Fighting Inflammation

I was so thankful for Bromelain yesterday- still am, actually.  But then I learned that Bromelain and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be discontinued about two weeks before any surgical procedure to reduce the risk of post-operative bleeding.  And since I have surgery in my near future, I have discontinued my Bromelain.  I miss it already!

I quickly consulted my essential oil books and mixed up a blend of inflammation-fighters.  Here’s my recipe…

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Combine the following oils in an amber glass bottle:

I took my blend to my physical terrorist therapist who used the oils during my session this morning.  (I can’t take the credit for that PT insult.  I overheard it at therapy today!)

While I can’t address inflammation with a supplement, I’m glad to be able to address it with essential oils.  How do YOU fight inflammation?

Beeyoutiful Blends

How many of these Beeyoutiful essential oil blends have YOU tried?

Bee Focused.

Bandito Blend.

Relieve-It.

Easy Peasy Breathie.

Immuni-T.

Tension Tamer.

Respite.

ProMiSe.

Dreamland Awaits.

I hope you’ve already added some of these to your family’s essential oil collection!

Tension TamerTension Tamer is a particularly good addition for the 12-and-olders in your home.  This fragrant combination of essential oils acts to soothe and calm during times of stress and pain, supporting the release of tension and helping to calm headaches.  All three essential oils in this blend- Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Wintergreen- are particularly beneficial in supporting open airways and calming sinus irritations.  Roll Tension Tamer on temples, wrists, nose, or neck, breathe in deeply, and enjoy the relaxing benefits!  Respite

Respite is another good one for the grownups.  Respite is a carefully selected synergistic blend of oils- Coriander, Peppermint, Black Pepper, Marjoram, Basil, Rosemary, and Clove- that work together to help quiet screaming joints and muscles.

These two are for adults, but many Beeyoutiful blends were developed with children in mind.  Learn more about all of these on our website and  in our online store, and please ask if you have any questions!  We would love to hear from you!

Here’s to a tension-free, respite-filled day!

 

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!