘main switch’ to better health.

“If we can get that under control and manage pain, then we can start building better habits. Breathing, meditation and flexibility can all help, and the clinic has other solutions too. It’s a series of small steps,” Ropp says, which is why the range of services at White Cedar gives you an advantage. “What works for you may not work for someone else. If you’re going to a place that only offers one thing then you don’t have an ‘out’ if it’s not right.”

FURTHER READING: Take control of your wellness — own it!

If you’re interested in getting control of your health but don’t know where to start, White Cedar Integrated Wellness offers an Owning You program. Over 12 weeks you’ll track your body’s biometrics while learning from experts and taking a range of interactive classes. Whether you’re hoping to get moving, reduce stress, optimize blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol, the program meets you at your current health and gives you strategies to improve.

“Some parts of our health are outside of our control, but if you understand these lifestyle things it will make your ride a whole lot easier.”

Curious? Visit or follow them on Facebook for more information. Call the clinic at 250-941-4999, open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 368 11th Street in Courtenay.

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The White Cedar Integrated Wellness ‘Owning You’ program is a great way to get to know the clinic’s services. Over 12 weeks you’ll track your body’s biometrics while learning from experts and taking a range of interactive classes.

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