Do Your Feet Hurt?

Do Your Feet Hurt?

What if your legs burned and hurt constantly?  What if you felt electrical shocks in your feet when you walked?  What if the pain, and numbness in your feet was so constant that it was driving you mad?
The symptoms described here are the result of a condition called neuropathy.  A progressive degenerative nerve disorder associated with diabetes, chemotherapy, autoimmune disorders, infections, trauma, and chronic vitamin deficiencies.

I know first hand how difficult this condition can be on family members because my father has struggled with the symptoms of neuropathy for a few years now.  My own frustrations with his situation led me to research the condition and I discovered a new non-invasive drug free treatment that is already producing remarkable results. The treatment combines an Electronic Signaling Technology with deep tissue vibration and nutritional therapy to restore normal function to the damaged nerves.

My father has received 8 treatments and his results have been unbelievable.  The pain in his feet has decreased remarkably.  He is able to walk without electrical shocks in his feet, and he can walk for much longer periods of time.  His balance has also improved.  He is not symptom free, but from what we have seen to this point, we are very encouraged to see how he does over the next few weeks.

Interestingly, we also discovered that this new technology works wonders on plantar fasciitis.  One recent patient, who has suffered with plantar fasciitis for over a year now, reported 80% improvement in pain after the first treatment!

If you or a loved one suffers from:

  • Burning Pain in the feet or hands
  • Leg Cramping
  • Sharp Electrical-Like Pain in your legs
  • Pain When You Walk
  • Difficulty Sleeping from Leg and Foot Discomfort
  • Prickling or Tingling of the Feet or Hands

Or if tennis season has been cut short already because of plantar fasciitis pain You may benefit from this therapy…

Don’t suffer needlessly for another day!  Call us today to find out if you qualify for this therapy! 224-521-1212.

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid


Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

40% of the world is deficient in Vitamin D…are you?

Your body can make its own Vitamin D from sunlight and a very small amount comes from a few foods you eat. When your Vitamin D levels are low, sun exposure is not enough to increase that number especially if you live in the Chicago land area.

Some of the benefits of Vitamin D include:

  • Boosts your immune system’s ability to fight infection
  • Improved muscle function
  • Improved cardiovascular function, for a healthy heart and circulation
  • Improved respiratory health, for healthy lungs and airways
  • Brain development
  • Cancer fighting effects

A lack of Vitamin D has also been linked to some other conditions such as cancer, asthma, type-II diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, Alzheimer’s and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease and type-I diabetes.

What is the ideal level?

The ideal level to aim for is between 60-80 ng/ml.  Most doctors are happy if your numbers are over thirty, but new research shows a large reduction in the incidence of chronic disease in patients whose levels were consistently over 60.

We recommend that adults take 5,000 IU/day of Vitamin D supplement in order to reach and stay at this level.

Interested in finding out your Vitamin D level? 

At PureBalance you can find out what your Vitamin D levels are through a simple blood test. Call now to take advantage of the $45.00 summer special.  224 521-1212.

What to take when your numbers are low?

We suggest PureBalance Vitamin D to quickly restore your Vitamin D levels into the healthy range.

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 

 


What’s the Skinny on Canola oil?

Canola oil is made of rapeseeds, a member of the mustard family. Most rapeseed is cultivated in China, Canada and India.

Canola oil is typically extracted and refined using high heat, pressure, and petroleum solvents such as hexane. Most canola oil undergoes a process of caustic refining, degumming, bleaching, and deodorization, all using high heat and questionable chemicals.  The end result of all of this refining and processing are oils that are highly inflammatory and potentially contribute to heart disease, weight gain, and other degenerative diseases. Additionally, all of this high heat, high pressure processing with solvents actually forces some of the omega-3 content of canola oil to be transformed into trans fats.

As you can see from the details above on how canola oil is processed, it is barely any healthier for you than other junk oils like soybean oil or corn oil.  The bottom line is that it is inflammatory oil in your body and should be avoided as much as possible.
The reason that extra virgin olive oil is good for you is that it is cold pressed without the use of heat and solvents to aid extraction. EVOO also contains important antioxidants that help protect the stability of the oil.

The only canola oil that might be reasonable is if it is  "cold pressed" and organic. Most canola oil is NOT cold pressed or organic, so you might as well choose oils that you know are healthier.

In the Bayne household we’ll stick to extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, grass-fed butter and ghee for our cooking needs - perhaps you should too!

Cheers to a healthier you!
dr. ingrid


No soy...No corn...Just Pure Protein!

SlimTrim

A delicious, all natural blend of the highest quality whey protein.

