Healthy At Home

Hi PureBalance Family,

I hope this newsletter finds you and your family well! During this pandemic and through this time of uncertainty, I would like you to know that I continue to be available to help you stay healthy and support you from home.

Our office is “opened” Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am – 3 pm and Friday from 9am-1pm to take your phone calls, schedule phone consultations/virtual/Zoom appointments and for curbside pick-up of supplements. For those who feel safer not leaving home right now, we also offer shipping for our products and test kits.

I don’t know about you, but during this pandemic I’ve gotten very familiar and quite fond of using Zoom to stay connected and have face to face interaction with friends and loved ones. It has also been very effective in my efforts to continue to treat patients virtually. On a recent Zoom call, a patient asked me what tests she could run while at home to support her health during this time, and I thought it would be great information to share with all of you! There are some non-invasive testing options using urine, saliva, blood and stool samples that can be done from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few that I recommend.


Non-Invasive At-Home Tests

DUTCH Complete Hormone Test

Are you experiencing insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression or even acne? These symptoms may be attributed to a hormonal imbalance. We offer a comprehensive hormone test for both women and men that can be done right from home. Through urine and saliva collection, sex hormones, adrenal hormones, melatonin and more are tested to identify a complete assessment of your hormonal health.

BiomeFX Gut Microbiome Analysis Test

Are you experiencing bloating, gas, abdominal cramping and/or heartburn? Your gut microbiome plays a very important role in healthy digestion and a healthy immune system. Recent evidence suggests that the gut microbiome is likely the master control center of overall human health. Through this simple stool test, highly accurate whole -genome analysis and user-friendly reporting is provided to help understand your gut microbiome and identify proper treatment options.

Food Zoomer Sensitivity Tests

There are many reasons that can be attributed to food sensitivities in our bodies, such as diet, environment, medical history etc. If you are experiencing gastrointestinal, skin, neurological, respiratory, autoimmune or joint pain related symptoms, they may be related to specific foods in your diet. Through a simple blood sample taken from home, there are a range of panels that can be done to help determine if the root cause of an issue is related to food sensitivity.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these at-home testing options, please call our office or email us to get started. 


Detox From Home

PB 7 Day Detox

After the last several weeks of being home and out of a normal routine, now is the perfect time to consider a detox. We’ve created this week-long detox program that will rid your body of toxins, stimulate the liver, and help with weight loss and improved circulation. Through May 14th, our detox plan is 10% off when you use code DETOX at checkout. Purchase the detox program here.

While we all continue to wait this pandemic out together, I hope that you stay safe and healthy from the comfort of home.

Be well, stay well,

Dr. Ingrid


Coconut Shrimp Stew

Coconut Shrimp Stew

Add this simply delicious gluten and dairy free recipe to your weekly menu!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 Serrano peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14 oz.)
  • 1 can unsweetened, regular coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha Chili sauce or to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

 

Optional Toppings:

  • Cilantro
  • Avocado

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in medium to large non-reactive pot. (I love using my Le Creuset pot)
  2. Sauté onions and peppers until onions are translucent…make sure not to burn the onions.
  3. Add garlic, tomatoes, shrimp and cilantro and simmer until shrimp turns opaque (3-5 minutes).
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and hot sauce and simmer for another 3-5 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
  5. Finish with limejuice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid