Immune Boosting Soup

Heat olive oil in a large cooking pot. Add onions, yellow pepper, jalapeno, celery and carrots. Cook five minutes.

Add garlic and cook for an additional two minutes. Don’t let the garlic brown. Add tomato and the cauliflower “rice”. If you want soup that’s a little less soupy and more like meat and vegetables with a little broth, simply add a few more cups of cauliflower rice.

Protect Yourself and Your Family from the “Flu Epidemic”

The bombardment of daily news reports about the “flu epidemic” sweeping the nation has prompted us to send out this special newsletter. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to bolster your immune system.

Remember: Prevention is the key to protecting your health!

The Real Reason You Become Ill

Most people believe they can catch a cold or the flu from other people. However, 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 any infection. 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. But, by making a few changes now, it’s possible to strengthen your body’s natural immunity.

At PureBalance Natural Family Health Center, we offer a simple and gentle approach to prevention – the PureBalance Botanical Remedies PureLung and PureLymph. These remedies are the perfect combination of organic or wild-crafted 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. All of the PureBalance Botanicals are the most complete and potent botanical remedies available!

Health-Protecting Tips:

The best offense available for preventing colds or flu is to follow these health-protecting tips:

  •   Keep your body well-hydrated
  •   Get plenty of rest
  •   Eat a balanced diet rich in greens, fruit, lean proteins, nuts, seeds, and limited sprouted grains
  •   Be sure to eliminate processed foods, fast foods and refined sugar.
  •   Take 30 drops each of PureLung and PureLymph diluted in some water daily

Another way to ensure your immune system is up for the “epidemic” 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. Vitamin D should be taken with your heaviest meal to insure the body’s optimal absorption of this essential nutrient. Don’t know your vitamin D levels? Call us we can help!

 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 swift response to the onset of cold or flu symptoms can greatly shorten the duration and severity of being ill.

The first step is recognizing the changes in your body as soon as they 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, get extra rest, drink immune boosting green drinks, and eat our immune-boosting soup.

If an 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 you 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, which are available at our clinic. The best results are achieved when acupuncture is combined with low level laser for specific anti-inflammatory and immune boosting effects.

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, organic soap and shampoo and towels to enhance your sauna experience.

PureBalance Natural Family Health Center Is Your Prevention Center

Your best chance for avoiding the “flu epidemic” is to think prevention and take immediate action at the first signs of symptoms. Be sure your family has on hand the supplements needed to stay healthy this winter.

PureBalance Natural Family Health Center is your ultimate resource for maintaining health year-round. Call us today for an appointment or more information: 224.521.1212.


Keep Your College Students Healthy and Smart!

Over the next few weeks, many of the young adults I’ve been seeing in my practice for upwards of 10 years will be leaving for college. I have proudly watched them grow up and accomplish many great things. Although most of the parents with whom I’ve spoken are ready for their children to leave the nest, they frequently ask what they can do to help their children remain healthy while away at school.

Like their parents, I’m concerned about the traditional college campus lifestyle where fast food is king; soda and caffeine are used as stimulants to help fight the need for sleep, and alcohol consumption is used to numb the stress. At the same time, I know it’s unrealistic to believe that college students will fill their plates with broccoli at every opportunity. That’s why nutritional supplementation is a simple and affordable way to bridge the dietary gaps and keep your child’s immune system vibrant and strong. Think of it as a College Survival Kit.

While we know important nutritive components will either be missing or limited in the average college student diet, I’d like to focus on the essential role of greens, fats, and probiotics in fostering strong immunity and mental clarity. A concentrated, green-superfood supplement will not only provide some of the needed four to six daily servings of greens, but also essential vitamins and minerals that alkalize the body. Fish oil will lubricate their brains with the proper fats, which will enhance and improve concentration. Fish oil also is vital for boosting immunity, especially during the winter.

Probiotics are the single best supplement for your college student’s optimal immunity. The beneficial bacteria will help remove the unwanted sugars and refined carbohydrates from the intestinal tract while selectively protecting the intestines from the types of yeast and bacterial infections that foster colds, flu or food poisoning.

The PureBalance College Survival Kit consists of proprietary formulas of PureBalance Living Fiber, Pure Fish Oil, and Florabalance, which will provide your child with the real competitive advantage necessary for success in collage, as well as the ability to remain vibrant, focused and healthy throughout the school year.

A healthy diet, proper rest, staying hydrated, getting appropriate exercise, and whole food supplementation are the best tools anyone can use to restore or maintain health, no matter what their age or stress level. But if you can’t get your college students to take the supplements for the immune-boosting benefits, be sure to let them know that Pure Balance Living Fiber and Florabalance have the added benefit of hangover relief when they drink responsibly! The B-vitamins in Living Fiber help keep the brain hydrated and the probiotic bacteria will consume the sugars before they speed the dehydration process. For best results take 2-3 capsules of Living Fiber and 1 capsule of Florabalance before going out. Upon return, take the same dosage again with at least 12 ounces of filtered water. Be sure to encourage them to eat a high protein breakfast, such as eggs, in the morning!

This month, we have a Back-to-School special on the PureBalance College Survival Kit. Stock up and make sure the health and well-being of your children will be protected while they’re away from home.