Immunity Boost

10 Day re:iimmune Challenge

Happy New Year everyone! Are you up for a little challenge? We know you’ve been making all sorts of resolutions about being healthier in 2017 and we’d like to give you some reasons to take part in the 10 Day re:iimmune Challenge! We hope it serves as a  jump start for your entire wellness routine.

First of all, it’s the 10 Day re:iimmune Challenge because there are 10 packets of re:iimmune in each box and we are encouraging you to use it for 10 days in a row to get a real sense of it’s benefits. It’s a water-based solution for drinking which provides Clinical Strength Hydration® with a rich package of health-supporting ingredients. This unique combination has been specifically formulated to help you get better, better.

The formula combines the science of Clinical Strength Hydration® with the latest advances in nutritional therapy. It addresses some of the core reasons people struggle to recover from illness such as dehydration, malnutrition and poor physical and cognitive function. However, it’s not just for people who are or have been sick. The intestinal immune support and hydration support re:iimmune offers is beneficial to everyone! During the 10 Day re:iimmune Challenge, we’re confident you’ll start to see positive benefits

Re:iimmune is formulated with balancing electrolytes to help provide maximum rehydration, probiotics to help support the immune system. It also contains a prebiotic to help promote the growth of good gut bacteria, L-Glutamine to help repair tissue, ginger to assist in reducing nausea and zinc to promote immunity. This unique combination has been specifically formulated to help you get better, better. Whether you are starting from a relatively healthy place and just want the additional support or if you are struggling with recovery of illness we hope you’ll consider our 10 Day re:iimmune Challenge.

Drink your re:iimmune every day for 10 days. In forming a habit, it typically helps to pick a certain time of day for the task. So start off with it in the morning, make it part of your lunch routine or your after work snack; whatever time of day works best for you. Remember to mix the packet with 16 oz of water and it’s best cold, so add an ice cube or two if you like. Don’t chug but also don’t sip so slowly that you forget about finishing it. When your 10 Day re:iimmune Challenge is up, we’d love to hear from you about your experience! Email us at info@makepeoplebetter.com.

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Walgreens in Southwest MO

re:iimmune® Hydrobiotic - 3pack - 30 day supply

We have exciting news! Your road to recovery just got shorter as re:iimmune is now available at Walgreens here in southwest Missouri. You can find our Hydrobiotic Recovery Formula at Walgreens locations in Nixa, Ozark, Springfield, Branson, Hollister, Marshfield, Bolivar, Neosho, Republic, Carthage, and Branson West, Joplin, and Webb City.

This is especially good news as we are right in the thick of cold and flu season! Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract?  Hydrobiotics addresses the core reasons people struggle to recover: poor hydration, poor immune system, and intestinal inflammation. re:iimmune gives water the super-power to help from the inside out. Cells need to be adequately hydrated to function, and immune boosting properties need to encompass protective intestinal barriers from unwanted bacteria. Dr. Kerri Miller created a Hydrobiotic recovery formula that has proven scientific results to improve the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, reduces inflammation and hydrates the body at a cellular level. You can read some great tips for staying well and boosting your immune system from Dr. Miller on livingbetter50.com.

At the same time you are helping yourself feel better, you are giving that gift to another person in need! Through the Get Well Make Well program, a serving of re:iimmune will be donated for every box purchased to organizations who work daily to improve the health of under-served populations and catastrophe relief. Every year a half million children under the age of 5 die from dehydration and millions more suffer from poor intestinal health and malnutrition. Your purchase of re:immune helps you to “get well” and simultaneously helps “make well” the life of another. To date we have donated 120,000 servings world-wide through Convoy of Hope.

We are thrilled our product will be available at the Walgreens locations mentioned above and that more people will be able to get better, better with re:iimmune!

Digestive Health – Why you need both probiotics and prebiotics

What are probiotics and prebiotics and how do they affect digestive health?

The human digestive system is full of both good and bad bacteria and when all is working well, the good bacteria help to keep the bad at bay! Inside the digestive tract there are trillions of microorganisms working to keep the balance and keep the entire body healthy. An imbalance doesn’t just cause gastrointestinal and digestive issues. Our gut health is connected to brain function and mood, skin health and our immune system.

Probiotics are living bacteria and yeast which live in the intestines and help balance out bad bacteria in the digestive system. We ingest probiotics through foods like yogurt, kefir and aged cheeses such as bleu, gouda and cheddar. You can also get probiotics through soybean products and brined and fermented foods like pickles and sauerkraut.

