Wow, the growth at Brio did not slow down as 2019 was coming to a close. I will say however, that this decade ended with fervor! This new and exciting energy has carried on right into the start of 2020. It is always excited to Brio take baby steps towards growth and lean into the [...]
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Wishing all of our patients, friends, and family of Brio a wonderful new year. Here are some thoughts from the Brio staff reflecting on the past year, and looking ahead to 2020. 2019 - Wow, I don't know how to actually put into words and summarize this past year, it literally felt like such [...]
As the busy holiday season approaches us, it is a nice time to think about giving back to our community. As an outreach for the holiday season we will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items and cash. This year, you will also be able to donate directly through our website to the Richmond Food [...]
*Note: hormonal forms of birth control (contraception) such as pills, certain IUDs, implants, injections, vaginal rings, and skin patches can change your cycles: timing, length, and flow. A woman’s period, especially a natural menstrual cycle*, can give a lot of information about her overall health. Some ancient cultures believed that female hormones mimic the waxing [...]
In the recent years, the concept of the Gut being our second brain has become more accepted as mainstream thinking. This is a fundamental teaching of Naturopathic Physicians, which is why many treatments for a variety of symptoms, will include treatment of the digestive tract. As a fetus is developing in utero, the development of [...]
Just in case you haven't seen it already, click here to check out PART ONE of the series. Kamonegi (in the artsy Freemont neighborhood of Seattle, north of downtown) When you think of Japanese cuisine, the first thing that comes to mind is probably sushi, immediately followed by ramen. Kamonegi goes its own way and [...]
I love learning about food: learning about how nutrients work together; how we build relationships with ourselves and others around food; how digestion works with microbes and our circadian rhythms. I’m always looking for ways to put what I learn into practice in my own life. In my experience preparing most meals at home is [...]
Our favourite recreational activities and sports during winter usually involve doing those activities on either ice or snow. One major trait of ice and snow, and what makes it so fun to play in, is also the trait that makes it so risky; it’s slipperiness! In just about all of Canadian’s favorite winter activities; be [...]
Last weekend, Dr. Carin and I had the pleasure of attending a Meet & Greet at The Gardens, a residential complex across the street from Brio Clinic. Photo courtesy of Audrie L. Seeing as it was a potluck, we did not want to arrive empty handed. We brought a gift basket of goodies to raffle [...]
Dr. Lee is currently taking a Master's-level training in Functional Neurology through the Carrick Institute. He has spent the past two years learning in greater depth about the brain, nervous system and gut (a.k.a. the "second brain"). His goal is to combine his new studies with his years of Chinese Medicine experience to create a [...]