Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Practices for a Pleasant Pregnancy

When you learn the good news that a baby is on the way, you want to do all you can to take care of your health and the health of the baby.

First, yes, you can absolutely continue taking your SuperMom tablets.  SuperMom is a great pre-natal vitamin.  If you're not already taking 2 a day, you should be sure to take 2 every day.  You can take them together after breakfast or lunch, or you can take one in the morning and one later in the day--whatever seems to be best for you.

Here is an excerpt from an article entitled "Practices for a Pleasant Pregnancy."  The author is Mary Ewing, a part-time employee of Beeyoutiful.
 

"After three pregnancies, each featuring a number of 'pregnancy symptoms' and baby complications following the birth, I had resigned myself to the idea that all my pregnancies would be difficult, and my health would never be great while pregnant. Still, I envied women who actually enjoyed pregnancy. Many feel wonderful and love every minute of it. But I had never experienced such a thing!  Throwing up was a way of life form me with most of my pregnancies-sometimes the entire nine months. I was constipated, had blood sugar problems, anemia, back aches, swelling…you name it!
 
"Since I was convinced a lot of my problems centered on nutrition, I decided to change my diet and be faithful with supplementation to see if my next pregnancy would be any better.  The first few weeks of my fourth (and current) pregnancy were still hard-tiredness, vomiting, migraines, and dizziness-but I stuck with my plan to stay on a healthier diet, get moderate exercise, and use supplements. Slowly I noticed a difference and by week 15, I was actually starting to feel good. By 20 weeks, I consistently felt wonderful. For the first time ever, I was pregnant and felt fine at the same time. 
 
"Despite my success, I was quaking in my boots as I went for gestational diabetes and anemia checks around 30 weeks. I just knew some of my problem was 'genetically me.' I’ve always battled hypoglycemia and anemia, so when my midwife took blood samples, we waited nervously as her machine ticked down the seconds. I almost fell off her couch when the results came back not only normal but textbook normal. As the weeks have passed, I continue to feel fine, sleep well, and have fairly decent energy levels. 
 
"So what did I do this time? Three things:
2. Moderate Exercise
3. Good rest."

Check back later this week for more from this very helpful article.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bee Pollen

 We do carry bee pollen--pure bee pollen powder!
Bee Strong is 500 mg. Pure Bee Pollen Powder. 

Classified as a “superfood,” bee pollen contains: amino acids (including the essential eight), minerals, vitamins, hormones, fatty acids , and best of all, enzymes and co-enzymes that health experts credit for healing and regeneration from virtually any health problem but which are mostly absent from today’s diet.  (from Beeyoutiful.com)
 
Bee Strong, 250 Capsules
 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thank you!

Don't forget to enter our September Giveaway!


Leave a comment on any post on our blog in the month of September, and you will be entered into a drawing for a free Super-vitamin of your choice! Share this giveaway with others, and leave a comment telling us what you did--another entry! And when you make a purchase in the month of September, your comment entries will be doubled.

This is our way of thanking YOU,
our super blog-readers and customers!
 
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Liquid B-12

Good for your heart, good for your brain, good for your mood!

While just one part of the total B Complex, B-12 is a vital one that our culture often lacks. Best sourced from grassfed meats, dairy and free ranged eggs, this water soluble vitamin is not only a key nutrient but also potentiates several other nutrients such as iron and Vitamin A, allowing your body to fully use and absorb all the nutrition it needs from these nutrients.

While B-12 can be beneficial for a wide range of functions in the body, it does seem to be of significant benefit for your heart, brain, and energy levels! It seems to help prevent heart disease by lowering homocysteine levels, which are one of the key reasons that we see heart disease develop. It also helps generate healthy red blood cells, which in turn protects against anemia. Prolonged anemia can cause damage to the heart and other organs!

Brain food could be another way to describe B-12! Studies have shown that adequate intake of B-12 can actually increase mental capacity. Regular intake of B-12 has also shown to help stabilize moods and decrease depression capacity. Elderly, especially those suffering from dementia, have been encouraged to take B-12 in conjunction with folate to help decrease the likelihood of their symptoms worsening. While it is unclear at this time if dementia is caused by a deficiency in B-12, the benefits from taking it are undeniable.

