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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|

Chocolate for the Body & Soul

Don’t you wish chocolate grew on trees?
Good news…  it does! Theobroma cacao, Greek for “food of the gods” is the chocolate tree.

About 15 years ago, I visited Tobago (one of the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago) and came across a cacao bean farm. The fruit trees had large yellowish-red pods, about the size of a small football. Our guide opened a pod to expose a juicy white pulp containing the famous cacao beans arranged […]

By |January 11th, 2019|Health Tips, Uncategorized|

Looking Back on 2018

 

Reflecting back on 2018, the Brio family had so much to celebrate this past year!  

2018 marked the 10-year anniversary of Brio Integrative Health Centre.  It felt like yesterday when Dr. Neetu and I met at a business workshop in 2007.   We had the same vision of creating an integrative clinic in Richmond, so in 2008 we joined forces and made it a reality!  Here is some fun trivia for you: When we first opened […]

By |December 21st, 2018|Brio News, Events|

Recipe: Lentil & Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Wrap

 

The holidays are a busy season, and we are always on the look out for easy, tasty, and healthy recipes for when we’re on the go.

Enjoy this delicious lentil & sundried tomato hummus wrap from The Simple Veganista. For this recipe and more, visit: https://simple-veganista.com/2014/06/lentil-sun-dried-tomato-hummus-wrap.html

 

Plenty of protein and flavor in this wrap. Makes a great addition to the brown bag lunch!

INGREDIENTS

lavash bread (whole grain pref.) or flour tortillas
1/2 cup cooked lentils, per wrap
leafy […]

By |December 7th, 2018|Health Tips, Recipes|

Jade Windscreen – December Product of the Month

For the entire month of December, enjoy 10% off Jade Windscreen tablets. Originally priced at $20.95, you can pick up a bottle for just $18.85 before tax.
Don’t forget about Jade Windscreen for your cold and flu symptoms!

This year’s cold and flu has been much milder compared to the previous 2 years. That’s a real relief for many of you! As the weather is getting colder and we are closer to Christmas, the spread of viruses tend […]

By |December 4th, 2018|Brio News, Events|