Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Toothie Tuneup

http://smithfamilyresources.com/products/toothietuneup

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.

Manufactured in the USA.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Are Beeyoutiful Essential Oils Therapeutic Grade?

Are Beeyoutiful's Essential Oils therapeutic grade?
 
The answer may surprise you!
 
It's no surprise that Beeyoutiful's Essential Oils are of the highest quality.  The oils are 100% pure, unadulterated, uncontaminated, and undiluted. Every batch is sample-tested to make sure that it is so, before bottling, during bottling, and after bottling. In addition, tests are done to make sure that the oils meet a certain standard of active components. The oils are tested for purity by gas chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, or both. The testing method is listed on each bottle.

This is the part of the answer that may surprise you:  There is no such thing as "therapeutic grade." 
 
The term "therapeutic grade" was coined by a particular multi-level marketing provider of essential oils.  But there is no formally approved grading standard used consistently throughout the essential oil industry.  There is no standards committee.  There are no independent certifying agencies.  Terms like "therapeutic grade" and "medicinal grade" are simply marketing.  While they may have meaning as defined by the company using the terms, they should not be taken to mean that oils with that label are actually superior to other oils not claiming such a grade.
 
Beeyoutiful's oils are of the highest quality and are used for therapies, for medicines and for aromatherapy.  They are not called "therapeutic grade" or "medicinal grade" or even "aromatherapy grade," because there is no such thing, except in marketing. 
 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Yeast Assassin Lite

This is a follow-up to yesterday's post
("I'm not sick. I just don't feel good!")
 about curbing yeast overgrowth and boosting the growth of good bacteria.

If you are a pregnant mom, a nursing mother, a young teenager, or an adult who has had trouble with previous yeast cleanses, consider taking Yeast Assassin Lite instead of Yeast Assassin.

Yeast Assassin Lite includes only one ingredient:  caprylic acid. 

Caprylic acid is an essential fatty acid naturally derived from coconut oil and palm kernel oil.  It is easily digested and is safe for pregnancy.

Our family is taking a big step starting Sunday.  Several of us will be starting the 30-day regimen of 4 Yeast Assassin and 4 Acidophilus Blast.  We're modifying the regimen slightly for our 12-year-old who will take 4 Yeast Assassin Lite and 2 Acidophilus Blast daily.  We're all planning to either reduce or eliminate entirely our sugar consumption.  We've had a lot of ice cream this summer!  I hope we can make this change without too much pain!

We'd love to hear from anyone else who is working to curb yeast overgrowth.  And if you have some good recipes for desserts that don't include sugar, please let us hear from you!  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"I'm not sick. I just don't feel good!"

"I'm not sick.  I just don't feel good!"

I'm smiling at the incorrect grammar but wincing at the truth of the statement.  Can you identify with this? 

It's hard to eat right, to drink plenty of water, to avoid processed foods, to reduce sugar intake, etc.  So you limp along, doing the best you can--not really sick, just not feeling really well.

Maybe the problem is in your gut--your intestines.

Yeast and bacteria live in your gut.  You need them both for your good health.  The typical American diet with lots of white sugar and flour feeds yeast almost continuously.  Diet alone can cause the yeast/bacteria balance to be disturbed.  Now add to that a round or two of antibiotics.  That antibiotic you took didn't just eliminate the infection you wanted to treat; it also killed of much of the good bacteria your body needs to stay well.

Yeast craves sugar.  When your yeast and bacteria are out of balance, your body craves sugar--the very thing that will perpetuate the imbalance.  Chances are that feeding your sweet tooth will pave the way for weight gain, fatigue, and achy joints, all of which make exercise difficult or impossible.  You want to change your diet.  You know you need to eat more probiotic-rich foods and eliminate sugar.  But that's easier said than done!  Your yeast wants less of the good stuff and more sugar.  

What can be done to reverse this vicious cycle?

A 30-day regimen of a yeast killer and a probiotic boost can help you make this turn-around.

We recommend 4 Yeast Assassin per day--2 with or after breakfast and 2 with or after dinner--and 4 Acidophilus Blast per day--before meals and at bedtime.  Taking these supplements for 30 days while also avoiding or eliminating sugar from your diet will be extremely helpful.  (Pregnant women and nursing mothers may take Yeast Assassin Lite instead of Yeast Assassin.)

Most people find relief from their troublesome symptoms in the first 30 days.  Some symptoms, especially those that have been present for a very long time, may take longer to respond.  You may want to continue the Yeast Assassin/Acidophilus Blast for another month or so until you see improvement in your health issues.

We recommend following this regimen with 2 Tummy Tuneup per day for at least 2-3 months.  This will help keep the yeast overgrowth from recurring. 

Don't wait.  Start today reclaiming your intestinal health.  If you can do it by changing your diet alone, good for you!  If you need a little help, Yeast Assassin and Acidophilus Blast are available.

Share your stories, please!  Your comments may encourage someone else in the process of reclaiming their health. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August First Friday




We had another great evening in Old Town Helena last Friday.  Thanks to everyone who came out to see us!





Congratulations to Cecelia of Paparazzi Jewelry and Maddi of Alabama Cheerleading who entered our giveaway and took home some Mercola Natural Sunscreen!

See yourself?  Tell us.  We'll tag you. Emoji

You don't have to wait for First Friday to shop Smith Family Resources!
We're open 24/7 online at www.smithfamilyresources.com
and by appointment at your convenience.
Contact us at smithfamresources@att.net




Friday, August 1, 2014

First Friday Tonight!

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Smith Family Resources will at Helena First Friday tonight,
next to Heart and Soul Consignment Boutique on Main Street.
Come by and say hi and enter our giveaway--
free Natural Sunscreen!