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Benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin

Wow, what a summer we have had here in Vancouver.  It has been absolutely beautiful.  We really did deserve it after that winter, and hopefully everyone has taken advantage of being outside and enjoying how beautiful BC really is.  Even though we are nearing the tail end of summer, we thought we would shed a little light of one of the most powerful healers out there.  The sun.

The blue skies, bright sun are quite energizing.  […]

By |July 6th, 2018|Health Tips|

Cleaning Up Our Skin Care

When I was in naturopathic school, one of my favourite classes was herbal medicine lab where we would make tinctures, creams, balms etc. out of wild-crafted herbs. Of course, my handmade products didn’t look quite as “perfect” as commercial products, but I loved that I knew exactly what was in each creation I carefully made. More importantly since then, I’ve realized that there are so many extra ingredients contained in most commercially-made products. These ingredients […]

By |June 8th, 2018|Health Tips|

The benefits of Spirulina!

In TCM, green foods build blood via chlorophyll.  Under a microscope, chlorophyll has an almost identical molecular makeup to hemoglobin.  Hemoglobin is the structure that carries iron in red blood cells.  Spirulina is a single cell algae.  These sea algae are extremely bioavailable to the human body.  Meaning, ingesting just a tiny amount, is very easily absorbed by the body. Taking 1 tsp per day to build iron/ferritin levels and event prevent hair loss.  It […]

By |May 4th, 2018|Health Tips, Recipes|

Phototherapy for Seasonal Allergies

Are you one of the many suffering from seasonal allergies? 
Are you constantly increasing your dosage of antihistamines?  Are you looking for a natural solution for your allergies?

Brio Integrative Health Centre is the first in western Canada to bring in the RJ Laser Light Needle.   This technology uses photo therapy (L.A.S.E.R. light) to improve the microcirculation in the sinuses, thus alleviating symptoms of runny nose, congestion and itchy eyes.

How does Phototherapy work?
We have all seen how […]

By |April 19th, 2018|Health Tips|

Massage and Your Liver

The liver is an indispensable organ and its proper function is vital to a personal wellbeing and overall health.
The stresses of our modern daily lives place extra demands on it which can impact its proper functioning over the long term.
There are different modalities of massage that can benefit the liver. It can be affected by visceral manipulation, a direct but very gentle technique to improve the vitality and mobility of the organ itself within the […]

By |March 9th, 2018|Health Tips|

Liver & Bowels: Your Best Friends for Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning… Let’s talk about bowel movements
In nature, the transition from winter to spring is a transition from stillness to expansion, from hibernation to rebirth; materials from the past are cleared to make room for new growth. Similarly, the bowels and the liver work together to cleanse the body allowing for regeneration and transformation. In keeping with the cycles of nature, spring is a great time to strengthen liver and bowel function and reinforce this […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Health Tips|

Liver Loving Habit-start the day with Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar


made from nutritious organically grown apples and retains many of the fruits’ beneficial components because raw apple cider vinegar is not pasteurized.
in its two fermentation processes, it produces enzymes and life giving nutrients that make apple cider vinegar the powerhouse it is.

What Is The Difference Between Clear Vinegar & Raw Apple Cider Vinegar?

Clear vinegar has none of the benefits of raw organic apple cider vinegar. Through its processing and distilling, it’s been […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Health Tips|

Love Month Libido Lessons

February is the month of love; it is the month of Romance; the month of Valentines day; and also the month of Heart Health Awareness.

Libido or organic sexual desire is a question that comes up often in my practice.  However, it is often brought up as an after thought to a host of many other symptoms.  An imbalance in one part of the body will most often have threads of imbalance in other parts of […]

By |January 19th, 2018|Health Tips|

Heart Health & Why It Matters

The heart organ is one of the most awe-inspiring creations of nature. There is about 5 liters of blood in the body but the heart effectively pumps over 6000 liters of blood per day. And, with only minimal care for the most part, the organ pumps continuously for 80+ years. There’s no equivalent man-made pump that has that kind of reliability.

But in recent decades, heart function has been challenged with the proinflammatory effects of processed […]

By |January 12th, 2018|Health Tips|

Adding Acupuncture to Your Cold & Flu Survival Kit

You’ve probably noticed (or experienced!) that cold and flu season is in full swing. In fact, many people have already been sick multiple times this season!
A lot of people know that acupuncture benefits back and neck pain, joint injury, and muscle tension. However, did you know, that many patients find acupuncture beneficial in supporting the immune system and reducing the uncomfortable symptoms of colds and flus?
How Acupuncture Works

Qi (or energy) (pronounced ‘chee’) flows through channels […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Health Tips|