Dr. Swetlikoff

**Dr. Swetlikoff is a 1988 graduate of Bastyr University, where he obtained a degree in Naturopathic Medicine. A strong believer in science-based holistic health care, he has incorporated both traditional and progressive naturopathic philosophies into his practice. His interest in safe and effective alternatives for both the acute, chronic and severely ill, has led him to specialize in what he calls interventional natural medicine.

Dr. Swetlikoff has earned a host of board certifications and has held a variety of BC and Canadian Naturopathic Association positions. He has sat on several committees for the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia and has been the president of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association. For more than 30 years, he has developed and taught advanced courses for students and physicians.

Garrett has written regularly for several newspapers and magazines and has sat on numerous editorial and advisory boards.


Born Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

N.D. Bastyr University
Seattle, WA, USA
Postgraduate Health Trek Clinic
Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Undergraduate Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Selkirk College
Castlegar, B.C., Canada


Professional Experience:


Private Family Practice  –  Kelowna Naturopathic Clinic Inc.   September 1990 – present.

Practice Focus:  Biological medicine for acute and chronic disease and pain

  • Prolotherapy…..Non-surgical joint reconstruction
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)/Hyaluronic acid
  • Neural Therapy
  • Apitherapy…Bee Venom
  • Interstitial and Intra-articular Laser

Oxidative Therapies including:

  • I.V. Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ozone therapy
  • Photo-oxidation/Ultra-violet blood irradiation

– Intravenous Therapies including:   

  • IV Laser
  • Chelation
  • Glutathione
  • High Dose Vitamin C
  • Lipoic acid
  • Vitamin / Mineral / Trace Element and Amino Acid infusions
  • Myer’s Cocktail
  • Sodium Bicarbonate

Complementary Cancer Care:

  • Mistletoe injections
  • Whole Body Hyperthermia — Heckel
  • Whole host of oral, IV and oxygen, photodynamic laser, pulsed magnetic modalities

– Traditional Naturopathic modalities:

  • Phytotherapy
  • Therapeutic nutrition
  • Customized diet plans
  • Homeopathy
  • Lifestyle counseling

Aesthetic medicine:

  •  Mesotherapy
  •  Lipodissolve
  •  Anti-aging & Bio-identical hormone therapies.

Functional diagnostic methods:

  • Electrodermal testing
  • Computerized Regulation Thermography
  • Biological Terrain Assessment
  • Darkfield Microscopy
  • Full Range of Laboratory Testing – Blood, urine & saliva

Board Certification and/or Diplomat Status

Chelation Therapy
Ozone Therapy
Oxidative Medicine

Current Professional Affiliations

British Columbia Naturopathic Association
College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C.
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Past Professional Affiliations

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
International Ozone Association
International Bio-oxidative Medical Association
International Society of Chelation Technicians
American Academy of Neural Therapy
American Apitherapy Society
Occidental Institute Research Foundation
Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injections

Professional Activities

Past President of the BCNA
Past Vice President of the BCNA
Past Board Member of the CAND
Past Chairperson of B.C. Naturopathic Prolotherapy Committee
Past Chairperson of B.C. Naturopathic Chelation Committee
Past Board Member of BC Naturopathic Pharmacy Committee & Scope of Practice Committee
Course instructor for I.V. and Injection therapies for N.D.’s in Canada since 1993
Writes for local newspapers & Natural health magazines
Lectures publicly for various support groups, conferences, & seminars
Guest lecturer at UBCO Medical School, UBCO Pharmacy class & OC Nursing class

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    Intermittent Fasting

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     Intermittent Fasting: Fasting is not starvation. Starvation is the involuntary absence of food, while fasting is the voluntary withholding of food for health or spiritual reasons.
    Fasting has been practiced by all civilizations worldwide for thousands of years.
    Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It’s not about what you eat, but more about when you eat. Fluids such as water, tea, small amounts of coffee etc. are not restricted in IF.


    These are the most popular methods:

    The 16/8 method: Also called the Leangains protocol, it involves skipping breakfast and restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, such as between 12-8 . Then you fast for 16 hours in between, til lunch the next day. Ideally you do not want to eat later than 3 hours before bedtime.

    Eat-Stop-Eat: This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day.

    The 5:2 diet: With this method, you consume only 500–600 calories on two non-consecutive days of the week, but eat normally the other 5 days.

    IF has been shown to drop insulin levels and make insulin more sensitive. This forces more fat loss, thus assisting in weight loss. Growth hormone levels significantly rise in IF which help muscle growth and fat loss. Many immune and genetic functions balance and repair themselves with IF, leading to longevity and disease protection.

    IF can help you lose weight, reduce inflammation, improve blood sugar and insulin control, improve brain and heart health, may reduce cancer risk and overall act as an anti-aging tool.

    Pregnant, breastfeeding, underweight/eating disorder individuals and less than 18 years of age people should not IF. Diabetic, hypoglycemic, low blood pressure or seriously ill people should not IF without medical guidance or supervision.

    At KNC, we have experience with IF and assisted many through implementation and monitoring of this technique. If interested, give us a call.

    Some info above is taken from https://www.healthline.com/nutri…/intermittent-fasting-guide


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