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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™!

Agave Inulin Benefits

 

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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.

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.

The Facts–Walgreens

Maybe you’ve walked past it lined up on a shelf at your local pharmacy, or seen an ad pop up as you were scrolling through your favorite sites, but what do you really know about re:iimmune®?

Well here are THE FACTS; re:iimmune® was created by Springfield Missouri Native, Dr. Kerri Miller– she saw a missing link in our health care system and set out to find the solution, an over the counter, illness recovery formula that will help you get better, better at home.

re:iimmune® combines clinical strength hydration, with a prebiotic and 14 probiotics for intestinal immune support, a dose of zinc for extra immune boosting power, ginger– to soothe nausea, and L-glutamine to aid in repairing intestinal tissue. This powerful pack of essential nutrients pairs well with a balanced anti-inflammatory diet, and to top it all off, it is made with organic agave (prebiotic), all natural flavoring, and is sugar and gluten free.

Where can you find it, you ask? Good question! re:iimmune® has been on shelves locally since August of 2014 and we are proud to announce you can now also find re:iimmune® at one of four Walgreens in the Springfield Missouri area.

 

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Not in Springfield? Check out our store locator to find a location near you.

Now that you know the facts, we want to help you get better, better! For more information on re:iimmune® click here.

 

 

Walgreens Store Locations
Address City State Zip Code
1955 S National Ave Springfield MO 65804
2640 E. Sunshine Springfield MO 65804
2951 S. Campbell Springfield MO 65807
1349 E Republic Rd Springfield MO 65804

Antibiotics- Moldy Bread & Humble Beginnings

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We can’t deny that antibiotics have become a sort of controversy as of late, but to deny them the respect they so deserve, would be doing ourselves a great disservice.

The history of antibiotic discovery and use is actually a very interesting story; some say it dates all the way back to the early Egyptians who use to bandage wounds with a type of moldy bread poultice. Isn’t that nice? Needless to say, we’ve come a long way since then.  Penicillin was our first successful antibiotic pioneer, before Alexander Fleming discovered the bacteria fighting power of penicillin, a simple cut or scrape could introduce serious infections and even fatality—not to mention the fact that we had no way of fighting pneumonia, strep throat, rheumatic fever or gonorrhea.

The threat we face today is the overuse of antibiotics. We’ve stopped using them solely for life threatening infections and have started relying on them for every discomfort in the book.  We’ve begun to create a community of antibiotic resistant bodies and diseases. There are many consequences that come with the abuse of this powerful medicine, aside from the threat of them becoming completely ineffective–they also leave our immune systems worse for the wear as they destroy all bacteria in their path, including the healthy bacteria that keep our gut, the epicenter of our immune system, healthy and functional.

Our advice? Do everything in your power to build your immune system naturally-rest, eat right, and at the end of the day when you feel yourself coming down with something, evaluate the situation. Consult your doctor on whether what you’re experiencing truly is concerning enough to introduce antibiotics. Antibiotics are wonderful when used correctly and re:iimmune® will help your body begin to recover by re-introducing good bacteria to your gut, relieving antibiotic related nausea with ginger root extract and will also begin to repair your intestinal wall with it’s multifunctional L-Glutamine that also aids in hydration absorption.

Travel Bug-Get Better, Better

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Vacation. Whether it be a tropical spring break trip, a honeymoon to the Virgin Islands or a guy’s ice fishing trip in the frigid Pacific Ocean—we all have fond thoughts and eager expectations of what we call “vacation”. The last thing you want to think about after spending hundreds of dollars on flights and accommodations, not to mention, numerous hours daydreaming about the sound of waves lapping outside your cabana, is a round of the stomach flu or an unexpected sinus infection interrupting your moment of bliss. The unfortunate news is, travel related sickness is far too common for comfort. From crowded airports, unfamiliar foods, abnormal sleep schedules, and stress caused by unexpected delays–your immune system takes a hit!

 

Needless to say, if you’re planning a trip, it’s time to step up your health game.

 

Hydration: Often times it’s difficult to stay well hydrated when you’re traveling. Rushed commutes, hot beaches, and extra activities can leave you depleted. Not only is dehydration often accompanied by a long list of uncomfortable side effects, but it also inhibits your cells from healing properly and ultimately damages your immune system.

