Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama


Monday, September 15, 2014

Liquid Green Goodness!

http://smithfamilyresources.com/products/liquidchlorophyll
 
Are you anemic?

Anemia is a condition in which there aren't enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body's tissues. If you are anemic, you may feel tired or weak. Loss of blood is the most common cause of anemia. That's why women who are menstruating or who have just given birth are often susceptible to anemia.

Taking chlorophyll can help relieve anemia--and can help you have more energy even if you aren't anemic. Chlorophyll stimulates the production of red blood cells and helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the body and the brain, which means more energy for you.

Chlorophyll has great cleansing properties as well. It is called an "internal deodorizer." Regular use of chlorophyll can improve bad breath, as well as lessen the odors of urine and feces and odors accompanying perspiration.

In the video below, Stephanie Tallent talks about how useful Liquid Chlorophyll can be during pregnancy.  Her "green goodness" drink consists of a glass of water with about a teaspoon of Liquid Chlorophyll and few drops of Liquid Stevia added to it.
 
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Buy 3!

Did you know that Smith Family Resources
offers quantity discounts on all of our products?

If you are ordering 3 or more of any product,
and ask for the discounted price.

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. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WOW!

new website / sunscreen special
 "WOW!  That was the easiest order I've ever placed online in my life!!!!"
...said the text we received from the first customer
who placed an order on the new website...
"Took me less than 2 minutes to do the entire order...
love it!" 

Let us know if you love it, too!

Local customers, feel free to order online if you want your products shipped directly to you.  If you prefer to pick up your products, please place your order by phone or email to avoid the automatic shipping charge you'll incur ordering online.  Thanks!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Updating our Website!


Visit http://www.smithfamilyresources.blogspot.com/p/our-products.html for a complete list of our products.

We're in the process of updating our website,
and you're going to love it!
Until all of our products are added,
you can continue shopping our blog as usual.
Very soon, you'll be able to shop in our online store.
Check it out at www.smithfamilyresources.com.
We'd love to hear what you think!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July First Friday

In just a little over 3 minutes, Steve Norris captured 4 hours of fun in Old Town Helena Thursday night!
Watch all the way to the end for the Fireworks Grand Finale!


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Thanks for another great First Friday in Helena!
Mark your calendars now for Friday, August 1!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

First Friday is Tonight!

First Friday on Thursday ~ July 3, 2014 ~ 5:30-8:30 Shop, Dine, Art & Music ~ 9:00 Fireworks!  www.facebook.com/HelenaFirstFriday
First Friday is on Thursday this month--
that's tonight!

Come see us tonight in Old Town Helena.
The Smith Family Resources booth will be
on Main Street near the
Heart & Soul Consignment Boutique.

Stop by and register to win
a 3 oz. Paraben-Free Moisturizer.
We'll have several drawings during the evening,
and you don't have to be present to win.

for more information.


Helena Fireworks Grand Finale, Video courtesy of Steve Norris
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"The day will be the most memorable in America.
I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival...it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade...bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this day forward, forevermore."
-John Adams,
in a letter to his wife after the Continental Congress decided to proclaim the American colonies independent from Britain.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Moisturizer Giveaway


http://smithfamilyresources.com/products/paraben-free-moisturizer

I just made a new batch of Paraben-Free Moisturizer,
and I want you to try some!

We're giving away one on the blog
and one on Facebook
You can enter both places!
No purchase is necessary to win,
and you may enter as many times as you like. 

To enter on the blog,
leave a comment on this post.

To enter on facebook,
like, share, or comment on the moisturizer giveaway status.
 
Two winners will be randomly selected tomorrow afternoon.
Be sure to check back then to see if you're a winner!

(A general note about commenting on the blog... Your comment will appear exactly as you type it. If you don't want your email address to be posted along with your comment, please don't include it.)

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

First Friday ~ June 6

Helena First Friday ~ June 6, 2014 ~ It rained, but a few of us braved the elements and enjoyed an evening in Old Town Helena.  Photos by Eric Smith
The Helena Business Association did all they could to provide a great First Friday in Helena, but they couldn't control the weather!  It rained most of the time, but a few of us stuck it out and enjoyed the evening in Old Town anyway. 

July:  First Friday on Thursday!

Next month, we'll celebrate First Friday on Thursday.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us for July's First Friday on Thursday, July 3.  Come shop and dine from 5:30 'til 8:30 and stay for Independence Day Fireworks!

