As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we took this month to educate our patients about the importance of Prevention & Early Detection when it comes to breast health.
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If you were to ask a thermography camera what it sees its answer would be “whatever you show me!” It is, after all, just a camera. But then again, it’s a camera with a very special gift: A specialized detector with tens of thousands of highly sensitive energy sensors. We’re talking physics and physiology here. Your body emits energy constantly, but only if you are alive, of course. The government figured that out over 60 years ago when they used primitive thermography cameras to find live people in the dark (from airplanes, no less!). Continue reading →
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and a good time to make sure your breast health is in check.
Two of the ways we promote positive breast health is through PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION. How? Not only by offering nutritional and other therapies for keeping your body healthy, but by offering thermography scans to help detect potential problems BEFORE they become big ones. Continue reading →
Candida is a fungus that aids with nutrient absorption and digestion when in proper levels in the body. When it overproduces, the body’s natural pH balance is disrupted, creating a chronic and systemic problem. Without good healthy bacteria and a well-functioning immune system, typical candida symptoms may appear.
Ahhhh, the elusive pull-up: A true hallmark of total body strength and fitness at any age. And talk about a back-to-basics approach to fitness. The pull up strengthens not just your back, but also your core, arms, and all the muscles of your shoulders. They require very little equipment, and you can even practice your hanging out in nature or at your child’s playground.
Not only do pull ups demonstrate your body’s overall strength, they showcase healthy functioning joint mobility and how well your muscles harmonize in a compound movement. A strong backside also helps to counteract our tendency to roll forward and shorten the muscles of the chest (we all have a tendency to sit a little too much. Back strengthening can help correct postural issues created by over-sitting). It doesn’t hurt that the fitness required to do a proper pull up also happens to have a great impact on your physical appearance. Continue reading →
Pencils, rulers, notebooks—don’t forget the vitamins. Back to school means back to basics about health & nutrition. Keeping it simple means you’ll stick with it for the long haul without getting overwhelmed. Vitamins and minerals are essential. Without them, we couldn’t think or breathe, much less digest food or even read this article. But chances are you’re not getting enough of the good stuff, and figuring out what you need can be tricky.
Here, we show you some of the key nutrients we refer to as our “Essential 5.” Young or old, athlete or desk jockey, everyone can benefit from an ample amount of these essentials to help the body run like a well-oiled machine. With so many supplements to choose from, a back-to-basics approach like this one can help ensure that you’re investing your time and money where it counts, without making you go supplement-crazy. Continue reading →
I am not an athlete. I never liked gym class. I had a bike but found it a chore to ride it. When I was 30 I was tired all the time. In college, however, I took a weight training class and really liked it. I wasn’t sure what to do with it as gyms weren’t on every corner at the time and they were more geared towards the male body builders. Much, much later I was reacquainted with strength training using the Super Slow technique from Strength Fitness in McHenry. It was addictive. Between that and my natural inclination to learn about nutrition and its effect on exercise performance, a goal was born: We were going to conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Continue reading →
At Nature’s Balance, we have the privilege of recommending supplements that actually work. This summer, Janine is venturing on a huge hike of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (read more about that here), and with Purium’s help, her body became more ready for the challenge than she would have been in her 20’s!
The summer months are filled with things that fill our busy agendas as we try to savor every last minute of sunshine and longer days. Whether you’re a fitness warrior hitting the adventure hard this summer (like Janine), want to look great in your swimwear, or need an energy boost to keep up with all the bbq’s and other summer fun, we have the supplements to suit you this summer! Continue reading →
Did you know that having a bowel movement every day is not a guarantee that your digestive system is healthy? There are actually many parts to your digestive system and they all have to be working together for optimal digestion and optimal health.
Read the latest magazine article in Suburban Woman Magazine with our tips for taming your tummy and the importance of getting your optimizing your body’s digestive system.
Get the latest edition of our #QiMail newsletter here. June’s theme was all about the thyroid. Since this is the gland responsible for SO MANY processes in the body (including our basal metabolism), we just had to pay homage to it in our June Qi Mail edition. As the foundation of our metabolism, our energy, our moods, our skin and more, it’s easy to see why disregulation of thyroid hormones can make us feel entirely out of whack. Learn more!Continue reading →