 

Digestion: Rich foods, extra desserts, and foreign bacteria all play a part in most of our travels. Since 70% of your immune system is located in your gut, it’s vital to give your digestive system some extra attention. Ginger is a powerful digestive aid, it has been known to help soothe your gas pains, digest and metabolize fats and even relieve common stomach pains.

 

Immune Booster: When you’re in the business of protecting your sacred getaway, you want to come at it with all of your guns blazing. Beefing up your immunity with some extra supplements, such as zinc, adds just the right amount of power behind your punch. Zinc is a supplement that is helpful with reducing inflammation–that often leads to infection–and is thought to be the most important micronutrient, as well as a key co-factor of the immune system.

 

Ultimately, the goal is to catch nothing more than a healthy glow and an extra pep in your step on your upcoming venture. So, next time you start packing your bags, don’t forget to add re:iimmune® to the top of your travel list. With its clinical strength hydration, blend of pre and probiotics, a dose of zinc, and 275mg of ginger extract, you’re on your way to healthy and happy travels!

 

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Information on this blog is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this blog for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

More Than Water

 

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Short of breath. Blurred vision. Rapid heartbeat. Delirium.

Sounds serious, doesn’t it? When first read, these symptoms initially may register thoughts of —strokes, heart attacks, allergic reactions, or some other commonly thought of, serious health issues. However, these symptoms are what you could experience due to mild, moderate or severe dehydration levels, at any given time.

Dehydration is currently considered a pandemic. While there are people all over the world who have-little-to-no access to clean water sources, most people living in developed countries have an abundance of safe drinking water at their fingertips, yet, many of us turn to coffee, tea, soda or other dehydrating beverages to quench our thirst– leaving us dehydrated and at serious risk.

Whether it be your doctor, a nutritionist, or an article you’ve read–every one of us has been told we should be drinking more water at some point in our lives—either directly or inadvertently. Although, in some cases, water alone just won’t cut it. When it comes to serious dehydration, our bodies need a little help absorbing the water and electrolytes it takes to get our hydration under control.

The L-Glutamine in re:iimmune® helps your body do just that by pulling the necessary water across our intestinal wall. The electrolyte balancing nutrients in re:iimmune® then add the finishing touches by restoring healthy electrolyte levels, leaving us with all the components of a healthy and hydrated body.

What’s New About the Flu…

The truth is, the flu is old news. Every year we are blasted with warnings of the approaching flu season, ads on TV of sniffly moms and dads, construction workers miserably trudging around in the cold, children with thermometers poking out of their mouths and disheveled business men trying to make it through their work day- directing us to the latest and greatest symptom reliever. The ugly truth is that the flu isn’t just another seasonal inconvenience, but a serious problem—in fact, thousands of people die each year from flu related symptoms which pose the greatest threats to children and elderly adults.

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When the flu hits you, or your family, what is your plan of action? Most likely you run to the medicine cabinet for a variety of decongestants, cough remedies, hot teas and vitamin C. While immediate relief from your symptoms aids in allowing you to rest more comfortably (which is vital to recovery) we also have to focus in on the foundation of our health: the immune system. There are many commonly referenced immune boosters that we’ve all become familiar with, but did you know that 75% of your immune system resides in the digestive system? Without giving your digestive system the proper fuel it needs to restore itself, your body won’t have the strength it requires to ward off infection properly.

Our bodies are made up of nearly 90% bacteria, both good and bad. When your health is under attack it’s best to fight back by strengthening your good bacteria with pre and probiotics, essential nutrients and Clinical Strength Hydration™. Without proper hydration levels, your cells won’t have the strength they need to do their jobs efficiently and ward off illness. The same goes for your digestive system, without the power to ward off the bad bacteria residing in your gut, your immune system is left in a vulnerable position.

Our suggestion? Hold on to your favorite relief product, settle in with some “feel good” movies, steep a pot of hot tea, and mix yourself up a glass of re:iimmune®! With it’s multi-stain blend of pre and probiotics, Clinical Strength Hydration™, a powerful punch of L-glutamine that works to rebuild your intestinal tissue, and ginger root that soothes and repairs your digestive flow, your immune system will thank you. re:iimmune® was specifically formulated to help you get better, better™!