Photos by Eric Smith

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cahaba Lilies

Cahaba Lilies in Helena, Alabama ~ May 2014
This morning, Hewy Woodman (of No Sleep In Helena) led a group of us down on the banks of Buck Creek to see one of the largest stands of Cahaba lilies in the south.
According to www.cahabariver.net, Cahaba lilies are found only in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, so I feel grateful to be able to see some here in my own hometown. 


"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you,
not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these." Luke 12:27

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Support For a Healthy Metabolism


Thyro-Vival is a complete nutritional supplement
for the support of healthy thyroid function.
Beeyoutiful has combined Iodine (from Kelp) and Tyrosine,
the two integral constituents of thyroid hormones,
with the minerals Selenium, Zinc and Copper,
to assist in its production.
In addition, Beeyoutiful's Thyro-Vival contains Guggul Extract,
an Ayurvedic herb known for its ability
to support a healthy metabolism.

Read what customers are saying about Thyro-Viral:

Feeling Normal Again! Review by Tammy ~ I am a 31-year-old mom with very mild hypothyroidism and was trying to find something natural to deal with the symptoms. It took about three weeks for my system to respond, but it is great to feel normal again! My metabolism is up, my mind is clear, and I have a spring in my step instead of feeling sluggish and generally unmotivated. It has been a huge blessing to find this product.

Big difference! Review by Jessica ~ Utter exhaustion is the only way to describe what I have felt like for years.  I have had my thyroid tested but it came back in the normal range. I take Supermom vitamins regularly for years but still was exhausted. I saw a review for the Thyro-Vival and thought I would give it a try. I am almost done with my first bottle and let me tell you I noticed a huge difference in just a few days. I finally had the energy to tackle the laundry monster that had taken over my house!




California Prop 65 WARNING: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. 
Beeyoutiful Disclaimer: This product is always tested and comes in well below the FDA allowances for lead or any other heavy metals. Nonetheless because it contains trace amounts, this warning must be on the product for us to legally sell to CA customers. Don't worry, it's the same great product it always has been.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

I've been challenged!



I've been challenged!

Here goes...

1.  Self-Portrait and
Five Random Facts About Yourself

1.  I realize the first point of #1 is "self-portrait."  The first random fact about me is that I have never taken a selfie.

2.  Although I don't take selfies, I do take hundreds of pictures of other people, mostly of my five children. 

3.  I also take pictures of birds.  Yesterday, I photographed a rose-breasted grosbeak, a ruby-throated hummingbird, a house finch, and a tufted titmouse on the feeders in my backyard.

4.  I was challenged by my daughter.  You can visit her at Love, Learn and Laugh!

5.  I'm behind.  I'm behind on a lot of things, but, specifically, I'm behind on this challenge.  I'm writing Day 1 on the 3rd day of the month--which means I should finish the 31 Day Blog Challenge in about 93 days!

I love it when you comment.
Feel free to tell me something random about yourself!  Emoji

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rosemary Essential Oil


http://smithfamilyresources.com/products/rosemaryoil

  • To help relieve the congestion and cough of a cold or flu, add rosemary oil to your diffuser, bath water or vaporizer.  You may also add rosemary oil to almond oil and apply to the bottoms of your feet and to the chest.
  • For headache, menstrual cramps, or arthritis pain, add a few drops of rosemary oil to a carrier oil, such as almond oil, and rub on the affected area. 
  • Use rosemary oil in a diffuser or vaporizer in an area where you wish to sharpen focus or brighten your mood.  Rosemary is said to have an impact on mental clarity.
  • To stimulate hair growth, rub rosemary oil on your scalp.  Rosemary oil can also be used as a leave-in conditioner to help keep hair silky smooth.
  • Click here for a great recipe for a sore muscle relief blend, using rosemary oil.
Warning: Pregnant and Nursing women should not use Rosemary Essential Oil internally at all. It can cause a miscarriage and can be toxic to a nursing baby. Also, ingestion of large amounts of Rosemary Oil can cause severe digestive side effects as well as toxic affects to the kidneys and liver. Use with caution.

This information is from www.beeyoutiful.com.



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tea Tree Oil

http://smithfamilyresources.com/t/essentialoils

Beeyoutiful's Tea Tree Oil is 100% pure, steam-distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, and it provides generous amounts of terpinen--the active ingredient responsible for the oil’s amazing antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal abilities.

