Keep Going!

Website product snipOur new website launched two days ago, and we’ve received 20+ messages from our proofreading friends! Keep going! We added 94 products to our site, employing lots of copy and paste. That method often leads to mistakes, so please help us find them!

For every item you call to our attention, you’ll receive an entry into a $25 Amazon gift card drawing to be held Thursday, July 19. There’s no age limit, so feel free to make it a challenge for your kids on summer vacation!

While you’re looking for mistakes, go ahead and add a few things to your cart. Today and tomorrow, use coupon code NEW18 to save 10% on your entire order.

 

Stay Well!

It seems that almost everyone I know is either sick or afraid of getting sick! If there was ever a good time to work on boosting your immune system, this is it.

Two years ago, I shared some tips for immune system support. You can click to read those posts for some general advice and some products to consider: Be Immune! and Immune System Health.

But this year, I’d like to share some advice that’s a little closer to home. With so much sickness around us, we’re all trying to do what we can to stay well. Maybe you’d like to know what I have recommended for my own family.

Immune System Support Supplements from Smith Family Resources

Vitamin C  For general sickness-avoidance, I encourage everyone to increase their intake of Vitamin C. The best way to do that is to get it in food. Some of my favorites are sweet potatoes, blueberries, kiwi and kale. You can also take Rosehip C. And that reminds me, if you aren’t already taking a good daily vitamin, now would be a good time to add a super multivitamin. Our bodies need the right nutrients to be able to avoid sickness, so good food with the right supplementation is important.

Berry Well  For those exposed to respiratory viruses including influenza, I recommend taking the maximum dose of Berry Well at least twice a day until the length of the virus incubation period is past. Berry Well is an elderberry syrup that contains bee propolis, raw honey, organic echinacea root extract, and raw apple cider vinegar. The elderberries in Berry Well are grown naturally without the use of pesticides or chemicals but are not certified organic. Raw honey provides live enzymes that help the body fight colds and respiratory infections of all kinds. Propolis and echinacea are both considered to be natural antibiotics. Apple cider vinegar increases your body’s alkalinity, and the potassium in raw vinegar helps cells fight bacteria and viruses.

Monolaurin  Monolauricin is the substance found in mother’s milk believed to be responsible for that early boost in a baby’s immune system. Our favorite source for monolaurin is Lauricidin®. Lauricidin contains pure lipid monolaurin derived from coconut oil and some of our friends and customers have reported amazing things about its role in immune system support.

Garlic  I like to add garlic to food or to teas to help build healthy immune systems. But when there just isn’t time or I don’t want the smell, Odorless Garlic is a good substitute. The softgels are small and easy to swallow, but they can also be chewed. The taste is very mild and it really is odorless- no bad breath!

Probiotics  I shared a fun video about the importance of probiotics a while back, and it’s worth watching again. Our favorite probiotic is Tummy Tuneup, and during “sick season,” most of us take two capsules every day.

Click the picture to see the video!

And, as always, I remind everyone to drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water every day, and get plenty of rest! These are the things I tell my own family, and they aren’t meant to be prescriptions for everyone, but I hope you found something helpful here! Stay well!

Beginning

Day two of the November Post Challenge, and here goes my first post!

I’d like to share the story of the beginning of our family business.

A long time ago, when we had five children 9 and younger and I was definitely NOT feeling like SuperMom, I saw a Beeyoutiful ad for SuperMom multivitamins in a homeschool magazine. I had taken other vitamins over the years and had never noticed any change in my energy level or overall health. I decided to give Beeyoutiful a try.

By the time I got to the bottom of the bottle (about 8 weeks), I noticed a big difference in the way I felt. I had more energy, less sleepiness in the late afternoon, and my iron level began to improve. After that, we tried other products from Beeyoutiful: Tummy Tuneup (probiotic), SuperDad and SuperKids. Then we discovered Miracle Skin Salve. We loved every product we tried.

