Archive for ‘Wellness Center’

January 3, 2013

It’s A New Year! Another Year Older But Much, Much Wiser!

Time flies, so they say, but with every year that passes, we get a little bit older. And when we get older, our bodies get older too. Some of us look it, some of us don’t. Some of us feel it, some of us don’t. Why is that? Well genetics plays a bit part in it, but so does your environment and lifestyle.

Stress, diet, lack of exercise and environmental pollutants are all major contributors to early aging. Luckily there is something you can do right now to undo some of the harmful effects of all of these things. Keeping yourself healthy, balanced, and free of toxic build-up are ways to stay vital into your very senior years.
How Would You Like to Increase Longevity?

Strengthen the immune system.

From stress to pollutants to disease-causing bacteria, the list of invisible enemies that can damage our health is huge. And the immune system, our bodies’ frontline defense, deals with all of them. A strong immune system can mean the difference between life and death when we are older. To stay finely tuned, the immune system requires proper nutrition, which can include supplements, such as vitamins, antioxidants and herbal formulas that keep it strong.

Maintain cardiovascular health.

Cardiovascular health is essential for optimal performance and longevity. The heart and vascular system distribute blood, which provides oxygen, carries nutrients, and removes waste from cells. When the heart and lungs are strong, the body can obtain more oxygen; remove more waste products and perform at higher levels for longer periods of time. We can protect our cardiovascular health by using specific supplements that support this system, including Omega 3 Fish Oil, herbs such as Hawthorn, Vitamin E, and various minerals and amino acids.

Prevent bone loss.

In our skeletal system, bone is constantly being broken down and rebuilt by bone-building cells called osteoblasts. A healthy skeletal system is vital in any endeavor since it protects the internal organs, provides support for the muscles, and gives us the incredible range of motion we require. With age, our bones gradually become weaker. Fortunately exercise and proper diet, including supplements such as calcium, vitamin D3, magnesium and vitamin K2, can help slow the loss of bone mass.

Restore hormone levels.

With age, levels of many of our hormones decline, including growth hormone. This can result in slowed mental alertness and memory; declines in strength, endurance, and lean mass; lowered sex drive in men; and even those telltale signs of aging—lines and wrinkles in our skin. Researchers theorize that by naturally increasing levels of hormones with supplementation, our bodies’ hormones, along with their benefits, may be restored to youthful peaks. Hormone testing is a great place to start. When you know your levels, supplementing with progesterone creams or testosterone boosters can make a big difference in how you feel.

Prevent free radical damage.

Imperfect diets and active lifestyles take a toll, not just on our muscles, but on our entire bodies, by increasing the release of free radicals. Fortunately, the use of antioxidants may help minimize the amount of free radicals that damage cells. The proper use of antioxidants may improve recovery time, reduce muscle soreness, postpone fatigue, boost immune functioning, and perhaps even defy the aging process. There have been studies on the benefits of Resveratrol, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamins A, C, E and Selenium on their antioxidant and anti-aging benefits.

Detoxify the body.

You change the oil in your car to keep it running smoothly, but how often do you think about your liver? A clean and healthy liver allows our bodies to quickly eliminate toxins and waste products that otherwise get stored in our tissues, making us sluggish, achy, and foggy-headed. Key herbs such as milk thistle, burdock, and dandelion root support the detoxifying abilities of the liver and keep it healthy.

Not sure about detoxing? We can help!
Baums has a variety of ways that we can help you start the detox process. Ask us about it and we’ll help you decide which method is just right for you.

Detox kits–  These handy kits have everything you need in one box!  Cleanses generally differ in the length of the cleanse and what they target. Depending on how you want to go about it, there a few to choose from. They can range from days to weeks. Talk to our experts about the different cleanse kits we offer and be sure to pick up our Detox Tip Card so you’ll know what to expect from a cleanse. One to try: Michael’s Ultimate Detox & Cleanse (It’s on sale this month too!)

