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What Keeps You Going?

Why Wednesday

When your system is run down, your full life has you spinning in circles, and you have been granted the important task of keeping your children healthy, what keeps you going? Jeanne' lets us in on her secret weapon!

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"re:iimmune has become a necessity for me! As a grad student, and mom, my immune system has to be in tip top shape to fight off germs and keep me going! It is the perfect recovery drink after a hot day at the beach! I never ever go on vacation without a daily supply of re:iimmune! It has been a life-saver in helping my kiddos recover from being sick or dehydrated from summer camp, and they even love the taste!" -Jeanne'

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Get to Know Your Pharmacist

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In this fast paced, instant gratification society, we often times don’t get to know the people we interact with on a daily basis beyond a cordial greeting. Perhaps you make light banter with your regular barista, and wave as you pass your neighbors car while pulling into your respective garages, but how well do you know the people you come in contact with regularly? I believe we all still make it a priority to get to know our doctors, being as they care for one of the things we hold most dearly- our health, but there is someone else who also plays a very critical role within our personal healthcare journey- our pharmacist.

 

These days, our pharmacy options are endless. In most city's there seems to be a pharmacy on the corner of every block. Whether you choose to visit your local pharmacy, a chain drugstore with a handy drive through, or the pharmacy nestled within your favorite grocery store; it’s important that you pick a pharmacy that works best for your routine, and a pharmacist that you trust. It’s crucial to use one pharmacy consistently in order for your pharmacist to stay up to date with your medication history, while also checking for crossed signals or possible contraindications.

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Getting to know your pharmacist, and letting them get to know you, are really important steps to take in your health care regime. If you have multiple doctors or specialists that you see, as most of us do, (General Physician, Dermatologist, Pulmonary Specialist, Cardiologist…the list goes on) then chances are, the one person coordinating your list of medications and proof reading the materials at the end of the day, is in fact your pharmacist.

Of course there are systems in place to keep our hospital records up to date so that each of your doctors are aware of all your medications, but systems aren’t always bullet proof, especially in an operation with as many moving parts as a hospital. For instance, if I spent 3 years writing a book, I wouldn't trust multiple people to analyze separate chapters for the books final approval, I would instead lean on the understanding of the one person reading the book in it's entirety to give me my final draft and complete analysis. How much more important is your health? It’s nice to know that the last person to put together your full compilation of medications is looking out for you, and knows exactly what to watch out for.

 

When you’re new to a pharmacy, or making steps towards getting to know your current pharmacist, here are some important things to share with them:

 

  • Any Known Allergies to Medications
  • Medical History
  • Any Nonprescription Medications you are taking
  • An Up to Date List of All Medications

 

Chances are, your pharmacist wants to get to know YOU! After handling the delicate issues that come with the job of distributing medications to customers all day long, I’m sure your pharmacist would welcome a warm smile and a friendly face. We hope you are encouraged to get to know your favorite pharmacist, and Get Better, better!

 

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Why Diabetic Friendly is Better for EveryBODY

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In theory we all recognize that processed chemicals aren’t good to put into our bodies on a regular basis. We can agree that eating whole foods will benefit our health, trumping a microwave dinner any day, but what do we know about the actual chemicals we’re avoiding besides that they’re bad for us? Sometimes it’s good to know why you’re calling something bad in order to take your claim seriously. When re:iimmune® was created, every single ingredient was carefully considered and scrutinized.

 

Most hydration drinks are loaded with sugar and unnecessary chemicals, and that’s exactly why it was vital for re:iimmune® to be diabetic friendly, Clinical Strength Hydration™. Usually your mind would automatically just assume that means it’s sugar free, but this concept goes much deeper than the table sugar you store in your pantry. We don’t use sucralose, dextrose or sugar-instead, we use agave insulin extracted from an all natural, organic, blue agave plant. Organic agave extract is rich in nutrients, and is also considered a “super fiber” that promotes digestive health by serving as a prebiotic- aiding the good bacteria that lives in our gut.