We told our friends, and pretty soon, we were ordering products for friends every time we ordered for ourselves. After several years of gathering group orders, we decided to take the plunge and start our own business. We’re not much bigger than we were at our small beginning, but it’s still kind of a dream come true. I get to manage a business while staying at home with my family and providing a useful service for other people as well.

small business dream

I’m a day behind on the post challenge. I don’t know if I’ll double up or run behind or combine some themes in the next few days, but I love having some themes for inspiration. Let me know if you’re taking the challenge, too!

Medicine Cabinet Challenge

Medicine Cabinet

Choose one product in your medicine cabinet,
preferably something that you take often.

Now for the challenge…

Visit our store and find a comparable product. How do we stack up?
Compare ingredients, quality and cost. Let us know what you find out.

If you don’t see a comparable product,
or if you see one but it doesn’t have a full ingredient list with nutrition facts, email us.

We want to help you stock your medicine cabinet
with reasonably priced quality products
made of safe and effective ingredients.
Challenge us!

FREE Vitamins!

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

Would you like to earn FREE nutrient-packed multivitamins?

Tell your friends, relatives and co-workers about Beeyoutiful’s multivitamins.  There’s a perfect fit for everyone you know:  SuperDad, SuperMom, SuperLady, SuperKids, and- there’s even a super prenatal multivitamin- SuperMom 2 Bee!  Use the links below to share information.  When your friends are ready to order, tell them to mention your name so that you can earn referral points.

If your friends are ordering online, tell them to click the box by “Referral?” and enter your name.  If they’re ordering by email or phone, they should mention your name at the time the order is placed.

You’ll automatically receive one point for each individual vitamin order and four points for a Beeyoutiful Family Pack order!  Maximum referral points per friend=4

(The Beeyoutiful Family Pack pictured above includes a 3-month supply of SuperDad and SuperMom, a 2-month supply of SuperKids, plus a probiotic and skin salve for a significantly reduced price than if purchased separately.)

Ten referral points may be redeemed for one bottle of the Super vitamin of your choice- absolutely free with no shipping charge!  (Referral points have no cash value and may not be redeemed for any other products.)  When you’ve earned ten points, we’ll contact you by email and send your free vitamins on their way to you.

As soon as your friends find out how beneficial these Supers are, they’ll start telling their friends and earning their own referral points!

So get started!  Use these links to introduce your friends to these Super multivitamins…

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

SuperDad

SuperMom

SuperLady

SuperKids

SuperMom 2 Bee

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

Happy Summer!

DSC_0131.JPGMonday was the official first day of summer!

For those of you who are teachers and homeschooling parents, summer brings a change of pace from the rest of the year.  During this time of regrouping and planning for next year, I hope you’ll also consider the supplements that will help your family in the year to come. Even if summer is just a change of temperature for you, it’s still a good time to consider adding a multivitamin to your daily regimen.

It’s my personal belief that every American needs to take a multivitamin!  I know you make healthy choices and prepare nutritious meals for your family.  But because of the food options that are available to us, not many of us can meet all of our nutritional needs with diet alone.  Thankfully, the Beeyoutiful Supers are available to help fill in the nutritional gap.

If you’re not already taking a multivitamin, resolve to change that this summer!  This is an especially good time to start because of our referral points plan!  As I said, I think EVERYONE needs a multivitamin.  So talk to your friends and encourage them to start this summer, too.  When your friends purchase any Beeyoutiful’s multivitamins from Smith Family Resources- SuperDad, SuperMom, SuperLady, SuperKids, or SuperMom 2 Bee- you can earn referral points which can be redeemed for FREE multivitamins!

If your friends are ordering online, tell them to click the box by “Referral?” and enter your name.  If they’re ordering by email or phone, they should mention your name at the time the order is placed.  You’ll automatically receive one point for each individual vitamin order and four points for a Beeyoutiful Family Pack order!  (Maximum referral points per friend=4)

Ten points may be redeemed for one bottle of the Super vitamin of your choice- absolutely free with no shipping charge!  (Referral points have no cash value and may not be redeemed for any other products.)  When you’ve earned ten points, we’ll contact you by email and send your free vitamins on their way to you.

Get started earning referral points!  Invite your friends to try Beeyoutiful multivitamins by sharing these links:

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

SuperDad

SuperMom

SuperLady

SuperKids

SuperMom 2 Bee

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

If you’re on facebook, visit Smith Family Resources and join our group, Friends of Smith Family Resources.  This is a closed Facebook group, so anyone can find the group and see who’s in it, but only members can see posts.  In this group, you’ll be able to meet others who enjoy learning about natural health, nutrition, and nutritional supplements. Here, you’ll be able to ask all the questions you’ve ever had about health or about oils or about anything you like. And you’ll also be able to share the things you’re learning so that we can all learn together.

If you’re not on Facebook, no problem!  You can visit this blog and our online store, and you’re always welcome to contact us via email or phone.

Happy Summer!  And thank you for being a friend of Smith Family Resources!

Yeast Cleanse/ Probiotic Boost

“If you’re having issues of just about any kind that keep coming back, it is a good indication of an unhealthy gut.”

Beeyoutiful’s Steve Tallent wrote about some steps we can take toward better health, specifically toward having healthier intestinal flora.  The original article appeared in 2012, but the information is just as relevant today as it was then.  Here’s an excerpt from his article…

“…Here is  the absolute minimum of what you need to know.  A healthy gut contains trillions of good bacteria.  A healthy gut provides up to 70% of the body’s immune function.  Antibiotics kill off good bacteria as well as bad.  One dose can kill 50% of the good bacteria in the gut.  Bad bacteria, like weeds, tend to reproduce faster than good and can keep good bacteria from rebuilding their strong colonies.

“Yeast overgrowth is common in the U.S.  Symptoms of yeast overgrowth include just about every complaint you can possibly muster including fatigue and inability to concentrate, frequent infections, skin conditions, itchiness, diarrhea and constipation, and a host of other things there is no room to list.  If you’re having issues of just about any kind that keep coming back, it is a good indication of an unhealthy gut.  Eating probiotic-rich foods is good for maintaining a healthy gut, but supplementation is required for rapid reclamation of the gut.

 “We recommend 3 Yeast Assassin per day along with 4 Acidophilus Blast to combat yeast for 1 month, followed by 2 Tummy Tuneup per day for 1 month, then 1 Gut Guardian per day for 2 months, then 1 Gut Guardian Supreme per day for 2 months. Along with that, avoiding sugar, especially in the first month, will be extremely beneficial.”

 

Note:  Pregnant or nursing mothers may use Yeast Assassin Lite instead of Yeast Assassin.  Yeast Asassin Lite is made of caprylic acid without the potentially harmful-in-pregnancy extra ingredients found in regular Yeast Assassin.

 In the four years since we shared this article, several of our family members, friends and customers have been helped by this regimen.  If you’ve found it helpful, will you tell us about it?  Your testimonial just might encourage someone else to take a great step toward better health.  Tell us your story in the comments, or write to us at smithfamresources@att.net.  We look forward to hearing from you!

The Invisible Universe

“The next time you look in a mirror, think about this: In many ways you’re more microbe than human. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells.

“Scientists increasingly think that these microorganisms have a huge influence on our health. Without them, our bodies don’t seem to do as well. We don’t seem to be as healthy and might actually get sick more often.”

Be Immune!

It’s been a strange winter here in the South.  One Saturday, it was 30-something with snow flurries.  The very next weekend, it was 65 degrees and sunny.

This winter has brought us some unusual weather, but it has also brought the typical colds, fever viruses, stomach viruses, and flu.

We’re all doing our best to dress for the weather (no need to put away the summer clothes this year) and to avoid the germs that we know are literally everywhere.

