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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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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!  

Registered Dietitian’s Stamp of Approval – re:iimmune for Intestinal Health- Why Wednesday

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“As a Registered Dietitian I am always on the lookout for superior nutrition products that are supported by evidence-based medicine, and have found a keeper in re:iimmune.  I often find myself becoming dehydrated throughout my busy workday, when things become so hectic it’s easy to forget to drink or eat anything! It’s a snap to mix up some re:iimmune and instantly feel recharged- and it tastes great, too, not like some other supplements that contain artificial sweeteners and a chemical-laden aftertaste. The nutritionist in me also likes fact that there aren’t extra calories from added sugars- it’s really just good, simple, nutrition- and can be enjoyed by diabetics or others who are controlling their carbohydrate intake.  Knowing that re:iimmune contains probiotics and L-glutamine, both proven to support intestinal health, makes me feel even better about drinking it and recommending it to patients, especially those on low-fiber diets or with gastrointestinal disease. re:iimmune contains just the right ingredients whether you’re recovering from an illness or just trying to stay healthy! And did I mention it tastes great?!”

Stephanie B.

It’s always exciting to hear from dieticians and other health care professionals who are using  and recommending re:iimmune to their patients and clients for better intestinal health! Dr. Kerri Miller’s intention in creating the first ever  Hydrobiotic formula was to help people get better, better. Added sugars are not better, in fact they are counterproductive! Much thought and consideration has gone into making a supplement that assists in hydration and helping to balance the digestive system but with no added sugars, artificial sweeteners or terrible aftertaste. Thanks for the shout out Stephanie!

Testimonials found on reiimmune.com have been sent to us by Make People Better customers and may not reflect the typical purchaser’s experience and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. The testimonials are meant to be a showcase of the best result our product has produced, and should not be taken as the results a typical user will get.

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!

Top Three Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

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The heat of summer is fading, soon the air will be crisper and the flaming colors of fall are on their way. All great reasons to spend as much time in nature as possible! There are a myriad of reasons why getting out of the house and spending time outdoors are beneficial to your physical and mental health but we’ve chosen our top three to inspire you to open that door and step outside.

 

Sweet Sunshine

We know, we know. . . you just spent all summer lathering yourself up with SPF to protect yourself from the damaging rays of the sun and we applaud you for that healthy choice. That said, there are benefits to soaking up some of those rays. What usually comes to mind is the absorption of Vitamin D, which is actually a hormone created in the body via sunlight and it is essential for a healthy immune system. It’s linked to protection against osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders and heart disease and getting it naturally is far superior to Vitamin D supplements.

Something else to think about? While it’s true that most of the time we should be wearing UV protective sunglasses outdoors, some sunlight is essential for optimum eye health. Just a bit of time in natural light, will help to alleviate the effects of our modern habits of spending too much time in front of screens which can cause serious eye strain. Also, new research indicates that too much time in artificial light can bring on myopia, also known as nearsightedness.

 

Fresh Air

Where would we be without oxygen? Just one mature tree can produce 260 pounds of oxygen a year, which is enough to support the needs of two people. So while you’re hanging out in nature, hug a tree and thank it for helping your white blood cells work optimally at killing and fighting germs and bacteria. Nature’s fresh air assists your lungs to dilate more fully and improves their ability at cleansing the body of airborne toxins, including the slew of indoor pollutants we are exposed to, and aids in digestion and relieving stress. So take those deep cleansing breaths in the great outdoors!

 

Engage Your Senses

Nature is a playground of exciting sounds, smells and other ways to engage our senses. Step outside, whether it be in the city or country, and the air is full with the songs of birds. Julian Treasure, with The Sound Agency, believes these special songs help to relax people physically but stimulate them cognitively, “People find birdsong relaxing and reassuring because over thousands of years they have learnt that when the birds sing they are safe, it’s when birds stop singing that people need to worry. Birdsong is also nature’s alarm clock, with the dawn chorus signalling the start of the day, so it stimulates us cognitively.”

When it comes to scent, it is our sense of smell that is most directly linked to areas of the brain responsible for processing emotion. This is why we link certain time periods of our lives or events with specific smells. Phytoncides are organic compounds emitted by trees and plants and inhaling them causes humans to slow down their breathing which in turn reduces anxiety. To get the benefits of phytoncides, some Japanese partake in what is called Shinrin-Yoku or “forest bathing” where quality time is spent walking through forests to promote improved mood, cognitive function, creativity and to relieve stress.

The Scoop on Zinc

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But Wait, There’s More…

Zinc isn’t normally the first thing to pop in your head when you head to the vitamin section for an immune boost, but Zinc is in fact the secret gem of supplements. If you were to ask the average person what supplement they would think of first in terms of boosting ones immune system, chances are they would answer: Vitamin C.