  • High protein content of 26 grams per serving.
  • Superior in amino acid content.
  • Glutamine and Taurine added to support lean muscle mass.
  • Contains GI friendly Fibersol-2 and Aminogen to aid digestion.
  • Low in glycemic index so suitable for many people on restricted diets.
  • Contains no wheat, gluten, soy, corn protein, yeast, artificial colors, sweeteners  or preservatives.
  • Perfect snack or meal on the go.
  • Can be used as a replacement meal to shed some weight or as a post-workout shake.

Now available in Vanilla and Dutch Chocolate!

“It tastes great! I can’t believe it is good for you“ Dave S.

“Easy breakfast when I am in a hurry “ Ann B.


What is Gluten?

Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun of gluten-free diets last week by asking “people on the street” the question: “What is gluten?” Click here to watch it.  http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live/video/featured/VDKA0_2wexwoh9

As you can see, the answers were pretty comical! Since May is Celiac Awareness Month, I thought this would be a great time to discuss gluten, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, and how it impacts the body.

Let’s start with the definition from the Oxford Dictionary:

glu·ten

ˈglo͞otn/ noun

A substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it is known to cause illness in people with celiac disease.

The New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra071600 reports that Celiac disease is one of the most common, lifelong disorders in both Europe and the United States, and it impacts millions of people. Celiac is an autoimmune, digestive disease, caused by gluten. Gluten damages the villi (small hair-like projections) in the small intestine. This damage means that the small intestine is unable to absorb nutrients from food. Each time a person eats a gluten-containing food, his or her body essentially attacks itself. This attack creates inflammation.

The breakdown of these villi doesn’t occur over night. Evidence suggests that intestinal damage from ongoing exposure to gluten develops gradually. Some people suffer as long as eight to 10 years before being diagnosed. In the interim, the body breaks down.

The primary culprit behind this inflammatory response is gluten-intolerance and gluten-sensitivity. The intestines of a person who is gluten-intolerant are on fire like a roaring flame, while the intestines of someone who is gluten sensitive are more like a smoldering fire. Either way THEY ARE ON FIRE!

At the same time, gluten sensitivity is not exclusively a gut problem. There are more than 300 different symptoms associated with it, ranging from diarrhea and abdominal pain, to weight gain and joint pain. The affected organs include the brain, kidneys, stomach, intestines, liver, and gallbladder. The brain is particularly vulnerable, and associated symptoms include brain fog, migraines, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, autism, depression, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. Also, gluten sensitivity is associated with asthma, allergies and skin rashes.

The most prescribed therapy for celiac disease and non-celiac/gluten-sensitivity is a gluten-free diet. However, unless the underlying inflammation is addressed, the body’s response to dietary changes will be limited. Specific nutrients also are needed In order to get the inflammation under control.

Because my son has to be 100 percent gluten-free, I decided to pursue additional education and I became a Certified Gluten Practitioner. I am very familiar with the daily challenges associated with a family member who has to be on a gluten-free diet. I will not lie to you—it can be a daily struggle if you are not organized.

As a Certified Gluten Practitioner, I can work with you to develop a carefully selected nutritional protocol and eating program needed to heal and rebuild your body’s intestinal walls and decrease inflammation in the gut. Make an appointment today to begin the first step to a healthy gut!


Toxicity Assessment

TOXICITY ASSESSMENT

The Toxicity Assessment is designed to aid the practitioner in assessing the patient’s need for a Detoxification Program.