However, all on their own probiotics can only have a limited effect because they are easily destroyed in our system. Probiotics must have particular sources of food in order to flourish and that’s where prebiotics lend a helping hand in digestive health! Prebiotics are not living bacteria, they are forms of fiber which act as food for probiotics. Legumes, beans, bananas, berries and vegetables like tomatoes, onions, asparagus, and greens are all good sources of prebiotics to add to your diet.

Often a good diet is not enough to keep a good balance of probiotics and prebiotics in our systems and a supplement can be of enormous benefit. Especially if one has been taking antibiotics which can kill off a number of good bacteria, if one has contracted food poisoning or is recovering from an illness. The latter was one of the driving forces in the creation of re:iimmune. We want to help people get better, better and two of the best things you can do for your digestive health when your system has been thrown out of whack for whatever reason is to stay hydrated and keep your gut in good health!  

Whole Foods Spotlight – Pumpkin

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well” – Virginia Woolf

It is in this spirit that we present re:iimmune’s new blog series “Whole Foods Spotlight” where we will focus in on a specific whole food, its nutritional benefits and provide you with a few links to some tasty recipes that may inspire you to add more of that particular food into your diet. After all, good health begins with good nutrition! With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to talk pumpkins!

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Fall means pumpkin flavored everything and we’re totally on board! That said, lattes and pumpkin spice muffins do more for you spiritually than they do nutritionally speaking. Even though 90% of a pumpkin is water, that other 10% is packed with a wealth of nutritional benefits. We hope to inspire you to add more of this great gourd into your diet and reap the rewards!

The oldest pumpkin seeds found so far came from Mexico, dating somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC, so it’s believed that the plant is indigenous to North America. However, pumpkins from that time are not the round orange varieties we carve into jack o’lanterns today. Rather they were a crooked neck variety which stored well during long winters. After maize (corn) was introduced, some Native Americans began a clever planting technique known as “The Three Sisters.”  Corn and beans were planted together so that the beans would twine their way up the corn stalks. Pumpkin and other gourds were planted at the base as the plant’s large leaves helped create shade and hold moisture to the roots of the companion plants.

Like carrots, pumpkins contain carotenoids which give it that orange hue and support healthy eyes and better night vision. Studies have shown that carotenoids also provide some protection from cataracts and age related macular degeneration. The pumpkin is also rich in beta carotene which has been shown to reduce cell damage and improve immune function.

They are also a great source of magnesium which is important for energy levels, a healthy nervous system and strong bones and muscles. Finally, one cup of pumpkin has a whopping 245% of recommended daily amount of Vitamin A!

We decided to skip over the zillions of pumpkin dessert options for our recipe suggestions since we know you’ll get your share of those lattes and slices of pumpkin pie this season. Instead we’ve opted to give you some links to more savory ways to get more pumpkin in your diet. Enjoy!

 

Caramelized Onion and Pumpkin Soup with Curry Yogurt Sauce

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce and Pecans

Savory Pumpkin and Sage Scones

Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy

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Do you resemble the picture above? Shorter days, hectic school schedules and the parade of upcoming holidays can leave us feeling zapped of energy. As we all fall back into the rhythm of autumn and winter, we at re:immune want to remind you of natural ways to boost your energy, immunity and overall health. With a few healthy habits, the fall and winter seasons won’t leave you feeling so drained.

Get Your Zzzz’s

Lack of sleep or poor sleep really messes with our bodies and minds. Chronic sleep deprivation causes an imbalance in the hormone cortisol which leads to us feeling sluggish in the morning. So first and foremost, to have more energy during the day, you need to try to get the optimum amount of sleep at night on a regular basis. This typically falls between 7-9 hours a night for most people.

Have trouble falling asleep? Our senses are. . . well, very sensitive when it comes to getting those zzz’s, so be sure check the temperature of the bedroom. A room temperature of right around 68 degrees Fahrenheit is optimum. Also, exposure to too much light in the bedroom can also throw off our Circadian rhythm and make for a poor night’s sleep. Finally, be aware of how noise pollution might be affecting your rest. Sirens, noise from streets and highways and other sounds might be affecting your sleep patterns. Look into a white noise machine or repetitive nature sounds to help soothe your ears and lull you to sleep.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Obviously this is something we are always talking and thinking about at re:iimmune. In a stressed state such as dehydration, the cells of our intestines are impaired. This means that sodium, which is crucial to proper functioning of the body, cannot be effectively absorbed. Our formula was designed to help people recover from mild to moderate dehydration. We also included probiotics to help balance digestive function. When it comes to sleep, serotonin is an important neurotransmitter for regulating the sleep/wake cycle. Most serotonin is made in the gut and so keeping the digestive system operating at it’s best helps keep the body in balance.

