Using a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and stir in the garlic, onion, and ginger to season the oil. Add the broccoli, spinach, parsnips, celery and parsley, and stir until the spinach wilts and collapses. Add just enough water to cover the vegetables and add one Rapunzel bouillon cube. You can make this a thinner soup by simply adding more water.

Bon Appétit



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



Our New Detox Kit

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  • MegaSpore Biotic
  • Fish oil
  • Borage oil
  • PureLymph
  • PureLiver
  • Chlorella 1000 tabs

The combination of products are designed to support you through the detoxification process.

MegaSpore Biotic is the first pharmaceutical grade spore form probiotic. Research shows MegaSpore Biotic is a potent immune stimulator. MegaSpore Biotic is the first carotenoid producing probiotic which gives the combination benefit of probiotics and antioxidants.

The fish oil and borage seed oil provide the right combination of fats to decrease inflammation in your body while boosting your metabolism and fat burning. 

Pureliver and Purekidney are specialty botanical remedies that cleanse accumulated toxins from the liver and lymphatic system, which helps release stored fats and boosts the immune system.

Chlorella is extremely high in vitamins and minerals. It contains the full Vitamin B complex, Vitamins E & C and includes magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium. Chlorella has the highest protein content of any plant. It is rich in chlorophyll and a very important alkalizer of the body. It is a potent bowel detoxifier, and it increases the natural peristaltic contractions of the bowel. Chlorella binds to heavy metals in the body and helps them to be eliminated via the bowel.

Together these products will provide maximum detoxification for your whole body.

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Bounce Back Faster with Far-Infrared Sauna

Far-Infrared Sauna (FIR) is an excellent way to boost your immune system and mobilize your body’s defenses against infection. FIR saunas are safer than traditional saunas because there are no hot surfaces or high temperatures. Less than 20 percent of the infrared energy heats the air, leaving 80 percent available to be directly converted to heat within the body.

FIR creates two to three times more sweat volume of the body than conventional saunas. This deep heating, along with sweating, is responsible for the healing effects and the other health benefits associated with FIR, including detoxification, cardiovascular conditioning, and calorie burning.

Research also shows that using the FIR Sauna shortens the duration of colds and the flu. The immune benefits are unsurpassed, and the relaxation effects alone make it worth the time and trip to our office. We provide a rain-shower and special soaps and towels to enhance your experience.

Make an appointment today for a Far-Infrared Sauna. Call: 224.521.1212.

Goal Setting That Works: 3 Easy Secrets for Your Success

 If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.        -- Lewis Carroll   

Sometimes, even our best intentions don’t result in the changes we want to make. And, well, let’s face it, sometimes we set an intention and then can’t even make it to the first step. 

So why are some people so good at meeting goals and others either can’t get started or lose steam before the finish line?

The real key to meeting your goals is first being clear about where you are going and second, using surefire goal setting techniques!

The good news? Goal setting techniques are not rocket science! In fact, there are really 3 simple steps that anyone can take to make goal setting easy and successful.

Here Are Your 3 Easy Secrets to Goal Setting Success:

1. Set Specific Goals:

“I want to lose weight” is not a specific goal.  Instead, you can make your goal more specific by using the 6-W’s:

  • Who: “I”
  • What: What do I want to accomplish-specifically: “… want to lose 10 lbs … ”
  • When: Establish a time frame. “… in 8 weeks …”
  • Which: Which methods will you use? “… by following the rejuvenation program eating guidelines and exercising …”
  • Where: Where will you do this? “… in the gym …”
  • Why: Why do you want to do this? “… so I can be healthy, energetic, and in great shape.”

Specific Goal Makeover Example: “I want to lose 10 lbs in 8 weeks by following the rejuvenation program eating guidelines and exercising in the gym so I can be healthy, energetic, and in great shape.”

That is a specific goal!