 

Why is one of the most important questions you can ask, so why do we choose not to use other commonly used sugar substitutes? Good question!

 

Sucralose, a commonly found sugar substitute, is technically just chlorinated sugar according to it’s processing. There are a lot of big words associated with the research on sucralose, but the important thing to know is that it has been found to be 300,000 times more carcinogenic than DDT, an insecticide that was banned for it’s extreme toxicity. The compounds formed in this process have been linked to a number of diseases, birth defects and immune dysfunction. There you have it! Why would a product that was created to make you feel better contain a chemical linked to the very things we’re fighting?

 

Dextrose, is a form of sugar that is most commonly made from corn that is genetically modified and is chemically identical to glucose (blood sugar). Being as I just used the diabetic dirty word, glucose, you can assume the obvious: it spikes blood sugar levels like crazy which is terrible for the average person, but especially for anyone who is pregnant, nursing, hyperglycemic or diabetic. It also takes a slug at the body’s general immune system function. This particular derivative of sugar is most commonly going to be GMO, and that’s a whole other can of worms I’ll let you open on your own time!

 

Sugar is important to recognize as harmful beyond the commonly thought of cavities and love handles as it’s linked to a myriad of dangers from disrupted hormonal cycles, the development of diabetes itself, and a vast amount of cardiovascular issues.

 

As timing would have it, the FDA recently announced new food labeling restrictions to adjust the serving sizes according to the amount one would typically consume, and for the first time all labels will be required to list added sugars! Knowing what we’re consuming and why, is one major step in the right direction towards a healthy and functional lifestyle.

Now you know re:iimmune® is sugar, dextrose and sucralose free and WHY,  we hope you also have some valuable information that you can carry with you on your next grocery shopping trip.

 

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What is Your Why?

Why Wednesday

When Dr. Kerri Miller was taking her first steps towards the creation of reiimmune, the book “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek was a life changing inspiration that played a part in the foundation of the development of reiimmune. So it’s only natural that we want to know your "why".

Here’s Sarah’s WHY:

"I love drinking re:iimmune because it helps keep me balanced after a crazy season of transition and a new job. I know my immune system took a hit this winter when I had to take antibiotics for the first time in 6 years, and re:iimmune helped my gut health and in turn, my immune system. Now I am in a habit of drinking it regularly. It helps me stay hydrated and healthy, even during a stressful work week, and my dog is thankful I have the energy to keep up with him!" -Sarah

Why do you reiimmune?

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It Takes G.U.T.S. To Get Well

reiimmune hydration, recovery drink mix, pre biotic, pro biotic, gut health, get well Gut health is all the rage! Are you on board? Well you should be and here’s why: studies show that nearly 75% of your immune system is located in your guts. Your gut health has been linked to everything from depression and anxiety, to skin disorders and severe diseases. We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat!”-now we’re taking this concept to a cellular level. When Dr. Kerri Miller developed this revolutionary recovery formula, re:iimmune®, she recognized a critical piece missing within our health care system. The medical community has made advancements so unfathomably incredible, it’s a little hard to believe. With the help of skilled surgeons you can be given your eye sight back, they literally give you a new set of eyes…new limbs, new hearts, new noses and chins! With the help of Chemotherapy and antibiotics, diseases that would otherwise steal our precious time on earth, are slowed and even defeated. Yet, all of these intense accomplishments are met with intense trauma to our bodies, she saw a solution to making the recovery process a smoother journey for everyone. Now, it would be nice if we could just hand you a box of re:iimmune®, pat you on the back, and promise that was all it took to insure a smooth recovery, but the truth is, re:iimmune® is just one piece of the equation. As a nurse practitioner, Dr. Miller has put together a four part plan to pair with re:iimmune® that will assist any patient with their recovery process regardless of the ailment they’re facing. Over the coming weeks we will be addressing each of these crucial parts to the puzzle and rolling out the why behind our G.U.T.S.- Stay tuned!
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This is My Stethoscope and This is My Story