While decreased energy alone is not necessarily indicative of deficiencies in B-12, it can often be the underlying cause or play a part in it. Nevertheless getting sufficient B-12 either through diet or supplementation can help restore energy levels and keep energy levels raised at a cellular level, primarily since it helps with DNA synthesis. Since it is water soluble, excess B-12 is shed in the urine and does not build up in the body. This is important because 1. If you intake too much, it will not harm you and 2. It is necessary to intake regularly through diet and/or supplementation because your body will not store excess for future use!

The groups that are specifically at risk for B-12 deficiencies are the elderly, vegetarians, those with GI disorders or malabsorption problems, and pregnant or lactating women who either intake insufficient amounts of B-12 or are vegetarians.

Note: To achieve maximum benefit, please hold in the mouth and allow to stay under the tongue for a minimum of 30 seconds. This allows the B-12 to be asborbed through the sublingual area.

This product description is from Beeyoutiful.com.

Liquid B-12, 2 fl. oz.

Changes...

Beeyoutiful's new Product Catalog is now available!  And with the catalog comes change...

First the good news...

The good news is that there are 8 new products to introduce to you.  Also, two popular products--BerryWell and Tummy Tuneup--are now available in family sizes! 

And there is one product with a price decrease--Bug Me Not. Formerly $7.20, it is now available for $6.30.

The not-so-good news is that some prices have increased.  In most cases, the increases are not significant, and the products are still a good value for the price.  When a Beeyoutiful price goes up, ours does, too, unfortunately.  We will continue to offer a 10% discount on all Beeyoutiful-brand products.

We are now in the process of updating the prices shown on our blog.  Until all the updating is done, the blog price may not agree with the shopping cart price.  The shopping cart price is correct, and the blog price will be corrected as soon as possible.  We apologize for any confusion this may cause. 

Another change for Smith Family Resources is that we will be discontinuing the sale of books on our blog.  Most of the books we have previously offered will continue to be available from Beeyoutiful. 

We are also discontinuing all of our package offers except for the Beeyoutiful Family Pack.  The Beeyoutiful Family Pack will continue to be available for $99 plus shipping and sales tax.

Change is hard!  We'll try to make all these blog corrections quickly in order to minimize confusion.  Please feel free to call if we can help you in any way.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

SMICA XC at the Monkey C Monkey Run

It seems appropriate to follow a post about SuperKids
with another post about some super kids!


The Cross Country team of Shades Mountain Independent Church Academy participated in the Monkey C Monkey Run 5K this past Saturday,
September 8, 2012, in Homewood, AL.

The Team placed 2nd overall, finishing only seconds behind the winning team.

Team Top Finishers:
1 Noah Underwood (20:19)
2 Fisher Watkins (20:22)
3 Josh Horton (21:19)
4 Micah Haley (22:12)
5 Bekah Horton (24:01)
6 Anderson Underwood (24:13)
7 Jackson Clark (24:22)
8 Nathaniel Haley (25:53)
 
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
(Click here for all individual race results.) 
 
 
FEMALE AGE GROUP AGE: 1 - 14
Bethany Deuel (26:44) 5th place; 141st overall      
Rebekah Smith (28:53) 7th place; 205th overall
Lucy Downey (29:29) 8th place; 231st overall
Mia Horton (32:36) 10th place; 358th overall
Sarah Dortch (43:42) 19th place; 593rd overall

FEMALE AGE GROUP AGE: 15-19

Bekah Horton (24:01) 1st place; 57th overall
Rebekah Rotenberry (27:48) 5th place; 173rd overall
Gabrielle Dortch (28:32) 6th place; 191st overall
Sarah Hill (28:53) 8th place; 203rd overall
Lydia Deuel (29:33) 9th place; 233rd overall
Olivia Smith (30:50) 11th place; 283rd overall
Megan Smith (32:10) 16th place; 345th overall
 



MALE AGE GROUP AGE: 1 - 14
Josh Horton (21:19) 2nd place; 18th overall
Nathaniel Haley (25:53) 10th place; 106th overall
Matthew Dortch (26:40) 12th place; 139th overall
Weston Akin (28:57) 17th place; 206th overall
Alec Rogers (32:43) 24th place; 361st overall
  
MALE AGE GROUP AGE: 15-19
Noah Underwood (20:19) 1st place; 10th overall
Fisher Watkins (20:22) 2nd place; 11th overall
Micah Haley (22:12) 4th place; 29th overall
Anderson Underwood (24:13) 8th place; 59th overall
Jackson Clark (24:22) 10th place; 66th overall
Josiah Haley (29:56) 15th place; 254th overall
Phillip Reeves (32:17) 16th place; 352nd overall
 
SMICA Families can view more pictures at the SMICA website.
Also visit Sports in Motion for more photos.