Energy Dense Foods

A healthy diet plays an important role in your energy throughout the day. Remember how tired that hefty helping of pasta left you feeling? Try to limit carbohydrate consumption which can leave us feeling sluggish and blah. Instead, get plenty of energy dense foods into your diet. Apples, bananas, blueberries, almonds, chicken, eggs and fish are the stars of the food pyramid when it comes to leaving you feeling full, satisfied and full of energy!

 

Pamper Yourself

Weight of the world on your shoulders? Push it off before you hop into bed. Some people find that making a to-do list or writing out their worries prior to bedtime helps to keep that wheel that is spinning in your mind on lockdown. Make sure your bed and pillows are keeping your body in proper alignment during sleep and it never hurts to have super comfy bedding and pajamas!

Massage is also a wonderful way to put your body into a state of relaxation for sleep as it increases serotonin levels. Plus it’s beneficial in creating energy throughout the day as it aids in blood circulation, delivering oxygen to all of the cells throughout the body.

 

Boost Energy in the Daytime

Several essential oils are known to give us a little lift when we need it. Peppermint, spearmint and grapefruit oils can be added to unfragranced lotion and carrier oils such as Sweet Almond Oil to hydrate your skin and give you a bit of a boost all at once.
Finally, and most importantly, get outdoors! Natural sunlight is essential for our health and well being and you can read a little more about the topic in our blog post from last week entitled “Top Three Benefits of Spending Time in Nature.” Take time during the day to go outside, take a walk, breathe deep and increased energy is sure to follow!

Who has time to be sick?

Why Wednesday

Ask aStacy_WhyWednesdaynyone of a certain age and they’ll tell you that there is fine line between a full life and pure chaos. With three kids, two jobs, one housing company, plus family, friends, and all the other stuff- our life is undeniably both awesome and crazy. I re:iimmune to keep things from tipping in favor of crazy. My immune system is the barometer for how busy things have been. Too many obligations, too little self-care, and I’ll catch any illness that comes along. re:iimmune and sleep have become my go-to power duo for halting sickness. As soon as I feel the warning signs—tired body, scratchy throat, aching head—I’ll drink a glass of re:iimmune and go to bed. By helping to keep me healthy, re:iimmune acts as a time management resource. There are really organized women, true pros at balancing it all- I don’t count myself among them. But any day where I manage to accomplish the things that matter is a good day. I’m grateful to re:iimmune for helping me to keep trying.  – Stacy Jurado-Miller

 

Let’s face it; we live in a hectic, responsibility laden society with too little time and too many commitments to fit into our tight schedules. Bustling families, business opportunities, school schedules and social commitments are the things that make up most of our lives. With packed schedules and full plates, who has time to be sick? Answer: NOBODY! As rewarding as a full schedule is, it becomes a bit daunting to maintain a healthy lifestyle on top of everything else going on. Our culture is more health conscious now more than it has ever been. There are hundreds of books on gut health, detox plans, aisles upon aisles of vitamins and supplements, conferences and seminars dedicated to developing a healthy lifestyle, and not to mention, about a thousand friends chirping their own health revelations spattering your social media news-feeds with their own latest health revelations. The amount of content circulating would leave your head spinning and your hand reaching for a handful of potato chips simply out of despair.

 

Of course we encourage you to figure out a healthy routine, rest when you can, and listen to your body when it’s asking you to slow down. Find out what works for you and your body, whether it’s simply making yourself trade Photo of ambitious trainee overwhelmed by job dutiesin a side of fries for a cup of fruit with your next cheeseburger, or following a strict plant based vegan diet. The important thing is to make changes that are realistic for you and your family. A simple way to take your first step towards p
rotecting your schedule and your health at the same time is to reach for your immune boosting Hydrobiotic™ formula. The Clinical Strength Hydration
™ formula you find in a Hydrobiotic™ acts like gasoline to an engine that’s running on fumes, hydration is one of the most foremost components of a strong im
mune system. The pre and probiotic blend that intertwines with your Clinical Strength Hydration™ offers a chance for your digestive system to catch up to speed and balance out your positive gut flora. The first ever Hydrobiotic™ formula is found in re:iimmune® and is also accompanied by a host of core health promoting ingredients like; ginger root- to soothe nausea, L-glutamine- to help rebuild damaged intestinal tissue, and zinc which is known to build up your body’s ability to ward of illness. If you feel like your world is spinning faster than you can turn, and your body’s starting to throw you some warning signs, it’s time to pick up a box of re:iimmune® and get better, better™!

