Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, tighten the lid and give it a good shake so all ingredients are blended together.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Enjoy with some grain free granola and a handful of berries on top.
Makes a great breakfast or snack.

 


Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, plays an important role in many of the body’s processes. Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from natural sunlight. It Is not only Important for our immune system, skeletal and nervous system health but for our overall mental health as well.

Vitamin D deficiency is very common these days, especially in colder climates.

Statistics show that:

  • 40% of the U.S. population is Vitamin D deficient.
  • 48% of young girls (9-11 years old) are Vitamin D deficient.
  • Up to 60% of all hospital patients are Vitamin D deficient.
  • Up to 80% of nursing home patients are Vitamin D deficient.

Are you vitamin D deficient?

If the dark winter days are keeping you down in the dumps you might want to have your Vitamin D levels checked.

Don’t know your Vitamin D levels? No problem…we can help  Call PureBalance at 224-521-1212.

To bring low Vitamin D levels up into a healthy range, you will need a little bit more than just sunlight. Add PureBalance Vitamin D to your routine and feel the difference it can make.

Let the sun kiss your face once in a while. Your Vitamin D levels will love you for it!

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid


Breakfast Soup

Breakfast Soup

A delicious way to start the day on these cold winter mornings.

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients except for the egg. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil. Once it is boiling add the egg. When the egg is cooked to your liking,  remove from the heat source and add Gomasio and pepper to taste. Other vegetables or spices can be added to make it the perfect breakfast soup to enjoy on these cold Chicago mornings…I sure do!

Bon Appetite!


Do You Need An Attitude Adjustment?

I recently came across this quote by an unknown author. It resonated with me and I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!

ATTITUDE

“In addition to friendship, attitude is one of the few things in life where we have a true choice.  We cannot change what is fated to happen or the actions of events or other people.

What we can change is our reaction to such things with the attitude we adopt.  In truth, our attitude can be more important that anything we do.  It can make or break families, companies, and nations. It is more important than schooling, talent, looks or wealth.

How we react is everything and our attitude is the choice we have; it is a choice we make every minute of every day.  It is a state of mind that no one can take from us.  If we are in control of our attitudes, we are in command of our lives.  And that is the best way to live.”

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 


DETOX GREEN SOUP

DETOX GREEN SOUP

 

Instructions:

Using a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and stir in the garlic, onion, and ginger to season the oil. Add the broccoli, spinach, parsnips, celery and parsley, and stir until the spinach wilts and collapses. Add just enough water to cover the vegetables and add one Rapunzel bouillon cube. You can make this a thinner soup by simply adding more water.

Bon Appétit

 

 


Time to Reset

LIVER REJUVENATION PROGRAM

A Unique Liver Detox Program

 

It is that time again…time to rejuvenate. Although I truly believe we should lead a lifestyle that supports our detoxification 365 days out of the year, most of us can still benefit from a reset.

Our Liver Rejuvenation program provides a reset, a starting point to reinvigorate our hormones, reset our energy, reorder our sleep, rejuvenate our digestion, and restore our focus.

This 2-week program, designed specifically for efficiency and ease, will optimize your liver function allowing you to normalize hormone balance. By cleansing and nourishing the liver, we optimize our fat burning hormones and enjoy weight loss as a result!  You will also benefit from increase in energy and focus, better and deeper sleep, and a general feeling of relaxation.

If you are ready to Rejuvenate sign up today! Call 224-521-1212.

The program includes:

An initial consultation with dr. Ingrid

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 

 


Paleo Holiday cookies

 

Linzer Torte Thumbprint Cookies

from Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 Tbsps. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsps. apple sauce
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Dash Himalayan sea salt
  • 5-6 Tbsps. homemade or store-bought jam

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together wet ingredients then combine both bowls
  4. Roll dough into a ball and cover in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 20 minutes or longer
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking liner
  6. Roll individual balls out and place on baking sheet
  7. Push your thumb in, fill with a drop of jam, and repeat
  8. Bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden

Notes

Leave out the almond extract for traditional thumbprints

Cheers to a healthier you!

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


De-stress During the Holidays!

I love the holiday season. But with all the parties, presents, and chaos comes stress.  If you are feeling less than thankful this year, I have a few quick and easy remedies in mind.

First, I'd suggest a 30-minute visit to our Far-infrared Sauna. Not only is this the best stress-busting bargain on the North Shore ($30 for 30 minutes), it also will relax and gently detoxify your body.

Just one relaxing twenty-minute session on the MindFit Neuro Trainer will reduce the effects of stress, and enhance your sense of health and wellbeing. Most people feel a difference after just one session on the MindFit Neuro Trainer, but for optimal results, try 4-5 sessions.

Acupuncture is another wonderful way to reduce your stress this season, while at the same time increasing your whole body energy.

Treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Our wonderful massage therapist, Clare, works the stress out of your tired muscles, preparing you for more holiday shopping.

We wish you and yours a very happy holiday season, and make sure to take some time for self-care during this hectic time of year!

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 

 

 

 


Are you living with Neuropathy pain?

Are you living with Neuropathy pain?

Do you suffer from…

  • Numbness in your hands and/or feet?
  • Painful tingling in hands and/or feet?
  • Nighttime discomfort and twitching in hands and/or feet?
  • Needle prick pain with every step?
  • Burning sensation on the bottom of the feet?

Have you ever been told…

  • You have Neuropathy?
  • You have to live with the pain?
  • There is nothing that can be done?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are in LUCK!

If you are your loved one suffers from neuropathy then you cannot  afford to miss the informative talk on

Wednesday, November 12 at 2:30pm.

PureBalance, 1332 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL

Dr. Tom Bayne will explain why you are having this problem, and the steps you can take to reverse this degenerative nerve disease and eliminate the numbness, tingling and pain you are experiencing. Call PureBalance today at 224-521-1212 to reserve your seat!