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!

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!

 

 

 

Toothie Tuneup

Toothie TuneupIntroducing Toothie Tuneup, one of Beeyoutiful’s newest products!

Beeyoutiful reminds us, “The mouth is the gateway to the body, and keeping your gatekeeper healthy is crucial.  The probiotic strain Streptococcus salivarius has been shown in clinical settings to provide protection to the mouth and throat against threatening bacteria that could weaken oral health.  Studies have shown that those who test naturally high in S. salivarius have lower incidence of strep throat and upper respiratory infections.

“The added benefit of bathing the mouth in Toothie Tuneup™ is that it inhibits the colonization of bacteria that can contribute to cavities, bad breath, and other oral problems.  This promotes health and can decrease the rate of infections associated with the mouth.

Toothie Tuneup™ is a delightful berry-flavored chewable lozenge that is sweetened with Xylitol for added benefit to your teeth. It’s made with real berries and the only coloring used is from non-GMO beets, so you can be confident about the safety of every single ingredient!  We love how easy it is for kids to use and consider it a common sense safeguard to benefit children, especially those prone to throat and mouth infections.”

Click here to order Toothie Tuneup now during our Inventory Reduction Sale!

Help for Hypoglycemia

I was recently asked to recommend supplements for someone who deals with hypoglycemia.  Since I didn’t know much about hypoglycemia, I turned to the official website of the University of Maryland Medical Center where I found suggestions for nutrition and supplements.

Following these nutritional tips may help reduce symptoms:

  • Eliminate suspected food allergens, such as dairy (milk, cheese, and ice cream), wheat (gluten), soy, corn, preservatives, and chemical food additives.  Your health care provider may want to test you for food allergies.
  • Eat foods high in B-vitamins and iron, such as whole grains (if no allergy), fresh vegetables, and sea vegetables.
  • Eat antioxidant foods, including fruits (such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes) and vegetables (such as squash and bell pepper).
  • Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and sugar (unless you need them for an immediate blood sugar increase).
  • Soluble fiber, such as flaxseed and pure oat bran, can slow the rate at which dietary sugars enter the blood and help regulate blood sugars throughout the day.  Consume 1-3 tsp. of either of these fiber sources before meals.  Talk to your doctor first if you have a history of digestive disorders.
  • Some doctors may suggest a high protein diet, although evidence is mixed on the benefits.   A “Zone”-style diet combines proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in a 30/30/40 ratio and can be very helpful in maintaining stable blood sugar throughout the day.  Eat lean meats, preferably those that do not contain hormones or antibiotics.  Cold water fish or beans can also be used for protein.  Limit the intake of processed meats, such as fast foods and lunch meats.
  • Use healthy cooking oils, such as olive oil or coconut oil.
  • Reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids, found in commercially baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco.  Lower caffeine intake, as caffeine impacts several conditions and medications.
  • Exercise, if possible, 30 minutes daily, 5 days a week.  Light exercise may be advisable at first until you learn how to control your blood sugar and how to manage your diet to tolerate higher intensity exercise.

You may address nutritional deficiencies with the following supplements:

  • A daily multivitamin, containing the antioxidant vitamins A, C, E, the B-complex vitamins, and trace minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium.  SFR recommendation:  SuperDad, SuperMom, or SuperLady
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, to help decrease inflammation and help with immunity.  Omega-3 fatty acids can have a blood thinning effect.  People taking blood thinning medications should speak to their doctor before taking omega-3 fatty acids.  SFR recommendation:  Omega-3
  • Vitamin C, as an antioxidant and for immune support.  SFR recommendation:  Rosehip C
  • Magnesium, for nutrient support.  If you are taking blood pressure medication or other heart medication, speak to your doctor before taking magnesium.  Magnesium can interfere with certain medications, including some antibiotics and biphosphate medication.  SFR recommendation:  Magnesium Citrate
  • Chromium, for blood sugar regulation.  People with liver or kidney issues or history of psychiatric issues should talk to their doctor before starting chromium supplements.  SFR recommendation:  SuperDad (50 mcg of Chromium per serving); SuperMom (100 mcg of Chromium per serving); or SuperLady (150 mcg of Chromium per serving).
  • Probiotic supplement (containing Lactobacillus acidophilus), 5-10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) a day, when needed for maintenance of gastrointestinal and immune health.  SFR recommendation:  Tummy Tuneup (provides eight strains of bacteria, including Lactobacillus acidophilus, with 4 billion cultures in each capsule) OR Acidophilus Blast (provides one strain of bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and has 8 billion cultures per capsule). 

If you have hypoglycemia, please talk with your health care provider BEFORE adding any of these supplements to your daily regimen.  If you’re given the go-ahead to try these supplements, consider adding just one at a time.  Try it for a month or so before adding another, so that you can determine which supplements work best for you.  If you are helped by these suggestions and supplements, we would love to hear from you!bee