Fighting Norovirus- Hydrobiotic Recovery Formula

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Travel season, cruise excursions, or even large conference type settings like we have recently heard about in the news, are all the perfect breeding grounds for the dreaded norovirus. Although cruises and resort destinations have become infamous for their reputation of remaining plagued by the norovirus, they aren’t the only place this nasty bug likes to lurk. Norovirus is easily spread where there are a large amount of people in one place for any extended amount of time. For example, it is common to hear of outbreaks in schools, healthcare facilities, military camps, and prisons. Not only is norovirus spread from person to person, but it is also often spread through contaminated food in restaurants and catered event type settings.

Over the last few years, we’ve heard stories in the media about an influx of norovirus on cruise vacations and resort destinations – mostly due to large numbers of people residing in close proximity, traveling to foreign waters, eating and drinking new foods, and exposing themselves to unfamiliar bacteria. Although norovirus isn’t exclusive to cruise ships and vacation destinations, it is a concern to keep in mind when you’re preparing for your next trip or convention. Norovirus is an infection that induces a sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhea and is highly contagious, as it spreads rapidly through close contact with an infected person.  

Here are some helpful tips to prevent catching norovirus, according to the CDC:

Wash Fruits and Vegetables Thoroughly and Cook Seafood Thoroughly it’s important to be aware that noroviruses are very resilient, they can survive temperatures as high as 140F

When You are Sick DO NOT Prepare Food for Others, or Care For Others Who Are also Sickeven if you are feeling better, the truth is that you can still spread norovirus for up to two days after your symptoms have faded.

Clean and Disinfect Contaminated Surfaces it is suggested that you use a chlorine bleach with a concentration of 1,000 to 5,000 ppm (5-25 Tablespoons of bleach to one gallon of water) when washing contaminated surfaces.

Wash Laundry Thoroughly handle soiled items carefully and with rubber gloves, you should wash all soiled laundry at the maximum available cycle length and then machine dry them.

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The Clinical Strength Hydration formula in re:iimmune® is sugar free and diabetic friendly, making it a safe resource for everyone experiencing dehydration caused by diarrhea and vomiting. The multi strain pre and probiotic blend in re:iimmune® restores balance to your digestive health after the damage caused during an illness, while the L-Glutamine works to repair damage done to the tissue in the intestinal wall. The generous dose of ginger found in re:iimmune® works to soothe nausea, and strengthens the immune system alongside a healthy serving of zinc contained in each sachet. When it comes to enjoying your travels, don’t let norovirus or dehydration throw a hitch in your plans. The last thing you want to happen during an important event is to wind up stuck in a bed, far from the comforts of your own home -so add re:iimmune® to your packing list, and..  

get better, better™!

Impacting the World One Sip at a Time

Why Wednesday

“I use rbritnee_maysee:iimmune to re-hydrate and support not only my body but also my child’s when he is ill. Why do I choose re:iimmune? For me, it’s about motherhood and making a conscious choice to use products that make the world a better place. It is re:iimmune/ Make People Better’s initiative to help prevent unnecessary deaths from dehydration by working with international aid organizations.  I feel it is the responsibility of motherhood to support other women and mothers who are not as fortunate to live in a country such as the United States. I believe in supporting companies that quite simply, “do good”. Companies like re:iimmune that share my same belief, that the choices I make here at home can positively impact the lives of mothers and children around the world.” -Brittnee

 

The very foundation that re:iimmune® was built on centered around the concept of intentional living, if you ask Dr. Kerri Miller what was one of her number one inspirations when it came to the creation of re:iimmune®- she will tell you she found her “Why”. If you have breathe in your lungs, you have a resounding “Why” of your own to fulfill, you have a purpose and something valuable that only you can provide to this world. Just as my fingerprints differ from yours, so do our purposes’ vary. When Dr. Miller created
re:iimmune®, she was driven by an overwhelming passion to help make people better (hence the name of our company: Make People Better LLC).

Whether you’ve grown up in a developed country, or built your immediate life in one, you may feel overwhelmed by the desperate situations others are facing all over the world that appear so far outside your sphere of impact, yet every day we are presented with opportunities to make a global difference. Thanks to companies like TOM’s shoes, MudLove jewelry, and S’well water bottles (just to name a few) we are able to reach across, otherwise impassable boundaries, and make a difference! Every time you purchase Britnee_Maysea box of re:iimmune®, one serving of potentially life-saving, Clinical Strength Hydration® and Intestinal Immune support formula is given to a person suffering from life threatening dehydration in a developing country. The combination of rapid hydration and multi-strain pre and probiotic blend in re:iimmune® not only helps you and your family get better, better™, but it also allows you to be a crucial part of our mission to end dehydration related deaths around the world!