SECTION I: SYMPTOMS

Rate each of the following based upon your health profile for the last 90 days.
Use this guide to circle the number of your answer to the following questions:
0 = Never
1 = Rarely
2 = Not severe (Occasionally experience)
3 = Is severe (Often experience)
4 =Very severe (Frequently experience)
HEAD:
A. Headaches 0  1  2  3  4
B. Faintness 0  1  2  3  4
C. Dizziness 0  1  2  3  4
D. Pressure 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
MIND:
A. Poor memory 0  1  2  3  4
B. Confusion 0  1  2  3  4
C. Poor concentration 0  1  2  3  4
D. Difficulty making decisions 0  1  2  3  4
E. Stuttering, stammering 0  1  2  3  4
F. Slurred speech 0  1  2  3  4
G. Learning disability 0  1  2  3  4
H. Poor coordination 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
EYES:
A. Watery, itchy eyes 0  1  2  3  4
B. Swollen, reddened 0  1  2  3  4
C. Dark circles under eyes 0  1  2  3  4
D. Blurred tunnel vision 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                 
EARS:
A. Itchy Ears 0  1  2  3  4
B. Ear Aches / Ear Infections 0  1  2  3  4
C. Drainage from Ear 0  1  2  3  4
D. Ringing in Ears / Hearing Loss 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                 
NOSE:
A. Stuffy nose 0  1  2  3  4
B. Sinus problems 0  1  2  3  4
C. Hay fever 0  1  2  3  4
D. Sneezing attacks 0  1  2  3  4
E. Excessive mucous 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =
MOUTH / THROAT:
A. Chronic coughing 0  1  2  3  4
B. Gagging, need to clear throat 0  1  2  3  4
C. Swollen or discolored tongue, gums or lips 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
DIGESTIVE
:
A. Nausea and/or vomiting 0  1  2  3  4
B. Diarrhea 0  1  2  3  4
C. Constipation 0  1  2  3  4
D. Bloated Feeling 0  1  2  3  4
E. Belching and/or passing gas 0  1  2  3  4
F. Heartburn 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
LUNGS:
A. Chest congestion 0  1  2  3  4
B. Asthma, bronchitis 0  1  2  3  4
C. Shortness of breath 0  1  2  3  4
D. Difficulty breathing 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
HEART:
A. Skipped heartbeats 0  1  2  3  4
B. Rapid heartbeats 0  1  2  3  4
C. Chest pains 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =               
BOWELS / OTHER:
A. Frequent or urgent urination 0  1  2  3  4
B. Leaky bladder 0  1  2  3  4
C. Frequent illness 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
SKIN:
A. Acne 0  1  2  3  4
B. Hives, rashes or dry skin 0  1  2  3  4
C. Hair loss 0  1  2  3  4
D. Flushing 0  1  2  3  4
E. Excessive sweating 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                 
JOINTS / MUSCLE:
A. Pain or aches in joints 0  1  2  3  4
B. Rheumatoid arthritis 0  1  2  3  4
C. Osteoarthritis 0  1  2  3  4
D. Stiffness / limited movement 0  1  2  3  4
E. Pain / aches in muscle 0  1  2  3  4
F. Frequent back pain 0  1  2  3  4
G. Feeling of weakness or tiredness 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
WEIGHT:
A. Binge eating / drinking 0  1  2  3  4
B. Craving certain foods 0  1  2  3  4
C. Excessive Weight 0  1  2  3  4
D. Compulsive eating 0  1  2  3  4
E. Water retention 0  1  2  3  4
F. Under weight 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =               
EMOTIONS:
A. Mood swings 0  1  2  3  4
B. Anxiety / Fear / Nervousness 0  1  2  3  4
C. Anger / Irritability 0  1  2  3  4
D. Depression 0  1  2  3  4
E. Sense of despair 0  1  2  3  4
F. Lethargy 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
ENERGY:
A. Fatigue / Sluggishness 0  1  2  3  4
B. Hyperactivity 0  1  2  3  4
C. Restlessness 0  1  2  3  4
D. Insomnia 0  1  2  3  4
E. Startled awake at night 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
SECTION I TOTALS   ______________

SECTION II: RISK OF EXPOSURE

Rate each of the following based upon your health profile for the last 120 days.
Circle the corresponding number for the following:
0=Never    1=Rarely      2=Monthly     3=Weekly     4=Daily
A. How often are strong chemicals used in your home?
    (Disinfectants, bleaches, oven and drain cleaners, furniture polish, floor wax, window cleaners) 0  1  2  3  4
B. How often are pesticides used in your home? 0  1  2  3  4
C. How often do you have your home treated for insects? 0  1  2  3  4
D. How often are you exposed to dust, overstuffed furniture, tobacco smoke, mothballs,
     incense, or varnish in your home or office? 0  1  2  3  4
E. How often are you exposed to nail polish, perfume, hairspray and other cosmetics? 0  1  2  3  4
F. How often are you exposed to diesel fumes, exhaust fumes,or gasoline fumes? 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =
Answer Yes or No and circle the corresponding number for the following questions:
A. Do you have a water purification system in your home?
Y=0, N=2
B. Are pesticides used frequently in your home?
Y=2, N=0
C. Do you have an air purification system in your home? Y=0, N=2
D. Are you a dentist, painter, farm worker or construction worker? Y=2, N=0
SECTION II TOTALS   ______________
SECTION I TOTAL =    _______
SECTION II TOTAL =    _______GRAND TOTAL = _______
Add up the numbers to arrive at a total for each section and then add the totals of BOTH sections together to arrive at GRAND TOTAL. If any section is 6 or more, or GRAND TOTAL is 40 or more, you may benefit from a Detox Program. We are here to guide you through your options. Give us a call at 224-521-1212.

Self Mastery Technology

Most people who want to make changes in their lives have the best intentions in the world, but the reality is, we get what we rehearse in life, not necessarily what we intend. Through Self-Mastery Technology you rehearse the new behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs you want and create in your mind a timeline for success.

During your Self-Mastery Technology sessions, you visualize new responses to old behavioral triggers. Then, when you encounter the old triggers, you'll simply "forget to remember by remembering to forget." As your new responses take hold, you'll be convinced that you can be tobacco-free, or lose weight, or change any negative behavior. It's that easy!