Replace your first aid spray and anti-bacterial ointments with tea tree oil for cuts, scrapes, infections, irritated hair follicles, blisters, boils—even acne. It’s safe for use on broken skin and can be used without diluting. A drop or two is all you need to disinfect and heal.

On minor burns and sunburn, add tea tree oil to Vitamin E oil or aloe vera gel for soothing relief. This combination makes a refreshing aftershave, too, and, unlike most store-bought lotions, it has no dangerous chemicals to soak into your skin.

Instead of toxic wart remover, apply tea tree oil regularly onto both plantar and seed warts. Since warts are caused by a virus, tea tree oil's anti-viral characteristics go to work, dissolving most warts within a few weeks.

If you shower in a dorm, campground, or other public facility, consider spritzing your feet and freshly shaved legs with a mixture of water and a few drops of tea tree oil to prevent warts. And be sure to treat your razor with tea tree oil before shaving.

Treat jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm with anti-fungal tea tree oil. Unsightly nail fungus responds well to tea tree oil, too. Apply undiluted, or for ease of spreading, add it to a small amount of olive oil or aloe gel. 

To reduce bronchial distress, mix a few drops of tea tree oil with olive oil and spread liberally on the chest and throat. You can also produce a steam inhalation treatment by mixing tea tree oil in a bowl of 6 to 8 cups of boiling water, covering your head and the bowl with a towel, and breathing deeply (eyes closed) for 10 minutes. Tea tree oil can also be diffused in a vaporizer or aroma lamp to open airways and disinfect the sickroom.

Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of borax.  Mix in a spray bottle (12 oz.) with warm water for a safe, refreshing disinfectant.

Does your dishwasher have an unpleasant smell? Add a couple of drops of TTO to the soap dispenser along with the soap. And a few drops in your garbage disposer will freshen it up, too.

Safety Information: Can be used neat, however it's best to do a patch test first. Limit usage to the problem area, and avoid the surrounding skin. Do not massage directly on or below a varicose vein.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Orange Essential Oil




~ cold-pressed from the peel of an orange ~



·  Make your own pesticide:  Add 2 ounces of orange essential oil to 1 gallon of water in a spray jar.  Use sparingly--over-use can burn plants.


·  Put a drop of orange oil on a cotton ball.  Place the cotton ball in a pantry or cupboard to keep the area free of insects.

·  Add a drop of orange oil to each load of laundry.  It smells great and also acts an effective cleaner.    
 
·  Make a spritz for diffusing throughout your home.  Mix about 10 drops of orange oil in a spray bottle with water.  Orange oil has anti-depressant properties.

·  Add a few drops of orange oil to your bathwater.  Orange oil has anti-inflammatory properties.

·  Use orange essential oil in your own homemade foam soap.  Click here for recipe.

Have you found orange oil to be helpful in your home?
Do you have any recipes or suggestions to share?


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lemon Oil


http://smithfamilyresources.com/products/lemonoil

Lemon Essential Oil is
antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic!


Lemon essential oil is commonly known as a cleanser, but it has an amazingly wide variety of applications.  Here are some ideas to try in your own home.

  • Add lemon oil to drinking water to help reduce acidity in the body.  This can ease the symptoms of gout and rheumatism by helping to cleanse uric acid from the body.

  • Add lemon oil and a bit of stevia to water to make a refreshing lemonade.

  • Add lemon oil to your diffuser.  Diffused into the air, lemon oil has been shown to improve alertness, memory and productivity. 

  • For coughs, colds , and throat or mouth infections, add a few drops of lemon oil to a glass of water and gargle.

  • Apply lemon oil topically to cold sores to help ease the pain and promote healing.

  • Add a few drops of lemon oil to a bath to add in easing symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

  • To make a clean-smelling disinfectant spray, add 3-5 drops to water in a spray bottle.

  • Apply a few drops of lemon oil to remove gum stuck in hair or to get rid of gummy residue on glass.

  • Add a few drops of lemon oil to shampoo to clean greasy hair.

  • Apply lemon oil topically to cellulite or varicose veins.  Lemon oil promotes circulation.

  • Use lemon essential oil in your own homemade glass cleaner and wood cleaner.  Click here for recipes.

  • To reduce static electricity in your laundry, put 3-5 drops of lemon oil on a small rag and toss it in with the load in the dryer.

  • Have you found lemon oil to be helpful in your home?
    Do you have any recipes or suggestions to share?