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Brain Food: Avocado Hummus

This delicious hummus includes two brain foods, avocado and olive oil. Garnishing it with toasted walnuts adds a third. Serving it with raw broccoli and celery sticks will really feed your brain!

INGREDIENTS

½ large ripe avocado
1 15½-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
⅓ cup tahini, well mixed
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, chopped or smashed
¾ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Optional - Toasted walnuts and olive oil (for garnish)

Place the first 8 ingredients in a blender or food processor.
Process until smooth. Slowly add the olive oil, process until light and creamy.

Top with additional cilantro. (Optional - drizzle with olive oil and add toasted walnuts.)

Serve with fresh broccoli and celery stalks.

Bon Appétit !!!


Immune Boost at PureBalance

Your immune system is a collective of cells, tissues and organs working together to fight off infections. Your body relies on factors such as nutrition, exercise, rest and good posture to maintain optimal health.

At PureBalance, we offer three services which provide a natural path to a healthier you.

1) Get Adjusted!

The systems in your body are coordinated and controlled by the nervous system. The nervous system runs through the spine and interacts with the immune system, learning how to adapt and protect your body. A spinal misalignment may cause neural dysfunctions, which in turn weakens your immune system. Lessen the stress on your body. Feel the benefits of an immune boost. Get an adjustment!

2) Get Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is a tried and true medical practice. At PureBalance we use acupuncture to reconfigure the energies in your body and balance your Chi. Acupuncture charges your body, giving you more strength to fight off viruses. Leave feeling energized, relaxed and recharged. Stay healthy. Get Acupuncture!

3) Get into the Far Infrared Sauna!

Spending regular time in a far infrared sauna can also help to boost your immune system. The far infrared sauna will raise the core body temperature, removing toxins and helping to keep the immune system strong and in good working order. Check out our sauna special and schedule your sauna sessions today!

Call PureBalance at 224-521-1212 and get started on the path to naturally boosting your immune system!

Cheers to a healthier you!


Visit a Farmers Market Near You

Summer is in full swing and fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are readily available at your local farmers market. To find a farmers market near you today visit:  http://www.localfarmmarkets.org/

Happy Summer!


Product of the Month: Micellized Vitamin D3

PureBalance Micellized Vitamin D3™ is a natural, soy-free, form of Vitamin D in a water-soluble micellized form.

For more information or to purchase, click here.


Fight your Allergies Naturally

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies, you know how annoying and disrupting they can be. From a simple case of the sniffles to dry mouth, fatigue, and even trouble breathing, seasonal allergies can really cut in to your enjoyment of spring.Thankfully, there are some really simple things that you can do to combat allergies before they start.

Make sure to drink plenty of water.

Water is critical to helping your body detox as well as thinning the mucus in your sinus cavities. Everyone’s needs for water are different. A simple way I use with my patients is to take their weight, divide it in two, and suggest that they drink that many ounces of water each day. For example, if someone weighs 140 pounds, they should drink at least 70 ounces (equivalent to nearly 9 cups) of filtered water daily.

Try saline nasal irrigation.

A 2012 systematic review and meta-analysis of 10 studies on saline nasal irrigation showed a beneficial effect on nasal symptoms, a reduction in medication use, and an increase in the quality of life. I like to include oregano in my nasal rinse as well as saline (check out our SinuClenz product), because this appears to do a better job of decreasing inflammation and reducing symptoms. If you do use nasal irrigation, make sure you regularly clean your rinsing device. I would also suggest using filtered water rather than tap water.

Get plenty of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is one of those essential nutrients that can’t be synthesized by humans and therefore needs to be present in the diet. Vitamin C is an important immune system supporter and a potent antioxidant as well as having the ability to deactivate histamine.
Great food sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, berries, watermelon, mango, and peppers.

Take your probiotics.

You may not immediately think of probiotics as a first line defense against environmental allergies, but I do! Beneficial bacteria like those found in Megasporebiotic help to calm down the immune response which is at the heart of your symptoms. Although the normal dose of Megasporebiotic is 2 capsules per day, I will often encourage patients to increase their dose temporarily during periods of stress, illness, travel, or the onset of seasonal allergies! Try 3-4 capsules per day during the first few weeks of spring allergy season, and then decrease back to the normal dose.
If you have had trouble with seasonal allergies in the past, now is absolutely the time to start preventative measures. Make sure to get plenty of rest, reduce stress, and make an appointment with myself or Ingrid to get recommendations that are tailored to you.

Yours In Health,
Tom


MegaSporeBiotic

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Anti-Allergy Green Bomb!

This green drink is easy and delicious packed with immune boosting ingredients. For the cup of greens, I used the Super Greens by Organic Girl - a blend of red and green swiss chard, tat soi, arugula and spinach.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup greens
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1" ginger
  • 1" tumeric
  • 1 organic granny Smith apple cored
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar ( I prefer Braggs brand)
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 2 " cucumber
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 handful of ice

Directions:

  1. Blend away!

Makes 2 servings

 


Omax3 Professional Strength

There are many fish-oils on the market, but only Omax3 Professional Strength contains the revolutionary 4:1 ratio of EPA to DHA, which Yale-affiliated research has shown to better resolve inflammation than any other combination of EPA and DHA.


Anti-Inflammatory Carrot & Ginger Soup

This soup uses two herbs from the ginger plant family - ginger and turmeric. The oils in these ingredients are loaded with antioxidants; promote circulation and aid in digestion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 medium brown onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • ½ inch fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced
  • 1 long red chili, diced
  • 1 ½ pounds carrots, washed and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 2-inch lengths of lemongrass stalks

Instructions:

  1. Heat ghee or coconut oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add garlic, ginger, turmeric and chili and cook for another 5 minutes, or until softened and aromatic.
  2. Add carrots and stock, and then place lemongrass lengths into the soup. Bring mixture to a boil, and lower heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes until carrots are softened.
  3. Remove lemongrass stalks and discard. Blend soup in batches in a high-powered blender or process with an immersion blender until smooth.
  4. Enjoy this soup on cold winter days to aid with inflammation.