Posts tagged ‘toxins’

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.

January 5, 2012

Feeling Bloated, Heavy, Gassy, Fatigued or Foggy-headed?

It’s time for a cleanse!

You’re body spends every minute of every day getting rid of toxic waste. It’s a natural process that utilizes the liver, blood, lymph, skin, lungs, kidneys and colon. These detox pathways carry a heavy burden but when the toxins add up faster than the body can get rid of them, your body will store them in tissues throughout your body causing aches, lethargy, illness and disease.
Experts agree that you should help your body rid itself of this stored toxic material two to four times per year. This will help keep your body running it’s thousands of metabolic functions in a clean, healthy internal environment!

Things You Should Know When Doing a Cleanse…

  •  A cleanse should not cause you to miss work or live in the bathroom.
  • It is possible to experience a few minor side effects and/or general discomfort as toxins are being released into your bloodstream. These reactions are usually short-lived, often lasting a day or two. They include headache, cramps, skin eruptions, irritation, dizziness.

  • Depending on your state of health, you may experience increased bowel movements to cold & flu-like symptoms.
  • Increasing your water and fiber intake can help flush and pull toxins from the body .

Baum’s carries an entire section full of different cleanses. (Check this one out.) Whether it’s your first time cleansing or your 50th time cleansing, we carry one to suit your needs.  Come in and talk to us about it!

*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.

December 28, 2011

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a metabolite of the sulfur-containing amino acid, Cysteine. Cysteine is found in high protein foods, N-Acetyl Cysteine is not. N-Acetyl Cysteine is produced within the human body. Cysteine plays a role in the sulfation cycle, acting as a sulfur donor in phase II detoxification and as a methyl donor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Cysteine also helps synthesize glutathione, one of the body’s most important natural antioxidants and detoxifiers. N-Acetyl-Cysteine is the acetylated form of L-Cysteine.  N-Acetyl Cysteine increases Glutathione Levels.

NAC is rapidly metabolized to intracellular glutathione. Glutathione acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body. Glutathione also detoxifies chemicals into less harmful compounds. N-Acetyl Cysteine also protects the body from acetaminophen toxicity and is used in hospitals for patients with acetaminophen poisoning. It has also been shown to be effective at treating liver failure from other causes as well.

N-Acetyl Cysteine Chelates Heavy Metals.

Heavy metals like lead, mercury and arsenic are detoxified and removed from the body by N-Acetyl Cysteine. It also increases the excretion of zinc and other essential minerals when taken over an extended period. It is therefore necessary to supplement zinc, copper and other trace minerals when taking N-Acetyl Cysteine.

N-Acetyl Cysteine and the Immune System

Glutathione is known to aid in the transport of nutrients to lymphocytes and phagocytes, two major classes of immune cells, and to protect cell membranes. While purified glutathione is available as a dietary supplement, absorption is low, and N-Acetyl Cysteine is thought to be a better method of boosting cellular glutathione levels. N-Acetyl Cysteine is being investigated as a treatment for AIDS.

N-Acetyl Cysteine Breaks up Mucus

N-Acetyl Cysteine cleaves disulfide bonds by converting them to two sulfhydryl groups. This action results in the breakup of mucoproteins in lung mucus, reducing their chain lengths and thinning the mucus, improving conditions such as bronchitis and flu. Double-blind research has found that N-Acetyl Cysteine supplements improved symptoms and prevented recurrences in people with chronic bronchitis. N-Acetyl Cysteine at a dosage of 1,200 mg per day helps to prevent Influenza infection, reduces the symptoms of existing Influenza infection and reduces the duration of Influenza infections.

N-Acetyl Cysteine and Cancer

N-Acetyl CysteineN-Acetyl Cysteine has been shown to reduce the proliferation of certain cells lining the colon and may reduce the risk of colon cancer in people with recurrent polyps in the colon. Its action as an antioxidant and a glutathione precursor may also contribute to a protective effect against cancer.

N-Acetyl Cysteine Cautions

When taking N-acetyl cysteine it is recommended that two to three times as much vitamin C be taken at the same time. Failure to do so may result in more harm than good from taking this product because of the prolonged presence of the oxidized form of L-Cysteine. The vitamin C also helps keep the glutathione that is produced from the Cysteine in its reduced form so that it can continue acting as an antioxidant.

N-Acetyl Cysteine Dosage

Typical dosage recommendations are in the range of 250-1500mg of NAC daily for the majority of therapeutic benefits.

N-Acetyl Cysteine Safety

NAC is considered safe for consumption in its therapeutic dosage ranges. Individual reactions may vary and anyone experiencing adverse symptoms while taking N-Acetyl Cysteine should discontinue it.

You can find N-Acetyl Cysteine and other great antioxidants at Baum’s Natural Foods.

*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.
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