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The SIBO Test: Identifying Bacterial Overgrowth in your Gut

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, is becoming an increasingly common diagnosis of the digestive system linked to IBS, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, fatigue and more. And digestive distress is one of the most common concerns our patients come in with. At Brio, we’re always looking for tools for more precise diagnosis, more personalized treatments and better monitoring of progress.
Earlier this year, we asked the Brio community to help us gain insight into SIBO testing […]

By |July 19th, 2019|Health Tips|

Just Breathe: The Answer is Under Your Nose


Breath is the key to health, it is what keeps us alive, when we are born we take our first breath, as we pass, we take our last. Life cannot exist without breath. Breath work is often overlooked as an essential part of health and wellness. It is right under our nose, available to us at any time, anywhere, and the cost is nil. Our society has become a society of “rapids”. A society of […]

By |July 12th, 2019|Health Tips|

Earthing/Grounding or “Vitamin G” — Why being Barefoot is Healthy For You 

In early June me my wife and 2 year old daughter went strawberry picking at Emma Lea farms in Westham Island in Delta. It was a perfect day and I, like usual, take off my shirt and I absorb all that sun as possible up to a certain point of course but what I find interesting I was the only one with no top on and also the only one bare feet!! And I enjoyed […]

By |June 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

June Recipe of the Month: Lentil Burgers with Lemon-Basil Mayonnaise

Recipe courtesy of Food Network:

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 large shallots, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 button mushrooms (about 4 ounces), finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup frozen petite green peas, thawed
Two 15-ounce cans lentils, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons egg-free mayonnaise, such as Vegenaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 cup refrigerated egg-free mayonnaise, such as Vegenaise
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
Zest of 1 […]

By |June 24th, 2019|Recipes|

The Sunshine Vitamin


After such a long winter, summer has finally arrived in full.  The blue skies, bright sun are quite energizing. The sun helps to increase mood, serotonin levels, activate the pineal gland and this weather brings about an overall sense of well-being.  I encourage everyone to take advantage of this weather and spend at least thirty minutes to one hour out side everyday. Whether it is a walk, a light jog or sitting in the backyard […]

By |June 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A Closer Look at Bowen Therapy

During a Bowen Therapy session, the patient lies relaxed on a treatment table, wearing loosely fitting clothing. The therapist applies a series of gentle movements across the body. These movements focus on a body of muscle, tendon or nerve and release tension through the nerve within the area. This results not only on the structural level and functional systems, but also at the level of the individuals overall well-being.
Addressing the body as a whole, Bowen […]

By |June 9th, 2019|Events|

May Recipe of the Month: Chinese Chicken Salad With Red Chile Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Food Network: 

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
2 teaspoons chipotle pepper puree
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup canola oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 head Napa cabbage, shredded
1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded
2 carrots, shredded
1/4 pound snow peas, julienned
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
Chili […]

By |May 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Sweet Digz Farm

Sweet Digz Farm is a small-scale ecologically-sustainable farm in Steveston BC, on leased land located in unceded Musqueam territory.

Check out their website at to learn more about their farm, their CSA Weekly Box delivery and the Saturday Market (in front of True Conditioning at London Landing, across from the Diplomat Bakery Care). You can also enjoy their produce at the Gudrun Tasting Room in Steveston.

From their website: Become a member! Join our Community Supported Agriculture program: […]

By |May 29th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

RMT Linda McLaren on Tailbone Pain

After hours of sitting on your big, squishy sofa, binge-watching the latest Netflix series, you attempt to get up but then feel a sharp aching pain in your tailbone. It feels as though you can’t straighten out your hips and lower back to walk normally, so you hobble along hunching with a bent knee gait and clutching your buttocks. It hurts to walk but the thought of sitting back down again makes you cringe!
You are […]

By |May 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Anchoring Health Practices in Gratitude

A few years ago, after chatting about our careers, the person sitting next to me on my flight asked me what my top three health recommendations were. In the years following I’ve reflected on this question and come to the conclusion that living with gratitude is one of the most important elements of good health.
What is gratitude?
The Oxford Dictionary defines gratitude as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return […]

By |May 3rd, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|