How Does Self-Mastery Technology Produce Such Amazing Results?

The Self-Mastery Technology system is designed to program behaviors so they become natural, unconscious, and automatic. You know how to drink water. You know which foods are more natural for your body. You know what exercise is. You already have these abilities. Our focus is not to give you these abilities but rather to give you a response to those abilities, creating responsibility. This is the purpose of Self-Mastery Technology; it gives you the skills for responding to your own abilities. Self-Mastery Technology provides the motivation, the determination, and the drive to succeed. It's a common experience that what the mind thinks about the mind brings about. The MindFit helps you to get into that powerful state where you can impress upon your mind the results you want in life.

Creative visualization and stimulation of brainwave activity are among the most studied areas of psychiatry and psychology. The following results have been demonstrated through documented studies and in clinical settings with hundreds of thousands of clients:

  • The right and left hemispheres of the brain become more balanced.
  • Blood flow to the brain increases, resulting in clearer thinking, better concentration, improved memory, and enhanced creativity.
  • Serotonin levels increase by up to 21%, which calms the mind and body and creates an overall sense of wellbeing.

Endorphin levels increase by up to 25%. These are the hormones that flow through the body when we feel happy. Endorphins provide the brain with alertness, are a natural anti-depressant, provide relief from pain, and create pleasurable and loving feelings.

The majority of SMT users report significant stress relief through deep relaxation, better and sounder sleep, improved memory, improved learning skills such as concentration and recall of information, emotional stability, a sense of calm, increased focus, lucid dreaming, and increased physical energy.

Please be aware that while MindFit and Self-Mastery Technology are designed to help you reach your full potential, we cannot guarantee which results you will experience as results vary from person to person.

Is it safe?

Absolutely. The only known side effects are improved memory, better sleep, clearer focus, enhanced concentration, faster healing and reduced stress.

Who Can Benefit from MindFit and Self-Mastery Technology?

Anyone who is not sensitive to flashing light can benefit from MindFit technology. The MindFit, used in combination with Self-Mastery Technology, creates a potent tool for creating laser-like focus and enhanced performance.

The light intensity on the MindFit is adjustable, so those who have minor light sensitivity can almost always find a setting that's right for them. Even those diagnosed with light sensitivity seizures can experience the profound benefits from the Self-Mastery Technology processes alone (no lights).

What Happens During a MindFit/Self-Mastery Technology Session?

With the MindFit glasses (that resemble sunglasses) over your closed eyes and headphones over your ears, you are immersed in a perfect mixture of light and sound frequencies. Your eyes will be treated to a beautiful light show while you listen to specially designed music and the Self-Mastery Technology process. This all combines to enhance your experience and invite a higher degree of alpha/theta brainwave activity.

Some people may experience colorful geometric patterns while others may lose track of the lights completely. The light and sound pulse rate shifts from wide-awake beta to a dreamy drowsy state of theta as the session progresses. Using the science of frequency following response (FFR), your brainwave activity will follow the pulse rate of the NSA system. At the same time, your conscious mind rehearses the changes or improvements you desire for your life. Most people notice the biggest difference after the sessions end. Many report feeling "calm and focused," or say that they feel "alert, yet relaxed."

What is Frequency Following Response?

Frequency following response (FFR) is the effect created through synchronized light and sound. It's how the brain "syncs" to the lights and tones. While your brain follows the frequencies, you experience less inner chatter and improved concentration. After a few days or weeks of regular use, most people gain a sense of balance and inner calm. Users report feeling serene, focused, and alert even when faced with high-pressure situations.


Natural Solutions to Seasonal Allergies

Are you experiencing congested sinuses? Headaches? Watery eyes?  Uncontrollable sneezing? Allergy season is upon us, and millions of American’s are going to turn to Benadryl, Claritin and other harmful drugs in search of temporary relief.

Natural solutions for Seasonal allergies:

1. Neti Pot: Using a Neti Pot cleanses, refreshes, and protects the nasal passages to help  alleviate sinus and allergy problems. We recommend adding 2 drops of Oregano oil and/or special Neti pot salt to your Neti Pot.

2. Liver Cleanse: Congestion of the Liver is often associated with allergies...so why not cleanse your liver?  PureBalance has an easy to follow Liver cleanse program available to you...get started now!

3. Probiotics: Upwards of 80% of your immune system resides in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract! We highly recommend MegasporeBiotic to meet your probiotic needs. Research shows that the specific strains present in MegasporeBiotic modulates the immune response and improves the symptoms associated with allergies. MegaSporeBiotic is available at the PureBalance apothecary.

4. Vitamin D:  Do you know your Vitamin D levels? Exposure to allergens and irritants can trigger the immune system to produce chemicals called cytokines, which cause inflammatory allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Research shows that healthy Vitamin D levels keep cytokines in control.  Low levels of vitamin D are not the cause of allergies, but controlling the symptoms of allergies is a lot easier when your D levels are in the healthy range.

