Easy Peasy Breathie

http://smithfamilyresources.com/products/essential-oil-easy-peasy-breathieEasy Peasy Breathie was formulated to support the respiratory system while helping to calm the whole body to better weather the storms of illness and seasonal allergies.

Ingredients:

Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia frereana): Supports the respiratory system and can assist in loosening mucus

Ginger Essential Oil (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): Helps to soothe and calm the respiratory system

Juniper Berry Essential Oil (Juniperus communis): Helps to support the lymph system, encouraging the body to release toxins and heal quickly

Marjoram Essential Oil (Thymus mastichina): Promotes relaxation, helps to loosen mucus, and supports healing and boosting the immune system

Black Pepper Essential Oil (Piper nigrum): Helps to stimulate the immune system and support the body during illnesses, especially viral infections

Pine Essential Oil (Pinus sylvestris): Helps to loosen mucus and soothe the entire system

Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica): Helps to loosen mucus and support the respiratory system

Rosalina Essential Oil (Melaleuca ericafolia): Supports the immune and respiratory systems

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil (Backhousia citriodora): Helps to strengthen the immune system

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An Allergy Miracle

He found allergy relief from ONE product when before he had been taking two antihistamines, a decongestant, a leukotriene blocker, and a nasal spray with an expectorant, plus saline washes and topical rubs to help provide relief.  He went from spending well over $100 a month on prescription medication and doctor co-pays to taking just one product:  Berry Well Elderberry Syrup.

Berry Well Elderberry Syrup

In a previous Beeyoutiful catalog, Mary Ewing described how her husband made the journey from 10-12 sinus infections a year to an antibiotic-free year with a better diet and with the help of Berry Well.  In her article, entitled Our Family Miracle, Mary wrote about their children beginning to exhibit some of their father’s symptoms and how she wanted to spare them from the constant struggle, intermittent misery, and lifelong dependence on pharmaceuticals that seemed to be their father’s lot in life.  At that point, a friend gave them a bottle of Berry Well, and the whole family is now literally breathing easier.

How does it work?

“At the core is elderberry extract.  One of the most studied, tried and proven immune system aids out there, the elderberry is the star of this synergistic blend of complete health supporting elements.  Most studies have focused on documenting elderberry’s incredible ability to support the body when dealing with viruses, specifically influenza.  No pharmaceutical currently available on the market has been able to match the elderberry’s ability to combat viruses and prevent their recurrence.

“Propolis is the dark sticky substance made by bees from the resin of various trees and plants.  Bees gather this sap, re-metabolize it with their own nectar secretions and then take it back to the hive.  It was named ‘propolis’ by the ancient Greeks which means, “a defense.”  Some people call it “Bee Antibiotic.”  Many scientists believe a hive to be more sterile and free from harmful bacteria than a modern hospital.  The healing benefits of bee propolis have been known for hundreds of years.  Hippocrates first recorded the use of propolis to treat wounds, sores and ulcers as early as the fourth century B.C.  The Roman scholar Pliny praised the benefits of propolis 400 years later in his writings, explaining how it “extracted all substances embedded in the flesh, reduced swelling, softened hardened areas, soothed pain, and healed sores when it appeared hopeless for them to mend.”  Today’s modern science supports what wise men of old knew to be true.  With the technology available to us we are able to study the many wonderful internal benefits of propolis as well!  White blood cells (phagocytes) serve as the body’s primary defense mechanism against bacterial infections.  We all need an abundance of healthy white blood cells to attack invading microbes.  The same white blood cells are responsible for influencing production of antibodies which will wipe out harmful bacteria.  Propolis has been found to initiate the activity and cleansing action of these life saving white blood cells.

“Raw apple cider vinegar is a cherished folk remedy that has been used historically to help in a huge array of immune system based complaints.

“Raw honey has been a time honored food staple through the ages as well as being treasured for its healing and soothing properties.  Berry Well’s raw honey has not gone through the high heat, refining, and filtering processes that most commercially available honey has.  It retains all of the amazingly beneficial enzymes and traces of beeswax, pollen and propolis that make it such a valuable part of this proprietary blend.  Taken internally, especially blended with the other fantastic ingredients in Berry Well, honey supports healing on many levels from the inside out.  Raw, unfiltered honey has been used by many to help alleviate the symptoms of severe allergies and asthma.  Its unique properties combined with the marvelous elderberry are one of the primary reasons Berry Well works so effectively on such a wide array of complaints.

“Similar in some ways to the elderberry, one of the main mechanisms of action for echinacea is that it stimulates phagocytosis in the blood stream.  This allows it to work in harmony with Elderberry in supporting the body’s first line of defense on a cellular level to protect against the invasion of foreign substances in the body.  Other components in echinacea have been shown to have mild antibacterial and fungicidal activity.  These elements have been found to slow down the spread of the bacteria rather than kill them outright like an antibiotic.”

Does your family need an allergy miracle?  Consider adding Berry Well to your family’s natural health arsenal!

Click here to purchase Beeyoutiful’s Berry Well Elderberry Syrup.

Click here to read about taking “The Water Cure” to relieve allergy symptoms.

Too Much Histamine?

An allergy-sufferer in my life recently complained about her frequent need of an antihistamine.  “My body makes too much histamine,” she said.  “If I could just find a way to get rid of the extra histamine, my problem would be solved.”

I had never given much thought to histamine.  I didn’t know what it was; I just assumed it was not good since an antihistamine relieves congestion and itchiness and all those uncomfortable allergy symptoms.