One of the best things we can do is to boost our immune systems.  Eating nutritious meals and getting plenty of exercise and rest will help.  But sometimes we need supplements to give us the extra boost we need.

Beeyoutiful has three products you might want to consider adding to your winter regimen:  Ultra Immune, Bee Immune, and Colostrum Transfer Factor.

Ultra Immune – Ultra Immune contains allicin, specifically AlliSure®.  AlliSure® is Ultra Immuneproduced through a patented process which formulates allicin liquid from raw garlic.  The liquid is spray-dried to produce allicin powder.  Research has shown that allicin can help to lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure and to prevent colds, strep and flu.  Ultra Immune also contains black elderberry extract which, according to studies, has helped flu patients recover in 3.1 days, compared to the average 7.1.  Olive leaf extract is added for its reputation in fighting the common cold, cold sores, impetigo and infections.  Rosemary essential oil serves as an antiseptic and helps regulate blood sugar and blood pressure, and oregano essential oil helps the body destroy even antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.Bee Immune (web)

Bee Immune – Two capsules of Bee Immune provide the equivalent of 1500 mg of bee propolis.  Propolis, made by bees from the highly antiseptic resins found in most tree buds, is reported to build immunity, to work against non-native yeast in the gastrointestinal tract and to inhibit the growth of many infectious diseases.

Colostrum Transfer Factor – Colostrum is the nutrient-rich, pre-milk fluid produceColostrum (web)d by all mammals during the first few days after giving birth.  It has an extremely high concentration of immunoglobulins (uniquely structured proteins that naturally contribute to healthy immune function).  Colostrum has been shown to increase overall immunity, expedite the body’s natural process of wound healing and assist in the maintenance of healthy bacterial response, in adults as well as children.
Tummy Tuneup
And, since a good bit of the immune system resides in the intestinal tract, supplementing with a high-quality probiotic is also a good idea.  Our family’s favorite is Tummy Tuneup.  Tummy Tuneup contains eight different species of good bacteria (including lactobacillus acidophilus) and is designed to support gastrointestinal health and immune system function.

This information is taken in part from Beeyoutiful’s product descriptions and blog articles.  These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

All of these Beeyoutiful products are available on our website.  Click on the pictures or the links in this post to read more about each one.

Enjoy the winter, and stay well!

New Beeyoutiful Catalog

  • Beeyoutiful Catalog 2016

The 2016 Beeyoutiful catazine is here!

This is not just a product catalog, although it does showcase all of Beeyoutiful’s products: natural health supplements, multivitamins, probiotics, skin care products, essential oils, water filters, homeopathic products, herbs, books.  It is also a great collection of healthful insights for taking care of yourself and your family.  Here are just a few of the articles included in this publication:

  • An Optimized Multivitamin for Women
  • Why Your Body Needs Probiotics and How to Choose Them
  • Six Crucial Things You Need to Know Before Using Essential Oils

If you don’t already have this catazine, request one through our website (www.smithfamilyresources.com) or by email (smithfamresources@att.net).  No purchase necessary.

Here’s a little excerpt to whet your appetite:

Sometimes it’s easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys.

There are honorable citizens who keep the peace, and then there are disrespectable folk who disturb it.  We all support the sheriff and his posse, wearing their white Stetsons, as they head out against the black-hatted outlaws.

Everyone cheers when it’s a simple matter to run the hooligans out of town, but what about when they’ve dug in so firmly, it seems they simply can’t be rooted out?  Or maybe the posse is just disorganized and isn’t working together on the same strategy.  What a mess!

That sense of confusion and disarray is a familiar one for those of us interested in running our digestive issues, low immunity, and yeast overgrowth out of town on a rail…

Toni Gatlin of Beeyoutiful goes on to tell us how we can “ride off into the sunset with a healthy gut.”  This is just one of the many helpful articles in this 84-page resource.  And it’s free!