Are You Ready to Try Something New?
We are here to treat YOU - not just your cancer. Our job is to have you biochemically primed in order to optimize your oncologist's treatment protocol and to enhance the quality of your life during your experience with cancer. The use of the right integrative cancer therapy can safely and effectively decrease the side effects of conventional treatments, including pain, nausea, brain fog, and fatigue, and improve your chances of receiving your full treatment by mitigating common adverse reactions to chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and hormonal treatments.
We are strong advocates for conventional cancer treatments, but also recognize that sometimes it is not an option. That's why we follow the best available evidence and research to formulate a plan unique to you.
If you have been diagnosed with a precancerous condition, if you have a strong family history of cancer, or if you are a cancer survivor, you probably have a lot of questions. We'll look into your most prominent risk factors and determine a plan of action to improve your chances of cancer evasion. If you're a cancer survivor we'll work together to get you back on track so that you can experience every day with clarity and energy.
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The Bernard Integrative Cancer Center (BICC) combines the latest in integrative evidence-based medicine for cancer support. It is a patient-centered approach that provides services such as naturopathic medicine and a registered nurse cancer coach to reach the health objectives of cancer patients that are outside of typical conventional therapy. The center offers services such as acupuncture, nutrition, botanical medicine, high dose vitamin C infusions, mistletoe injections, and specialized injection therapies to provide supportive care in any phase of someone's experience with cancer.
Dr Megan Bernard
Owner & Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Megan Bernard, ND completed a Masters in Pathology at Dalhousie University, where her thesis applied the natural extract, gingerol, to breast cancer cells and T cells (immune system cells). She was the recipient of several awards for her research at Dalhousie University and at local conferences, and was a presenter at the European Congress of Immunology in Glasgow, Scotland. Her thesis research has since been published in two scientific journals. Prior to her Masters, she graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Diagnostic Cytology, the microscopic detection and diagnosis of cancer, at Dalhousie. Most recently, she has obtained a Doctorate in Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, during which time she was one of a select few on the Adjunctive Cancer Care clinical shift, where only individuals with cancer were patients.
Dr. Bernard believes in empowering and educating her patients to make sound and informed choices. She is caring and empathetic, and ready to work with her patients through difficult decisions. A strong advocate for integrative care, Dr. Bernard encourages the concurrent use of Western and naturopathic styles of medicine.
Dr. Megan Bernard is a licensed health care professional and a professional member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Prince Edward Island Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta.
Advanced IV Therapy for Acute and Chronic Disease with IV Nutritional Therapy
Atlanta, Georgia 2019
Advanced Injections Therapy Course with Viatrexx
Halifax, Nova Scotia 2018
Ozone Certification with Dr. Bryan Rade, ND
Bedford, Nova Scotia 2017
Clinical Residency at Cornerstone Naturopathic Inc
Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia 2017-2018
Clinical Preceptorship at Vital Victoria with Dr. Neil McKinney
Victoria, British Columbia 2017
Intravenous Basics Certification by NaturoMedic
Calgary, Alberta 2017
Clinical Externship at Cornerstone Naturopathic Inc.
Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia 2017
Treat Autism Biomedical Conference by Dr. Sonya Doherty, ND
Toronto, Ontario 2017
Adjunctive Cancer Care Clinical Rotation at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic
Toronto, Ontario 2016-2017
Naturopathic Integrative Oncology Course by Dr. Daniel Lander, ND
Toronto, Ontario 2016-2017
Clinical Preceptorship at the Marsden Centre for Excellence in Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine
Toronto, Ontario 2016
Pascoe Mental Health Symposium
Toronto, Ontario 2015
Naturopathic Doctors International Brigade
Ometepe, Nicaragua 2015
Bernard M, McConnery JR, Hoskin DW. (2017). -Gingerol, a major phenolic constituent of ginger root, induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in triple-negative breast cancer cells. Exp Mol Pathol, 102(2): 370-376. Retrieved from https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.ezproxy.library.dal.ca/pubmed/28315687
Bernard M, Furlong SJ, Power Coombs MR, Hoskin DW. (2015). Differential Inhibition of T Lymphocyte Proliferation and Cytokine Synthesis by -Gingerol, -Gingerol, and -Gingerol. Phytother Res, 29(11). Retrieved fromhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.library.dal.ca/doi/10.1002/ptr.5414/abstract;jsessionid=6AA6D22A314CBF8873B9A4EE806E1A36.f04t04
What to Expect at Your First Visit
Your initial consult is 75 minutes. Within the visit, you will have the opportunity to outline your health concerns and goals. Dr Bernard will review many aspects of your health (including any blood work or scans that you've had) and relevant physical exams and testing will be performed. Depending on your concern, you will leave with recommendations regarding sleep, nutrition, exercise, and digestion. After checking for interactions between natural supplements and medications and receiving all test results, an initial treatment plan will be provided, which will include a general timeline and checkpoints to meet and measure along the way.
In your second visit (often available the next day, in-person or by phone), you will be presented with your personalized and researched treatment plan for your review. Multiple visits are required for optimal results.
How to Prepare
Please fill out the intake form before the day of your visit and bring/submit any blood work, scans, and/or pathology reports relevant to your concern.
It is very important that Dr Bernard has a list of your previous and/or current treatment plan, including all medications. Without these, your naturopathic treatment plan may be delayed.
Medical Services & Fees
Initial Consult (75 mins)
Follow Up Visits
Reboot Nutrient Mix (Myer's Cocktail)
High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C
Add-Ons (Glutathione, Amino Acids, Artemisinin)
Neuroprolotherapy (Nerve Pain)
Vitamin D or B12
More infusions are available. Book a complimentary 15-minute alignment call for more info
There are NO TAXES on service fees.
Up to 100% of naturopathic medical visits are covered under many extended health care benefits.
Please contact your health care benefits provider to determine your coverage.
Although in-person visits are preferred, consultations may be performed over video and by phone.
Vitamin D, B12