Here’s our free gift to you for creating your specific goal: Here are some free rejuvenation program fitness routine videos (fitness routine #1 and fitness routine #2) to support your gentle detoxification and lifestyle transformation!

These free fitness videos show simple exercise routines can be performed from the comfort of your own home. Exercise plays an important role in enhancing the detoxification process, and these routines will improve your flexibility and strength while turning your body into a fat burning machine!

2. Set Attainable Goals:

Another reason goals often fail or lose steam is because they are not attainable from the start!

Creating reasonable, realistic, and attainable goals for yourself will make a big difference in goal success. This will also keep you motivated.  Nothing takes the wind out of your sail like failure.  Goals can always be adjusted if your progress is quicker than anticipated. However, lowering your goal can often feel like failure, which increases the likelihood of not following through.

To support you in setting your realistic, attainable goals and find out how we’re here to help, read: Why 88% of People Fail in Their Resolutions and How To Keep Yours on Track.

3. Celebrate Your Success!

Project managers have learned to include “milestones” in each project plan. Milestones are opportunities to check in at certain points in a project, well before the final end goal. At each milestone, the best project managers build in celebrations for short-term wins and a final celebration at the end of the project.

Why? Celebrations keep us motivated and allow us to feel rewarded for a job well done.

When you achieve a success along the way to your goals, tell your family and friends, pat yourself on the back, plan a celebratory evening out or maybe choose a nice reward for yourself.

Your Health Is A Journey

And remember: your health is a journey. Failure is a destination…and you only fail if you give up. Continue focusing on your goals and you will succeed! If you stumble along the way, come back to these 3 steps and start again. We learn most when we embrace the fact that life is not about attaining perfection on the journey, but loving every step of the way, bumps and all.




Fall into Health: The 4 Steps to Great Health Through Detoxification

New Beginnings

The kids are back in school, the weather is starting to change and the sun is setting earlier. Summer is just about over and fall is officially setting in.

If you are feeling rushed, overwhelmed or just plain tired, you are not alone. The time between seasons can be “trying” for even the most balanced among us.

In Chinese medicine, fall is the season of new beginnings. We have just left summer, a time of high energy and are moving into autumn, which tends to be a more introspective time. This shift in seasons carries a shift in energy and health.

And in fact, symptoms like colds, sore throats, digestive pain and headaches are often a sign to take time for self-care during a seasonal change.

In holistic medicine, we believe in your body’s natural ability to heal. So healing with the seasons can bring you into harmony with nature…allowing you to feel your best.

How do you move from the excesses of summer into introspective fall, while feeling your best? Detoxification!

Why Detox?

So why do we need to detox?

Detoxification is how your body rids itself of toxins. Toxins are everywhere: in food, the environment, even in products in our own homes!

The 5 most common toxins are:

  1. Pesticides and herbicides in your food supply.
  2. Heavy metals (like mercury, aluminum, arsenic, lead and cadmium) from pollution in the environment.
  3. Chlorine in cleaning supplies, water and in the air near industrial plants.
  4. Phthalates in plastics, like plastic wrap and food storage containers.
  5. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in dry cleaning, paints, carpets, deodorants, moth repellants and air fresheners.

Our modern lifestyles are certain to expose us to toxins in one way or another. You can see from the list above, that toxins are in just about everything you come into contact with on a regular basis.

But did you know that your eating habits and stress levels contribute to a buildup of toxins as well?

It’s true. Too much sugar, processed foods, soda pop, not chewing completely and eating on the run all contribute to poor digestion. When you are not digesting, absorbing and eliminating properly, toxins build up in your body.

Is there any good news to this picture? YES!

Your body is always detoxifying on a minute-by-minute and day-to-day basis, so it’s a natural part of how we stay healthy. In essence, your body knows how to help you detoxify!