We recommend Micellized Vitamin D3.  It is a highly absorbable form of Vitamin D that has been shown to be 4x more absorbable than standard Vitamin D supplements.  Micellized Vitamin D is available at the PureBalance apothecary.


Are Grains Really Good For You?

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”- Hippocrates

We are led to believe that grains are an essential element in a healthy diet. We are told that eating high-fiber whole grains may help reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent or treat diabetes, and reduce cholesterol. Grains occupy the entire base and largest space on the food pyramid.  Should we question whether they are healthy for us?

Interestingly, scientific and historical research shows that humans have not always consumed grains, and in fact some would argue the body was not designed to function on grains at all! Based on this research we have asked our patients to reduce their intake of grains and in some cases we are suggesting to go grain free. Grains include processed and whole grain products such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, teff, rice, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, sorghum, and corn. These grains are used to make products like cereal, crackers, cookies, breads, and pasta. Grains contain anti-nutrients and cause big fluctuations in insulin levels, which promotes inflammation in the body.  Let’s discuss each of these issues in detail.

Reason #1:

Grains contain anti-nutrients.

Anti-nutrients are elements within a food that either prevent or disrupt the proper digestion and absorption of nutrients contained in that food. The more grains you eat the more anti-nutrients you have in your diet. If you eat cereal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and a bowl of pasta for dinner you are being exposed to a huge amount of anti-nutrients.  Phytates are anti-nutrients. Phytates make minerals bio-unavailable as they bind to the minerals in our foods and prevent their absorption. Minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc are crucial for health and healing, but in the presence of phytates they are blocked from being absorbed by the body. This causes mineral deficiency which can result in a wide variety of symptoms that include, but are not limited to, suppressed immunity, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, heart palpitations, muscle cramps, constipation, hormonal imbalance, restless leg syndrome, muscle spasms, asthma, migraines, PMS and infertility.

Lectins are anti-nutrients that are sugar-binding proteins resistant to digestive enzymes and stomach acid. Lectins stick to the cells in the lining of the small intestines causing a weakness in digestive function. They are sticky like glue, and their stickiness is what clogs your digestive tract and blocks the absorption of nutrients. Overconsumption of lectin rich foods can build up over the years and cause sludge to form on your bowel walls keeping the intestines in a constant state of inflammation.

One way to address the problem of anti-nutrients in grains is to soak and/or sprout them. Some cultures prepare their grains by sprouting and soaking them before preparation and eating. This process dramatically reduces anti-nutrients and makes the actual nutrients present in grains available for absorption. If sprouting and soaking your own grains is not an option there are many health food stores and supermarkets that are already fully stocked with sprouted-grain products. Sprouted-grain breads are easy to find in the freezer section of most grocery stores.

Resources:

www.sproutpeople.org

www.foodforlife.com

www.organicsproutedflour.net

Reason #2:

Grains contain gluten.

Gluten is the protein component in wheat, rye, and barley.  It makes pizza dough stretchy, gives bread its spongy texture, and is used to thicken sauces and soups. The latest research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that around 1% of the population has Celiac’s disease, an autoimmune response to gluten that damages the small intestine. A Celiac patient reacts to trace amounts gluten in their diet. Although only a small percentage of people have Celiac’s, research shows a larger percentage of the population is sensitive to gluten and wheat. Some researches estimate that 30-40% of people of European decent are gluten intolerant. In addition to that Allopathic medicine has recently recognized a new group of diagnoses called non-celiac gluten sensitivity disorders. These conditions include digestive issues, cognitive and behavioral disorders, and neurological conditions that are caused by immune reactions to gluten in the diet.  Unfortunately for many, the long-term results of consuming gluten can cause permanent damage to their immune and nervous systems.

Gluten free grains such as millet, amaranth, rice, buckwheat, sorghum, corn and teff also contain anti nutrients, cause insulin fluctuations and promote inflammation in the body.  We recommend these grains in limited amounts. Pure oatmeal does not contain gluten, but most oatmeal brands on the market today are not pure — they contain oats that have been cross-contaminated with small amounts of wheat, barley and/or rye.

Reason # 3:

Grain consumption causes spikes in insulin production.

Insulin is very important for storing nutrients and processing glucose (sugar). Our bodies simply can’t handle the insulin requirements demanded when we over consume grains on a daily basis.

Ingesting grains causes blood sugar levels to spike, causing a shock to your system. Both simple and complex carbs get converted into glucose but at different rates once they enter the body. Your pancreas compensates for this excess glucose in the bloodstream by secreting excessive levels of insulin. Over stressing your insulin response system over the years can lead to metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers.

