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Our Annual Earth Day Giveaway

It’s time for our Annual Earth Day Give-Away!

An annual event at Brio showcasing great local companies supporting the environment in creative and productive ways! Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond by participating in our giveaway. It’s an opportunity to collaborate with great local companies and help to bring awareness to some really creative small steps towards helping the environment and decreasing our carbon footprint. Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event world wide. Environmental […]

By |March 15th, 2019|Events|

Title: Shoulder Pain Case Study: Rotator Cuff Injury Testimonial (Part 3)

Above is a testimonial from our patient with a Rotator Cuff Injury at Brio Integrative Health Centre. He shares his story of how Low Level Laser Therapy/ Photobiomodulation has helped in his recovery.

“It was five and a half years ago, it was a windy day and I operate a forklift.  I was making a note, and my pen fell down. I went to pick it up and I was holding the door with my right […]

By |March 9th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Recipe of the Month: Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
VEGETABLES

2 Tbsp olive, melted coconut, or avocado oil
1/2 medium red onion (sliced in wedges)
2 small sweet potatoes (halved)
1 bundle broccolini (large stems removed // chopped)
2 big handfuls kale (larger stems removed)
1/4 tsp each salt + pepper

CHICKPEAS

1 15-ounce chickpeas (drained, rinsed + patted dry)
1 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp each salt + pepper
1/2 tsp tsp oregano (optional)
1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)

TAHINI SAUCE (OPTIONAL)

1/4 cup tahini
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 medium lemon (juiced)
2-4 Tbsp hot water (to thin)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and arrange sweet potatoes and onions on a bare baking sheet. Drizzle […]

By |March 8th, 2019|Recipes|

We Need Your Help!

 

Brio community, we are seeking the help of our patients.

Do you suffer from:
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome
* Ulcerative Colitis
* Crohn’s
* Excessive bloating
* Diarrhea or constipation
* Heart burn
* Skin issues
* Excessive Fatigue
* Weight gain
* Food intolerances
* Low Vitamin B12 or Vitamin D absorption
* Depression
* Random joint pain

SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is an increasingly common diagnosis of the digestive system, much like, and commonly correlated to IBS and leaky gut issues

All of the above mentioned symptoms […]

By |March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Shoulder Pain Case Study:  Rotator Cuff Injury (Part 2)

In the above video, we share a case study of a patient with a rotator cuff injury.  More specifically, a tear in the supraspinatus muscle that occurred in the workplace.  The patient experienced constant pain and reached a point where he could not continue to work.  He tried physiotherapy and massage for several years, but his pain continued to worsen.  His medical doctor even referred him to a surgeon, but the patient was reluctant to have surgery.  The reason this […]

By |February 24th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Healing Inside Out w/Glutathione

Many of us have become aware of the term; we have purchased the buzzword products; but perhaps not know the exact mode of action and benefits of said terminology. Antioxidants! We hear about them with blueberries, with supplements, with beauty products. However, what is an antioxidant?

An antioxidant is a substance that removes potentially damaging free radicals in a living organism. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells and optimal vitality occurs when these […]

By |February 15th, 2019|Health Tips|

Our Largest Organ?

In this day and age it seems like humanity has explored every nook and cranny of the Earth, let alone our own anatomy, so when it came out to the public just over a year ago that there had been a new discovery of an organ, it made headlines- well, in health science circles anyways!

It wasn’t long before that scientists were debating whether the mesentery, the folds of tissue providing support and circulation for our […]

By |February 9th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Shoulder Pain: Photobiomodulation to the Rescue! (PART 1)

In the above video, I highlight an area of the body that can be effectively treated using Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)/Photobiomodulation. In 2018, we worked with a large number of shoulder-related injuries. These shoulder injuries ranged from acute types of sports injuries to chronic “frozen shoulder” injuries.
What types of shoulder injuries can be treated with LLLT/Photobiomodulation?

Rotator cuff tears and strains

Supraspinatus tears

Bicep Tendonitis

Adhesive Capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”)

Arthritis

Calcification

Shoulder Impingement

Is LLLT/Photobiomodulation painful?
The treatment […]

By |February 8th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Photobiomodulation: A New Therapy at Brio?

What is Photobiomodulation?
Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy is a form of light treatment that uses a variety of light sources including lasers and light emitting diodes.  This therapy alleviates pain, reduces inflammation, promotes wound healing and modulates the immune system.  Those of you who have been with Brio for years may recognize the similarities between PBM and Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). There has been significant advancements in the areas of light and laser therapy, and the new term for […]

By |January 28th, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

February 2019 Product of the Month – CoEnzyme Q10

The Product of the Month for February 2019 is…
CoEnzyme Q10!
As you all know February is often referred to as the love month; and it is also the heart health month.  Our choice for product of the month could not be more fitting.

CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has many important functions.

The cells of the heart have the highest use for CoQ10.  Vital for heart health
The cells of the gums much like the heart are equally as […]

By |January 18th, 2019|Brio News, Product of the Month|