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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|

April Recipes of the Month: Enchilada Power Bowls and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enchilada Power Bowl
Recipe courtesy of Full of Plants

Enchilada Power Bowls with Spicy Tofu


*** INGREDIENTS ***
LENTILS, RICE AND BEANS

1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup green lentils
2 and 1/2 cup water
1 15-oz can black beans

TOFU MARINADE

7-ounces firm tofu
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp soy sauce, or tamari
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp almond butter

ENCHILADA SAUCE

1 onion, finely sliced
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 and 1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp chili powder (2 if you like it more spicy)
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 […]

By |April 26th, 2019|Recipes|

Broken Wrist?  How to heal it in a fraction of the time!

Did you know Photobiomodulation can accelerate the healing of a broken bone?
Today, we share with you a story from one of our patients who recently broke her wrist.  A typical recovery can take months, but because she was proactive with her care, her recovery took a fraction of the time.
We provided her with both acupuncture and Photobiomodulation treatments before and after the removal of her cast.  The pictures below were taken immediately after the cast […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Health Tips|

Photobiomodulation for Seasonal Allergies: A Natural Approach to Hay Fever

 
Are you one of the many suffering from seasonal allergies?
Are you constantly increasing your dosage of antihistamines?

This has been a long winter in the lower mainland, and we can’t wait for the spring. Many of us are anticipating seasonal allergies to begin hitting us in late March and early April. To help you be proactive and preventative, we would like to share with you a therapy we use at Brio Integrative Health Centre.

We are the first […]

By |March 23rd, 2019|Brio News, Health Tips|

Recipe: The Ultimate Spring Quiche

Ultimate Spring Quiche
From Jamie Oliver. For this and more recipes, visit: https://www.jamieoliver.com

Ingredients

FOR THE FILLING

sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
150 g asparagus
100 g fresh peas and broad beans , podded
75 g baby spinach
2 spring onions
4 rashers higher-welfare smoked streaky bacon , optional
4 large free-range eggs
150 ml double cream
150 ml semi-skimmed milk
½ a bunch of fresh chives
75 g goat’s cheese

FOR THE PASTRY

300 g plain flour , […]

By |March 23rd, 2019|Events, Recipes, Uncategorized|

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|