We could tell everybody to completely eliminate grains out of their diet, and those who do will thrive… It will lower their blood pressure, decrease cholesterol levels, dramatically improve energy levels, burn off belly fat, reduce inflammation, promote weight loss, alleviate dermatitis, acne, and digestive disturbances etc. Those who chose to stay on the grain train should choose their grains wisely and infrequently. Soak and sprout your grains, buy sprouted grains, and seek non-grain, high protein alternatives like almond flour and coconut flour for your baked goods. By changing your diet and lifestyle you can take an active role in improving your digestive system, which in turn, will improve your immune system, and your ability to resist chronic diseases. As for the food pyramid, we should turn it upside down and get our daily fiber and essential nutrients from foods like vegetables, fruits, proteins and healthy fats which offer a much higher nutrient profile without the drawbacks seen with grains. This decrease in grain consumption will allow you to create a new relationship with grains and will help manage your blood sugar, control insulin levels and decrease systemic inflammation, which is essential to restoring health and slowing the aging process.


Forget What You Know About Probiotics and Gut Health!

As I alerted you earlier this week, I’m writing to share some exciting information and clinical results about a product that I discovered and have been researching for the past two years. More importantly, this discovery has already yielded amazing results! Let me begin by telling you a couple of stories:

J.S. is a 53 year-old female with a history of transient irritable bowel attacks. The episodes usually lasted between two and three weeks, with the symptoms gradually subsiding over time. When J.S. came to see me, she had been experiencing acute abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea for three days. She was given Megaspore Biotic. Within two hours of the first dose, she said the symptoms subsided about 85-percent. Within 24-hours, the symptoms were completely resolved.

T.S is a 43 year-old man with a history of ulcerative colitis. The symptoms were acute, including extreme pain and disabling spasms throughout his intestinal tract, as well as bloody diarrhea. T.S. was prescribed Megaspore Biotic along with aloe vera juice. Within the first week, the stools returned to normal consistency and the bleeding stopped. He said the cramping symptoms decreased 50-percent. T.S. noticed an increase in cramping whenever he ate dairy products, and decided to stop eating them. With the removal of dairy foods and the continued supplementation of Megaspore Biotic, the symptoms T.S. was experiencing were completely resolved over a period of four weeks.

M.M. is a 17-month-old girl with chronic diaper rash. Her mother reported that the toddler’s first episode of diaper rash began six days after birth in reaction to antibiotic treatments. The child had not been free of a rash for more than two weeks her entire life, and also experienced severe bouts of diarrhea. M.M. was prescribed Megaspore Biotic. Within 10 days, the toddler’s rash was gone and her bowel movements were normal. We are happy to report that M.M. has now remained rash-free for five weeks. In addition, her mother reported that M.M. is gaining weight, sleeping better, and is generally happier than she has ever been.

Megaspore Biotic IS making a difference

Natural Medicine is my passion and I love witnessing the transformation of my patients’ health. The changes I’ve observed in the short period of time since the introduction of this new product have helped reaffirm my belief that the majority of chronic diseases begin in the digestive system.

Since opening my practice close to 20 years ago, the number one concern of the majority of my patients has been digestive issues. Many of them came to me with little hope after traditional medical protocols didn’t work. Consequently, I’ve focused or obsessed about digestive health for quite some time. To help my patients, I’ve recommended or created a number of products that have yielded mixed results. However, I finally know I have found the nutritional supplement that is qualitatively making a difference: Megaspore Biotic!

If you are receiving this email, chances are our paths crossed in some way. You or a member of your family are a patient of my Natural Medicine practice; you may be a professional colleague, or you may have elected to follow my newsletter after searching for alternative medical information and discovering the Pure Balance Health Center website online. Whatever the reason, I am grateful to have the opportunity to share with you the research and the data which demonstrates why the discovery of Megaspore Biotic has far reaching implications for both health and disease management.

If you or someone you know suffers from any form of digestive discomfort, food sensitivities, IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, obesity, joint pain, or even asthma, then I implore you to read all of this information because it will dramatically impact your life. If you or someone you know has an immune system condition, such as eczema, allergies, auto-immune condition, or any imbalance or disease associated with a weakened immune system, this information is essential.

The most in-depth research ever conducted on probiotics

Before I tell you more about Megaspore Biotic, I have to share the research, which will provide the context for your understanding why this is a major breakthrough.

