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 [...]
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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 [...]
https://youtu.be/naP5mvfwFUY In the video above, I share about what I have been doing personally to avoid getting sick this season. Did you notice that many people were sick this past summer? This may have been one of the worst summers in a long time, with people experiencing colds, congestion and various lung symptoms outside [...]
Hello, my name is Dr. Vanessa Yu, and I am so thrilled to be joining Brio as their newest associate naturopathic doctor. I have additional training in Bowen Therapy, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, and Visual / Classical Homeopathy. Being an evidenced-based physician is more than staying up to date on the latest research, it also means [...]
Many of us are familiar with seasonal allergies that come in the spring with increased pollen in the air. However similar lung and immune reactions can be triggered by particles produced or trapped indoors. To make matters worse, there’s added stress on our immune system from hectic schedules, more sugary “comfort foods”, loss of day/night [...]
It's back to school time of year and we have some easy and nutritious recipes to help you out when you are looking for ideas to fill that lunchbox or for that after school snack. Coconut Yogurt Parfait – simplyquinoa.com Yogurt doesn't have to just be a breakfast food, it's also an amazing snack. With [...]