Time to Reset


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.


Focus on gluten free candies, such as:

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


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

  • Raisinets
  • Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free Pretzels


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!


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

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!


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.