The Proof is in the Pudding


Dr. Baucom recently presented her seminar “Gluten, The Silent Enemy” at the KU Edwards Conference Center and in Lawrence.  In her talk, she brings up the importance of eating fresh fruits, vegetables and berries and how they are anti-inflammatory to the body, vital for healing the gut and improving circulation.  She mentions Juice Plus+, which is 26 fruits vegetables and berries concentrated in a capsule or soft chewable.  She briefly goes over the more than 20 independent clinical studies that have been done using this product.  One of the gold standard studies she expounded on was conducted at the University of Maryland.

The subjects of this double blind study ate a high fat breakfast at a popular fast food restaurant and then had their brachial artery measured.

They divided into 3 groups:  a placebo group, a group on Juice Plus+ fruit and vegetables and a group that was on Juice Plus+ AND Vineyard Blend which is 9 different berries.

After 28 days they returned to the fast food restaurant for a repeat of the same meal and then to the lab to have the constriction measured again.

These are the results:

The Placebo group demonstrated the same 50% restriction which lasted anywhere from 2-6 hours!

The second group (JP+) measured 16% restriction. That was a 66% improvement and very significant.

The third group (JP+and VB) had NO constriction at all.  This is significant!

This study was deemed so important that it was published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2003 issue, one of the most esteemed publications in the medical field.

For further reading, go to the abstract:

The facts are hard to ignore. This is one study of many over the last 20 plus years Juice Plus has been providing nutrition.

Do you believe in supplementing your diet?

Drs. Baucom, the First

legacy_baucomHave you ever been the first to do something? Really, the first? For most people, they really can’t say that they have. For Drs. Karan and Sharon Baucom, identical twin sisters, they can say they have. They were the first minorities and first third-year students to be accepted into the UMKC School of Medicine and then the first African American women to graduate from the program.

To think of the background from which they came, makes the accomplishment even more amazing. The sisters grew up in an under-privileged area of Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated with honors from Central High School. Due to excelling, they drew attention from an anonymous donor who helped them get to KU, where, again, they excelled and drew attention to their abilities. “There wasn’t an award or honor given that one could receive that we weren’t a part of during the three years we attended KU,” Sharon said.

Completing their premed courses, they were invited to attend UMKC School of Medicine in only their third year of undergraduate school. This attracted media attention from The Kansas City Star to The New York Times. Their time at UMKC medical school was successful, leading to attention from many residency programs around the country.

“There was an excitement graduating from UMKC at the time because you knew residency programs would be monitoring your performance against traditionally trained residents,” Karan said. The sisters were asked to join residency programs in family practice and obstetrics and gynecology at KU. “This was a compliment and acknowledgement . . . , “Karan said, of their education.

Karan and Sharon then decided to go their separate ways practicing medicine and teaching and eventually reunited a few years later, establishing their own practice in Topeka, Kansas. Eventually they both went their separate ways again, Karan teaching at KU Medical Center and then establishing The Baucom Institute where she practices anti-aging and rejuvenating medicine, and Sharon became the clinical director for the state of Maryland’s correctional services 24,000 inmates.

“Thank God my sister and I had each other for support during that journey”, Karan said. KaranBaucom“It’s such a privilege to know that years ago, we were part of a vision that became a historic model.”

Dr. Baucom continues to be a trailblazer today, challenging traditional medicine with proactive health practices to help her patients live healthier and more fulfilling lives through The Baucom Institute. “Dr. B.”, as she is known to her clientele, believes that “age is only a number, not a way of life” and that life should be about quality in longevity and really living well.

If you haven’t been the first yet, be the first of those you know to change your life and how you live it. How is your health and your quality of life?

Dr. Baucom to Speak: “Gluten – The Silent Enemy”

Dr. Karan Baucom, M.D. OB-GYN, FACOG, FAARM, will be speaking in Lawrence, Kansas, on Wednesday, August 14th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Lawrence Country Club,
400 Country Club Terrace, Lawrence, KS.

Her subject is “Gluten – The Silent Enemy,” understanding the association between inflammation, autoimmune diseases and gluten sensitivity! If you are in the area and you know someone or you are someone who needs to hear Dr. Baucom speak on this subject, don’t miss this opportunity. “Dr. B.” has been given standing ovations for her presentations and on this subject, specifically. 

Dr. Baucom received her medical degree from The University of Missouri at Kansas City.  In fact she, along with her twin sister, is the first African American to graduate from UMKC medical school. She has practiced obstetrics and gynecology for over 35 years.  She served as Assistant Professor at both UMKC Truman Center and Kansas University Medical Center.  She now is in private practice in Overland Park, Kansas, and is the founder of the Baucom Institute for Longevity & Life Enhancement.  She has recently become a Fellow of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Her specialty is hormone and nutritional counseling as it relates to anti-aging and the prevention of disease.


The following topics will be presented:

  • What is gluten and how has our wheat changed over the years?
  • Why consuming too many grains can be harmful?
  • What is Celiac disease and what are the symptoms?
  • Where does inflammation target your body?
  • How can you safely and effectively reduce inflammation with whole food supplementation?

It’s been said that no one, even if you haven’t been tested for sensitivity, should have gluten in their diet. Do you have a gluten intolerance? If you aren’t sure, Dr. Baucom’s presentation will be educational and eye opening. Make plans in your schedule for this. You’ll be grateful to have this information!

Clinical Research on JUICE PLUS+® Nutrition

1364832703339If you’re like most people, we just don’t get enough true nutrition on a daily basis. We’re lucky to get balanced meals let alone enough of the vitamins and minerals we need to fuel our bodies as well as create a strong immune system. When super rich, vitamin-packed foods like papaya, kale, or elderberries aren’t necessarily on our menu or available, the next best thing to fruits and vegetables is Juice Plus+.

At Baucom Institute, we highly recommend a supplementation enriched diet and Juice Plus+ is a supplementation program we tell our patients about, a “whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 25 different fruits, vegetables and grains.” According to the Juice Plus+ site, “Not a multivitamin, medicine, treatment or cure for any disease, Juice Plus+ is all-natural and made from quality ingredients carefully monitored from farm to capsule so you can enjoy improved nutrition and wellness.”

Below are the ways Juice Plus+ works to help our health and clinical research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals that show Juice Plus helps support heart health, a healthier immune system, and much more.

Heart Health–contributes to cardiovascular wellness.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Immune System–supports your immune system.

University of Florida

Healthy Skin–better nutrition leads to healthier skin.

University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany

Healthy Gums–supports dental health.

The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Oxidative Stress–delivers antioxidants into the blood stream.

University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center

DNA–helps protect DNA.

University of South Carolina

Systemic Inflammation–reduces biomarkers of systemic inflammation.

University of South Carolina

Are you getting enough in your diet to support your daily activity and build a healthy immune system? If so, what do you do to balance your diet in terms of nutrition and supplementation?