Your body has five major detoxification pathways:

  1. Skin
  2. Lungs
  3. Liver
  4. Kidneys
  5. Intestines

Unless you get serious about the toxins you are exposed to, your body may not be able to keep up with detoxification.Over time, your detoxification pathways get clogged, making it difficult to get rid of toxins. This has ramifications on your health AND well being.

How You Know It’s Time to Detoxify

If your detoxification pathways are not functioning properly, you may start to feel tired, sluggish and achy.

It’s common to have respiratory and digestive symptoms as well, like coughing, allergies, constipation, gas, bloating or diarrhea.

In addition, if one detoxification pathway is clogged, you may experience symptoms of detox in another. For example, if you are constipated, you may get a rash on your skin. Toxins are always looking for a way out of your body.

Besides physical symptoms, you may feel emotional symptoms like depression, anger, rirritability or feeling overwhelmed. When your body’s detoxification pathways are clogged, it also affects your moods.

Other signs you may need to detox are:

  • Digestive pain, like food allergies, gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.
  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Respiratory issues like coughing, sneezing, wheezing, post nasal drip, sinusitis, and runny nose.
  • Skin problems, like acne, rashes, hives, eczema and psoriasis.
  • Difficult gaining or losing weight

When to Detoxify

First of all, one of the best times to detoxify is at the change of seasons!

Most people notice physical and emotional symptoms during seasonal changes and this reminds us of our deep connection to nature.But don’t wait for the change in seasons. If you are noticing any of these symptoms of toxicity, the time to detox is now!

When we discuss the idea of NATURAL detoxification we are looking at accomplishing 2 things:

  1. Enhancing the function of your primary organs of detoxification (skin, intestines, liver, lungs, kidneys) through the use of lifestyle and dietary modifications and food supplements.
  2. Identifying and treating the stressors to your detoxification systems (e.g., food allergies, infections, nutritional deficiencies, maldigestion, malabsorption, or toxins from environment).

Bringing your detoxification systems back into balance is a process that involves supporting your body AND it’s systems to nourish them back to a healthier state. At PureBalance Health Center, we focus on eliminating some of the habits that created toxic buildup in the first place.

We then work with you to target a plan to create natural health.

How To Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins and Detoxify Now!

How can you protect yourself from toxins? Well, unless you move far away to live “off the grid,” toxins are pretty much a fact of life.

However, you CAN reduce your exposure to toxins with these 4 dietary tips:

    1. Choose organic foods – When you eat organic foods, you avoid all of the chemical pesticides and herbicides that are in conventional foods.
    2. Eliminate processed foods – Eating a diet of whole, natural foods takes the toxic load off of your body. If you would like guidance on foods that will support your best health, including how to deal with digestive pain and food allergies, come in for a diagnostic appointment and we’ll give you a personal roadmap tailored for your needs.
    3. Heal your digestion – Digestive problems are on the rise in America. In fact, a recent survey found that 2/3 of Americans find it harder to maintain digestive health than financial health!1In fact, digestive pain is often one of the leading complaints we see today.All good detoxification plans will start with a gentle yet effective way of eliminating wastes from the intestines, while changing your diet and supporting digestion to ensure that all food that is eaten is properly digested.Some good diagnostic testing is recommended in order to identify the root cause of symptoms you are experiencing.
    4. Supplement with high quality chlorella - To support your detoxification and overall digestive health, we recommend [volusion link="PB22810-094"]Jade Chlorella[/volusion]. Chlorella is a fresh water algae and one of the oldest foods on the planet. It is also one of the gentlest intestinal cleansers available.

Chlorella has the following benefits:

      1. Retrains your intestinal muscle contractions.
      2. Binds to chemical or heavy metal toxins and helps eliminate them from your body.
      3. Brings your small intestine to a more alkaline state.
      4. Rids your body of unwanted organisms and encourages the growth of beneficial organisms.
      5. Boosts your immunity.
      6. Balances your blood sugar levels.
      7. Provides important amino acids.
      8. Fights bacterial and viral infections.
      9. Contains antioxidants that go after free radicals that are known to cause aging and disease.
      10. Contains vitamins and chlorophyll to support your digestive health.