Vitamins are key components to boosting your immune system, but there are other highly effective, and complex supplements that deserve a little more recognition. Zinc is one of these important supplements that is technically considered an “essential trace element” and is often thought of as a “natural cold remedy”, yet, Zinc has so much more to offer your body’s health and well-being than we commonly consider and that is exactly why we specifically chose it to join the re:iimmune® formula.
According to researchers at the Department of Dermatology at the University of California,

zinc plays an essential role in numerous biochemical pathways: organ systems, including the integumentary, gastrointestinal, central nervous system, immune, skeletal, and reproductive systems… Zinc deficiency results in dysfunction of both humoral and cell-mediated immunity and increases the susceptibility to infection. (1)

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In other words; Zinc is good for your whole body! Not only does it boost your immune system, it is in fact crucially essential to your body’s immune response, hormonal function, nervous system, energy levels, and may lower your metabolism if your zinc levels drop below a healthy marker. Some symptoms that you may experience if you are in fact zinc deficient include:

  • Poor concentration or memory
  • Hormonal complications
  • Nerve dysfunction
  • Digestive issues, including diarrhea
  • A slower healing process when wounded
  • Abnormal hair loss

Zinc is more than simply a slight boost to your body’s immune function, but it is an essential nutrient that your body requires on a regular basis. When we mention zinc as a component to re:iimmune’s Hydrobiotic™ formula, we often title it simply as an extra immunity boost. In actuality it was chosen carefully for its smorgasbord of vital health components. When re:iimmune was created, the time was taken to hand pick each ingredient, analyze it’s potential to make people better, and chosen for the highest quality potential. So, the next time you’re feeling under the weather and you reach for your own glass of re:iimmune, you can feel confidence in the fact that every single piece of this recovery puzzle was put together to specifically help you get better, better™!

What is a Hydrobiotic™?

When you make new things, you get to make up new words- so that’s what we did! Dr. Kerri Miller created a mighty combination of Clinical Strength Hydration®, and a multi strain pre and probiotic blend containing a special combination of 14 different probiotics and one prebiotic (the food probiotics require in order to flourish). When you look at the various keys to recovery, you’ll see that very high up on the list sit both hydration and intestinal health. Alongside these two vital components of recovery, you’ll also see adequate rest, a healthy diet, exercise, and a positive mindset listed.
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Dr. Miller saw a missing piece in our healthcare system after working in it for over 20 years. We weren’t providing adequate means for our patients to stay hydrated and improve their intestinal health in an easy and accessible way, so she did something about it! She began her journey to create a solution, the first oral Hydrobiotic™. The first and foremost portion of this equation is “Hydro”, which represents the Clinical Strength Hydration® formula found in re:iimmune®. It is the first sugar free hydration pack made for rapid hydration needs. The “biotic” in Hydrobiotic™ stands for, you guessed it, probiotics! Not only did Dr. Miller witness her patients struggling to stay hydrated, but many medicines given in critical situations such as cancer, surgery and chronic illness, take costly tolls on your digestive health.

The pre and probiotic blend in re:iimmune® was especially formulated to promote restoration of the beneficial gut flora (good bacteria) that keep your digestive system balanced and functioning properly. L-Glutamine is an amino acid found in re:iimmune® that has more than one purpose, not only is it a co-transporter that helps your cells absorb hydration quicker, but it also helps rebuild healthy tissue in your intestinal wall. The ginger extract found in re:iimmune® boosts immunity, aids in digestive health and also reduces nausea. In cases of chemotherapy patients, antibiotic use and pregnancy, nausea is a common symptom and ginger is a safe solution. As you see, the Hydrobiotic™ formula in re:iimmune® represents it’s core combination of both hydration and probiotic supplementation, but the moving parts that make re:iimmune® the best way to get better, better™ are vast!

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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™!

How Hydration and Immune Strength Will Effect Your Surgery

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For the most part we are all familiar with terms relating to our immune system, whether it be in reference to a weak immune system failing to protect you from disease, or vitamin C having been related to as our most basic form of immune boosting power, but on what level do we take our immune system seriously for its complex and extraordinary design?

In September 2014 the New York Times released an article linking the state of a person’s immune system directly to their ability to recover from invasive surgery- via a study performed on patients having hip replacement surgery. They were able to analyze the patterns of proteins in their blood that would indicate signals of immune strength outside of what we would consider a generalized clean bill of health, those with the stronger immune signals recovered light years ahead of those with compromised signals.

One of our goals with re:iimmune® is to take people from all around the world and provide them with a completely new level of immunity awareness. With re:iimmune’s® calculated blend of pre and probiotics, every time you drink a serving, you are feeding the core of your immune system the very fuel it needs to  begin absorbing  the nutrients and vitamins your body requires in order to recover from something as serious as invasive surgery.

re:iimmune® also offers clinical strength hydration that aids in preparing your cells, both before and after surgery. Without proper hydration, your body will experience poor oxygen perfusion, essential nutrients will not be delivered to the wound, and your body’s drainage system will not function efficiently. If you fail to properly hydrate your body while it is working to heal itself, you will lose moisture to the wound and the epithelial cells that work to surround the repaired tissue, will not be able to cover the wound at a healthy rate, leaving it open to infection and a slower healing time.

As a whole, it is vitally important to take our guts seriously, and I’m not just talking about that gut feeling you get telling you to make the right choice, but our literal gut, the one that dictates the health and healing properties of our entire body. It takes G.U.T.S. to get well!