Health Tips

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

Withinus Collagen is back in stock!

Back by popular demand is Withinus Collagen! We brought it in for the month of July and it flew off the shelves. Some of the Brio team introduced it into our daily regimes and have LOVED it. From smoother and fresher skin, anti-aging properties it's a wonderful addition to your supplement routine. Here is what [...]

Withinus Collagen is back in stock!2018-09-14T10:44:19+00:00

Sleep-Wake Cycles: The Darker side of Light

Everything in life has a cycle.  Our moods cycle.  Our Seasons cycle.  We have a day and night cycle.  Our food and vegetable crops cycle.  Everything in life has it’s own innate rhythm.  To achieve optimal health requires living in complete accordance with the body’s rhythm.  Any slight disruption of this rhythm and there are [...]

Sleep-Wake Cycles: The Darker side of Light2018-08-22T16:32:24+00:00

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 [...]

Benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin2018-07-06T07:00:55+00:00

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. [...]

Cleaning Up Our Skin Care2018-06-08T09:43:28+00:00

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 [...]

The benefits of Spirulina!2018-05-04T10:52:55+00:00