re:iimune's story, kerri miller's story, kerri miller and her stethoscope I’m a nurse practitioner, and this is me with my 16 year old stethoscope. Together we have traveled the world touching hearts and lives. We have been to Kenya, visited Central America 18 times, and worked in New Orleans together during the aftershock of Katrina. We have worked in cardiology, Internal Medicine, and made hospital rounds thousands of times. Together, we have figured out a way to help countless people get better, better. But, now we need your support in order to reach the millions of people around the world who are at risk of dying from dehydration every day. You can help make a difference by trying our product and recommending it to your patients. Together, you and I can make a huge impact!

-Dr. Kerri Miller

 

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Get Well Make Well

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You know that sensation when you first wake up in the morning and it feels like you swallowed cotton balls all night long? Maybe I just need to invest in a humidifier, but nevertheless it takes me at least 10 minutes of lying there staring at the ceiling before I work up the energy to walk all the way down stairs for a fresh glass of water. Now, let’s put this in perspective. Maybe you can relate with me, or maybe you’re globally conscious by nature and thinking something along these lines; there are people all over the world who do not have the luxury of walking anywhere to grab a glass of clean drinking water, much less within their own home. Not to mention, their symptoms are way more serious than a scratchy throat in the morning.

Dehydration is considered a pandemic today and it is responsible for a myriad of devastation around the world. There are many impactful organizations working to help bring clean water to rural communities in developing countries all over the world, whether it be by digging wells or introducing efficient water filtration systems. Yet, there are still an estimated 500,000 children under the age of 5 who will die each year from dehydration. This is a staggering amount that stops you in your tracks and makes your head spin when you let it sink in. There are so many factors that play into this widespread crisis. Where there is a lack of clean water, there is normally an increase in diarrheoal diseases that lead to more severe dehydration, and in turn leave the body in a depleted state that requires much more than just water to re-hydrate efficiently.

Dr. Kerri Miller, our CEO and founder at Make People Better, has spent 14 yekerri_nicaars volunteering as a medical aid in Nicaragua, meanwhile she has witnessed this ongoing problem first hand. This close contact with lethal dehydration is what initially inspired her to create re:iimmune®. After working with the Nicaraguan government to introduce the World Health Organization’s protocol that includes the use of a new oral rehydration solution, with zinc for immune support, she’s now taken it a step further. She first created and introduced re:iimmune® right here in our backyard with the intention of addressing the poor hydration and gut health that plagues our own communities, she then set in place the Get Well Make Well campaign.

Get Well Make Well gives you the opportunity to be a part of the solution! For every box of re:iimmune® that is sold, 1 potentially lifesaving serving is donated to an organization, like Convoy of Hope, to be distributed in a developing country. With its unique pre and probiotic blend for intestinal immune support, and Clinical Strength Hydration™, re:iimmune® could make a world of difference for someone living without access to clean water. So the next time you’re feeling run down, dehydrated, or generally in poor health, thank your lucky stars that re:iimmune® is but a pharmacy away (or a click away for you online shoppers) and know that as you take that first sip towards getting better, better- you are impacting the life of someone in need.

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Pre and Post Surgery Care

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Chances are, most of us will have surgery at some point in our lives, in fact the average person will have several procedures in their lifetime from- tonsil removal, getting your wisdom teeth cut out, or something a little more serious like- hip replacements and open heart surgery. When the time comes to prepare for a surgery, there are many important factors to consider- making sure you have the right caretakers appointed for post surgery recovery, choosing the right surgeon, and learning as much as you can about your condition. One of the most important things we can do to prepare for invasive surgery is boost our immune system. It’s important to be well rested, eat a balanced diet, and take optimal care of our bodies in the weeks leading up to an operation.

 

Surgery, regardless of the seriousness, poses itself as a trauma to our bodies, and in turn triggers inflammation and depletes essential nutrients. These things impair the immune system and in turn leave you at a higher risk for post operative complications, especially infections. There are many ways to make sure your immune system is charged up, and one of the top influencers of your immunity is your gut health. Making sure you are working on building your beneficial, intestinal bacteria, is essential to your gut health, and ultimately, your immune system’s strength.

