Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ultimate Defense

A probiotic replaces the good bacteria in the GI, repopulating the stomach, intestines, and colon with the little workers that properly break down the food you eat. Many of us require a constant influx of good bacteria to combat yeast or to constantly flush intestines in a cleanse state with good bacteria. Ultimate Defense is Beeyoutiful's finest probiotic, designed with embedded predigested food sources for the bacteria. It also contains soil-based organisms that do not necessarily colonize the GI, but help greatly in their passage through. Ultimate Defense is specifically designed to establish complete, lasting colonies of intestinal flora in a world that sterilizes, processes and denaturalizes all food sources.

Ultimate Defense is a combination of 13 different bacteria, fermented greens to feed them as colonies get established and soil based organisms to potentiate the bacterial activity in the intestines. A healthy GI bacterial flora is thought to improve overall health and immune system function.

Compare with Tummy TuneUp

Ultimate Defense
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Proprietary Probiotic Defense™ Blend of: 515 mg †
Fermented Greens [Barley Grass (Hordeum vulgaris),
Oat Grass (Avena sativa), Wheat Grass (Triticum aestivum),
and Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)],
Freeze-dried Probiotic Strains (1 Billion cfu)
[Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus
brevis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum,
Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus
paracasei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium bifidum,
Bifidobacterium brevis, Bifidobacterium longum, and
Saccharomyces boulardil],
Super Green Foods [Alfalfa Juice Concentrate,
Atlantic Kelp (Laminaria digitata), and Dulse (Palamaria
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.

Suggested Use:   As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 4 times daily with water, preferably on an empty stomach. Start with 1 capsule per day and gradually increase to 4 capsules per day.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Fermented Molasses, Probiotic Cultures, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Chicory Root Inulin/FOS (fructooligosaccharide) and Silica. Contains milk derivatives.

Contains NO Salt, starch, corn, soy, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Manufactured in the USA.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Red Raspberry Leaves

For centuries, midwives have recommended red raspberry leaf tea to strengthen pelvic and uterine muscles. It's their secret for making labor and delivery more efficient and less stressful.

Now, Beeyoutiful's Red Raspberry Leaves offers all the same benefits in convenient capsules to help you feel better throughout pregnancy. And it's the only capsule form of red raspberry leaf we know of that's formulated entirely from organic components.

Red raspberry leaf is known to tone the uterus, provide an easy-to-assimilate form of calcium, improve the productivity of labor contractions, decrease anxiety and nervousness, enhance sleep, and reduce constipation.

The effectiveness of the red raspberry leaf is not limited to women who are pregnant or delivering babies. It is also great for young girls who need calcium and hormone support as their bodies change rapidly, or women who have hormone imbalances, especially during menopause and after. And at any stage, it can be used for improving the tone of the reproductive system, to support normal hormone levels or just as a good source for bio-available calcium.  The natural calcium content makes Red Raspberry Leaves a valuable supplement for all women who want to combat osteoporosis.

There is no known overuse of Red Raspberry Leaves, and a healthful program includes taking at least four capsules every day. If difficulty sleeping is one of your problems, using more capsules later in the day may help.

Important: While most obstetric health professionals agree red raspberry leaf is beneficial in all stages of pregnancy -- some even believe it reduces the likelihood of miscarriage -- it is best to consult your own midwife, herbalist, physician, or other health professional before using Red Raspberry Leaves if you're pregnant or nursing.

Red Raspberry Leaves Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 VCaps®
Servings Per Container: 50

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Red Raspberry Leaves 1.0 g (1000 mg)
Daily Value not established.

Suggested Use: 2 Vcaps® daily

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica. A Vegetarian Formula.

Contains NO Sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish and preservatives.

Manufactured in the USA.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Monkey C Monkey Run

The SMICA Cross-Country Team participated in the Monkey C Monkey Run 5K this past Saturday. The Team placed 2nd overall, and several individuals placed in their age categories.  Below are the results of all of the SMICA runners.  (SMICA Cross-Country Team members are in bold.)
Click here for all the results.

Micah Haley, Fisher Watkins, Tyler Horton, Nathan Pass
Total time: 1:41:53
Average time of top five: 20:23

Top 7 runners:
Fisher Watkins (19:08)
Nathan Pass (19:27)
Tyler Horton (19:43)
Josh Horton (20:01)
Micah Haley (23:41)
Bekah Horton (23:51)

back: Mary Pass, Olivia Smith, Evie Nichols,
Anna Hill, Rebekah Smith, Anna Wilson;
front: Katrina Chapman and Cami Nichols


Katrina Chapman (24:11) 7th place; 125th overall
Mary Pass (28:49) 17th place; 339th overall
Zoe Watts (29:28) 19th place; 377th overall
Camilla Nichols (29:39) 20th place; 386th overall
Rebekah Smith (29:40) 21st place; 387th overall
Olivia Smith (32:26) 27th place; 481st overall
Anna Hill (33:30) 33rd place; 511st overall
Leah Watts (36:44) 37th place; 595th overall


Josh Horton and DJ Leipert

Josh Horton (20:01)  1st place; 24th overall
DJ Leipert (20:49) 3rd place; 35th overall
Jason Hoosier (23:34) 8th place; 97th overall
Noah Underwood (23:35) 9th place; 100th overall
Nathaniel Haley (23:54) 10th place; 113th overall
Logan Lockridge (23:54) 11th place; 114th overall
Josiah Haley (29:16) 22nd place; 364th overall

Bekah Horton, Megan Smith,
Mary Pass, Evie Nichols

Rebekah Horton (23:51) 1st place;  112th overall
Evie Nichols (28:31) 9th place; 328th overall
Anna Wilson (32:25) 12th place; 480th overall
Megan Smith (34:48) 16th place; 552nd overall
Laura Smith (38:59) 21st place; 626th overall

Fisher Watkins (19:08) 1st place; 12th overall
Nathan Pass (19:27) 2nd place; 16th overall
Tyler Horton (19:43) 4th place; 20th overall
Micah Haley (23:41) 7th place; 107th overall
Branson Horn (26:45) 9th place; 235th overall


Coach Ande Underwood

Ande Underwood (26:45)  17th place in category; 234th overall
Craig Hoosier (28:10) 16th place in category; 314th overall
Robert Horton (29:24) 19th place in category; 374th overall


Laura Smith, Mary Pass, Anna Hill,
Bekah Horton, Rebekah Smith, and Megan Smith

Matthew, Eric and
Melissa Smith


Thanks to Paula Underwood and Susan Pass for sharing their pictures!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Relief is just around the bend...

If your knees, hips, or other joints are starting to feel a bit of age, you can lessen the pain and increase mobility by taking Beeyoutiful’s vegetarian capsules of Glucosamine with MSM.

Glucosamine is a simple molecule of glucose and glutamine—an amino acid—which contributes to making cartilage, the shock-absorbing gel in joints. As we age (and if we eat a lot of processed foods), our bodies slow down the production of this important substance, resulting in joint soreness.

While commonly prescribed pain killers such as ibuprofen and specific arthritis pain inhibitors can mask the ache of joints rubbing together, they don’t promote healing and can have unwanted side effects, especially with regular use. On the other hand, glucosamine relieves discomfort while it helps to restore—by building, repairing, and maintaining cartilage, tendons and other connective tissues in the body.

For even more significant relief, Beeyoutiful’s supplement adds MSM, a natural sulfur compound, to aid in pain reduction. MSM blocks the transmission of pain signal impulses in nerve fibers, and it alters cross-linked collagen, resulting in less scar tissue and diminished degeneration of the joints. While sulfur is a critical component in maintaining normal bodily functions, most Americans are somewhat deficient in it.

Most supplements of glucosamine are made from shellfish—which can be bad news for folks with seafood allergies. But Beeyoutiful’s is made from fermented, non-genetically modified corn, and it provides superior performance.

No matter what glucosamine supplement you take, make sure it uses Glucosamine Hydrochloride instead of Glucosamine Sulfate. REGENASURE® Glucosamine HCl—the type in Beeyoutiful’s version—contains less salt than some formulations since a number of manufacturers add salt in the form of sodium sulfate or potassium sulfate. That means 83% of Glucosamine HCl is actual glucosamine, compared to only 65% in Glucosamine Sulfate.

For best results, glucosamine should be taken for a longer period of time, not for a “quick fix.” Studies indicate a cumulative effectiveness over a 30-day period. Generally, taking glucosamine does not offer instant relief like that from prescription pain killers because the restorative properties of glucosamine must be given time to work. While each person’s response to supplements is different, it has been shown that 12 weeks of 1000 mg./day of glucosamine can result in joint pain improvement lasting from 6 to 12 weeks, even if glucosamine is discontinued. Such a regimen is viable because glucosamine is considered safe for long-term use.

Glucosamine/MSM 120 VCaps

Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 2 Vcaps®
Servings Per Container: 60

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

GreenGrown® Glucosamine HCl (Vegetarian Source) 1.0 g (1,000 mg) †

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) 1.0 g (1,000 mg) †

† Daily Value not established.

Suggested Use:  As a dietary supplement, take 2 Vcaps® daily with meals or on an empty stomach.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica. A Vegetarian Formula.

Contains NO sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk egg or preservatives.

Manufactured in the USA

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Never fear the flu

Never fear the flu when you keep Berry Well on hand. Each ingredient in this pleasantly fruity syrup holds its own against flu, colds, and a swarm of bacterial and viral infections. This organic Elderberry Syrup contains Propolis, Raw Honey, and Echinacea.

Berry Well is a practically miraculous combination of the following:

Luscious, organic purple elderberries (first used long ago by Native Americans) that provide anthocyanins. The anti-viral powers of these immune system enhancers attack many strains of influenza A and B -- without the side effects or complications of a flu shot.

Raw honey sweetens the mixture with more than just good taste. It delivers a rich supply of live enzymes required to help body systems fight colds and respiratory infections of all kinds.

Bee propolis and Organic Echinacea root extract -- both considered powerful, natural antibiotics.

Raw apple cider vinegar, a folk remedy celebrated for its use against a long list of ailments, increases your body's alkalinity. (Although today's diets tend to make us more acidic, an alkaline body is safer from cancer and other diseases.) And the potassium in raw vinegar helps cells fight bacteria and viruses.

Take it regularly or when you first feel sick, and stay well with Berry Well.

Berry Well
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Servings Per Container: 16

Apitherapy Proprietary Blend 18g

Daily Value not established.

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, Adults take 1 tbsp every three hours as needed. Children 6-12 years old take 2 tsp every three hours as needed. Children 1-5 years old take 1 tsp every three hours as needed.

Other Ingredients: Raw honey, organic elderberries, organic echinacea root extract, organic apple cider vinegar, propolis extract, 2% pure grain alcohol (There are certain properties of herbs like echinacea which are only drawn out in the presence of alcohol. Alcohol content for one dosage of Berry Well is less than an 8 oz. glass of Coke, and less than one would get by rinsing with many popular mouthwashes.)

Contains NO Wheat, gluten, soy, shellfish,

IMPORTANT: Do not use if you have bee product allergies.

WARNING: Do not give to children under 1 year old.

Manufactured in the USA

Friday, September 9, 2011

Welcome back, bacteria

Acidophilus Blast is a combination of acidophilus and bifidus, another crucial good bacteria which enhances the yeast-inhibiting qualities of acidophilus. The "blast" comes from 8 billion live cultures in every capsules.

Antibiotics are a wonderful, life-saving tool. However, they are indiscriminate killers of both bacteria that cause painful and/or life-threatening conditions and good bacteria that populate our gut, aid in food digestion and form the foundation of our immune system. In the wake of this devastation, yeast tends to re-grow very quickly, and the once-happy gut becomes a home for these sugar-eating, hormone-secreting organisms. The standard American diet of processed foods and sugars fuel these interlopers in their quest for domination. Weaning ourselves from the hyper-processed American diet can be difficult.

Many of us have this yeast overgrowth in the GI tract, resulting in intense sugar cravings and many other yeast-related symptoms that require long-term probiotic therapy. However, taking probiotics long-term on a budget can be difficult. For this reason, we have developed the Acidophilus Blast supplement.

A probiotic supplement sends good bacteria into the GI tract, through the stomach, intestines, and colon, billions of little workers that properly break down the food you eat. Many of us require a constant influx of good bacteria because the ones supposed to be in the GI have been displaced or to constantly flush the intestines during a cleanse. Acidophilus has been shown to retard the reproduction of yeast, allowing the body a fighting chance of beating it back and repopulating the GI tract with its natural caretakers. Acidophilus Blast is not the Marines of probiotics like Tummy Tuneup. Instead it is a relatively inexpensive mix of the most important bacteria for GI support.

Acidophilus Blast
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vcap®
Servings Per Container: 120

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Stability tested to guarantee the following minimum potencies through expiration date.

Lactobacillus acidophilus 4.0 billion 50%*

Bifidobacterium lactis 3.2 billion 40%*

Bifidobacterium longum 0.8 billion 10%*

Total Minimum Microorganisms 8.0 billion 100%*

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.

Suggested Use:  As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 4 times daily, between meals or on an empty stomach.

Other Ingredients: Potato Starch, Cellulose (capsule), Cellulose, Silica and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source). Contains milk derivatives.

Contains NO sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, egg or preservatives.

Caution: Refrigerate to maintain high potency.

Manufactured in the USA.

Note for those highly sensitive to milk protein: This product may contain minute amounts of casein.