Juices and Super Green Foods– If you’re green inside, you’re clean inside!  Grab a fresh, organic juice at one of our juice bars and a shot of super-cleansing wheat grass juice. If you’re not able to obtain fresh juices everyday, try picking up a container of powdered greens that you can mix in with your own juice at home. We carry some great new flavors that are sure to please even the pickiest palate!
One to try:  Barlean’s Greens in Strawberry Kiwi flavor.

Ion Cleanse, Infrared Saunas, Body Wraps & Massage– All of these services that Baums offers are great ways to move harmful, stored toxins out of the body!  Ask us for details and make an appointment today! Do it for YOU!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

March 29, 2012

Mary’s Ion Cleanse

This is Mary getting an Ion Cleanse and telling us how it has changed her life. She is a long time Baum’s Natural Foods customer.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

March 15, 2012

Spring is Coming! And You Can Be Inches Slimmer TODAY!

There are two main benefits of the body wrap.  The first is inch loss.  We guarantee you’ll lose 6 inches with your first wrap, although the average is between 12 to 15 inches.  The second major benefit is removing harmful toxins from your body that can make you sick.  These special mineral body wraps can:

  • Reduce cellulite
  • Firm and tighten your skin
  • Trim your waistline
  • Slim your hips and thighs
  • Detoxify your body

This is accomplished by being wrapped from head to toe with ace-type elastic bandages that are soaked in a mineral solution.  The minerals absorb into the body through the skin. The compression of the bandages squeeze the fat cells back together and drain out the toxic fluid that is trapped between them.  (This makes it particularly effective in treating cellulite!) The toxins in the fluid are then exchanged for the minerals in the solution.  That’s  how you get your detox!

Before you are wrapped,  the technician will measure various points around your body and place a precise mark where she measured.  After you are measured she will start the process of wrapping you.  You will be wrapped in your bra and underwear so you will need to bring an extra set to wear home.  Some trouble areas you may have will be wrapped a bit more snug than others to help firm up that area.  You will be in the wrap for 1 hour.  During that time the technician will show you some targeted exercises that help work against the bandages to squeeze those fat cells and drain the toxins.  After the hour is up, you will be unwrapped and re-measured to see what kind of inch loss you’ve had.

How long does the inch loss last?
Depending on your lifestyle will determine how long the inch loss will last.  If you eat a lot of processed foods, drink alcohol, or consume a lot of sugar the inches will come back fairly soon..  If you are eating a healthy, balanced diet and get plenty of exercise and drink lots of water then the inches will stay gone until you gain weight.

The whole process takes 2-21/2 hours.  The wraps are done by appointment only at our Munster location.  We do offer daytime and evening hours as well as weekends.

Baum’s is the only place in the area to offer the Victoria Morton Suddenly Slender Body Wraps that have been featured on Oprah, Tyra, Rachel, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta! Our technicians are highly trained in the art of body wrapping for optimal results.

“I had my first wrap before our trip to Hawaii this summer. I simply wanted to look and feel better in my bathing suit. I purposely wore a pair of pants to the session that I was unable to button. Much to my surprise, when I was finished I could not only button my pants (with room to spare) but found out that I had lost a total of 17.4 inches! In addition, I noticed a significant difference in the smoothness of my skin– especially in areas where I had noticeable cellulite. These wraps are a must before any special event you want to look your best for. I’m just sorry that I wasn’t able to go a few times before our trip…that would have been the ideal!!! Jennifer Hines, Munster

Reasons why you should NOT have a cleanse
If you have a pacemaker, or if you could be pregnant, if you’ve had an organ transplant, if you are currently undergoing chemo or radiation therapy, if you have epilepsy, if you are type 1 diabetic, if you have an open wound on your foot or ankle, or if you have dialysis treatments.

Baum’s is Pleased to Welcome our
New Wrap Tech, Brenda!
She comes to us with several years of experience with  Suddenly Slender advanced body wrap techniques!
Book your appointment with Brenda and save $15 off the regular wrap price throughout March!

Appointments are limited so call our Munster location for yours today!  219-922-1050

*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.