 

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Emotional Immunity

Why Wednesday

My gut has nevnicole.per been in optimal shape. Due to being born via C-section and pumped full of loads of antibiotics during my first few weeks of life, I got off to a rough start.

7 months ago, my Dad was in a major car accident, after months of hospitals and rehab, we found out he had stage 4 cancer. I began to struggle even more with stomach issues through this process. re:iimmune has been a huge help in keeping my tummy in shape and a necessity to my overall health. I won’t travel without it and hate to run out!

I re:iimmune after a restless night, I re:iimmune  the second I begin to feel any illness coming on, I re:iimmune when I need a boost of energy, I re:iimmune when I’m working hard and feeling drained and dehydrated. I feel like this product is extremely beneficial to my gut and I also LOVE the way it tastes! Cheers! -Nicole

Truth be told, our gut health affects nearly every function in our body, but the functionality of our gut health is also easily disrupted by internal forces. When stress is introduced, whether it be positive or negative, our immune system and intestinal balance are affected in significant ways. Stress affects your digestive health (sometimes going as far as to produce stomach ulcers). Stress is known to raise blood pressure- which in turn lowers your immune system and causes circulatory complications, as well as impaired brain function and sleep patterns. The list goes on!

We commonly think to beef up our immune system when our sleep schedule is thrown off, flu season kicks in, or someone uses the same hand they just coughed into to shake your own- but do you think to take extra precautions for your healths sake when faced with an emotionally taxing crisis? Studies show that simple laughter strengthens your immune system, so imagine the strain your physical body feels after hours, days or months of chronic stress or trauma. Next time you’re faced with a “nervous stomach”, reach for a packet of re:iimmune® and get better, better™!

No More Bandaids

Why Wednesday

“I’ve strugglSarah_Garzaed for most of my adult life with constant UTI’s and in 2014, this reached an all-time high. I was pregnant, and during this pregnancy, I had 7 (yes 7) bladder infections and consumed countless rounds of antibiotics. By the end of it, I was exhausted, frustrated and feeling awful. My doctors decided to put me on a daily prescription that I would have to take for the rest of my life. Not a cure by any means, but a ‘bandaid” just to get me by. After reading the side effects of the medication, I knew I had to find a way to heal myself naturally. I began a diet of whole foods, and I started pumping my body full of probiotics. During this personal health revolution, a friend of mine told me about re:iimmune. It sounded like everything I was trying to put in my body all in one small packet! I ordered some re:iimmune almost immediately. Now, re:iimmune has become a part of mine and my family’s regular health routine. Sometimes, if I’m feeling particularly run down, I’ll take it once a day for several days in a row. Recently I had a stomach virus and the only thing I could keep in my system was the re:iimmune. My body was able to heal itself while staying hydrated. It’s been over a year and a half and I haven’t had one UTI, nor have I been on any antibiotics. I also never did take the prescription that was supposed to make my life “bearable”.  For me, this is a medical miracle! I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been and I contribute this to great gut health with the help of re:iimmune. I feel better at 40 than I did at 30, and I’m expecting a healthy baby boy this summer.” -Sarah

 

As a society, we have just begun to scratch the surface when it comes to our understanding of digestive health, and the effect it has on our overall health- the benefits of a healthy gut are proving to be endless! From energy improvements, uplifted moods, hormone balance and generalized health- to notable improvements in chronic illnesses and serious diseases. Digestive health has been linked back to all things positive in regards to our wellbeing. It’s time that we stop putting “Band-Aids” on our laundry list of symptoms, and begin to heal ourselves from the inside out.

When it comes to a healthy digestive system, there isn’t one explanation, one supplement, or one diet to correct the complexities of each individual body. Instead, it takes work, research and an open mind to find what’s right for you and your body. One thing we do know is that no matter who you are, or what your body tolerates, adequate hydration and healthy intestinal bacteria will assist your body in its attempt to heal itself. re:iimmune® contains a multi-strain probiotic blend that is accompanied by a prebiotic which acts as food for the probiotics and in turn, aids in your healthy intestinal bacteria’s growth. At the core of re:iimmune® is our Clinical Strength Hydration® formula which helps your body maintain optimal function for all of its vital organs, while strengthening your immune system. If you’re feeling distraught over reoccurring symptoms, a negative prognosis, or a plateau in your personal health goals, add re:iimmune® to your routine and get better, better™!