Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama

Saturday, October 29, 2011

SMICA XC at the Firemen's 5K for MDA

The SMICA Cross Country Team participated in the Firemen's 5K for MDA
today at Liberty Park Elementary School in Vestavia.

Fisher Watkins (18:48) placed 2nd overall.
Tyler Horton (19:21) placed 3rd overall.

Male 10-19
1st place Fisher Watkins
2nd place Tyler Horton
3rd place Edward Downey

Female 10-19

1st place Bekah Horton
2nd place Katrina Chapman
3rd place Evie Nichols

Evie Nichols and Bekah Horton

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Aloe Vera: Good for You--Inside and Out!

Aloe vera has been revered since the days of ancient Egypt for its remarkable anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, as well as for how it helps to reduce inflammation and regenerate cells.

Beeyoutiful's Aloe Vera softgels are freeze-dried, concentrated, and then reconstituted to preserve just the right strength for daily use. Brimming with vitamins, amino acids, and sugars essential to good health, aloe activates your white blood cells to fight viral and bacterial infections and has even been said to combat the invasion of cancer cells.

The primary internal benefit is the way aloe soothes and helps reduce irritation in digestive tracts -- from irritable bowel syndrome to colitis to constipation -- making food and other supplements more bio-available to your body. Aloe also has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics by as much as 48%.

The external advantages? Simply break open one of these convenient aloe vera gel caps and spread it on minor burns and sunburns. Apply to Athlete's foot, acne, warts, and cracked, dry skin. Apply to poison ivy, blisters and any other skin or scalp irritation to help reduce the risk of infection and scarring. Aloe Vera Softgels are effective because they stimulate the production of collagen, the substance essential for restoring skin cells. That means aloe even helps smooth out wrinkles!

Aloe Vera
5000 mg. Dietary Supplement - 100 Softgels

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 3 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 33

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Calories 20

Calories from Fat 15

Total Fat 1.5 g 2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Protein <1 g 1%

Aloe Vera Extract (200:1 Concentrate)** 75 mg

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

Suggested Use: As an herbal dietary supplement, take 3 softgels 2 to 3 times daily, on an empty stomach.

Other Ingredients: Rice bran oil, Softgel capsules (gelatin, glycerin, water), beeswax, and silica.

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

Caution: If pregnant or nursing, check with your healthcare provider before taking this product. This product may indirectly cause dehydration.

Manufactured in the USA

Friday, October 14, 2011

Vitex with Dong Quai

Vitex is known for its ability to nourish and support the female endocrine system as it regulates estrogen and progesterone levels.

PMS and menstrual problems are all eased by this wonderful herb. Because Vitex helps regulate cycles, you can more accurately calculate the start of your next period. Enhanced with Dong Quai, a Chinese herb known for relieving menopausal symptoms, Beeyoutiful's Vitex addresses these mid-life problems.

Vitex is a vital aid to help re-balance your hormones so you can feel "normal" again. Be sure to give your body a minimum of three cycles and up to a year to soak in and respond to the hormone stabilizing work of Vitex. Because it is safe for long-term use, many women take Vitex for several years in a row if necessary. Caution: Not for women who are pregnant or nursing.

Vitex with Dong Quai
300 mg - 90 Vcaps®

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 Vcap®

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Chaste Berry Tree (Vitex) Extract (Fruit) (Vitex agnus castus) 300 mg*

(Standardized to min. 0.5% Agnusides)

Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) (Root) 150 mg*

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

Suggested Use: As an herbal dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® 2 to 3 times daily with water or meals.

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

Contains NO Sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.

Manufactured in the USA

WARNING: Do NOT take this product while pregnant or nursing.
Although Vitex by itself is generally recognized as being safe and even helpful for pregnancy and nursing, Beeyoutiful's Vitex also contains Dong Quai Root. Dong Quai is great for balancing hormones, but not as much is known about this herb's safety during pregnancy and nursing. Therefore, we strongly advise NOT taking this product if you are pregnant or nursing. This product primarily addresses hormone issues for menopausal women.

Vitex with Dong Quai, 90 VCaps
Click here to order.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pony Express 5K

benefitting the
Saturday, October 1, 2011

The SMICA Cross Country Team enjoyed a great run in the Crestline Village area of Mountain Brook this past Saturday morning. 

Click here for complete results of the race. 
Click here for overall results and here for results by age group.

Three of our students placed in their age categories:

Male 11-19 category:

1st place -

2nd place - NATHAN PASS 00:19:04

Fisher and Nathan placed 2nd and 3rd overall!!

Female 11-19 category:

1st place -

Here are the results for the Cross Country team.  This list also includes other SMICA students and parents.  Number indicates overall place.  The race was chip-timed, and these are the posted times.

3 NATHAN PASS 00:19:04
6 TYLER HORTON 00:19:33
9 JOSH HORTON 00:20:12
10 EDWARD DOWNEY 00:20:25
12 DJ LEIPERT 00:20:27
19 MICAH HALEY 00:21:36
23 JASON HOOSIER 00:21:55
24 NOAH UNDERWOOD 00:22:00
30 JOSEPH HUNT 00:22:32
38 MATTHEW DORTCH 00:23:53
39 REBEKAH HORTON 00:23:54
44 BRANSON HORN 00:24:24
47 DOUG PASS 00:24:47
68 AMY WATKINS 00:26:10
71 ANDE UNDERWOOD 00:26:26
84 JACKSON CLARK 00:27:14
85 EVIE NICHOLS 00:27:14
Photos by Mary Lou Davis
98 BROOKS WERK 00:27:48
99 SARAH HILL 00:27:49
103 CRAIG HOOSIER 00:28:07
107 JOSH HUNT 00:28:09
132 JOSIAH HALEY 00:29:26
138 MARY PASS 00:29:37
140 GINA WATTS 00:29:41
143 JOHN MARK HUNT 00:30:11
146 REBEKAH SMITH 00:30:18
155 ZOE WATTS 00:31:43
156 OLIVIA SMITH 00:31:48
157 TAMMY HORTON 00:31:50
176 LAINEY DORTCH 00:33:48
180 ANNA WILSON 00:34:07
182 ANNA HILL 00:34:16
183 MEGAN SMITH 00:34:29
195 RACHEL WATTS 00:36:46
197 LEAH WATTS 00:37:04
203 LAURA SMITH 00:39:10
208 RUTH WILSON 00:41:09