Monday, September 10, 2012

SuperKids

from beeyoutiful.com:

Moms, give your children the same energy and healthy feeling you get from SuperMom multivitamins by giving them great-tasting SuperKids!

The SuperKids formula is similar to Beeyoutiful's other "Super" products but without the iron. And there's no synthetic dyes or sugar to hype up your kids. Derived from real foods, every bottle of SuperKids multivitamins for kids is chock-full of antioxidants like vitamins C and E, bioflavanoids, lycopene, and other carotenes that wage war against the free radicals assaulting your child's body every time they eat processed food or breathe polluted air.

These goodies will absorb and be better used by your child's body because SuperKids contains aloe vera, the superfood known for smoothing out digestion. It works magic in the colon for happier and more regular trips to the bathroom. Aloe also makes the intestines "slippery" so nasty stomach bugs can't take hold as easily.
Your child's bones will have an easier time enduring bike wrecks and falls thanks to the manganese, zinc, selenium, and other colloidal minerals. Plus, the Vitamin D in SuperKids enhances absorption of calcium -- especially important during the "fast bone growth years" ages 4 to 12.

Sweetened with xylitol, a natural substance actually good for your child's teeth, SuperKids comes in two great flavors: orange and multi-berry.

Additional Information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Teaspoon
Servings Per Container: 90 (approximately)
 
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 8.3
Total Carbohydrate 2 g .66%*
Sugar Alcohols (as Xylitol) 1 g
Vitamin A [from 60% Retinyl Palmitate & 40% Beta-Carotene
(as pro-Vitamin A 1.2 mg)] 1,666 IU 33%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 83 mg 140%
Vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol) 133 IU 33%
Vitamin E (from d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 33 IU 110%
Vitamin B-1 (from Thiamine Hydrochloride) 3.3 mg 223%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 3.3 mg 196%
Vitamin B-3 (from Niacinamide) 8.3 mg 42%
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 3.3 mg 166%
Folate (as Folic Acid) 133 mcg 33%
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 33 mcg 556%
Biotin 33 mcg 12%
Vitamin B-5 (from Calcium d-Pantothenate) 8.3 mg 83%
Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate) 8.3 mg 1%
Iodine [from Kelp (Laminaria digitata)] 25 mcg 17%
Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide) 3.3 mg 1%
Zinc (from Zind AAC) 1 mg 7%
Selenium (from Selenopure™ L-selenomethionine) 5 mcg 7%
Manganese (from Manganese AAC) .6 mg 33%
Chromium (from Chromium Chelavite® AAC) 3.3 mcg 2.6%
Potassium (fromPotassium Chloride) 8.3 mg <1 td="td">
Orange Juice Powder 33 mg
Vitaberry™ HI-ORAC Fruit Blend 17 mg
Aloe Vera Juice 17 mg
Colloidal Minerals (Fulvic Acid) 17 mg
Rice Protein Concentrate (from Non-GMO Brown Rice) 10 mg
Choline (from Choline Bitartrate) 8.3 mg
Inositol 8.3 mg
Kelp (Laminaria digitata) 5 mg
Grapeseed Extract (Vitis Vinifera) (90% Plyphenols) 3.3 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids 3.3 mg
Lutein (from Marigold Extract) 33 mcg
Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract) 33 mcg
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Suggested UseShake well. As a dietary supplement, For Children 4 years and older: take 1 teaspoon (5 mL) 1 to 2 times daily with meals. For Adults: take 1 tablespoon (15 mL) 1 to 2 times daily with meals.
Other IngredientsDe-ionized Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Xylitol, Natural Flavors, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Xanthan Gum and Potassium Sorbate. A Vegetarian Formula.
Contains NOSalt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, milk, egg or artificial colors or flavors.
NoticeNotes: This product may contain insignificant amounts of naturally occurring Iron present in colloidal minerals. Refrigerate after opening to preserve flavor.

Friday, September 7, 2012

September Giveaway

We'd like to reward our super blog followers and customers with a special giveaway for September.  Leave a comment on any post on our blog in the month of September, and you will be entered into a drawing for a free Super-vitamin of your choice!  Share this giveaway with others, and leave a comment telling us what you did--another entry!  And when you make a purchase in the month of September, your comment entries will be doubled.  Looking forward to hearing from you!