Jade Chlorella is special because it retains the important tough outer shell that helps bind to and remove toxins. AND the shell is also cracked, so you get all the benefits of the nutrients inside the tough outer shell. This is also referred to as “broken-cell wall” chlorella.

Fall into Good Health

Make this fall a new beginning in your digestive health! Our 4 dietary tips are a great start and stay tuned for our next newsletter, which will contain easy lifestyle tips that make detoxification a breeze.

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New Year, New You? The Best Detox to Shape Up, Slim Down and Feel GREAT

I always enjoy the holidays: the food, the fun, the vacations and the celebrations. It's a time to be with family and friends and…it's a time to eat...a lot. I admit that I indulge in holiday goodies right along with the best of them. And as I get settled into the New Year, like so many others, I realize it's time to get back on track with my health, shed a few pounds and get clear on my goals.

What I love about the work I do, is that often, my goals are so like those of my clients. I want to feel my best, to do rewarding work and to make a difference.

And most of all, I want it to be simple and enjoyable. Because that’s what life is about, isn’t it? So one of the things I reflected on, while on vacation during the holidays is this idea about New Year"s resolutions.

When we make New Year's resolutions, we are often creating a big, long list of goals that many times, simply adds to the long list of "to do's" we never seem to have time for anyway.

So I committed to make my New Year's resolutions - and health in general for my clients, and myself much simpler this year.

New Year’s Resolution #1 - Set Your Own Pace for Good Health

First of all, let’s think about a healthy mindset or attitude, if you will.

When it comes to good health, it seems like most of what we hear or read about are these "all or nothing approaches." In 2009, I resolve to throw those out. We don't need to be perfect, we just need to be a little better here and there.

For example, if you had a bad lunch, have a healthy dinner. It’s as simple as that. Instead of having to be perfect all day, you move the dial a bit higher one meal at a time.

Any day, week or year is full of challenges and opportunities, so how about focusing on each day, each meal, and each moment as an opportunity to do something a little better than you did before?

For too many people, this idea of "being healthy" becomes something that's unattainable. Set up your own goals! Decide what feels right for you. Instead of worrying about the past, trust that you're working in the right direction.

Make sure your intentions are going in the right direction. It doesn't matter who you are, you can decide what level of effort works for you. Once you accomplish that, then think about moving up a level. Health is not about perfection; it's about taking steps that feel right to you, at your own pace.

New Year’s Resolution #2 - Decide to Detox

We live in a toxic world; it’s an unfortunate fact. Everything from your food, water, the environment and even your home, has toxins. We can't escape them.

Let's look at one small example: lawn care products. For the last 50 years, people have been spraying toxic chemicals on their lawns to make them greener. In fact, about 67 million pounds of synthetic pesticides are used in America annually. 1 Instead of breaking down, these toxins are accumulating as the years pass. We are the next generation in the toxic world. Generations before us didn't have as much toxicity and generations after will have more.

Detoxing is more important than ever because our generation has to go a step further than the one before. We have a responsibility to clean up the world and we can start by cleaning up our bodies to feel our best.

But the good news is we can make changes that drastically reduce our toxic burden. We can detoxify our bodies, detoxify our homes and chose toxin-free personal care products to boost our health, energy and longevity.

And there's one more, critical step you can take to create and maintain your best health. You can resolve to detoxify regularly.

After the holiday indulgences, my wife, Dr. Ingrid Maes, and I decided to commit to our own detox program. The thing about a detox program is that it works on all levels, mind, body and spirit. As toxins release from your body, you may notice that you think more clearly, feel more energy and experience more joy.

There's a reason for that! Detoxification is about removing the toxic burden from your body. Think about carrying something very heavy for a long time and then putting it down. There's tremendous relief. You can move more freely. Detoxification works in much the same way.