Well, I just found out that histamine has a very important role in the body.  Its primary job is to regulate the thirst mechanism.  And, when there’s not enough water to go around in the body, histamine works to ration the available water.  So, we don’t want to get rid of histamine.  But why do some people seem to have too much?

I learned from Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!, by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, that when the body is dehydrated, histamine production ramps up to produce emergency thirst signals.  So, histamine isn’t the bad guy after all!  It’s actually trying to tell us something very important:  drink more water!

In the lungs, this extra histamine can cause some trouble.  The bronchial tubes, in their effort to conserve water, constrict.  Lung tissue must be kept moist at all times, and normal breathing causes evaporation to occur.  This is not a problem when we’re drinking plenty of water (half the body’s weight in ounces each day).  But when the lung tissue becomes dehydrated, histamine comes to the rescue.  It cuts down the rate of airflow through the lungs and it stimulates the production of thick mucus to plug the bronchioles.  All of this is to PROTECT the body.

But, my dear allergy-sufferer can testify, it doesn’t feel like protection when she can’t breathe.  What if instead of an antihistamine, what she really needs is water?  What if increasing her water intake brings her histamine levels back down to a normal level?  What if she can relieve her uncomfortable symptoms without making another appointment or purchasing another product?  I’m so excited about this possible solution for her problem!

You know, it just occurred to me that antihistamine labels always recommend taking with large amounts of water.  I didn’t understand why that was important before I realized the role of histamine.  Now, I think of increased amounts of histamine as a warning signal.  Just as we wouldn’t rush in to turn off a smoke detector without putting out the fire that triggered it, we don’t want to turn off the histamine signal without answering its call for more water.

This post has been my attempt to condense what I’ve learned from Dr. Batmanghelidj’s Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!  If you’re dealing with allergies or asthma, you’ll probably want to read the book for yourself.  Next time, I’ll share another exciting possibility for allergy sufferers.  Until then, go pour yourself a big glass of water!

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The Water Cure

IMG_4890[1]I’m back with another glass of water and another excerpt from the very inspiring book, Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!

Today, I’d like to tell you about the Water Cure which is explained in chapter 12 of the book.  The previous chapters discuss dehydration, thirst perceptions, and the effect of dehydration on every system of the body.  Here are just a few of the facts Dr. Batmanghelidj discusses before his explanation of the Water Cure.

From chapter 1:  “The various signals or symptoms produced during severe and lasting dehydration have been interpreted by doctors as various disease conditions of unknown origin.  The signal, however, is actually for water shortage, and the local damage is because of water shortage.”

From chapter 2:  “When the human body is dehydrated, it redistributes and regulates the amount of available water.  Within the body, alarms signal to show that areas in question are in short supply…  The available water is rationed and used where needed.”

Chapter 3 provides a list of 46 reasons why your body needs water every day.  Here are two of them:  “Water is the main lubricant in the join spaces and helps prevent arthritis and back pain.”  “To lose weight, water is the best way to go…  You will not eat excessively when you feel hungry but are in fact only thirsty for water.”

From chapter 4:  “The early-pregnancy morning sickness of a pregnant woman is a most meaningful thirst signal.  In fact, it is the very first sign of dehydration of the mother and fetus together.”

In chapter 5, Dr. Batmanghelidj suggests conditions that represent indicators of dehydration.  These include asthma, allergies, hypertension, constipation, type II diabetes, and autoimmune diseases.

The following chapters explore these conditions as well as others and explain why dehydration is so devastating to the body.

But don’t stop at devastation!

Take the Water Cure!

Dr. Batmanghelidj:

“every twenty-four hours the body recycles the equivalent of forty thousand glasses of water to maintain its normal physiological functions.  It does this every day of its life.  Within this pattern of water metabolism and its recycling process and depending on environmental conditions, the body becomes short of about six to ten glasses of water each day.  This deficit has to be supplied to the body every day…  It needs on average upwards of half its weight in ounces water per day…  glass of waterWater should be taken in eight- or sixteen-ounce portions spaced throughout the day.  In the same way you don’t let your car run out of gas before you fill the tank, the body must not be allowed to become dehydrated before you drink water.”

So, how much do you weigh?  120 pounds?  200 pounds?  Divide that number by 2 and determine to drink that many ounces of water today and the next day and the day after that…  I’ll share some other suggestions in my next post.

You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!

drinking waterA little over a year ago, I came across these pictures on facebook.  I already knew that I needed to drink more water, and these pictures gave me the extra encouragement I needed.  Since then, I’ve been faithfully drinking lots of water every day (half my body weight in ounces).  I can’t say that I’ve noticed a change in my appearance as this lady did, but I sure have noticed a difference in the way I feel.

I recently came across a book on a library display.  It’s called Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!  by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj.  Dr. Batmanghelidj has done extensive clinical and scientific research in dehydration and disease.  I’ve read the first chapter and skimmed most of the rest of the book, and my mind is blown!

I’ll give you a sample of what I’m reading.  This is from the first chapter…

“The body can suffer from deep dehydration without showing a dry mouth.  Dehydration produces severe symptoms, even to the point of causing life-threatening crises…  Dry mouth is one of the very last indicators of dehydration of the body.  By the time dry mouth becomes an indicator of water shortage, many delicate functions of the body have been shut down and prepared for deletion.  This is exactly how the aging process is established–through a loss of enzyme functions.”

Here are just a few of the topics addressed in this book:  asthma, allergies, blood pressure, diabetes, constipation, heartburn, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, hot flashes, kidney stones.  I’m sure I’ll be sharing more of what I’m reading.  For now, I’m going to pour myself a glass of water!

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