Simple Herbal Teas, Vinegars, and Elixirs for Iron Deficiency

2020-05-31T19:26:31-07:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

If you have iron deficiency anemia (IDA), making dietary changes and your own herbal remedies can help raise your iron stores (ferritin). However, it is not universally beneficial to boost iron levels and too much can cause harm, as with many other nutrients. A note: High levels of iron are potentially toxic and even poisonous, [...]

Transitioning off of a Detox or Elimination-Type Diet

2020-05-31T19:27:46-07:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Therapeutic diets like the low FODMAP Diet, Anti-Candida Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and many Detoxification Diets (often anti-inflammatory and low allergy) can get the job done, but they are not designed to be used long-term. Lowering or removing food triggers for what ails you whether it be IBS, dysbiosis, inflammatory bowel disease or a [...]

What are the Symptoms of a Heart-Mind Imbalance?

2020-02-15T06:37:03-07:00By |Health, Health Tips|

As February is Heart Health Month, we thought it would be appropriate to go beyond focusing only on the physical heart, and to also include the “heart-mind” connection.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the heart system refers to both the physiological pump that moves blood around our body and also the mental/emotional centre.  This concept [...]

Liver & Bowels: Your Best Friends for Spring Cleaning

2022-03-24T19:23:19-07:00By |Health Tips|

Spring Cleaning… Let’s talk about bowel movements In nature, the transition from winter to spring is a transition from stillness to expansion, from hibernation to rebirth; materials from the past are cleared to make room for new growth. Similarly, the bowels and the liver work together to cleanse the body allowing for regeneration and transformation. [...]

Healthy Living 101-LAST program for 2017 begins in September

2017-05-26T11:06:26-07:00By |Events|

We are so excited to announce after taking a break throughout the summer we will be launching Healthy Living 101 this September. It will be the last program for 2017, so don't miss the chance to register!  Healthy Living 101 is a program designed to dispel confusing information regarding health, wellbeing, and diet related myths. [...]

Savoury Turkey Burgers

2016-08-19T07:00:17-07:00By |Recipes|

I really enjoy the taste of lean turkey burgers and I find them to be very handy and versatile. Ground turkey has a tendency to be on the drier side, which is why I try to load it with diced veggies to achieve a moist patty.  Without veggies, it could run the risk of being [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

2016-02-11T12:36:56-07:00By |Health Tips, Recipes|

Happy Valentine's Day! With Valentine's Day around the corner we wanted to highlight some old blog posts. From low libido concerns to loving the most important person in your life-yourself! Take a read and enjoy. Lift your Libido Naturally! Diminished libido is quite a common concern brought up by many patients, from 20’s to 60’s+. [...]

Brio Weight Loss Rehab Workshop

2015-05-03T08:52:14-07:00By |Brio News, Events|

Brio's Most Popular Workshop Has a New Name Spring is here! Flowers and green grass are giving our land a fresh a look, which is a great time to freshen up our look here at Brio. This includes our popular weight loss workshops, which have now been renamed to: Healthy Living 101 This program continues [...]


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