What is a Detox Program?

A detoxification program is a focused set of actions with the specific goal to reduce the toxic load in your body. Typical detox programs last anywhere from a week to six months and focus on cleansing your major organs of detoxification:

  • Skin
  • Lungs
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Intestines

Detox programs often use a combination of healthy food, exercise, breathing and all natural herbal or botanical supplements to open up your detoxification pathways.

How to Begin A Detox Program

First and foremost, it helps to have guidance in any detox program. This is why we started the New Year, New You Detox Program at PureBalance Natural Health Center. We have many detoxification assessments and therapies for our clients, but we also began to get requests for detox guidance from people outside our local area.

Our New Year, New You Detox Program is a way to get low cost guidance for your detoxification program over the phone. Because we believe in starting where you are, instead of offering programs "for the masses," this program is customized for your specific detox goals.

Whether you do our program or another, getting guidance can help you identify what the appropriate level of detox is for your current health picture.

A typical detox program might start with cleansing your intestines, with a small amount of focus on your liver and gall bladder as well. This would include making dietary changes to support opening these detoxification pathways.

From there, you'd focus more on your liver and gall bladder, then your kidneys, then skin and lungs.

In addition to diet and supplements, excellent cleansing practices include: dry skin brushing, rebounding (jumping on a mini-trampoline to help your lymph cleanse) and doing deep breathing exercises to cleanse your lungs and strengthen your diaphragm and core.

Some detox programs focus only on one organ, like the large intestine, for example. These can be very valuable and we encourage our clients to move toward a full body detox at least once per year.

How Often Should You Detox?

How often you detox depends of your current level of health. Some people like to do one detox program per year, while others like to detoxify four times per year - one with each season.

I recently realized it had been a year since my last detox and since starting my own detox program this year, I feel so great that I've resolved to do a personal detox program at least 4 times per year.

Maintaining your improved health after your detox is easy if you focus on making one better decision each day. Keep it simple; maybe start by choosing cleaning products and personal care products that are toxin free to replace the ones you used to use.

The detoxification protocols I recommend in the New Year, New You Detox Program are not system for the "elite." This is detoxification for REAL people...for everyone, from beginners who've never heard of detox to those who are committed to regular detox.

Who Needs to Detox?

Everyone needs to detox, even people eating healthy and exercising regularly. As long as there are toxins in the world, we can all benefit from a detoxification program.

What Are the Benefits of a Detox Program?

There are many benefits of a detoxification program. Some of them are:

  • Increased energy
  • Better immunity
  • Weight loss
  • Reduction or elimination of symptoms like: headaches, skin problems, respiratory problems, digestive problems, insomnia, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Better memory and concentration

New Year’s Resolution #3 - Make YOU Your Top Priority

It's important to take time out for your detoxification program, so resolve to make YOU your top priority and take a few things off your "to do" list. You deserve to feel your best and experience the renewed energy and enthusiasm that comes from detoxification.

Here’s to a healthy, happy 2009!


1 Laudable Lawn Care: "3-H Lawns": Healthy for Humans and Habitats. Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.

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Detoxify Your Home to Boost Your Immunity

Safe Havens?

We think of our homes as safe havens, protecting our families. But did you know that there are hundreds of toxic chemicals in your household that can harm your health?

A study by the State of Massachusetts found that 50% of all illness is due to poor indoor air quality.1

Additionally, the National Toxicology Program found that 150 chemicals can be found in the average home.2

You might be surprised about where toxins lurk, but don’t despair – there are easy, natural alternatives!

But first, here are some facts you should know about toxic chemicals and your health3:

  • 75,000 synthetic (man-made) chemicals are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 250 billion pounds of these chemicals are produced every year.
  • According to the EPA, only a fraction of these have been fully tested for human health concerns.
  • Synthetic chemicals have been found in the blood of children and adults, even in the cord blood of newborns:
    • Analysis of cord blood of newborn babies at Mt Sinai Hospital found more than 200 chemicals already in the blood stream at birth.
    • A recent study on adults found a total of more than 200 synthetic chemicals in their blood -- with an average of 67 different chemicals in each individual.
  • Serious illnesses are increasing among children and adults:
    • Toxic chemicals in the home and household cleaners are associated with allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological or neurological disorders.
    • 90% of poison exposures occur in the home. In fact, women who work at home have a 54% greater death rate from cancer, according to a 15-year study reported at the 1990 Toronto Indoor Air Conference. This study concluded that the increase resulted from increased exposures to toxins in the home.4
    • Women who use dry cleaning may have increased risk of developing breast cancer.5


The main culprit for toxic chemicals in your home are air fresheners and household cleaning products, like drain cleaners, liquid dish soap, oven cleaners, all purpose cleaners and furniture polish.

Additionally, building materials, furniture fabrics and new carpeting all add to exposure to toxic chemicals in your home.

Another common household product, Teflon (found in non-stick pans and fabrics), was banned by the Swedish government due to increased risk of breast cancer.6

What the advertisements don’t tell you is that women who use non-stick pans and stain-resistant fabrics risk harming their baby’s health too.

The toxins in Teflon and stain resistant fabrics do NOT break down and instead, accumulate in your body.7 In one study, researchers found toxic chemicals from non-stick pans and stain resistant fabrics in the breast milk of every woman tested.8

(While breast milk is still the healthiest form of nourishment for your newborn, it’s important to know that your exposure to toxic chemicals also affects your baby.)

It may seem like toxins are everywhere…and while they really are a fact of life in today’s world, it’s easy to reduce your toxic load! These days, there are non-toxic alternatives for just about everything you use in your home.

Reduce Toxic Load for Overall Health

So how can reducing exposure to toxic chemicals improve your health?

Our last two articles had several tips for a detoxification diet and breast health, so these tips focus on two easy steps to detoxify your home:

  1. Choose non-toxic alternatives - Look around your home and begin to look for non-toxic alternatives to common toxic household goods.At PureBalance Natural Health Center, Dr. Ingrid Maes and I do extensive research on safe household cleaning and beauty products. Whether you come visit the center and shop our store or purchase products online, here are some that we highly recommend:
    • Ecover– from dish liquid to laundry detergent and household cleaners, Ecover is a truly “green” (chemical free) product that does not test on animals.
    • Le Creuset Cookware– Le Creuset is enamel coated cast-iron, which is a healthy alternative to toxic aluminum or Teflon coated pans. While Le Creuset cannot compete with Teflon for it’s non-stick properties, isn’t your family’s health worth a little extra elbow grease?
    • Non-Toxic (“Green”) Furniture & Paint – Did you know that most furniture today is coated with toxins to make them stain resistant or inflammable? Because of this, many people are choosing to buy antique furniture. If you are looking for beautiful modern designs, consider our favorite find, Green Nest. You can also avoid VOCs with Zero VOC and Low paint from Green Nest! Created by a husband and wife team of green builders, Green Nest many safe, non-toxic products a healthy, toxin-free home!
  2. Clear the air – the air in your home or office can be up to ten times worse than the air outdoors! Protect yourself from toxins in the air like pet dander, mold, pollen, radon, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and more by using an air purifier.

Now that you are thinking differently about the products you use in your home and the air you breathe, the next step would be to begin looking at your personal care products, like soaps, lotions and other beauty products.

Stay tuned for future articles on healthy skin and beauty products, along with more tips to enjoy your best health!

At PureBalance Natural Health Center, we are committed to helping you detoxify your body, your lifestyle AND your home.



1 Bahamas Journal.



4 ibid.

5 Weidenboerner, Katie. Speaker to Educate About Hazardous Wastes in the Home. St. Mary’s Press. October 2006.



8 Gutierrez, David. Nonstick Cookware Chemicals Found in Human Breast Milk., September 2008.

8 ibid.


