Dr. Christiane Northrup
It was great to meet like-minded physicians who bring leading-edge, holistic medicine to Canadian women. I applaud you for taking the initiative to educate and empower women during their challenging stage of life and hormonal journey. I hope our paths cross again in the future.
MD Best-Selling Author
Dr. Pawa is an exceptionally gifted physician with exemplary character. Her gentle disposition and extraordinary generosity of spirit underscore her genuine concern for patients. In my capacity as Pharmacist, I have witnessed the improvement in her patients’ health. Dr. Pawa’s knowledge of women’s health and her special interest in gut and brain health is phenomenal and she is one of the pioneers in this field in the greater Vancouver area. I’m so thankful to know that Dr. Pawa is indefatigable in her efforts to stay on the cutting edge. I recommend Dr. Pawa whole heartedly to anyone who wants to achieve long-term health, and this is putting it mildly!
CEO Pure Integrative Pharmacy
It is an honour to have Dr. Bal Pawa continue to present at every WOMAN-Whistler as an exceptionally experienced and well-honed workshop leader and speaker. In her workshops and keynote address, Dr. Pawa put pertinent women’s health information into context with relevant facts, professional expertise and made-understandable medical concepts. Dr. Pawa is an inspiring leader and makes an incredible and essential impact on women’s lives.
every WOMAN Founder
Dr. Bal Pawa has been a true pioneer in the successful integration of complementary therapies in to a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of midlife health issues. Her clinic has also established the West coast Midlife health Foundation with a mandate to support the women who could not otherwise access these specialized services. Her skills as a physician, a dynamic speaker, advisor, volunteer and mentor, have and continue to, inspire others to make a difference.
Past Chair, Board of Directors of ICBC
Founder of Minerva Foundation
Dr. Shimi Kang
I personally have been touched by Bal’s knowledge, courage, and innovation. As a psychiatrist at BC Women’s Hospital Reproductive Mental Health Program, for over 10 years I saw first hand the positive effects of her work at the individual and systemic level. Seeing her role model the ability to follow sound science but still “think out of the box” helped me do the same with my patients and career. As last year’s winner in Health and Wellness, I know how what an honor it is to receive the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award. I have had the privilege to work with many of the incredible women in this province and I believe Bal stands out with regards to the qualities identified for this award. Her contributions are not only as a recognized leader in the field of integrative and hormonal health, but also reflect her significant efforts to bring education and awareness to women – at all stages of life – on the life – changing benefits of holistic, integrative healthcare.
MD FRCPC, Psychiatrist, Best Selling Author
Bal has proven herself to be a positive leader and role model in the Vancouver community with her important pioneering women’s medical clinic and her extraordinary medical expertise in the areas of holistic and Integrative Medicine. She is passionate about empowering women to make informed decisions about their health. Her commitment to provide credible medical information goes well beyond the normal parameters of most doctors – outside of the office she has reached thousands of people through her hours of volunteer service and free educational seminars. Her ability to keep a balanced perspective is inspirational to other health care providers.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO Nature's Path Foods
Over the past several years we have been fortunate to have had Dr. Pawa donate her time to speak to both our Women Leading the WayTM and Leaders in Transition participants. She not only offered an insightful and thorough look at what is happening in our bodies during the different life stages but also the implications of not managing stress or taking proper care of ourselves.
The Minerva Foundation for BC Women
I have been having issues with my health, including gut problems, for several years. I attended Dr. Pawa’s clinic seminar and then saw her as a patient. WOW! What a difference to my well-being… it’s a miracle. She is extremely thorough, very knowledgeable, and most importantly, she knew exactly what to do after ordering some lab tests. I suffered for so long and felt compelled to write this for other people to see what real medicine looks like. She thinks outside the box. Dr. Pawa helped me connect the dots and she gave me tools to keep me healthy… We need to clone this doctor!
42 years old
My wife insisted I see I see Dr. Pawa for my declining energy and low mood. I came in with multiple prescriptions for sleeping pills, painkillers and antidepressants. She helped me to connect my symptoms to the chronic, stressful lifestyle. Her knowledge, genuine compassion and easy to follow approach transformed my health, I am off most of my medication and feel energetic again.
57 years old
I was a mess. Yes life was stressful, but bursting into tears for no reason during a benign conversation was new to me and certainly not normal. I was soaking my bed three times nightly. At work, I would sit alone at lunch too tired and unhappy to connect with others, let alone walk down the street to a restaurant. Finally, somebody I trusted told me about the Westcoast Women’s Clinic. I followed their advice, did the testing and took the treatments. I am eternally grateful for the peace, better health, self-knowledge and wisdom passed on to me. It has been life altering. Thank you from the essence of my soul.
43 years old