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 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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