Five years ago, the National Institute of Health (NIH) began the Human Microbiome Project (HMP). Two hundred scientists from 83 of the world’s top universities contributed their expertise to research and better understand the bacteria living in and on our bodies, and the role it plays in health and disease. The findings, which were first published in 2012, were astonishing. Here is what we NOW know:

  • We are more bacteria than human – 10 trillion human cells vs. 100 trillion bacteria cells.
  • There are more than 1,000 different species of microorganisms in each individual’s digestive tract out of nearly 35,000 possible species.
  • Bacterial genes outnumber human genes 150-to-1 (25,000 human genes vs. 3.3 million microbial genes).
  • No two individuals have the exact same composition – not even twins.
  • Disease is associated with a disruption of the ecology of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract (Crohn’s disease, IBS, asthma and even obesity)

In an effort to understand the role of supplemental probiotics (beneficial bacteria that can enter and inhabit the gut) in health and disease, the researchers recognized the need to define the function of the probiotic. These criteria are the result of millions of dollars of research; the most in-depth probiotic research ever conducted:

  • In order to act as a probiotic, the bacteria must be a species that normally occurs in the individual’s digestive tract. It must have a position in the microbiota or it won’t be able to settle and colonize.
  • Probiotics offer benefits through their stimulatory effects on the immune system in the gut and by reaching a critical mass to produce beneficial compounds. To be of benefit, it must have higher numbers than what naturally exists in the gut to colonize and cause stimulation.
  • Supplemented probiotics, by evolution, should naturally occur in the environment (where they gain exposure to the host) and be stable both in the environment and the GI tract.

Results that can’t be denied

You may be surprised to learn that based on these criteria, every commercially available probiotic currently sold in drugstores, physicians’ offices, and local health food stores don’t fit the bill. Lactobacillus sp. and bifidobaceter sp. are the dominant probiotic strains in commercially available probiotic supplements and commonly added to foods. While it’s true that these bacteria do occur naturally in the intestinal tract, there are a few additional facts that the research brought to light.

The populations of Lactobacillus sp. and bifidobaceter sp. are first introduced to our systems via our mothers – through natural (vaginal) childbirth and breast-feeding. They are GI tract anaerobes, meaning they can’t sustain themselves in an oxygen-rich environment outside of the GI tract.

Secondly, these are some of the most predominant organisms in our digestive system with upwards of 20 trillion of these bugs in an average intestinal tract. In order for probiotics to have an immune-stimulating effect they need to be supplemented in concentrations higher than what naturally exists. The best of these commercially available products claim upwards of 100 billion organisms per dose, which isn’t even close to the 20 trillion already there. Lactobacillus sp. and bifidobaceter sp., even at dosages of 100 billion, simply can’t offer healthy immune-stimulation from dose-to-dose. It’s like adding a single drop of dye to a swimming pool and hoping to change the color of the water in the entire pool.

During studies of the oral administration of Lactobacillus sp., HMP researchers found that there was absolutely no impact on the concentrations of these organisms in the GI tract. They concluded that close to 100 percent of the lactobacilli were destroyed by the stomach acid before they could even reach the lower GI tract.

The bottom line: Lactobacillus sp. and bifidobaceter sp. cannot survive the harsh conditions of the stomach when supplemented orally and their numbers are influenced most by the birth process and the first year of life. After that, the numbers stay pretty constant throughout our lives. Consequently, Lactobacillus sp. and bifidobaceter sp should not be classified as probiotics but rather be classified as normally occurring organisms that inhabit our gut (gut commensal organisms).

HMP turns Probiotic Industry Upside Down

It is very important to say at this time that Lactobacillus sp. and bifidobaceter sp products have been somewhat beneficial. I have used them for years and my own experience has taught me that some patients benefited from the supplementation of these organisms. I believe that future research will show that these organisms, even when they are dead, will positively impact the pH of the intestinal tract, which can be very beneficial to someone with digestive symptoms.

At the same time, this information also explains the limited benefits experienced after oral supplementation of Lactobacillus sp. and bifidobaceter sp, and why they don’t last long after supplementation stops. The transient effect associated with pH changes requires daily dosing with no long-term benefits once supplementation ceases, and the benefits offer relief for a very small number of conditions. Whatever the reason may be, the facts are the facts. Lactobacillus sp. and bifidobaceter sp supplements are not capable of consistently modulating immune function in the gut, and immune modulation is a key quality for a true probiotic organism. Remember: Nearly 80 percent of our immune function is in the GI tract. True probiotics play a major role in its form and function. Thus, if a probiotic can’t effectively enter, colonize and create the immune stimulation, by definition, it’s not a probiotic!

Based on the results of the Human Microbiome Project’s research of bacteria, the crashing noise that you now hear is the probiotic industry turned upside down. Thankfully, the research also found the real answer.

Introducing Spore Bacteria

The answer is Spores! Spore-form bacteria are robust organisms that can survive the harsh environment of the stomach 100 percent intact. Through the evolutionary process, nature designed them to be transferred from human-to-human via the environment and food. They have evolved to be very stable in the environment and also to colonize the GI tract very effectively. In fact, studies have shown that certain developments of the human immune system specifically require spores.

