Cinnamon Apple Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 350F, line 10 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl combine all the wet ingredients.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients mix it all together well. fold in the apples. Spoon the mixture into the lined muffin cups and bake in the oven for 30-35 min. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 30 min , then serve.
  • These muffins are great for breakfast or a snack.
Happy baking!

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
2. In a smaller bowl, combine oil, honey and vanilla
3. Stir wet ingredients into dry
4. Place apples in a 2-3 quart glass baking dish
5. Crumble topping over the apples
6. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes on low rack
7. When apples are soft and their juices bubble, remove cover and bake 10 more minutes to brown crisp
8. Serve warm

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Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Place apples and cinnamon stick in a large pyrex bowl with lid. Bake covered at 325° for 1½ hours.

Allow to cool slightly, then crush apples with a potato masher until sauce is desired consistency

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Muffins

In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.  Puree oil, honey, eggs and pumpkin until smooth. Stir wet ingredients into dry.

Place paper liners in muffin tins. Scoop batter into paper liners. Bake at 350° for 35-minutes. Let stand and cool.


Breakfast Spinach Frittata Muffins

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Drain spinach and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.

Once combined, add in sun-dried tomatoes and salt and pepper.

In a skillet, sauté onions in olive oil on medium heat (about 2 minutes, or until translucent), add minced garlic and sauté for one more minute. Add spinach.

In a pre-greased muffin pan, add spinach mixture to fill cups about one-third to half-way.

Pour egg mixture over the top.

Sprinkle goat cheese over the top of each “muffin” and put back in the oven for 10 minutes or until muffins appear puffy and golden.

Remove from oven and enjoy!


Mind, Body, Spirit

Scientific Evidence: The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection & Your Health

Scientific Evidence of the Mind, Body, Spirit Connection & Your Health:

Research over the last several decades demonstrates the fact that you cannot separate the mind, body and spirit in health and healing.

The truth is your body was designed to be healthy. True health means that you are healthy physically, emotionally, and spiritually. When all 3 parts are equal and balanced you not only feel good but your life is happier and more complete!

Most healing programs work at the level of the body, forgetting the importance of your mind and spirit. This is why you may find yourself searching out multiple practitioners to support your journey to well-being.

At PureBalance Natural Health, our PureBalance Method (PBM) takes into account your whole healing process – mind, body and spirit.

Our natural health center services provide the full range of holistic health services, but don’t worry if you can’t come to see us at our health center.  Our site is designed to support you on your healing path. You will find questionnaires and articles to guide you to the appropriate lifestyle modifications, botanical remedies, and nutritional products that support your best health.

Science and The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection to Health:

Studies in the field of psychoneuroimmunology are demonstrating the effects of the mind and spirit in healing the body.

Placebo effect – In clinical trials, people who got the “sugar pill” or fake drug got better just because they believed they would. [1]

Attitude and cancer – Dr. H. Steven Greer conducted several studies, including a study with a 15-year follow up on women with breast cancer, and found evidence that attitude is linked to duration and survival of cancer. [2,3]

Your beliefs affect your health, including your genes – Dr. Bruce Lipton, internationally recognized biologist and article of The Biology of Belief , is a leader in teaching about the science of epigenetics. His scientific experiments prove that your perception or beliefs, affect your health. His studies show that even if you have a gene for a certain disease, it is your beliefs that can turn that genetic issue off or on. To learn more, read The Biology of Belief.

If you are ready to achieve your best health in mind, body and spirit, Discover Two Simple, Yet Powerful Steps For Lasting Health.

 


[1] Benedetti, Fabrizio, Mayberg, Helen S., et. al., Neurobiological Mechanisms of the Placebo Effect. The Journal of Neuroscience, November 9, 2005, 25(45):10390-10402; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3458-05.2005
[2] Waston, Maggie, Greer, Stephen, et. al., Relationships between emotional control, adjustment to cancer and depression and anxiety in breast cancer patients,  Psychological Medicine (1991), 21: 51-57, http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5011904
[3] Crichton, P., In conversation with H. Steven Greer, The Psychiatrist (2000) 24: 189-192.


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The PureBalance Method For Health & Healing

Your body is a self healing organism that is not programmed to be sick. Your body was designed to be healthy. Sometimes the absence of disease is mistakenly referred to as being healthy.

Why is it that so many people suffer from fatigue, depression and/or anxiety? What about all the people who complain of feeling bloated, gassy, constipated, or just plain sick? Too many people are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. What do you do when you don’t have a disease, but YOU know you don’t feel well?

Natural Health or Conventional Medicine?

Many people who feel this way struggle with either taking prescription or over the counter medications or taking the natural health route. If you have come to this site you likely value holistic health. You may have experienced the profound power of the human body when it comes to health and healing, heard from a friend about the virtues of natural medicine, or you just might be sick of nothing working to this point. Whatever your reason for being here we are happy to have you! So what is the first step?

Is It Time to Detox?

These days, popular beliefs will suggest that you jump right into a detoxification program. In a way, it makes sense, right? Just remove the toxic burden from our body and everything will be better...but there's a right time and a wrong time to embark on a detox program.

When Detoxification is NOT the Answer

First of all, it's important to assess your current state of health before jumping into a detoxification program. While we applaud the more natural detox programs that are popping up today, the vast majority of them are "one size fits all". In reality these programs are designed for and most effective for people who are already pretty healthy. If you are experiencing illness, fatigue or unwanted symptoms or if your organs aren’t strong enough, detoxing by itself could actually do more harm than good. In essence, you'd end up feeling worse and taking a step backwards in your quest for health.

PureBalance goes beyond other detoxification programs because we combine detoxification therapy with a system restoration program designed to restore your optimal health. In essence, we make sure your body is strong so that detoxification can happen in a healthy way. At the same time we make sure your body has the building blocks it needs to repair and rejuvenate. Most detox programs leave off this important second step.

PureBalance Health Restoration and Detoxification Program

The PureBalance Method (PBM) is a unique, powerful, yet gentle program designed to bring your body into balance, while supporting detoxification at the mind, body and spirit level.

Most other healing and detoxification programs forget that detox alone can often take the body out of balance, therefore depleting your energy and sometimes even doing more harm than good.

With decades of holistic health experience, Dr. Tom Bayne and Dr. Ingrid Maes created a health and healing program that supports you in feeling your best.

PureBalance Incorporates Two Simple, Yet Powerful Steps For Lasting Health:

1) System Restoration Program (SRP)

This is the missing link in most detoxification programs. As the organs of your body dump their stored toxins (detox) there is a primary need in the body to alkalize the system, hydrate the tissues, and control the inflammatory process. The steps in the health restoration portion of our program will do this by providing whole food nutritionals that support the digestive process and bring the systems of your body into balance.

2) Targeted Detoxification Therapy (TDT)

Many detoxification programs focus only on one organ, like the liver or large intestine. PureBalance has a unique detoxification program that goes beyond other programs because it helps you detoxify at the physical, emotional and spiritual level. This is the true definition of detoxification.

Learn more about the PureBalance Targeted Detoxification Therapy Protocol here.

What You Can Do Now to Feel Your Best Again: