Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Berry Well

Berry Well is another of our family favorites previously featured in this blog.

Berry Well is a fruity-tasting syrup containing organic elderberries, raw honey, organic echinacea root extract, organic apple cider vinegar, and bee propolis.

Elderberries provide anthocyanins, immune system enhancers that attack many strains of influenza A and B, without the side effects or complications of a flu shot.

Bee propolis and organic echinacea are both considered powerful natural antibiotics.

We take Berry Well at the first sign of sniffles, and colds and respiratory infections are nipped in the bud. We have even found it helpful when symptoms are caused by allergies. Click here to read one family's story of sinus and allergy problems that were relieved by Berry Well.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tummy TuneUp

We've mentioned Tummy TuneUp on our blog before, but this product is so good that it's worth mentioning again and again!

Beeyoutiful Tummy TuneUp is a combination of eight different species of beneficial bacteria (including lactobacillus acidophilus) designed to support gastrointestinal health and immune system function.

We have used Tummy TuneUp for many stomach storms and can personally testify to its effectiveness. It's great for indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, and gas pain. It comes in an enterically-coated VCap and is easy to swallow. For those who can't swallow capsules, it can be easily opened so that the powdery contents can be sprinkled into a drink, on to food, or directly into the mouth. (It's best not to add it to anything hot since heat may kill the beneficial bacteria.)

Even babies with colic-y tummies can take Tummy TuneUp! Mommy can apply it before nursing OR add 1/2 of a capsule to baby's bottle OR sprinkle 1/2 of a capsule directly into baby's mouth.

Tummy TuneUp
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vcap®
Servings Per Container: 60

Amount Per Serving

Probiotic Blend of 8 Strains: 4.0 Billion Organisms
Lactobacillus acidophilus 1.2 billion
Lactobacillus casei 600 million
Lactobacillus rhamnosus 600 million
Lactobacillus salivarius 600 million
Streptococcus thermophilus 400 million
Bifidobacterium bifidum 200 million
Bifidobacterium longum 200 million
Bifidobacterium lactis 200 million

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily, preferably with or before meals.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), FOS (Fructooligosaccharides), Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Rice Maltodextrin and Enteric Coating. Contains trace amounts of soy protein (peptides).

Contains NO Contains no: salt, wheat, milk, egg or shellfish.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Essential Oils for Tendinitis

Tendinitis is the inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon, which is the fibrous structure that joins muscle to bone. The swelling is uncomfortable which causes pain when the joint is moved. When the joint is a knee, walking is difficult.

The age-old acronym, RICE, helps us remember how to treat it: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
I'd like to modify the acronym just a bit--RICE-EO!

We recently mixed some essential oils to apply to a swollen knee and were pleasantly surprised at how quickly the swelling was reduced.

Here's our recipe:
Add 5 drops of peppermint essential oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil to 1 teaspoon of sweet almond essential oil. Apply to the swollen area.

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's a Miracle!
Miracle Skin Salve is one of our family's favorite Beeyoutiful products! We have used it for chapped lips, skinned knees, sunburns, minor cuts, and even bruises. It really is a miracle!

Our favorite "miracle" involves sunburn. Our family enjoyed an air show in April one year, sitting all day under the hot sun. Our faces, shoulders, and arms were quite burned. We started applying Miracle right away. Within days, we noticed that the areas we treated with Miracle did not peel, while any forgotten area did. My daughter applied Miracle to her face but didn't want to get it in her hair. As a result, the only place she peeled was right around her hairline. Others who were with us that day treated their sunburn with aloe and other moisturizers; they all peeled. Now we keep Miracle on hand all the time. We keep a container in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, one in my purse, and one in our camping first aid kit!

Miracle's primary ingredients are coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, bee propolis, organic plantain leaf, organic comfrey root, organic calendula flowers, and essential oils of lavender and rosemary. Beeyoutiful's suggested uses: "Apply directly to minor skin irritations or injuries. Miracle is designed to promote tissue repair for minor cuts, scrapes, bites, burns and some skin maladies like psoriasis, eczema, cold sores and skin fungi."