Understanding this simple TCM concept can help strengthen your immune system

2021-10-09T05:44:35+00:00By |Dr Jeff, Health, Wellness|

Have you noticed the meteoric rise in allergies, inflammatory diseases and other signs of poor immunity in the past few decades? Our immune systems are designed to protect us from environmental insults and harmful pathogens.  But, when it is confused, it can attack itself, giving rise to autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and [...]

Dr. Lee’s Sabbatical Series – Taking a Pause for my Mental Health

2021-06-04T02:27:11+00:00By |Brio News, Dr Jeff, Videos, Wellness|

  The month of May flew by! It was so good connecting with many of you. Thank you for your interest in hearing about what I have been up to on my sabbatical. Many of you are also craving some deep rest.  Reach out to me for a consultation or acupuncture treatment to figure out how [...]

Seasonal Hair Changes: A Sign of the Times and a Common Cause of Hair Loss

2021-05-14T05:10:52+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Wellness|

Have you noticed increased shedding on your hairbrush or floor lately? It may be more pronounced when you’re showering or just a subtle change when you part or do your hair. Alopecia is the partial (hair thinning) or complete (baldness) absence of hair from anywhere on the body where it normally grows; the condition can [...]

Tips to Ease ‘Work From Home’ Muscle Strain

2021-03-13T19:04:57+00:00By |Wellness|

What a year!  As mid-March draws near, we are approaching the one-year Anniversary of the clinic closure.  For 3 months, Brio temporarily closed its doors to the public in effort to help flatten the curve.  We were permitted to re-open in June, with strict safety measures in place.  All of which are religiously in-tact since [...]

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. [...]

Part I – Strengthening Your 1st Line of Immune Defence

2020-10-13T15:53:28+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

What to make the most of your existing natural defenses against colds, flus, and other respiratory illnesses? Look no further than your own reflection; the state of your skin and mucous membranes. If your hands, nose, or throat are feeling dry, replenish the lost moisture stat before an invading pathogen makes it across the [...]

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