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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|

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|

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|

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|

B Vitamins & Brain Health

In September, Dr. Jeffrey Lee, Richmond Naturopathic Doctor, featured a docu-series on Brain Health at Brio Integrative Health Centre. The response was fantastic and the series received a lot of positive feedback from patients.

Here is a comment from one patient: “I learned so much about my brain! I didn’t realize how much my sugary diet, inflammation from food allergies, hormone imbalance, habits around my cell phone use, environmental toxins and my lack of B Vitamins […]

By |September 29th, 2018|Featured Products, Health Tips|

The Fall Season: 3 Ways to Show Your Lungs Some Love

Every season has its own purpose and function. In contrast to our culture where “more is better”, in nature the fall season is a time of eliminating what is unnecessary – to ultimately make space for growth and health. One of the things I appreciate about Chinese medicine is how it connects the rhythms and cycles of nature with the phases of our lives and cycles of our bodies.

 

When we examine the changes seen in […]

By |September 21st, 2018|Health Tips|