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1310, 2017

Brio Heritage Blog: Linda’s Family History

By |October 13th, 2017|Brio News|

On August 8th of this year, our family home, my childhood home, was torn down to make way for another home for a retired couple.
I was gearing up for the emotional fallout that was to take a hold of me when it happened, but I was surprised to find that I didn’t feel much at all. Which made me think; maybe it’s not so much the actual place you grew up, but the memories of all the […]

610, 2017

How Intravenous (I.V.) Nutrient Therapy can help your recurring colds this season!

By |October 6th, 2017|Health Tips|

Are you experiencing recurring colds or flu’s this past season?

A number of our patients have reported being sick with severe cold symptoms, followed by a few weeks of recovery and then finding themselves sick again.  Common symptoms include sinus congestion, sore throat and a persistent cough.  Although we are unsure why this recurring cold or flu is occurring, we are suspecting a strong virus is to blame.  Immune systems may not have completely cleared the […]

2909, 2017

Brio Heritage Blog: Kyra’s Family Inspiration

By |September 29th, 2017|Brio News|

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  I love family get-togethers, so Collin and I are hosting it this year for our families and it got me thinking how important they all are to us and how influential they have been.

Speaking for myself, there are so many wonderful influences.  My Dad’s parents were both social workers, in fact Grandma Kay was the first female social services graduate from UBC.  She went on to work full time […]

2609, 2017

Breaking Down – “Breaking Bread”

By |September 26th, 2017|Health Tips|

Michael Pollan is a well-known author and modern day activist in our current food revolution.  He has several books published on food, comparing traditional cultures and nutrition, as compared to the modern day Western Diet.  You may have heard of a few of his most popular books:  “In Defense of Food,” and “An Omnivores  Dilemma.”
One of Michael Pollan’s most recent projects includes a four-part food documentary on Netflix called, “Cooked.”
Each part goes through a different […]

2209, 2017

My Journey to Genetic Testing

By |September 22nd, 2017|Brio News|

In the 90’s I remember hearing about scientists working on sequencing the entire human genome. I thought it sounded like an impossible task – how could we map out human potential? I was certain that if we identified our individual genetic blueprints, then this would be the most powerful tool ever created by modern medicine.
In university I was introduced to the idea that certain genes were linked to specific cancers and genetic conditions. I imagined […]

1509, 2017

Tips for a full tummy after a big Thanksgiving meal

By |September 15th, 2017|Health Tips|

Dr. Dhiman has some great tips for keeping your tummy happy and healthy for the next big meal, such as Thanksgiving around the corner. Enjoy these tips, don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any additional support.

1) Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)– a distressed stomach’s best friend.  One to two teaspoons in 1/2 a glass of water 15 minutes prior to meals.  ACV will aid in digestion, decrease gastric reflux, decrease bloating and abdominal pain.  […]

1908, 2017

Food Sensitivity Testing – 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions

By |August 19th, 2017|Brio News|

Identifying food sensitivities is a major part of learning about our unique body. It integrates the most foundational systems in our body: the gut and immune system, therefore affecting almost every aspect of our health.

IgG food sensitivity tests speed up this process by identify foods in our daily diet that may be contributing to our symptoms.
If this is your first introduction to IgG or delayed food sensitivity reactions, please see our previous article New IgG Food […]

1108, 2017

Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipe

By |August 11th, 2017|Recipes|

With this heat wave in Vancouver this summer, I have to admit I have been craving something cold to snack on. It’s easy to find yourself in the grocery store and pick up something prepared, however I was surprised to see the sugar content in some frozen treats- many had a minimum of 20 grams of sugar which is the equivalent to 5 teaspoons of sugar!!

So it got me thinking….I whipped up this recipe one […]

308, 2017

Brio Heritage Blog: Laura’s Trip to Newfoundland

By |August 3rd, 2017|Brio News|

 

I grew up in a full house that makes us look like we belonged in the “Full House” with Danny Tanner: I’m the oldest of 4 girls and my younger sisters are triplets. Things were chaotic, to say the least! Luckily though, we had awesome parents and grandparents who fostered the Atlantic Canadian hospitality and lifestyle in us and we consider ourselves “Newfies at heart”.

My dad was born in Nova Scotia but his parents are […]

2907, 2017

Just Breathe: The Answer is Under Your Nose

By |July 29th, 2017|Health Tips|

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 […]