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Discover Two Simple, Yet Powerful Steps For Lasting Health!

Key Points
Your Body At A Glance - Your body is made up of cells that band together to create tissues. Tissues group together to make organs and glands, and organs and glands group together to make up the systems of the body!
Root Cause of Illness – Inflammation and poor digestion are culprits behind many unwanted symptoms, illness and aging. The good news is, you can heal both!
Balance is Critical - For overall health, Rejuvenating your body is just as important as Detoxification.
The PureBalance Method for Health & Healing helps nourish, restore, balance and detoxify your body right down to the cellular level.

Want to know how to achieve your best health, so you can feel fabulous again?

The PureBalance Method (PBM) is a complete system for healing that goes beyond physical detoxification. We help you create balance through two simple, yet critical steps: (1) targeted detoxification that rids your body of toxins (2) system restoration that rejuvenates your organs and glands, bringing the systems of your body into balance.

Discover PureBalance's Two Simple, Yet Powerful Steps For Lasting Health:

1) Targeted Detoxification Therapy (TDT)

PureBalance focuses on detoxification at the mind, body and spirit level. To find out why this is so important and why it sets PureBalance above other detoxification programs, read: Scientific Evidence: The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection & Your Health.

Focus: Detoxify Your Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Levels For True Well Being

  • Open Your Body’s Detoxification Pathways– Many people are exposed to toxins from their food, air and water. Your body’s detoxification pathways are the highways through which the toxins move out of your body.  The 5 major detox pathways are: your skin, lungs, liver, kidneys and intestines.
  • Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Detoxification– Often during detoxification the body will release stored emotion. Have you ever felt angry or depressed 2-3 days after you eliminate unhealthy foods from your diet completely? Have you ever experienced or observed in a friend or colleague the emotional release on day 3 of quitting coffee? Chinese medicine teaches us that our organs and glands not only become congested with physical waste, but also our repressed emotions. The release of these emotional toxins is a natural part of the cleansing process. However, most detox programs do not support you in allowing this holistic process to take place effectively. At PureBalance, our protocol is designed to help you heal on all levels – mind, body and spirit -- for lasting health and well-being.

PureBalance Detoxification Protocol:

Bottom Line: Your body cannot heal if your detoxification pathways are blocked. Furthermore, your emotional and spiritual health play a key role in your physical health. Detoxifying at the mind, body and spirit level can help create lasting health.

2) System Restoration Program (SRP)

The missing link in most detoxification programs, this is the component that nourishes your organs, glands, tissues and cells, so that your body can regenerate and heal. Most detox programs fall short in that they only assist in the elimination of waste.  System restoration occurs when the organs and glands are built back up after the sludge has been eliminated.  This requires whole food nutrition and a supplement program that alkalizes your body, corrects all digestive weaknesses, and controls inflammation, thereby bringing system balance.

Focus: Heal the Root Cause of All Illness
  • Heal Your Digestion -Your body needs nutrients to work effectively.
    • The first step in PureBalance’s Health Restoration program is to reintroduce your body to real food. 
    • A whole foods diet reintroduces your body to superior nutrition that nourishes every cell. But in order to take advantage of the nutrients your body needs for health, you must be able to digest them.
    • Research shows that over 62% of people suffer from some type of digestive illness and a higher percentage suffer from poor digestive health. [1]

Symptoms of poor digestive health can include:

  • Heartburn and GERD
  • IBS
  • Abdominal pain
  • Addiction
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Autism and ADD
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Bad breath
  • Candida
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chron’s disease and colitis
  • Constipation
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Eating disorders
  • Hepatitis
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • MS
  • Migraines
  • Mood problems
  • Poor immunity
  • Thyroid problems
  • Ulcers
  • Weight gain and obesity

Are You Digestively Challenged?

