About Dr. Rae Nicole St. Arnault

Dr. Rae Nicole St. Arnault uses her Naturopathic training to help put the power back into your hands as a patient, giving you the tools you need to make good health care decisions. Treating a wide range of conditions, Dr. Rae has advanced training in hormone therapies and pain management, two areas of health that can affect your wellbeing in dramatic ways. Applying ancient approaches to modern technologies, Dr. Rae uses advanced assessment methods and therapies that support your ability to heal yourself from the inside out, and not just mask the symptoms. Dr. Rae has also dedicated her life to the betterment of her community, and, as co-founder of Empower Health, she knows that healing the planet means healing people first. So don’t compromise on your ability to feel Better Now!

Important facts you need to know about exercise and fitness

By | 2018-08-16T11:05:58+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , , , |

I think three of the biggest things to understand are: the difference between GENERAL MOVEMENT (i.e. “physical activities”) vs. purposeful EXERCISE, the difference between exercising for HEALTH vs. FITNESS, the difference between HEALTHY MOVEMENT / BALANCE vs. FITNESS. For example, being “fit or being able to compete in a specific sport does not mean you ...

Do we REALLY need to supplement with Vitamin D?

By | 2018-01-31T15:43:49+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education|Tags: , |

The simple answer for most people is in fact yes. For many reasons, we are experiencing an epidemic of low vitamin D in the northern hemisphere.  Just like me, you must be wondering what could possibly have changed in recent history to cause such a drastic change? A combination of theories exist, and, in truth, all of them have ...

HarpPixie: Music To Illuminate (Special Performance)

By | 2016-08-05T19:16:51+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Categories: Special Events|Tags: |

HarpPixie = Enchanting & Uplifting Harp, Vocals, Spoken Word. In the fall of 2015 Empower Health invited Dawna McLellan, the founder and creatrix of HarpPixie.  The audience was held captive as her voice carried us through the sweet, feminine sound of the harp, punctuated with captivating spoken-word poetry. As Dawna puts it so beautifully: "To entertain ...

Be Intense! The Feminine Energy Treasure Map

By | 2017-12-23T10:42:07+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: Special Events|Tags: , , , |

“Be bold, have your experience,”  says Samar Shata to a captive audience at Empower Health Clinic, on Commercial Drive, East Vancouver.  Samar is a psychotherapist, with a focus on women and the Feminine Experience.   Her talk was titled the Feminine Energy Treasure Map. How we label human experience. She explains how the medical system labels ...

The Posture Myth

By | 2018-07-14T14:36:43+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

I am constantly coming across information that supports either active use of muscles or the need for constant stretching, in order to maintain good posture.   The theories seem to make sense:  If you're body isn't in the position you want it to be, why not push or pull it into place?   The issue ...

Creating Healthy & Happy Workplaces – Paola Ardiles

By | 2017-12-23T10:48:30+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Special Events|Tags: , |

“We don’t have the answers, but we can collectively find the solutions,” … begins Paola Ardiles, social innovator, local visionary and founder of Bridge for Health, in her talk at Empower Health Clinic.  Paola’s credentials are long, and she is well known for her involvement in public health in this province.  She is also a ...

Stress – A 21st Century Epidemic (Dr. David Wang)

By | 2017-12-23T11:02:50+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , , , |

Stress-related diseases are on the rise, warns Dr. David Wang. Dr. Wang, now considered a respected elder and pioneer in the BC naturopathic community, has helped thousands of patients journey from sickness into health.  Over the years he has experimented with many innovated therapies, but more and more he finds that the fundamentals of good nutrition and a ...

Parenting ABCs with Ishtar Beck

By | 2017-12-23T11:04:14+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Health Education|Tags: |

"The drive to connect is in all of us and that's the Nature part that kids come in with," says Ishtar Beck, "but the attachment itself is all Nurture... what happens in the world makes a big difference. What happens in the home makes a big difference." Most parents can easily recount the transition from the post-birth ...

Dr. Gabor Mate on the real cause of emotional eating, anorexia and more.

By | 2017-12-23T11:06:05+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

"I have never met an anorexic or bulimic who was not a traumatized person," said Dr. Gabor Mate, renowned Vancouver physician and best-selling author, to a captive audience in the intimate Studio Space of Empower Health Clinic.  "[You] have a person who is desperately trying to exert some control over themselves." According to Dr. Gabor ...

Empower Health Vancouver MELT Method Class Calendar Now Live!

By | 2017-12-23T11:06:47+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Classes & Groups|Tags: |

Our 2016 MELT Calendar is now live! We have 3 Intermediate Series planned this year, for February May and October! Intermediate MELT expands on the lower body compression and lower body length sequences, and well as introduces MELT NeuroStrength, which uses neuromuscular reintegration and repatterning techniques to stabilise the core pelvis and shoulder girdle release tension in these areas ...