Add Some D to your Day

Add some D to your day. Vitamin D, that is.

You probably already know that Vitamin D helps regulate calcium and promotes absorption which helps with bone mineralization. Did you also know that Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to blood sugar problems, low back pain, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, kidney stones, psoriasis, depression, seasonal affective disorder, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and auto-immune diseases? If you are dealing with any of these issues, consider adding Vitamin D to your day.

The most natural way to add Vitamin D is to get outside. Sunlight actually causes the body to produce Vitamin D. “If you’re going to get it from the sun, about 20 to 25 minutes of exposure is helpful,” says Stephen Honig, MD, director of the Osteoporosis Center at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, in New York City.

You can also get it from your food. Fatty fish (including salmon, trout, and tuna) and eggs are good sources of Vitamin D.

Most of us don’t get enough sunlight or foods rich in Vitamin D to provide all that we need, and that’s where supplements come in. Click here to check out more than 12 different supplements containing Vitamin D.  Talk with your healthcare provider about your specific Vitamin D requirements. Then read supplement nutrition facts to determine which of these products will best meet your needs.

Vitamin D Supplements

Now’s a particularly good time to consider Beeyoutiful’s D3. These Vitamin D softgels are  small, they’re easy to swallow (even for those who usually have trouble swallowing pills), AND they’re on sale. For a limited time, you can purchase a 4-month supply of Vitamin D3 for about 7 cents per day!

Click here to purchase D3 softgels and make an affordable investment in your health!

Go ahead! Add some D to your day!

More About Rose Hips

More about Rose Hips
Photo Credit: Helena Beautification Board, Helena, Alabama

After my last post, a friend wanted to know more about Rose Hips. She had visited a website that raised questions about possible deterioration of the Vitamin C during processing and storage. I asked Stephanie Tallent of Beeyoutiful for her insights and I thought you might enjoy reading her response.

“First of all, Beeyoutiful’s Rosehip C has both the whole Rosehips ground up in it as well as other forms of isolated stabilized Vitamin C. That being said, the amounts on the label are the guaranteed, tested, stable potency and quantity all the way through till the best use by date printed on each bottle.

“Second of all, while nutrients do indeed deteriorate in whole food supplements under certain manufacturing conditions such as high heat exposure/open to oxygen storage along with many other factors, there is still in my opinion value in including whole food forms of nutrients in formulations. Our bodies are designed to recognize and utilize nutrients *from food* and it is my personal belief that absorption of all nutrients are optimized when it is taken in conjunction with whole food.

“We carry several forms of Vitamin C . . . and have had years to use the different forms ourselves and to get feedback from our customers. I personally feel as though the Rosehip C formulation works more effectively for my body than formulations that do not contain whole foods.

“Obviously, there aren’t slews of studies documenting the nuances of absorptions between all doses, all forms (although maybe one day soon! Studies are ever increasingly being done with nutritional supplementation) but for now what we do know that is absolutely documented and tested to be fact are the types and potencies tested.

“There are many ways manufacturers can optimize and extend the nutritionally active parts of whole foods and we are fortunate to work with one that opts to take all available measures to ensure the maximum benefit possible.”

On another note, it’s easy to reach for those Vitamin C powders that are available in almost every pharmacy and grocery store. Before you bring it home, read the ingredients. Most of these contain SUGAR which most people avoid when trying to prevent sickness. Rosehip C contains no sugar- another good reason to consider adding it to your regimen for staying well!

Click here to purchase Rosehip C.

November Post Challenge

November Post Challenge final

This blog has been heavy on the health side lately. I suppose that’s understandable since the stated purpose of the blog is to share our health discoveries! Still, I want this site to be more than a journal of health issues and a series of supplement suggestions! Nutrition and supplementation are important, but there’s more to an overall healthy life.

So, I’m challenging myself to blog outside the box next month. I’ve compiled a list of 30 themes, one for each day of the month, and, no, I haven’t planned any posts ahead of time! This really will be a challenge!

Will you do this with me? Wherever you post, whether it’s your own blog, your Facebook page or an Instagram account, will you let these themes inspire you, too? Please let me know if you’re accepting the challenge! I’d love to include some of your posts here.

No rules, no gimmicks! Just write or draw or take pictures- whatever you do best- and post it. I can’t wait to see your ideas!

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!

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!