Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring Cleaning: Liver Detox

With the increasing sunlight and (slightly) warmer temperatures of spring you may have noticed that your sleep, energy and even cravings have changed. In the spring season, more Qi or energy, floods through our liver system, naturally changing body functions. In Chinese medicine, wood represents liver function: “Wood is forceful and determined as the wind, [...]

Spring Cleaning: Liver Detox2017-03-31T08:00:23+00:00

Home Grown Sprouting!

I have noticed that sprouts aren't as easy to find in the supermarket's produce isle these days, but that doesn't mean that I, nor you should go without! I've recently taken to home sprouting, it's a fun and easy way to get some greens in your diet the whole year round, and it can be [...]

Home Grown Sprouting!2017-03-24T12:32:52+00:00

St.Patrick’s Day Green Pasta!

Happy St.Patrick's Day! In spirit of this 'green' themed day, I wanted to share a super creamy and delicious green pasta. It's dairy-free, heart healthy and immune boosting! Not to mention, super easy to whip up. Boil up your gluten free spaghetti noodles, spiralize a zucchini (zoodles) for a lower carb option, or spaghetti squash [...]

St.Patrick’s Day Green Pasta!2017-03-17T10:05:16+00:00

Brio’s NEW testing equipment is here!

Measuring Our Body’s Ability to Detoxify A recent report from the Institute of Functional Medicine, estimates that 4 billion pounds of chemical compounds and pollutants from plastics, pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, medications, and other sources are released into the environment each year.  Eventually, these toxins find their way into our air, soil, food, water supplies, [...]

Brio’s NEW testing equipment is here!2017-03-10T12:40:55+00:00

Brio’s Annual Earth Day Give-Away!

An annual event at Brio showcasing great local companies supporting the environment in creative and productive ways! Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond by participating in our giveaway. It’s an opportunity to collaborate with great local companies and help to bring awareness to some really creative small steps towards helping the environment and decreasing our carbon [...]

Brio’s Annual Earth Day Give-Away!2017-03-03T11:46:10+00:00

3 Functions of Menstruation

February is Heart Heath month and in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) the Uterus and the Heart are connected organs. So in keeping with the Heart Health theme of this month’s blog, I found it only fitting to write about the Uterus and Menstruation! Before I get into menstruation, the functions and benefits, I always love [...]

3 Functions of Menstruation2017-03-02T11:41:33+00:00