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  • Reduce Inflammation – Most experts agree that inflammation is at the root of all disease. Evidence already shows that heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, early aging and arthritis are linked to chronic inflammation. [2] Every symptom you are experiencing has inflammation at its root.
  • Hormone Balance – Since hormones play a role in almost every function of your body, an imbalance in your hormones can cause a wide range of symptoms. Hormone balance is critical if you want to feel good, look good and have great energy.

Bottom Line: If you want to feel your best, stay healthy and look young, you must heal heal your digestion, reduce inflammation and balance your hormones.

PureBalance System Restoration Program Protocols: PureBalance provides assessments, support, healthy eating nutritional plan and the best natural health products to give your body the extra support it needs to build and restore optimal health.

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[1] UC Berkeley Welleness Letter. January 2008.
[2] Lipski, Elizabeth, Digestive Wellness (Joel, link to amazon affiliate:

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The PureBalance Method For Health & Healing

Your body is a self healing organism that is not programmed to be sick. Your body was designed to be healthy. Sometimes the absence of disease is mistakenly referred to as being healthy.

Why is it that so many people suffer from fatigue, depression and/or anxiety? What about all the people who complain of feeling bloated, gassy, constipated, or just plain sick? Too many people are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. What do you do when you don’t have a disease, but YOU know you don’t feel well?

Natural Health or Conventional Medicine?

Many people who feel this way struggle with either taking prescription or over the counter medications or taking the natural health route. If you have come to this site you likely value holistic health. You may have experienced the profound power of the human body when it comes to health and healing, heard from a friend about the virtues of natural medicine, or you just might be sick of nothing working to this point. Whatever your reason for being here we are happy to have you! So what is the first step?

Is It Time to Detox?

These days, popular beliefs will suggest that you jump right into a detoxification program. In a way, it makes sense, right? Just remove the toxic burden from our body and everything will be better...but there's a right time and a wrong time to embark on a detox program.

When Detoxification is NOT the Answer

First of all, it's important to assess your current state of health before jumping into a detoxification program. While we applaud the more natural detox programs that are popping up today, the vast majority of them are "one size fits all". In reality these programs are designed for and most effective for people who are already pretty healthy. If you are experiencing illness, fatigue or unwanted symptoms or if your organs aren’t strong enough, detoxing by itself could actually do more harm than good. In essence, you'd end up feeling worse and taking a step backwards in your quest for health.

PureBalance goes beyond other detoxification programs because we combine detoxification therapy with a system restoration program designed to restore your optimal health. In essence, we make sure your body is strong so that detoxification can happen in a healthy way. At the same time we make sure your body has the building blocks it needs to repair and rejuvenate. Most detox programs leave off this important second step.

PureBalance Health Restoration and Detoxification Program

The PureBalance Method (PBM) is a unique, powerful, yet gentle program designed to bring your body into balance, while supporting detoxification at the mind, body and spirit level.

Most other healing and detoxification programs forget that detox alone can often take the body out of balance, therefore depleting your energy and sometimes even doing more harm than good.

With decades of holistic health experience, Dr. Tom Bayne and Dr. Ingrid Maes created a health and healing program that supports you in feeling your best.

PureBalance Incorporates Two Simple, Yet Powerful Steps For Lasting Health:

1) System Restoration Program (SRP)

This is the missing link in most detoxification programs. As the organs of your body dump their stored toxins (detox) there is a primary need in the body to alkalize the system, hydrate the tissues, and control the inflammatory process. The steps in the health restoration portion of our program will do this by providing whole food nutritionals that support the digestive process and bring the systems of your body into balance.

2) Targeted Detoxification Therapy (TDT)

Many detoxification programs focus only on one organ, like the liver or large intestine. PureBalance has a unique detoxification program that goes beyond other programs because it helps you detoxify at the physical, emotional and spiritual level. This is the true definition of detoxification.

Learn more about the PureBalance Targeted Detoxification Therapy Protocol here.

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