Reduce Breast Pain and Balance Hormones

2021-09-21T20:09:55+00:00By |Brio Health Clinic, Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips|

Experiencing breast pain and soreness? Does it come and go with your cycles? Are you having breast pain for 2, 5, 7+ days before your period? Is the discomfort affecting exercise or sleep? You’re not alone! This is one of the most common symptoms my patients experience. Why is this happening? Where does it come [...]

Brio Recipe Favourites: Veggie Burrito Bowls & Spicy Mexican Rice

2021-04-24T18:04:51+00:00By |Health Tips, Recipes|

Veggie burrito bowls  Recipe from Easy Cheesy Vegetarian These veggie burrito bowls are the perfect easy Tex-Mex dinner: especially when they're piled up with your favourite toppings!  Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Total Time: 30 mins Ingredients  150 g (~ 3/4 cup) brown rice 1 tbsp oil 3 spring onions, sliced 1 [...]

Skincare Series: Say Goodbye to Skin that’s Dry! (Part 1)

2021-03-25T18:19:03+00:00By |Brio Health Clinic, Health, Health Tips|

Hello all! Long time reader, first time poster -- Receptionist Rav here to present to you my first blog post! Before we get started, I will briefly introduce myself. As some of you may know, I am one of the front desk receptionists here at Brio. I have been a part of the Brio team [...]

Oral Allergy Syndrome: A common but poorly understood type of “food allergy”

2021-03-15T19:14:58+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips|

That new or worsening allergic tickle or itch in your mouth after eating things like avocado, apple, Indian food, or even drinking high-quality nut milk is definitely not in your imagination. You may have started avoiding these foods and others entirely to avoid the uncomfortable symptoms and distress that it could spread further.     Oral Allergy [...]

Neurotransmitter Balance: Effects of Brain Chemistry on Mood & Health

2020-10-13T16:52:29+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Have you ever wondered if there is a biochemical reason for the way you feel or the kinds of health problems you experience? Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system; they include serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), acetylcholine, glutamate, and gamma-aminobutyric acid a.k.a. GABA. There are over 100 different kinds of neurotransmitters in your [...]

Histamine Intolerance Part 2: How to Rebalance the System “Allergies” All Year Round

2020-10-13T16:38:17+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Histamine intolerance reflects a hypervigilant and overprotective state of our body. Although it can mimic allergies, histamine intolerance can develop or worsen due to chronic stress, estrogen dominance and gut imbalances. Other triggers like certain foods, acute stress and temperature changes can further “fill the bucket” until finally the bucket “overflows” and symptoms appear. [...]

Histamine Intolerance Part 1: 3 Common Causes to “Allergies” All Year Round

2020-10-13T16:31:55+00:00By |Dr Carin, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Do you get skin flushing or indigestion after alcohol or other foods? Do you feel worse after eating “healthy” fermented foods? Do you get headaches, nasal congestion, anxiety especially after eating? You may have histamine intolerance. Although most people are familiar with gluten and lactose intolerance, histamine intolerance tends to fly under the radar. [...]

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