Health Tips

The Vagus Nerve: Find Out It’s Link of Emotions to Symptoms

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 [...]

The Vagus Nerve: Find Out It’s Link of Emotions to Symptoms2019-11-18T03:04:11+00:00

Eating Out with Dr. Carin: A Guide to Healthy (and Delicious!) Food in Seattle – PART TWO

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 [...]

Eating Out with Dr. Carin: A Guide to Healthy (and Delicious!) Food in Seattle – PART TWO2019-11-09T02:44:53+00:00

Eating Out with Dr. Carin: A Guide to Healthy (and Delicious!) Food in Seattle – PART ONE

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 [...]

Eating Out with Dr. Carin: A Guide to Healthy (and Delicious!) Food in Seattle – PART ONE2019-11-01T05:43:06+00:00

Learn the Secret to Dr. Lee’s Cold and Flu Prevention Strategy

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 [...]

Learn the Secret to Dr. Lee’s Cold and Flu Prevention Strategy2019-09-26T07:08:43+00:00

Linda McLaren, RMT on Neural Manipulation

  Back in May I took a course called Neural Manipulation, which focuses directly on treating the nerves that supply our muscles and skin. It was actually the third level in a group of 4 weekend- long courses, set up by the Barral Institute, that I've been attending over the last few years. The previous [...]

Linda McLaren, RMT on Neural Manipulation2019-08-10T23:17:13+00:00

The SIBO Test: Identifying Bacterial Overgrowth in your Gut

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, is becoming an increasingly common diagnosis of the digestive system linked to IBS, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, fatigue and more. And digestive distress is one of the most common concerns our patients come in with. At Brio, we’re always looking for tools for more precise diagnosis, more personalized treatments [...]

The SIBO Test: Identifying Bacterial Overgrowth in your Gut2019-08-08T23:20:04+00:00

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 [...]

B Vitamins & Brain Health2018-09-29T08:50:38+00:00

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 [...]

The Fall Season: 3 Ways to Show Your Lungs Some Love2018-09-21T12:28:48+00:00