What do we know about spores?

  • They are found all over the environment (soil, vegetation, dust, rocks, aqua-environments, digestive systems of insects, marine life, mammals, etc.) which means as a probiotic they are evolutionarily supported – a true probiotic.
  • Spores remain dormant until they get to the intestinal tract and then they colonize the bowel.
  • They are universally found in the human microbiota. They are normal organisms of our digestive tract.
  • There is a LONG history of use in industries where efficacy is closely measured, for example the pharmaceutical and agriculture industries.
  • Human studies have proven spores to be extremely safe and efficient.

Spore bacteria that are not in spore state will be destroyed by the stomach acid just like any other bacteria. The key is cultivating the spores using technology that ensures that the bacteria are maintained in spore form until it gets past the stomach and into the small intestine.

Physicians Exclusive Licenses the Technology

As I mentioned in the beginning, I’ve been obsessed with helping my patients heal from digestive challenges that were painful, limiting or controlling their lives. When I first learned about the potential of spore bacteria I knew I had to take action. I so deeply believed in the results of the research that I acquired the exclusive rights to distribute this patented product in the United States. I formed a new company – Physician’s Exclusive, LLC – of which I am the President.

The mission of this email is to introduce you to MegaSpore Biotic, the first of its kind, all-spore, pharmaceutical grade probiotic with the patented carotenoid rich HU36 strain. Here’s what you need to know:

  • It was developed under the advisement of spore expert Dr. Simon Cutting, Ph.D., by a practitioner for exclusive distribution by medical practitioners.
  • It utilizes verified, branded and registered strains – the only way to ensure proper characterization. Guaranteed prescription-grade and licensed from Royal Holloway at London University.
  • It is the only nutritional supplement probiotic on the market that contains Bacillus Clausii – a strain tested for more than 50 years, and is the best-selling probiotic prescription product in the world.
  • It contains five bacillus spore probiotics– the value of each strain is substantiated by a history of use and published science.
  • All strains are produced in a GMP facility under drug manufacturing guidelines.
  • It is the single-most, powerful spore probiotic formulation, and it delivers more than four billion live probiotic cells daily – a dose that matches and exceeds all prescription products of the same strains.
  • It is blended with a pre-biotic to enhance GI tract colonization
  • Its 100 percent spore format guarantees maximum survivability and precise dosing
  • It is the most broad-spectrum probiotic. The clinically studied strains used in the formulation offer more than 35 indications for use in practice.
  • It is the FIRST probiotic formulation to deliver powerful, highly-bioavailable carotenoids via in-vivo production. Bacillus indicus is a patented, carotenoid rich strain.

Not only have we established and demonstrated that Megaspore Biotic delivers the true probiotic function, but there are also the added health benefits of these bacteria-manufacturing nutrients, such as B-Vitamins, Nattokinase, Vitamin K2, Quinols and Carotenoids. The spore formulation makes it possible for these nutrients to be produced at the site of absorption so they are considered the most bioavailable nutrients. In particular, the carotenoids in Megaspore Biotic have been extensively documented and identified as alpha carotene, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, asaxanthin, lycopene and lutein. These are all, exceptionally beneficial antioxidants that have excellent free radical quenching activity.

Why Megaspore Biotic is superior to any other Probiotic

Let’s review the HMP project criteria for probiotics:

1. Must have a position in the microbiota

MegaSpore Biotic qualifies! All strains in MegaSpore Biotic are human derived and have a firm place in the microbiota.

2.  Must have sufficient numbers to colonize and cause stimulation for benefit.

MegaSpore Biotic  is dosed at a concentration that is 2000 times higher than the native population in the GI tract.

3.   Supplemented Probiotics, by evolution, should naturally occur in the environment (where they gain exposure to the host) and be stable both in the environment and the GI tract.

MegaSpore Biotic is nature’s very own probiotic. Spores use the environment as a vector for transfer from host to host and are uniquely adapted to be stable in the environment and in the GI tract. We are capturing the power of millions of years of evolution in every dose.

Opportunity Available Now

MegaSpore Biotic will not be available online or in retail stores. It will only be sold through licensed health care professionals. However, if you are a recipient of this newsletter, then I’m offering you the opportunity to find out NOW if Megaspore Biotic is the right probiotic for you. Please go to www.gomegaspore.com/purebalance and place your order.  Someone will contact you within 24 hours with the details of your order.  If you are a practitioner and you want to join the groundswell of physicians who are witnessing dynamic results and amazing changes in the health and well-being of their patients, please call us today at 855-729-5090.

Thank you for making the time to read this email. I hope this introduction to Megaspore Biotic will change your life as much as it has changed mine, and the lives of my patients who are experiencing freedom from digestive challenges for the first time.

Yours in Health and Action,

Dr. Tom Bayne, D.C.