 

Hydration is also a key component to a smooth recovery, patients who are well hydrated report less nausea and pain after going through a surgery. Water retention after surgery is a common discomfort as well, and the more hydrated you are, the lower your chances of water retention will be. Not only will adequate hydration leave you feeling more comfortable, but the more hydrated you are, the faster your body will flush itself of the anesthesia and drugs you have been administered as you are recovering, in allowing your body to relieve itself of any unnecessary toxins.

 

We believe re:iimmune® is the perfect touch to any pre surgery preparation or post surgery recovery. Combine it’s clinical strength hydration and intestinal immune support with a balanced diet and lots of rest- you’re sure to get better, better™!

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Agave Inulin Benefits

  Agave, Agave inulin, re:iimmune all natural ingredient Nature gives us the solution to a healthy lifestyle and the tools to maintain our body system in good conditions. Through generations we have known that nature is wise and one of the many benefits it has for us is the Agave Inulin. The agave inulin is a soluble fiber which is extracted from the agave plant (what tequila is made from) through a drying process. Among some of the benefits of agave inulin are the following:
  • Helps to treat colitis/gastritis
  • It has a prebiotic element that supports the development of beneficial bacteria in the intestines
  • Helps to avoid constipation
  • Helps to fight against high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Helps to control high blood sugar levels especially in those suffering from diabetes.
  • Rich in fiber which helps to rid our body of toxins and waste that accumulate daily in our system
If you suffer from constipation, diabetes, high cholesterol and triglycerides, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems-agave inulin is ideal for you.  Although, even a healthy person could receive valuable benefits by ingesting agave inulin due to its rich fiber that supports the intestinal wall and helps prevent health problems while maintaining a good digestive system. re:iimmune® has strengthened it’s formula by adding organic agave inulin directly from the land of tequila and agave, Jalisco, Mexico-where agave is cultivated with extreme care and the best quality available. Because of this, and many other benefits, re:iimmune® helps you get better, better. Get to know more about re:iimmune® at www.reiimmune.com.
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Senior Care and What to Watch For

We tend to avoid the appearance, groan over the emerging signs, and feel the symptoms slowly showing up in our daily lives, but age is something to be honored and respected—it’s a privilege. With age, often times comes maturity and wisdom along with a myriad of physical telltales.

 

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Caregivers around the world have the responsibility of caring for the elderly in homes and facilities, day in and day out. Whether you’re caring for a friend or family member, or have chosen care-giving as a career path, with it comes a high amount of responsibility-- caring for another’s health is one of the most important tasks we may ever encounter. It’s important to understand and keep an eye out for the warning signs of serious health conditions surfacing. Dehydration and nutrient malabsorption may quickly lead to many serious issues. Dehydration in the elderly can easily occur due to altered thirst perception, inability to effectively communicate, medications that effect fluid levels- such as laxatives or diuretics-- or when taking more than 4 medications regularly.

 

Some signs to be aware of are:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Confusion
  • Headaches and Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Sunken eyes
  • Inability to sweat or produce tears
  • Low urine output or constipation
  • Urinary tract infections

 

Malabsorption of nutrients in the elderly can lead to anemia related fatigue, unexplained depression with signs of apathy or irritability, as well as physical manifestations such as brittle, dry hair, and ridged nails.

If you notice any of these signs in someone you’re caring for, first consult their health care provider to rule out any serious conditions, and then begin working towards strengthening their hydration levels and nutrient absorption.

The extra support from the Clinical Strength Hydration™ and balancing electrolyte nutrients in re:iimmune® help reduce dehydration when recognized in the early stages. The pre and probiotic blend paired with L-glutamine and ginger, produce a restorative element in the digestive system, and ultimately may create a more viable environment for nutrient absorption.

We want to partner with you in making people better, at every stage of life.

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