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Brio Heritage Blog: Linda’s Family History

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 […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Brio News|

Brio Heritage Blog: Kyra’s Family Inspiration

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 […]

By |September 29th, 2017|Brio News|

My Journey to Genetic Testing

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 […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Brio News|

Food Sensitivity Testing – 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions

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 […]

By |August 19th, 2017|Brio News|

Brio Heritage Blog: Laura’s Trip to Newfoundland

 

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 […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Brio News|

New IgG Food Sensitivity Testing at Brio

If you’ve been thinking about getting food sensitivity testing for a while, this might be the perfect time.
We’re excited to announce new IgG food sensitivity testing at Brio! IgG testing has been an important part of many patients’ health transformations –  from improving eczema to reducing arthritis. And now the tests are bigger and better! By partnering with a local Canadian laboratory,  our food sensitivity tests now include more foods, more testing options, faster results […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Brio News|

Life events that shaped my career path

What a great start to the Brio Heritage Series!  I enjoyed reading Dr. Neetu and Dr. Carin’s stories about how their families have impacted their health journeys and their decision to become Naturopathic Doctors.  Like them, different life experiences and events influenced my path to becoming a physician.  My story begins with the serious health challenges of my older sister and continues with my personal health struggles as a young adult.  I’ll start with a […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Brio News|

Brio Welcomes Matylda to the World!

Matylda was born on April 11th, 2017. When people ask how the birth was, we say with laugh that it was anything but natural even though that was initial the plan. It’s funny how things go that we plan so carefully and it might change, right?

The whole pregnancy was very enjoyable with no major problems. We think that because she was taking good amounts of vitamins, good sleep, as least near the end. We thought […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Brio News|

Brio Heritage Series: Dr. Carin

I’ve been told that I seem like a contradiction: I’m passionate about health and nutrition yet I’m the resident chocolate monster, happy to celebrate an occasion with a decadent dessert. I don’t shy away from manually-intensive projects but I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been on a treadmill. To me, health is much more than the sum of conventionally-accepted ‘healthy activities’; connecting with people over delicious foods, taking time to […]

By |June 16th, 2017|Brio News|

Linda celebrates 20 years of her career!

It’s kind of hard to fathom, really, the distance of time, the increments of experiences which measure out the length of twenty years.

I was pondering that when it was my time to collect my “20 year pin” with a few other colleagues at this years’ Massage Therapist Association of B.C’s Annual General Meeting back in April.

Existential angst aside, (jk!) I have to admit I feel like I have chosen a career path that has helped […]

By |June 9th, 2017|Brio News|