Summer Fun!

Summer Fun!

Information guide to help you make the best sun screen protection decision for your family this summer!

http://www.ewg.org/2015sunscreen/

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid


Weight Loss Help: Could It Be Your Hormones?

 Weight Loss Help: Could It Be Your Hormones?

Congratulations to all those patients who have already started the hormone balancing program—way to go!

If you filled out the body quiz, and want to know more about what this program entails, Dr. Ingrid is offering free 15-minute phone consultations to answer all your questions. Ccall our office at 224.521.1212 to schedule your free consultation!

If you haven't already taken the body quiz,  want to learn about your body type and whether your hormones are affecting your weight loss, take the quiz!

You have nothing to lose but weight!


I Can't Lose Weight, Could it be my Hormones?

I can’t lose weight…could it be my hormones?

Absolutely!

Hormones are chemical messages produced by the liver, thyroid, adrenals, and ovaries. If these glands aren’t operating well, hormonal imbalance occurs.  This imbalance can cause weight to accumulate around certain body parts—this is why we carry unwanted body weight in different places according to our own unique glandular weakness.

Thankfully, you can repair your metabolism. First, we identify the culprit—the root cause of your hormonal imbalance. Then, once we have identified your unique imbalance we can create a food and exercise plan that will help your hormones work with you and not against you.

Different body types need different solutions. Take the body quiz to find out what your body type is.Lose weight, feel great and enjoy lasting weight loss.

Lose weight, and feel great this spring!

Cheers to your hormonal health!

dr. ingrid


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


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

 

 


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

 

 

 

 


Trick or Treats?

Trick or Treats

Many people want to stay healthy during the Halloween candy season, but have a difficult time finding good options that satisfy their sweet tooth and don’t break the bank. Preferably, we would all be eating organic, low sugar, preservative and flavoring free treats for Halloween, but this eliminates most easily available candies. I’ve provided a handy list of good, better, and best options for Halloween candy that will minimize negative health effects.  Another great option is to hand out homemade goodies like these Easy Chocolate Almond Butter Cups by PaleOMG.

Good

Focus on gluten free candies, such as:

  • Hershey’s Kisses, Milk Chocolate
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Snickers Bar
  • Plain M and M’s

Better

These choices are gluten free, and lower in artificial colorings and preservatives:

  • Raisinets
  • Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free Pretzels

Best:

These treats are gluten free, contain no artificial colorings and preservatives, and some are even organic:

  • Annie’s Homegrown Fruit Snacks
  • Enjoy Life Chocolate
  • Surf Sweets (all varieties
  • Raisins

 


Don't Worry, Be Healthy!

Don’t Worry, Be Healthy!

Your body is amazingly resilient. It can fight infection, digest foods it has never encountered before, and provide the adrenaline spurt needed to get away from a (hopefully imaginary) threat. But keeping your body healthy and resilient requires more than simply eating right and exercising. It also requires dealing with stress. Stress can have a major impact on our mental and physical health if we let it. And stress can build, adding to your load over a lifetime.

There are a great number of ways to deal with stress. Some of my favorites include slow, diaphragmatic breathing, yoga, and using the MindFit neuro trainer. One of the real benefits of using the Mindfit neuro trainer is the time required. In just a twenty minute session, the Mindfit neuro trainer will utilize light and sound technology to create an individualized program just for you, targeting your specific issues.

You’ll lie down on a comfortable massage table, and be fitted with high tech ear phones and next generation glasses which will help you overcome the ill effects of the fight-or-flight response. Thirty dollars a session gets you one step closer to a more relaxed, healthful you.

Click here for more information about this unique stress busting technique.

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 


Does It Have to be Organic?

I am often asked the question ...Do I have to buy Organic fruits and vegetables?  

To make the best decision for my family I follow guidelines set by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The EWG empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment.

The EWG has put together a Shopper's Guide to help you make decisions on what to buy organic and where you could save your dollar.  They highlight the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally raised fruits and vegetables in two categories, “The Dirty Dozen” (highly recommended to purchase organic) and ”The Clean Fifteen” (okay to buy conventional).

Please find the link to the list attached; it will help you make better shopping decisions!

https://donate.ewg.org/images/2014_Shopper_Guide_to_Pesticides_in_Produce.pdf

Happy shopping!

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid


Back to School Special

Have you ever wondered if your child’s behavior, lack of focus or anxiety could be linked to a nutritional deficiency or food allergy? What if you could support your child’s immune system so they weren’t sick all winter?  We live in a society of fast foods and convenience and as a result our children are much more nutritionally deprived than we were.

Nutritional deficiencies and food allergies may be at the root of:

  • Focus and attention issues
  • Poor performance academically and athletically
  • Chronic cold and infections
  • Digestive issues
  • Fatigue, malaise, and chronic pain
  • Anxiety, depression and sleep issues

What if you could test your child’s nutritional status and create a customized nutritional plan so they could reach their optimal academic and athletic potential?At PureBalance we have a simple blood and urine test available that does just that.

The single best test that we have found to assess the health status of children and teens is a Triad profile.  This 3-part test analyzes both the urine and the blood for both nutritional deficiencies and potential allergens.

The TRIAD® Profile allows simultaneous assessment of:

  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Essential amino acid deficiencies
  • Oxidative stress and antioxidant status
  • Detoxification capacity
  • Functional status of B-vitamins
  • Brain chemistry imbalances
  • Cellular energy status
  • Specific markers of bacterial and yeast overgrowth in the intestines
  • Food sensitivities
  • Intestinal inflammation/malabsorption

Get this school year off to a great start by scheduling your child’s Triad profile today!  Call PureBalance at 224-521-1212.

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid