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!

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





The Best Way to Beat a Cold or the Flu is to PREVENT it – Get Started Today!

The fall season is here and with its arrival we’re experiencing cooler temperatures. You can take action today to prepare yourself and your family for the coming “cold and flu season.”  Prevention is the key!

The Real Reason You Become Ill

Most people believe they can catch a cold or the flu from other people. You’ll often hear someone say, “The flu is going around,” and then express concern that they may get it from an ill person who shares their workspace or living environment.

But the truth is only a small percentage of people exposed to a pathogen will become ill. The vast majority will not experience any symptoms at all! That’s because viruses and bacteria are not the only source of colds or the flu. The internal environment of your body is the real reason you’re susceptible to colds, flu or any other infections. Germs will only lead to illness when the body is out of balance and the immune system is in a weakened state.

Factors that contribute to the body being out of balance and a weakened immune system include poor nutrition, dehydration, overuse of antibiotics, lack of sleep, excessive environmental toxins, and physical, mental or emotional stress. By making a few key changes now, however, it’s possible for you and your family to avoid becoming ill this winter.

Take the offense

At Pure Balance Natural Family Health Center, we offer a simple and gentle approach to prevention: Pure Balance Botanical Remedies PureLung and PureLymph. These remedies are the perfect combination of herbs, which work synergistically to boost your body’s immune system and bolster its ability to defend against bacteria and viruses. In addition, this combination actually destroys and eliminates any existing infections in the body.*

Coupled with keeping your body well-hydrated, and eating a balanced, predominantly alkaline diet, taking 30 drops, one time per day of PureLung and PureLymph is the best offense for keeping your body in balance and able to prevent colds or flu.

All of the PureBalance Botanicals are manufactured in a unique way, based on the ancient tradition of spagyrics processing, which makes them the most complete and potent botanical remedies available anywhere!  In addition, all PureBalance botanicals use herbal ingredients that are organic or wild crafted.

Just in case:  The Best Response

Sometimes the levels of stress in your life can deplete the immune system, making an even well-balanced body susceptible to illness. In that case, a fast response to the onset of cold or flu symptoms can greatly shorten the duration of being ill.

The first step is recognizing the changes in your body as soon as occur:  a runny nose, glassy eyes, sore throat, headache, sinus pain, cough or fatigue are the most common, first signs of a cold or the flu.

When those signs appear, immediately increase the dosage of PureLung and PureLymph to 30 drops, three times per day. These same botanicals serve as both a barrier to entry and the ammunition to eliminate infection.

Also be sure to drink plenty of water and other warm liquids (like our yummy soup recipe), and get extra rest.

Check Your Vitamin D Levels before Winter Arrives

One of the best ways to ensure your immune system is up for the cold-weather battle is to check your serum vitamin D levels.  Low levels of vitamin D are associated with weather=related depression, low immunity and increased risks for infection. Call our office today to schedule a vitamin D assessment.

If Infection Sets in…

If a routine cold turns into full blown sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses) or an upper respiratory infection, consider Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy (NSRT).  NSRT will help us better understand the nature of the infection, as well as check the function of all the systems of the body. The subsequent protocols we develop will work specifically against the type of infection your body is experiencing, and work to reverse the organ and gland weaknesses responsible for chronic infection.

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that antibiotic therapy for sinusitis was ineffective.  However, sinusitis does respond very well to acupuncture sessions at our clinic. The best results are achieved when acupuncture is combined with low level laser for specific anti-inflammatory and immune boosting effects.

PureBalance Natural Family Health Center: Your Prevention Center

Your best chance for a healthy winter is to think prevention and take immediate action at the first signs of symptoms.  PureBalance Natural Family Health Center has the tools to keep you feeling vibrant and healthy year-round, especially during the “cold and flu’ season. Call us today for more information: 224.521.1212.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.